Bush Walking – Berowra Waters

Take a hike along part of one of the most scenic walks, The Great North Walk – Berowra Waters…

The Great North Walk, a 250 kilometre bush walking track linking Sydney city with the Hunter Valley and Newcastle, is a ‘one-stop-shop’ of the best scenery highlights NSW has to offer.

The Great North Walk was initially constructed as a celebration of Australia’s Bicentenary in 1988. In 1981, two walkers from Sydney, Garry McDougall and Leigh Shearer-Heriot, came up with the idea to walk from Sydney to Newcastle. After spending some time identifying an appropriate route, they decided to try and create a formal track.

It is estimated that more than 40,000 local, interstate and international visitors use the walk annually, either taking the challenge of the full 12-16 day hike, or enjoying shorter walks of one or two days in different sections of the walk.

Passing through a diverse range of natural habitats and bushland as well as rural and urban settings, including Sydney Harbour, Berowra Valley, Hawkesbury River, Watagan Mountains, Lake Macquarie and the Newcastle coastline, The Great North Walk is a must-see for bushwalkers and nature lovers alike.

As a visitor to the Berowra Waters area you can experience sections of this magnificent walk by following the tracks on the eastern side of the river. Pack a picnic hamper and a bottle of sparkly, walk to the top of the hill and you will experience magnificent views of Berowra Waters and a waterhole to sit beside while enjoying your picnic. If you are lucky you might even see some of the wildlife coming down for a drink!

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