A THRU HIKE IS WHERE PEOPLE UNDERTAKE THE GNW AS A SINGLE JOURNEY END TO END

Some people will organise food and water drops and use local shops to help keep their pack weight down. The campsites are suitable for tents or bivi bags. Camping hammocks work well except in the caravan parks.

18-day itinerary (average 6 hours of walking per day)
Walk NumberWalk NameHoursKilometresComment
1Sydney16.56Sydney to Thornleigh
2Lane Cove Tourist Park15.86Sydney to Thornleigh
3Baden-Powell Scout Camp13.65.5Thornleigh to Cowan
4Tunks Ridge17.88.25Thornleigh to Cowan
5Ridge Top156.5Cowan to Wondabyne station via Patonga rest area
6Brooklyn Dam14.36Cowan to Wondabyne station via Patonga rest area
7Mt Wondabyne Campsite17.67Wondabyne station to Somersby Store overnight
8Mooney Mooney Creek (north)17.86.75Somersby to Yarramalong via Stringy Bark Point
9Palm Grove Campsite114.25Somersby to Yarramalong via Stringy Bark Point
10Archers Campsite21.78.25Somersby to Yarramalong via Stringy Bark Point
and
Yarramalong to Watagan Creek via Basin Campsite
11Campsite above Cedar Brush12.85.25Yarramalong to Watagan Creek via Basin Campsite
12Murrays Forest Road Campsite8.43.75Watagan Creek Road to Congewai Valley East Track Head
13Flat Rock Campsite18.67Watagan Creek Road to Congewai Valley East Track Head
and
Congewai East Track Head to Watagan Forest Motel via Forestry HQ Campsite
14Barraba Campsite12.75Congewai East Track Head to Watagan Forest Motel via Forestry HQ Campsite
15Watagan HQ12.45.525 to 26
16Watagan Forest Motel15.25.5Heaton Gap to Teralba station
and
Teralba to Newcastle via Glenrock Scout Camp
17Teralba Lakeside Caravan Park19.86Teralba to Newcastle via Glenrock Scout Camp
18Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp7.52.75Teralba to Newcastle via Glenrock Scout Camp