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

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Adamstown

  • End: Belmont

  • Closest Town: Adamstown

  • Location: Newcastle Area

  • Distance from state capital: 160km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.93403374

  • Longitude: 151.7200306

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

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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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.


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.


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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