Deadmans mountain bike loop Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 8km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Deadmans Link Trail, Lovedale

  • End: Deadmans Link Trail, Lovedale

  • Location: Werakata National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 170 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.7723666666666

  • Longitude: 151.384858333334

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Deadmans mountain bike loop is a 8km, grade 2 Circuit hike located in the Werakata National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Summary

Don’t be put off by its name, because Deadmans mountain bike loop offers a fun and active day for the whole family. Set out from Astills picnic area on this easy, flat ride, flanked by ironbark, spotted gum and flowering shrubs.
Whether you travel on mountain bike, foot or horseback, be sure to stop and examine the bush around you. You’re likely to see some rare birds nesting and feeding, like speckled warblers, black-chinned honeyeaters and grey-crowned babblers. Cockatoos, magpies and kookaburras can also be seen along the track.
In spring and autumn, flowers like purple happy wanderer, yellow hairpin banksia, red mountain devil, and the lovely purple thyme honey myrtle splash colour atop the lush greenery.

About the Region

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

Getting There

Deadmans mountain bike loop is in the Astills precinct of Werakata National Park. To get there:Follow Maitland Road (B68) towards AbermainTurn left on Old Maitland Road at East Cessnock Turn left on Ironbark Lane and follow the signs to Astills picnic areaDeadmans mountain bike loop starts here Parking Parking is available at Astills picnic area.


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.