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Great North Walk

Water views along the Hawkesbury section of the Great North Walk

The Great North Walk, is a 250 kilometre bush walking track linking Sydney City with the Hunter Valley and Newcastle, and is one of the most spectacular walks in NSW. Passing through a diverse range of scenery including Sydney Harbour, Berowra Valley, Hawkesbury River, Watagan Mountains, Lake Macquarie and the Newcastle coastline, The Great North Walk offers something for everyone.

The Great North Walk was initially constructed as a celebration of Australia’s Bicentenary in 1988 (see the History page for more information).

There are many different entry points for The Great North Walk, including approximately 100 kilometres of link tracks connecting the walk to the Pokolbin vineyards and to the Sydney-Newcastle bus and railway lines. The walk features camping grounds, water stations, lookouts, rainforest, native flora and fauna, sandstone ridges, coastal terrain and well-maintained boardwalks. See the Great North Walk tracks and walks page for an overview of the different access points

IMPORTANT NOTE: There are often temporary closures on the track due to maintenance, operational works, seasonal conditions and extreme weather events. Please check local signage for advice.

Ready to walk? There are a few essential links you should check first