Fernleigh Track – Adamstown to Belmont Rail Trail
  • Length: 16km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Adamstown

  • End: Belmont

  • Location: Newcastle

  • Closest Town: Adamstown

  • Distance from CBD: 160km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.93403374

  • Longitude: 151.7200306

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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


Fernleigh Track - Adamstown to Belmont Rail Trail is a 16km, grade 2 one way hike, located in Newcastle Area, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Adamstown - railway station

A high quality rail trail through a range of landscapes from suburbia to dense bushland.
The rail trail is gently graded.
All busy road crossings have facilities to cross safely.
A major feature is the 180m long curved brick lined tunnel under the Pacific Highway.
Considerable effort has gone into preserving the history of the corridor with rail track being left in place where practical, and removed rail and sleepers used for features along the trail.

This section is basically flat and the scenery predominantly coastal bushland, the highlight being the boardwalk across wetlands. The platform and surrounds at Belmont have had considerable landscaping making it quite a feature.

Belmont is the best place along the trail to buy refreshments having a large range of place to eat and drink.

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.


Adamstown to Belmont in Newcastle Area

Near Newcastle , 160km from Sydney



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

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