Great North Walk: Charlestown Park track head to Merewether
8.1 km oneway
2 h 45 min, 5 h 30 min to 2 days
Great North Walk: Charlestown Park track head to Merewether
8.1 km
Oneway

Walk
2 h 45 min, 5 h 30 min to 2 days

Starting from a small park in Charlestown you will follow the Great North Walk through a few reserves and along Burwood Beach, past the heads to Merewether Beach. Exploring bush around Glenrock lagoon on the Yuelarbah Track, including the Leichhardt’s Lookout are highlights. From this lookout the track leads down past the edge of the lagoon then along the sandy beach, past Merewether ocean pools. This walk describes a side trip to the scout campsite beside the lagoon for those who have organised to camp there. Let us begin by acknowledging the Awabakal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 

Highlights
Cafe
Swim
Views
Waterfall

Environment
Natural
Urban

Features


Transport options
To start
Bus
Car

From end
Bus
Car

Points of Interest
Leichhardts Lookout
Picnic Table
Anniversary Grove
Burwood Road Trackhead
Charlestown Oval
Charlestown Park
Flaggy Creek picnic area
Glenrock Lagoon & Reserve
Glenrock Scout Camp
Juicy Beans Cafe
Merewether Baths
Merewether Surf House
NPWS Cycling Noticeboard
Parking Accessible
Pinch Point
Swell Cafe
Trip Hazard
Yuelarbah car park

Places & Areas
Australia
New South Wales
Lake Macquarie City Council
Newcastle City Council
Newcastle-Maitland
Merewether
Charlestown
Whitebridge
Kahibah
Highfields
Hunter River
Australia/Sydney Time Zone
Glenrock State Conservation Area
Burwood Beach
Merewether Baths
Merewether Beach
Leichhardts Lookout
Greater Hunter
Scout Camp