Great North Walk: Somersby to Staples Lookout

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Great North Walk: Somersby to Staples Lookout is a 28.2 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Woy Woy, New South Wales, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
28.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
806 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Discover history and mystery along one of the most beautiful hikes of the Australian Great North Walk South from the Somersby Store pass the spur to Somersby Falls (about 3 km) down to Mooney Mooney Creek; follow the river under the freeway and then over Mooney Mooney Creek north of the northern tip of Native Dog Bay. Continue south joining the Girrakool-Patonga Walking Track, turning off the track to Wondabyne Station (about 4 km), descending past the Kariong Brook Falls turning to Staples Lookout on the Woy Woy Road. Side trips include: to Somersby Falls -- a fantastic waterfall; the Girrakool Aboriginal Rock Engraving Site -- easy access; Calga Rock engravings at the Australia Walk-About Park- family friendly. Also - to see Aussie reptiles without danger try the Australian Reptile Park: sample some of the wildlife of the Great North Walk including spiders and snakes under safe conditions. Located off Myoora Road, Somersby, close to the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and only about 4 km from the Great North Walk.

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