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Great track. Loads of wild flowers and great coastal vistas. The walks down to the natural arch and blowholes also worth doing.

Completed in 1 day. Amazing!

walking
2 months ago

Great walk along the headlands, great to see the powder magazine bunkers

Went out in late November and there was still soo much snow. Came prepared for a summer walk and ended up waking through knee deep know for half the walk! Hard with the snow but great fun! Well worth the trek up Australia’s highest hill!

I recommend doing it when there’s not soo much snow or come prepared with snow shoes.

Easy walk with great views and a nice touch of history. Best to do after the gaol visit.

on Diamond Head Loop

hiking
3 months ago

Not a bad workout with some great views. Highly recommended.

birding
4 months ago

See original post.

backpacking
5 months ago

Views in all directions, easy to do over 2 days. Don’t be fooled by the weather, it’ll be 18 degrees during the day and burn your scalp then drop below 0 at night even in January. Add in Mt Twynam as a side track to make it Australians 3 highest.

Beautiful hike, the track loops through a rainforest nearing the summit which is amazing. The aboriginal rock formation is worth the side track; track starts near the toilet

on Monument Hill Loop

5 months ago

Great walk! Very, very beautiful!

on Diamond Head Loop

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is just the most gorgeous place! I did it by myself (I was 15 at the time... possibly 14). At first I thought it was a quick walk but I was gone for hours! It doesn’t take that long to walk but I take millions of photos and I’m constantly stopping to look at trees, animals and the view! The view is breath taking! Strongly recommend!

diamond head is now my favorite beach in the world. This walk is just lovely

6 months ago

nice relaxed walk paved all the way. It's not 14k though it's 18k e2e.

hiking
7 months ago

good incline on mosy of the route. pretty scenes. take the short path down to the coastal rocks. there is a path to follow just slightly hidden

Especially nice on a cloudy and misty day...

walking
8 months ago

Great little walk with whale watching vantage spots and some local history. Beautiful beaches.

First time at the top of Australia fantastic !

Easy walking on a 4WD trail, except for the last section which is on a steep foot trail. No view from the top, but the Aboriginal site is worth the short detour.
https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/01/05/mt-dromedary-gulaga/

road biking
11 months ago

Glad I found this trail - perfect for young kids (starting at Belmont, there is a long, but gradual uphill section - but coming back is easy). Cafe near the end, and a few beaches are in relatively easy reach of the track. We had a swim at Nine Mile Beach on the way back. Rail tunnel is lots of fun!
More information and photos: https://hikingtheworld.blog/2018/01/11/fernleigh-track-lake-macquarie/

hiking
Wednesday, November 08, 2017

fantastic views coastal and mountains

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

very good

walking
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The best short coastal walk in NSW. Whale watching, great views, wildlife, wild flowers.

walking
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Great short walk with gorge and waterfall views and a bit of history along the way.

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