Burwood trail Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.5km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Yuelarbah Track, Whitebridge

  • End: Yuelarbah Track, Whitebridge

  • Location: Glenrock State Conservation Area

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  • Distance from CBD: 148 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.9622824

  • Longitude: 151.7196973

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Bitumen Road

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Accessible Parking

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Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

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Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

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Burwood trail is a 1.5km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Glenrock State Conservation Area, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

From high on the escarpment, you can look down at historic Burwood Colliery. It was first excavated in the 19th century, around 1861. It's now well-preserved and part of the State Heritage register. Listen for the call of bellbirds. Look for the male regent bowerbird, with its glossy black and bright yellow plumage. Echidnas can also been seen out foraging at dawn or dusk.
The trail begins on Scout Camp Road above the scout camp. You'll see the track entry opposite the water tank. Walkers can join Yuelarbah walking track at the western end of the track or the Leggy Point loop walking track at the eastern end, which also links to Glenrock Beach. Horse riders can also use this trail, which joins into a network of others in the park.

About the region

Glenrock State Conservation Area is a protected conservation area located eight kilometres south of the central business district of Newcastle in the state of New South Wales, on the east coast of Australia.

Getting there

To Yuelarbah picnic area. Burwood trail is in Glenrock State Conservation Area. To get there by car from Newcastle:Follow City Road from Newcastle to the southTurn left at Highfields onto Kahibah RoadTurn left at Kahibah onto Burwood RoadTurn left at Whitebridge onto Scout Camp RoadFollow Scout Camp Road to Leggy Point loop carparkThe start of the track is about 100m downhill from the water tank on the left Park entry points Yuelarbah picnic area See on map Road quality Sealed roads Vehicle access 2WD vehicles Weather restrictions All weather Parking Parking is available at Leggy Point loop carpark. Limited parking for horse floats is available at the NPWS depot and the easement at the start of Scout Camp Road. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.


Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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