Scotts Point circuit

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1 hr 15 mins

3.9 km Circuit

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Moderate track
This walk guides you around, then through the wetlands via Scott Point. You first walk along an old closed road on the banks of the Hunter River (north and south arms) then you meander along the lovely boardwalk through the heart of the wetlands then along the rainforest track to see a greater diversity of plants. You then return to the start by walking along a few roads giving you the sense of a stroll through rural farmlands. This lovely circuit walk gives you the sense of the variety of life in the precious ecosystem.

Maps for the Scotts Point circuit 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 Scotts Point circuit bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Scotts Point circuit

Accessibility summary information for the Scotts Point circuit

Parking: There are 0 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 13 places to sit on this walk. They are on average 220m apart, with a maximum gap of 690m.
Hazards: There are 3 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.
      Wheelchair Steep There is a 4m long moderately steep section across the dirt/grass between the trail and the boardwalk. Found about 1850m into the walk.
      Trip Hazard A 25m long boggy section of track. The track floods after heavy rain or very high tides. Found about 2150m into the walk.
      Trip Hazard A 10m long boggy section of narrow track. The track floods after heavy rain or very high tides. Found about 2190m into the 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 3.9 km
Time 1 hr 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 Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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 2.5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 1.3km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 3.2km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 700m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


This whole walk, 3.9km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 3.9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 3.2km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 700m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 3.2km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 700m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Scotts Point circuit walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Scotts Point circuit walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Scotts Point circuit walk starts and ends at the Riverside Park car park (gps: -32.833948, 151.70896)
Your main transport option to Riverside Park car park is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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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 🙂