Palm Tree Circuit Track

Download & Print Map and Notes

20 mins

609 m Circuit

37 m

Moderate track
This circuit walk explores the valley of palm trees and the dry woodland on the ridge. Starting from the back of the Palms Picnic Area, this walk follows an arrow through a palm forest then across a small creek and up a hill. At the top of the hill is an information sign, where the walk turns left and heads down the ridge, passing more palms before heading back to the picnic area. A great walk before lunch at the picnic area.

Maps for the Palm Tree Circuit Track 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.
Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 92314S CATHERINE HILL BAY NSW-92314S
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Palm Tree Circuit Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Palm Tree Circuit Track

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 609 m
Time 20 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 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


This whole walk, 610m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 610m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


This whole walk, 610m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 610m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 610m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 610m 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 Palm Tree Circuit Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Palm Tree Circuit Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Palm Tree Circuit Track walk starts and ends at the The Palms Picnic Area (gps: -33.184725, 151.61718)
Your main transport option to The Palms Picnic Area is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(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 🙂