Walks

These are some of the walks we’ve done in Walking the Lake. New ones will be added over time. As well as directions the track notes include a brief description of the walk, the location of the starting point and some of the background on the specific location.

WalkDistance (km)Time RequiredDifficultyLocationDescriptionLink to Track Notes
Shingle Splitters Shuffle3.51½ hours EasyBalcolynFig Tree Point has great view across to Point Wolstoncroft, Pulbah Island and Wangi Point, while Shingle Splitters Point looks back on the bizarre digital delta of Dora Creek.Notes
Green Point Gambol3.41 hourEasyBelmontThis out-and-back walk follows the flat Centenary of Federation Heritage Trail in the Green Point Foreshore Reserve, with historic markers along the way, to a grassy picnic area.Notes
Wetlands Wiggle5.11¼ hoursEasyBelmontA very easy circuit in the Belmont Wetlands State Park, using fire trails to view Belmont Lagoon and the endangered swamp sclerophyll forest, then return via the Fernleigh Track.Notes
Awaba Wobble3.81½ hours EasyBolton PointAn easy out-and-back walk of 3.8 km along a mix of fire trail and well-defined foot track with lovely views across Awaba Bay.Notes
Awaba Wander4.71½ hours ModerateBolton PointA circuit walk much of which is on a narrow bush track, but which also includes the Awaba Wobble & about 200 m of roadside walking.
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Peninsula Penetration 15.11½ hoursEasyBonnells BayDespite the extensive development in the last few years, the centre of the Morisset peninsula is rarely-visited bushland. This is a walk through some nice trees with very little rubbish!Notes
Peninsula Penetration 23.91½ hoursEasy to moderateBonnells BayA last lingering look at the very pretty bush at the heart of Morisset Peninsula, before the bulldozers move in. One longish hill to climb.Notes
Avondale Adventure 13.01 hourEasyCooranbongA circuit that follows Avondale College’s Sandy Creek walk along Dora and Jigadee Creeks, starting and ending at the historic swing bridge.Notes
Avondale Adventure 22½ 1 hourEasyCooranbongThe circuit around the traditional Girls Walk.  Goes to the original entrance to the college from Avondale Rd.Notes
Avondale Adventure 34.11½ hoursEasyCooranbongThe traditional Boys Walk, so named because male and female students had to use separate walking tracks early in Avondale College’s history. Follows Dora Creek past the closed Sanitarium factory.Notes
Sandy Creek Saunter3.11 hourEasyCooranbongA circuit that combines walking along roads through open farmland with fire trails & bush paths through paperbark and swamp mahogany forest.  Lots of bellbirds.Notes
Dora Dawdle5.01½ hours EasyDora CreekA there-and-back stroll along the reserve beside Dora Creek that explores the riparian vegetation and the creek’s digitate delta.  Views of Lake Eraring and Shingle Splitters Point.Notes
Hawk Mount Hike3.91¼ hoursEasy to moderateDora CreekA look at the bush to the west of the Eraring Power Station, including a close encounter with the coal stockpile and (optionally) a hidden swamp.Notes
Kalang Canter3.91¼ hoursEasyDora CreekThe out-and-back companion walk to the Dora Dawdle includes views of Melaleuca Creek & a private look at the wetlands at the end of Kalang Road.Notes
Eraring Encirclement 13.71 hourModerateEraringA pleasant circuit along fire trails and foot tracks in the surprisingly wild back areas of Eraring and along the shore of Whitehead Lagoon.  It includes the powerful outlet channel for the Eraring Power Station.Notes
Eraring Encirclement 24.41½ hoursEasyEraringA mix of road and foot trail surfaces, this circuit walk investigates Pipers Point, with really sweet views of Lake Eraring and a unique perspective on the mouth of Dora Creek.Notes
Eraring Encirclement 34.81½ hoursModerateEraringThis circuit walk ompletes the encirclement and takes in the southern shore of Myuna Bay, the Myuna Bay scout campsite, the Eraring Power Station outlet canal area and Rocky Point.Notes
Point Wolstoncroft Potter6.01½ hours EasyGwandalanOut-and-back walk along Point Wolstoncroft, a spectacular, narrow peninsular that reaches into the deepest part of Lake Macquarie with views across to Pulbah Island. Notes
Kurri Kurri Hurry Hurry 3.01 hourEasyKurri KurriKurri Kurri has over 40 outdoor public murals that tell the stories of the people, events and places that shaped the area’s unique character, culture and heritage. Notes
Marmong Man Mystery4.91½ hoursEasyMarmong PointA meandering walk lalong lake shore as well as the bushland around Marmong Creek. Some nice views across to Speers Point & Warners Bay, plus a peaceful lagoon in the heart of the Marmong Wetlands. Notes
Bird Cage Bop2.91 hourEasyMorisset ParkA gentle out-and-back walk through open forest to Bird Cage Point, with lovely views across Wyee Bay.Notes
My, My, My Myuna4.21½ hoursModerateMyuna BayAn out-and-back walk that takes in the views along northern shore of lovely Myuna Bay to the Pantaloon Bay jetty. There’s a couple of hills worth using walking poles.Notes
Rathmines Ramble3.31 hourEasyRathminesA varied circuit walk through the heritage listed site of former RAAF Base Rathmines 1939 – 1960. The walk includes dirt foot trails and paved share paths.Notes
Roamin’ ‘Round Redhead3.21 hourModerate to HardRedheadThis circuit walk visits the Owens Wetland then enters Redhead Beach (walking on sand gives the rating). It then returns via a creek crossing and follows the Owens Walkway back to the start.Notes
I’m Walking on Sunshine3.21½ hoursModerateSunshineA circuit that includes flat, easy boardwalks along the foreshore and rough uphill bush tracks through the open forest. Some lovely views across to Point Wolstoncroft.Notes
Kilaben Klimb3.01 hourEasyTorontoThe walk takes a fire trail down to a lovely groomed walk along Kilaben Creek to Kilaben Bay. The walk features five separate vegetation communities and over 100 different bird species, plus at least one goanna.Notes
Wangi Waddle2.51 hourEasyWangi WangiA circuit on well-defined fire trails and walking tracks that provides good views to Pulbah Island.Notes
Wangi Waddle Extension4.71½ hoursModerateWangi Wangi Wangi Waddle plus a 2.2km there-and-back walk that climbs to the top of the ridge and the WWII gun emplacements.  It has a steep climb up steps to the ridge top and a short steep section of fire trail.  There is a lookout with views over Catalina Bay. Notes
Wau-wai’s Wangi Lair3.41 hourEasy to ModerateWangi WangiCovers the last walkable stretch of the Wangi peninsula between Myuna Bay and the Wangi Pt Reserve. Wonderful views across the lake to Pulbah Island and Point Wolstoncroft, plus the mysterious lair …Notes
Wyee Point Whip Around3.21 hourEasyWyee PointA circuit around the foreshore reserve of Wyee Point. Peaceful views across to the Morissett picnic area are followed by stunning views across Wyee Bay towards Vales Point.Notes