Yeularbah walking and hiking trail

Yeularbah Walking Trail is one of the more popular trails in the Newcastle/Lake Macquarie region. Part of Glenrock State Conservation Area, the trail winds it’s way through rainforest, past two waterfalls towards the coastline. The trail is moderately trafficked, with parts used for hiking, trail running, mountain biking and horse riding

Yeularbah Walking Trail at a glance

Distance: 6.8 km out and back

Duration: 2 – 3 hours

Track: Combination of fire trails and single track trails

Grade: Grade 3

Start: Burwood Road, Whitebridge

Finish: Burwood Road, Whitebridge

Nearby trailsHunter Wetlands National Park, Anzac Walk, Bathers Way

Bookings/Permits: Not required

Other information: Picnic facilities (tables only) available close to the beach. Limited toilet facilities. Popular with locals, arrive early to ensure you get a park in the car park.

Information on how walking trails are graded can be found here.

Small waterfall in forest
Wooden bridge in forest

The Trail

Yeularbah Walking Trail forms part of the Great North Walk between Newcastle and Sydney (250 km). Commencing at  Yuelarbah Trail car park, Burwood Road, Whitebridge, the path meanders towards the coast and Glenrock Beach. Located in Glenrock State Conversation Area, the trail criss-crosses a number of other hiking/mountain biking trails in the area and is one of the more popular trails in the Newcastle region.

Halfway through the walk you will come across Leichardts Lookout which provides a fantastic view across the Glenrock Lagoon towards the ocean. For those who would like a longer hike, there is plenty of opportunity to extend by linking up with one of the many other trails.

The first section of the trail is suitable for wheelchairs. 


Trail map

Getting there

Located about 15 minutes from the centre of Newcastle on Burwood Road, Whitebridge Yeularbah Trail can be tricky to find if your not a local. If you don’t have access to online maps, take City Road south towards Charlestown. Turn left onto Kahibah Road and left again onto Burwood Road.

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