The Wollombi Valley is a great base for short bushwalks or long treks in the Hunter Valley. Bordered by Yengo National Park, State Forests of the Watagan Mountains, and Watagans National Park, a range of walks are available. Topographical maps are available at Wollombi Real Estate. Wildwalks is a free online bushwalking and camping guide for NSW – they detail many walks in surrounding State Forests and National Parks, such as Heaton State Forest, Olney State Forest, Watagan State Forest, and Watagans National Park. Some of the ancient aboriginal sites still visible and accessible can only be accessed by foot.  Ask your accommodation provider for details.

Photo of Turners Walking Track

Steep and challenging, Turners Walking Track in Watagans National Park boasts rainforest views, historic heritage and superb birdwatching.

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Photo of 4WD Tracks @ Mulla Villa

with the residence being built in 1840. There is lots to do at Mulla Villa including bushwalks and 4WD tracks.

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Photo of Historical Wollombi Village Walk

An easy 1km walk that takes in the historic buildings and surrounds of Wollombi. A map is available at the Wollombi Museum.

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Photo of Watagans National Park

Watagans National Park boasts some of the country’s finest rainforest scenery. Moss-covered walls and boulders, towering canopies of red cedars.

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Photo of Heaton State Forest

Heaton State Forest has a range of visitor facilities, such as walking tracks, picnic areas and campgrounds.

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Photo of Yango Walking Track

Yango walking track in Yengo National Park takes hikers through pristine wilderness, including rainforest, and offers outstanding views.

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Photo of Great North Walk

The section of the walk in Watagans National Park features great scenic lookouts and wonderful birdwatching. It is best suited to experienced bushwalkers.

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Photo of Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock

This walk starts on Watagan Creek Road and climbs steeply up the bush track through forest.

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Photo of Boarding House Dam

Boarding House Dam picnic area is a must-see starting point for any trip into Watagans National Park. Enjoy an easy rainforest wall past moss covered walls.

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Photo of Old Great North Road Bike Ride

Mountain bike or walk the Old Great North Road. It’s an important piece of Australia’s history and part of the Convict Sites of Australia World Heritage Area.

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Photo of Olney State Forest

Olney State Forest has a range of visitor facilities, such as walking tracks, picnic areas and campgrounds.

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Photo of Circuit Flat Walking Track

Stroll 5.5kms through Yengo National Park to Circuit Flat Bridge – the fourth-oldest bridge in Australia, built by convicts in 1831.

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Photo of Yengo National Park

Take in the spectacular views, immerse yourself in World Heritage-listed wilderness, and visit Aboriginal cultural heritage sites at Yengo National Park.

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Photo of Finchley Lookout

Finchley Trig offers 360-degree views over the park, with a viewing platform and interpretation board, and a well-preserved aboriginal engraving site nearby.

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Photo of Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

Family run wildlife sanctuary where you'll see a range of native wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, emus and reptiles. Open daily.

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Photo of Finchley Cultural Walk

An astonishing wealth of ancient Aboriginal rock art, as well as great insights into Aboriginal history, draws visitors to the Finchley Cultural Walk.

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