Charlestown Park track head to Merewether
  • Length: 7.9km

  • Duration: 2 hrs 45 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Ferris St, Charlestown

  • End: 1 John Parade, Merewether

  • Closest Town: Charlestown

  • Location:

  • Distance from state capital: 145 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.9678366064

  • Longitude: 151.6942893857

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

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Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Charlestown Park track head to Merewether is a 7.9km, grade 4 One way hike located in  New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs 45 mins to complete.


Starting from a small park in Charlestown you will follow the Great North Walk through a few reserves and along a Burwood Beach past the heads to Merewether Beach. Exploring bush around Glenrock lagoon on the Yuelarbah Track including the Leichhardtâ’s Lookout are highlights. From this lookout the track leads down past the edge of the lagoon then along the sandy beach past Merewether ocean pools. This walk describes a side trip to the scout campsite beside the lagoon for those who have organised to camp there.

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