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Map of bushwalks in Cessnock City Council
List of bushwalks in Cessnock City Council
Found 21 walks

Congewai Valley East Trackhead to Heaton Gap
27.2 km oneway
9 h to 2 days
Basin Campsite to Congewai Valley East
29.5 km oneway
9 h 30 min to 2 days
Basin Campsite to Congewai Valley East
29.5 km
Oneway

Walk
9 h 30 min to 2 days

This varied walk travels north through the Watagans. Leaving the Basin campsite behind, the walk traverses the Wollombi Brook via the Lyrebird trail. The Wollombi Brook Pool is a great spot to stop (and take a swim) on a hot day. From the pool, the walk climbs into the Warrawolong Flora Reserve using a combination of bush tracks and dirt roads. Along the way, a side trip to Mt Warrawolong offers views on the way to the highest point in the area. After descending into the beautiful Watagan Valley this walk soon crosses the lovely Watagan Creek. From this point, the walk leaves the Watagan valley and climbs steeply up the bush track through forest. The walk then travels on dirt road, passing a campsite and rest area, before arriving to the unfenced Flat Rock Lookout. Flat Rock Lookout is a natural rock platform that offers magnificent views across the Congewai Valley to the east and north. From here you will walk down into the Congewai Valley below, exploring the little used dirt road to the Congewai Communication Tower. From here you follow a series of tracks that wind down, steeply in places, through the tall open forest with a scattering of grass trees to the bottom of the range. Now the walk guides you through open farmland before following Congewai Road along main valley to the trackhead near Brown Muir Farm. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural

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Found 21 walks