Sandy Hollow to Merriwa
  • Length: 35km

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Sandy Hollow 

  • End: Merriwa

  • Closest Town: Sandy Hollow 

  • Location: Country NSW and ACT

  • Distance from state capital: 311km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.13682036

  • Longitude: 150.3617352

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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Sandy Hollow to Merriwa is a 35km, grade 3 One Way hike located in Country NSW and ACT New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.

Summary

This is a proposed rail trail and is not yet open. It is one of the potential Rail Trails identified throughout NSW.

The Merriwa Railway Society plans to restore the Station and Yard at Merriwa, plus in future display a selection of Locomotives and Rollingstock. In the Long Term it is hoped that the Society can gain permission to restore a section of the Merriwa Line in order to return trains to the line.

A lot of behind the scenes work is currently taking place in order for the Society to hopefully achieve its long term goals. There are many processes to go through so it will not happen overnight.

Notes

Sandy Hollow to Merriwa in Country NSW and ACT

100km north west of Newcastle

Hilly


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