Yuelarbah walking track
Glenrock State Conservation Area
Improvements to Glenrock track and trails
Construction to upgrade tracks and trails in Glenrock State Conservation Area is due to be completed in 2023. There will be unavoidable restrictions on access during this time. Find out more about the improvements planned for Glenrock State Conservation Area.
Yuelarbah walking track is a great day walk within Glenrock State Conservation Area, near Newcastle. It features a lookout with scenic views, waterfalls and places to picnic.
- 6.8km return
- Time suggested
- 2 - 3hrs
- Grade 3
- What to
- Sunscreen, hat, drinking water, binoculars
- Please note
Dogs and other pets are not permitted in this park. See where you can bring your dog.
Part of the Great North walk that stretches 250km from Newcastle to Sydney, the Yuelarbah walking track is one of the highlights of Glenrock State Conservation Area.
Commencing at the wheelchair accessible raised boardwalk, the scenic track leads you along Flaggy Creek, through wet gullies and coastal rainforest, and if that's not enough, you'll pass two waterfalls before finishing at Glenrock Beach.
About halfway along you’ll find Leichhardt’s lookout which offers excellent views over Glenrock Lagoon. It’s a great option for a day walk, and be sure you take a picnic lunch with you; there are a few great spots to stop for a break along the walk, including the picnic area at Flaggy Creek and the beach or headlands of Glenrock Beach.
Take a virtual tour of Yuelarbah walking track trail captured with Google Street View Trekker.
Tours and events at this location
Join Women Embrace Adventure for a guided walk along Yuelarbah walking track in Glenrock State Conservation Area. See rainforest, waterfalls and stunning coastal views just 15 minutes from Newcastle.
Burwood trail has a tranquil forest setting filled with spotted gum, ironbark and white mahogany trees. Situated in Glenrock State Conservation Area, near Newcastle, it’s the perfect walk for families, birdwatchers and history buffs.
Take in the views of the ocean and coastline all the way to Newcastle from Leggy Point loop walking track, a popular walk for the whole family in Glenrock State Conservation Area.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Newcastle office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 4946 4100
- 1 Wetlands Place, Shortland NSW 2307
- in Glenrock State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
Glenrock State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.