Great North Walk: Newcastle to Glenrock Lagoon is a 3.9 mile point-to-point trail located near the city of Newcastle that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Begin Australia's most accessible bush walk from Newcastle Queen's Wharf. Walking south over the railway, follow signs through historic Newcastle past the cathedral to the Newcastle Obelisk. Then cross Reserve Road to King Edward Park and follow the cliff past Bar Beach, Dixon Park to Merewether and then Burwood Beach. Pass Murdering Gully to reach Glenrock Lagoon. The tower at Queen's Wharf where the Great North Walk begins involves a climb the 180 steps. From the 30 m high observation deck the panorama is superb. From the top you can see virtually the whole of today's walk as well as the ships queuing to enter the harbor and the mountains to the west.