Great North walk - Watagans National Park
Watagans National Park
The section of Great North walk in Watagans National Park features great scenic lookouts and wonderful birdwatching. It is best suited to experienced bushwalkers.
- Watagans National Park
- 10km one-way
- Time suggested
- 2 - 3hrs
- Grade 5
- Please note
- It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
- If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
- Check the weather before you set out as Georges Road can become slippery when it rains
- The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
- This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.
- You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
- The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking
- There is limited mobile reception in this park
Great North walk is a much-loved, iconic bushwalk that was created in order to celebrate the Bicentennial year of 1988. It travels all the way from Sydney to Newcastle, following through not only Watagans National Park, but also Jilliby State Conservation Area and Brisbane Water National Park. Walkers can opt to enjoy short sections of it or do the entire thing in around 14 days.
The section that falls within the Watagans travels along Georges Road in the northern section of the park. Here, you can enjoy astonishing views to the north from Narrow Place lookout out over Quorrobolong to Ellalong, Cessnock and Kurri Kurri and a section of bushland alive with wonderful birdlife. The walk is best suited to experienced hikers.
A nearby campsite on private property, known as Barraba Trig, is available to walkers. Just be sure to bring your own firewood.
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Watagans National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather, roads closures or high fire danger.
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