Downloading, E-tours and Contributing

On this website, you can share information about the best places to stay/camp, where the water sources are; good food and great views. You are invited to describe experiences, share ideas and observations and gather useful information from those who have walked before you.

Great North Walk Guides

(Ch refers to chapter number from The Great North Walk Companion book of the walk.)
Great Guide bundles also available now for the Great North Walk: north, central, south.

Queen’s Wharf to Glenrock (Ch16)Staples Loop around Mt Wondabyne (Ch18)
Glenrock to Warners Bay (Ch3)Woy Woy to Cowan (Ch4)
Warners Bay to Mt Myall, Wakefield (Ch8)Cowan to Crosslands (Ch13)
Mt Myall, Wakefield to Watagan Forest (Ch15)Crosslands to Jungo Rest Area (Ch17)
Watagan Forest to Flat Rock Lookout (Ch5)Jungo Rest Area to West Pymble (Ch6)
Congewai to Millfield (Ch12)West Pymble to Hunter's Hill (Ch10)
Spur from Great North Walk to Pokolbin wineriesCircular Quay to Hunter's Hill (Ch2)
Flat Rock Lookout to Yarramalong (Ch7)Sydney Harbour and obelisks (Ch9)
Yarramalong to Somersby (Ch14)Mount Warrawolong (Ch1)
Somersby to Staples Lookout (Ch11)

Free Bush Trails Application (link)

Use EveryTrail on your iPhone/iPad/iPodtouch/Android to access all the trails that comprise the Great North Walk. Find GNW as a ‘destination’ and also all 18 'Companion' chapter walks and hikes to download and carry with you (free iPhone/iPad/iPodtouch/Android appn.).

1. Mount Warrawolong10. Pymble to Hunters Hill
2. Circular Quay to Hunters Hill11. Somersby to Staples Lookout
3. Murdering Gully to Warners Bay12. Congewai to Millfield
4. Hawkesbury & Broken Bay13. Cowan to Crosslands
5. Watagan Forest14. Cedar Brush Downs to Somersby
6. Thornleigh to Pymble15. Wakefield to Watagan Forest
7. Flat Rock to Yarramalong16. Queen’s Wharf to Glenrock
8. Warners Bay to Wakefield17. Crosslands to Jungo Rest Area
9. Macquarie Park to Writers Walk18. Ancient Art near Staples Lookout
Extra: Spur from Great North Walk to Pokolbin wineries

How to contribute?

* Offer your best GNW photo for the rotating website banner. The required format is 970 by 200 pixels and less than 300 kbytes. Prizes awarded for the best contributions. Upload these using the Create Content option once you're logged in.
* Add comments on the places you stayed and whether they met/exceeded your expectations.
* Tell others of the flora and fauna you observed. (Twitchers welcome!)
* Post advice on walking conditions, detours etc. in one of the Discussion Forums.
* Add photos and waypoints at EveryTrail.

So Join Up Now

Until you do so, you can only read all the pages. To share your experiences, you need to join by creating a login ID and then you can make your postings.


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Access points and car pooling
19 27 6 years 38 weeks ago
by Cathm
14 26 7 years 11 weeks ago
by Lara
Comment here on the accommodation you used
14 17 7 years 11 weeks ago
by Lara
Discussion of what stretches are more than usually hard
16 26 7 years 11 weeks ago
by jonk
Observations here
19 24 7 years 11 weeks ago
by jonk
14 18 7 years 11 weeks ago
by ann

The Great North Walk Companion extract- page x

'The Great North Walk Companion' is not a set of track notes and cannot replace good maps, a compass or a GPS system (that you know how to use). Due to road modifications and trail reorganizations, there are changes in the Great North Walk's route from time to time and therefore probably since the time of our writing. Each of our chapters begins with a small map that shows where on the overall Walk that passage describes. However, we mention very few specific directions and, in any case, our best advice is always to follow the official Great North Walk, signposting and direction markers, which we have found to be clear and up-to-date. Each chapter includes a brief description of the walk completed together with a simple grading which runs from “Easy” (accomplishable by all walkers) to “Hard” (accessible for experienced and able walkers). The walk lengths are from the tracks themselves and optional excursions and boat trip lengths are also mentioned. These walks vary significantly in length and difficulty and a number of the chapter walks are over two-day periods. The walk details are also collected into a single list in the Appendix. We strongly recommend that all walkers take a map of the trail they are walking on every trip. Full details of the Great North Walk are given in the New South Wales Department of Lands’ ‘The Great North Walk — Discovery Kit’ brochures and maps. We recommend these guides with real enthusiasm.

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