Heritage Walking Track
Awabakal & Worimi Country

30 min to 1 h

1.4 km

↑ 19 m
↓ -18 m

Hard track
Follow this short circuit walk from the remains of an 1870's stone bridge abutments to the brick tower that was a ventilation shaft from the old mine. Let us begin by acknowledging the Awabakal & Worimi people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-32.8852288,151.6214161)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Newcastle Link Road, A15
  • Turn on to Newcastle Link Road, A15 then drive for 1.9 km
  • Turn right onto Woodford Street and drive for another 2 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Minmi Road and drive for another 670 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Blue Gum Hills Road and drive for another 480 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Blue Gum Road and drive for another 35 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After 10 m head through/around the gate.
After another 75 m pass the car park (75 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 610 m turn around.
After another 610 m continue straight.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 4 m come to the end.
About 35 m past the end is a car park.
About 70 m past the end is a playground .
About 115 m past the end is a toilet.

Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Heritage Walking Track

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 1.4 km
Time 30 min to 1 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 1.4 km from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
1.4 km[toilet]
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