Moss Wall Walk

15 mins

516 m Return

22 m

Moderate track
A gentle walk past the Boarding House dam and through moist rainforest to a long straight moss covered wall. Spend some time exploring the creek and pools beside the moss wall before retracing your steps back to the Boarding House dam picnic area and car park. A cool sheltered spot to relax, particularly on a hot summer day.

Maps for the Moss Wall 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.
Quorrobolong 1:25 000 Map Series 91322S QUORROBOLONG NSW-91322S
Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series 91311N MORISSET NSW-91311N
Cessnock 1:50 000 Map Series 91322 CESSNOCK CW-91322
Cessnock 1:100 000 Map Series 9132 CESSNOCK 9132
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Moss Wall Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Moss Wall 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 516 m
Time 15 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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, 260m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 160m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 100m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 160m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 100m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 160m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 100m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 260m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 260m 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 Moss Wall Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Moss Wall Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Moss Wall Walk walk starts and ends at the Boarding House Dam Picnic Area (gps: -32.9985, 151.40554)
Your main transport option to Boarding House Dam Picnic Area 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



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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 :)