The Great North Walk

 Something I have wanted to do for quite some time is the Great North Walk between Sydney and Newcastle. The walk stretches 250 kms, traversing gorgeous coastlines, national parks, steep climbs, narrow trails, footpaths, and roads. The walk is generally extremely well sign posted. 

You can, of course, do a through walk camping along the track at designated campgrounds. You can walk inn to inn (for a slightly more comfortable experience) or you can choose to do each section of the trail in small sections, one weekend at a time. 

As our day jobs keep us pretty busy during the week, we decided to complete the Great North Walk in a series of short sections, one weekend at a time.

As with all the info provided on Hunter Hiking Trails, I have done each one of these walks personally and I provide my own experiences of the trails. 

Check back often, I’ll keep you updated on our progress as we walk between Newcastle and Sydney over the next 12 months.

We’re based in the Hunter, so the walks are listed commence in Newcastle and conclude in Sydney.


Section 1: Newcastle, Yeularbah Trail, Teralba

While the GNW essentially finishes (or starts in our case) at Queens Wharf, we elected to start the walk at Nobbys Beach, following the scenic Bathers Way Coastal walk towards Merewether Beach. The walk passes by the Bogey Hole, Strezlecki lookout, Shepherds Hill and King Edward Park.

More information on this section of the walk: Nobbys Beach to Merewether Beach (Bathers Way Coastal walk)

Merewether Beach to Charlestown

Check back soon for details on the next leg!

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