Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek

Download & Print Map and Notes

40 mins

1.3 km Return

52 m

Easy track
A great way to explore the tree canopy and valley in one easy walk. From the car park, you will be lead along a 100m long elevated timber boardwalk that brings you eye level with the tree canopy. Continue into the valley following the gently undulating wide track to cross Flaggy Creek using a solid suspension bridge. From the bridge, it is just 40m to a pleasant picnic area near the creek. You will find a rough track leading down to the rock platform that forms the Flaggy Creek bed, from the picnic area. The walk is gently sloping downhill most of the way to the picnic area, so it is uphill the way back.

Maps for the Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek 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 Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek

Accessibility summary information for the Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek

Parking: There are 1 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 2 places to sit on this walk. They are 640m apart.
Hazards: There are 1 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.
      Trip Hazard Between the gravel path and timber boardwalk is a 5cm step, 1.5m wide. Found about 110m 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 1.3 km
Time 40 mins

Grade 2/6

Easy track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
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


Around 580m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 80m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 660m follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 660m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 660m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 660m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 660m 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 Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek walk.

Other Nearby walks

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Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek walk starts and ends at the Yuelarbah car park (gps: -32.962127, 151.71977)
Your main transport option to Yuelarbah 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



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

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 🙂