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The Tops to Myall Heritage Trail is a 220km hike in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. It is a multi-grade, one way trail that should take approximately 11 days to complete
The Tops to Myall Heritage Trail is a track in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. It starts on the crest of the Great Dividing Range – say the Australian Appalachians – north of Sydney on the sub-alpine plateau of the Barrington Tops National Park.
The hike descends in stages to the sea, where you will end up in the seaside town of Tea Gardens. Since the trail is rarely walked, the current status should be checked before setting off.
The track has 10 designated campsites and takes 11 days to walk. The suggested itinerary is as follows:
- Lagoon Pinch to Wombat Creek, 10 km
- To Munro Hut (private hut – donation requested), 20 km
- To Mountaineer (camp), 24 km
- To Log Dump (camp), 28 km
- To Wards River (in Craven State Forest), 28 km
- To Little River Campsite, 25 km
- To Shorty’s Camp, 25 km
- To Korseman’s Landing, 27 km
- To Bombah Point, 7 km (mornings walk), shops
- To Brambles Green, 16 km
- To Hawks Nest Surf Club, 20 km
The track is located about 264km north of Sydney and heads from the crest of the Great Dividing Range east to the coast. The eastern end of the track is close to the major highway from Sydney to Brisbane and is serviced by many buses. The western end has no regular defined services and either private transport is needed or charter a local bus. Another alternative to the western end is to stay the first night at a guest house near Barrington Tops and use the guests house bus to get to the walk start. The guide book has details of these alternatives.
Lagoon Pinch picnic area is in the Lagoon Pinch to Williams River precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there: Take Chichester Dam Road from Dungog for approximately 10km. Turn left into Salisbury Road. Continue on for approximately 40km, taking Williams Top Road, and follow the signs to the picnic area.