Watagan Headquarters to Heaton Lookout
  • Length: 8.1km

  • Duration: 4 hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Bakers Rd, Quorrobolong

  • End: Heaton Rd, Olney

  • Location: Heaton State Forest

  • Closest Town: Cessnock

  • Distance from CBD: 142 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.97560047

  • Longitude: 151.4117003

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Heaton State Forest...

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Watagan Headquarters to Heaton Lookout is a 8.1km, grade 4 One way hike located in Heaton State Forest, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 4 hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This scenic walk includes dramatic lookouts and time spent in moist cool forest. The walk initially travels on dirt road past Hunter and MacLeanâ's Lookout before descending into the Wallis Creek catchment. Here the walk traverses underneath many cliffs before crossing Wallis Creek and arriving at Heaton Lookout. A recommended walk with car access either end.

Download maps and tracknotes for Watagan Headquarters to Heaton Lookout 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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