Hunter Lookout and Great North Walk loop
  • Length: 5.6km

  • Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Bakers Rd, Olney

  • End: Bakers Rd, Olney

  • Closest Town: Cooranbong

  • Location: Heaton State Forest

  • Distance from state capital: 143 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.9625771

  • Longitude: 151.4138262


Hunter Lookout and Great North Walk loop is a 5.6km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in Heaton State Forest New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs 30 mins to complete.


This loop track starts from the Hunter Lookout picnic area and follows the Great North Walk around the edge of the ridge via the Macleans Lookout Rocky Creek gully and the cliffs around the eastern edge of the ridge. This walk provides great views across the valley and much of the Hunter to the north. On the return the walk takes a leisurely stroll along the dirt roads passing the pines plantation area and the rocky creek camping area.

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