Awaba - Wangi Wangi Rail Trail
  • Length: 10km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Awaba

  • End: Wangi Wangi

  • Location: Newcastle

  • Closest Town: Awaba

  • Distance from CBD: 130km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.013186

  • Longitude: 151.5416597

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Awaba - Wangi Wangi Rail Trail is a 10km, grade 3 one way hike, located in Newcastle Area, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This is a proposed rail trail and is not yet open. It is one of the potential Rail Trails identified throughout NSW.

Given that the former railway passes through mature forest and could link up with other trails in the area, the Lake Macquarie council may consider developing this as a rail trail. Indications of support to the council would obviously encourge the council.

About the region

Situated on the east coast of NSW, Newcastle is surrounded by golden sand beaches, a breathtaking coastline and a beautiful working harbour. The cafes, restaurants and bars, unique architecture and rich history stretch from the city to the suburbs.


Awaba to Wangi Wangi in Newcastle Area

For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia. 

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8 thoughts on “Awaba – Wangi Wangi Rail Trail (10km)

    1. Ca Ro worked at Awaba State Coal Mine for 22 years – coal was loaded and transported from Awaba via the rail system to Wangi Power Station. The good old days ?

    2. Stephen Cull
      Hopefully we can all do this walk together some day – would be very special given your & Jan’s close connection to both places!

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