Glenrock State Conservation Area
All the practical information you need to know about Glenrock State Conservation Area.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
From Newcastle, Charlestown and Sydney, take the Pacific Highway to Highfields or Kahibah, Lake Macquarie.
Park entry points
- Gun Club Road See on map
- Highfields Parade See on map
- Baileys Cottage See on map
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Glenrock State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.
Enjoy exploring the park's mountain biking trails when the weather becomes cooler.
The park's birds will be chirping and singing, look out for them in the trees as you hit the tracks and trails.
The park's beaches are a delight at this time of year – you can surf and swim to your heart's content.
Walk the Bombala walking track for excellent coastal views – you may even spot a whale or two.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
20°C and 25°C
11°C and 18°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- 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.
02 4946 4100
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 1 Wetlands Place, Shortland NSW 2307
- Newcastle office
Charlestown (3 km)
Charlestown lies just 12 km south of Newcastle. It's a key town centre at the northern end of Lake Macquarie.
Newcastle (7 km)
Newcastle is a harbour city surrounded by amazing surf beaches that are linked by a great coastal walk, the Bathers Way. The walk from Nobbys Beach to Merewether Beach takes about three hours and is a great way to explore the city.
Cessnock (46 km)
Some of the finest wines in the world are created in the Hunter Valley and its towns, gourmet food is acclaimed and luxury, boutique accommodations are matched by the most beautiful natural scenery.