Great North Walk: Yarramalong to Cedar Brush
Awabakal Country

3 h 30 min to 5 h 15 min

11 km
oneway

↑ 161 m
↓ -123 m

Easy track
Starting at the quaint Yarramalong township, this walk follows a couple of rural roads to the Cedar Brush Trackhead. This is the longest road stretch on the Great North Walk. Some people see this is a road slog and either grab a lift or power walk it, others see it as an opportunity to stroll through the country side. However you choose to undertake this section of the walk I encourage you to enjoy the valley views and soak up the vibe on the semi secluded rural valley community. Let us begin by acknowledging the Awabakal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Yarramalong Trackhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Yarramalong Trackhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Crossing Stephensons Bridge over the Wyong River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Walking Yarramalong Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Farmland beside Yarramalong Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Intersection of Brush Creek Rd and Ravensdale Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
GNW sign at the intersection of Brush Creek Rd and Ravensdale Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Walking along Brush Creek Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Bridge on Brush Creek Rd crossing Wyong River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Pleasent farm houses on Brush Creek Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Brush Creek Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Gravel section of Brush Creek Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Farmland on Brush Creek Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Pleasent farmscapes from Brush Creek Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Walking past Cedar Tree Farm on Brush Creek Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Bridge over Yorky Waters Gully. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Open farmland near intersection with Kingtree Lane and Misty Valley Lane. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Walking along the dense forest on Brush Creek Rd South of Cedar Brush Trackhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Gate beside Cedar Brush Trackhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Cedar Brush Creek Trackhead sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Stile at Cedar Brush track head . | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Yarramalong Road & Bumble Hill Road (-33.224046,151.278565)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.) Special (A bus School service runs along Yarramalong Rd from Wyong. Since this is a school bus service it only heads into Yarramalong twice a day. Phone Busway on (02) 4392 6666 to organise a pick up (they are happy to take passengers. More info)
DirectionsFrom Pacific Motorway, M1
  • Turn on to Wyong Road Offramp then drive for 400 m
  • Continue onto Wyong Road Offramp and drive for another 255 m
  • Turn slight left onto Old Maitland Road and drive for another 3.6 km
  • Turn left onto Yarramalong Road and drive for another 15.6 km
  • Turn left onto Bumble Hill Road and drive for another 6 m
Finish (-33.1427524,151.2562505)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car   (There is free parking available.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the 'Yarramalong Trackhead' (at the intersection of Yarramalong and Bumble Hill Roads), this walk follows the 'Cedar Brush Creek' sign along Yarramalong Road, away from Yarramalong Store. This walk continues through Yarramalong for about 400m, to cross a bridge over the Wyong River. Then this walk continues straight ahead past farm properties, undulating gently, for just shy of 3km, until coming to a three-way intersection, with 'Brush Creek Road' and a GNW 'Cedar Brush' sign on the left.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Yarramalong Road & Bumble Hill Road Start heading along Yarramalong Road (a highway|tertiary).
Find the toilet at the start.
Find the Yarramalong Store at the start.
Yarramalong Store
Yarramalong Store

Yarramalong Store is good place to have lunch or pick up the basic food supplies. The store serves hot food including burgers, chips, pies etc as well as cold drinks. The store is open 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week. There is a pay phone outside and a tap to refill water, and the store has its own fuel pump. Phone on (02)4356 1222. The address is 1625 Yarramalong Rd, Yarramalong NSW 2259. I always encourage people to use local stores like this on track, but since it is a small store it is worth phoning ahead to see what they have what you want in stock. It is a small store so choice is limited.
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Yarramalong Store is good place to have lunch or pick up the basic food supplies. The store serves hot food including burgers, chips, pies etc as well as cold drinks. The store is open 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week. There is a pay phone outside and a tap to refill water, and the store has its own fuel pump. Phone on (02)4356 1222. The address is 1625 Yarramalong Rd, Yarramalong NSW 2259. I always encourage people to use local stores like this on track, but since it is a small store it is worth phoning ahead to see what they have what you want in stock. It is a small store so choice is limited.

Turn around, to head along Yarramalong Road.
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Yarramalong Road & Bumble Hill Road) continue straight, to head along Yarramalong Road.
After another 65 m continue straight, to head along Yarramalong Road.
After another 65 m (at the intersection of Yarramalong Road & Leewood Close) continue straight, to head along Yarramalong Road.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Yarramalong Road & Summerlees Lane) continue straight, to head along Yarramalong Road.
After another 100 m cross the bridge (about 50 m long)
After another 1.8 km (at the intersection of Yarramalong Road & Bunning Creek Road) continue straight, to head along Yarramalong Road.
After another 345 m (at the intersection of Yarramalong Road & Glenola Farm Lane) continue straight, to head along Yarramalong Road.
After another 820 m (at the intersection of Ravensdale Road & Yarramalong Road) turn left, to head along Brush Creek Road.
After another 310 m cross the bridge (about 30 m long)
After another 285 m (at the intersection of Brush Creek Road & Priests Ridge Road) continue straight, to head along Brush Creek Road.
After another 1.3 km (at the intersection of Brush Creek Road & Spring Gully Lane) continue straight, to head along Brush Creek Road.
After another 1.9 km continue straight, to head along Brush Creek Road.
After another 135 m continue straight, to head along Brush Creek Road.
After another 430 m continue straight, to head along Brush Creek Road.
After another 195 m continue straight, to head along Brush Creek Road.
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Brush Creek Road & Fernance Lane) continue straight, to head along Brush Creek Road.
After another 370 m continue straight, to head along Brush Creek Road.
After another 950 m turn right.
After another 65 m turn right, to head along Brush Creek Road.
After another 265 m continue straight, to head along Brush Creek Road.
After another 680 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Brush Creek Road & Kingtree Lane) continue straight, to head along Brush Creek Road.
After another 560 m turn right.
Then climb over the stile.
"Great North Walk".
The end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Great North Walk: Yarramalong to Cedar Brush


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 11 km
Time 3 h 30 min to 5 h 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 60 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
60 m[toilet]
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