Circuit walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 0.6km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Boarding House Dam Track, Olney

  • End: Boarding House Dam Track, Olney

  • Location: Watagans National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 142 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.99912833

  • Longitude: 151.4039117

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Circuit walking track is a 0.6km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in the Watagans National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Starting at the Boarding House Dam picnic area, Circuit walking track offers you an easy hike along the creek as it threads through pristine native rainforest. Stroll beneath blue gums, grey myrtle and turpentine, keeping an eye out for lyrebirds and an ear open for kookaburras. A dramatic rock wall covered entirely in moss makes for a beautiful spectacle on the trail - so don't forget the camera.
In summer, the rainforest makes for a cool retreat, with trees and ferns shading the trail from the sun. But for an even cooler one, bring your swimmers along and make your way into the creek or dam at the end of the walk for a paddle. Finish up with a long picnic, taking advantage of the free barbecues on offer.

About the region

Watagans National Park in the North Coast region
Watagans National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather, roads closures or high fire danger.

Getting there

Circuit walking track is in the Boarding House Dam area of Watagans National Park. To get there:Take the Cessnock (Freemans Waterhole) exit off the F3Turn right onto Freemans Drive, Cooranbong, then turn right into Mount Faulk Road.Turn left into Watagans Forest DriveTurn right into Boarding House Dam RoadThe circuit walking track starts at the Boarding House Dam picnic area Parking Parking is available at the Boarding House Dam picnic area.

Tips

Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
Boarding House Dam picnic area is a popular destination for daytrippers, so parking may be limited.
There is limited/no mobile reception in this park


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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