Forestway Circuit Walk

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

2.7 km Circuit

91 m

Moderate track
This is a good walk, a highlight being the delightful Lily Pond picnic area, with its lush vegetation and attractive flowers. This walk travels through eucalyptus forest as well as one section of road walking through a quiet suburban street. The side trip to Richley Park is worthwhile to access the extra facilities there. A recommended walk that doesn’t attract the crowds.

Maps for the Forestway 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.
Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Forestway Circuit Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Forestway 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 2.7 km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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 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


Around 2.1km of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 560m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 2.2km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 500m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 1.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 930m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 2.7km 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 Forestway Circuit Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Forestway Circuit Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Forestway Circuit Walk walk starts and ends at the Mahognay Picnic Area (Queens St) (gps: -32.930167, 151.70397)
Your transport options to Mahognay Picnic Area (Queens St) 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 🙂