Heaton Lookout  to Heaton Gap
  • Length: 4.3km

  • Duration: 2 hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Heaton Rd, Olney

  • End: 1549 Leggetts Dr, Brunkerville

  • Location: Heaton State Forest

  • Closest Town: Morisset

  • Distance from CBD: 139 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.98366751

  • Longitude: 151.4548305

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Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

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Winding Road

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

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Picnic Shelter

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Heaton State Forest...

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Timber Boardwalk

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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

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Drinking Water

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Fishing Spots

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Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Heaton Lookout to Heaton Gap is a 4.3km, grade 4 One way hike located in Heaton State Forest, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This section of the Great North Walk start from grand views at Heaton Lookout in Heaton state forest and leads to the picnic area and motel at Heaton Gap. The first section of this walk follows the dirt road to a communication tower before passing another lookout and expansive valley views. Here you start the steep decent along a rocky track and passing a lovely grove of grass trees. From here you follow a grassy trail and powerlines before the narrow track leads down and across the road at Heaton Gap.

Download maps and tracknotes for Heaton Lookout to Heaton Gap hiking track from wildwalks.com.

About the region

North west of Toronto on the NSW Central Coast, Heaton State Forest is bordered by Awaba and Watagan State Forests and Watagans National Park. The Great North Walk runs through Heaton State Forest.

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