Rocky-high Circuit Walk

Download & Print Map and Notes

30 mins

666 m Circuit

27 m

Moderate track
This short circuit walk offers elevated views over Lake Macquarie from Rocky-high Viewpoint. This walk offers pleasant walking beside Lake Macquarie, as well as on a quiet track inland through eucalyptus forest. If possible, complete this walk close to sunset to take advantage of the views across the lake. This local walk is recommended, with the highlight being the views from Rocky-high viewpoint.

Maps for the Rocky-high Circuit Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Swansea 1:25 000 Map Series 92314N SWANSEA NSW-92314N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Rocky-high Circuit Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Rocky-high Circuit Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 666 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 340m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 320m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 510m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 160m follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 670m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 670m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 670m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 360m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 300m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Rocky-high Circuit Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Rocky-high Circuit Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Rocky-high Circuit Walk walk starts and ends at the Int of Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance (gps: -33.013892, 151.62875)
Your transport options to Int of Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂