Great North Walk: Newcastle to Glenrock Lagoon

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Great North Walk: Newcastle to Glenrock Lagoon is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
728 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

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. The pavement section is dog friendly, however, dogs are not allowed on most of the beach sections. The last section to the lagoon is in state reserve which is not dog friendly.

walking
2 months ago

Was ok, most of the walk is pavement. We did this walk because it was tagged dog friendly. The pavement section is dog friendly, however, dogs are not allowed on most of the beach sections. The last section to the lagoon is in state reserve which is not dog friendly, disappointing after completing all the pavement section.
Fine if you want an around town walk with your dog, not a dog friendly hike at all. Also the full walk is more like 9 km than 6.3 km point to point.