Neranie Headland walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.4km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Neranie Rd, Bungwahl

  • End: Neranie Rd, Bungwahl

  • Location: Myall Lakes National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 270 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.40826222

  • Longitude: 152.4494135

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Neranie Headland walking track is a 1.4km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Myall Lakes National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Neranie Headland walking track, near the eastern edge of Myall Lakes National Park, has breathtaking views over tree-lined waterways and wetlands teeming with wildlife. Starting in a clearing that was once a part of the historic Neranie timber mill village, the track leads past an old cemetery where you'll find gravestones dating back to the nineteenth century.
Ascending the track to Neranie Headland, stop for a breather and take in the beauty of Myall Lakes fringed with swamp oak and paperbark. Birds flock to the wetlands and if you time your visit well, the chorus of the feisty friar birds and rainbow lorikeets will be almost deafening. Passing through a stand of towering black butt near the end of the track, finish off your adventure at nearby Hearts Point picnic area.

About the region

Myall Lakes National Park, on the north coast not far from Newcastle, features one of the State’s largest coastal lake systems that offers countless opportunities for canoeing and kayaking, boating and fishing. The park also boasts more than 40kms of beaches that offer some good swimming and surfing spots. You can visit for a daytrip to enjoy a barbecue or picnic and some walking, but it’s better to come for the weekend or longer to enjoy all that the park has to offer. There are lots of great campgrounds, some large and some small, including campsites for tents, trailers, caravans, motorhomes, and even boats, so you’re bound to find the perfect site to suit your needs. If camping is not your style, you can book in to the heritage listed accommodation at Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse.

Getting there

Neranie Headland walking track starts at Hearts Point picnic area in the Myall Lake precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there:From Pacific Highway, take The Lakes Way approximately 3km north of Bulahdelah.Drive for approximately 23km and turn right into Seal Rocks RoadTurn right into Neranie Road and follow the signs to the picnic area Parking Parking is available at Hearts Point picnic area.


It's a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of water.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

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.

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