5 hrs

945 m One way

3 m

Easy track
Come and meander at your own pace through this unique saltmarsh ecosystem. The timber boardwalks guides you among the mangroves as you keep an eye out for baby fish and crabs while also enjoy the birdlife. There are seats along the way making it easy to stop and just watch. There are information signs so you can get a deeper understanding of how precious this ecosystem is. Take the short side trip to the old Schoolmaster’s House and step back in time exploring the historic artefacts and displays. The walk finishes with a stroll through Sue’s Garden then along Cobbans Track to the car park. If you don’t organise a lift from the end, allow extra time and retrace your steps or return along the road.

Maps for the The Welcome 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.
Beresfield 1:25 000 Map Series 92323N BERESFIELD NSW-92323N
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the The Welcome walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Welcome walk

Accessibility summary information for the The Welcome walk

Parking: There are 0 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 7 places to sit on this walk. They are on average 110m apart, with a maximum gap of 240m.
Hazards: There are 0 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.

Accessibility Details


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 945 m
Time 5 hrs
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Grade 2/6



Easy track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

This whole walk, 950m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 690m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 250m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 950m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 950m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 950m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 950m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the The Welcome walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Welcome walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Welcome walk walk starts at the Mangrove Boardwalk car park (gps: -32.844726, 151.69741)
Your main transport option to Mangrove Boardwalk car park is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The The Welcome walk ends at the Cobbans car park (gps: -32.84559, 151.70238)
Your main transport option to Cobbans car park is by;
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

Comments

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/tww


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 :)