Mt Sugarloaf Green Track
Awabakal Country

40 min to 1 h 30 min

1.7 km
circuit

↑ 61 m
↓ -61 m

Moderate track
This longer walk travels though gentle forest, with many opportunities for picnics. Primarily in forest, this walk occasionally offers views out to the surrounding plains. The side trip to the western viewpoint (unfenced) is particularly recommended as the views are fabulous. This walk is mostly flat or gently undulating and therefore would be good for families. A recommended walk. 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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Pond at Mt Sugarloaf car park near Newcastle. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Information sign and map of Mt Sugarloaf near Newcastle. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Yellow stone monument near Mt Sugarloaf car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Toilet block near the Mt Sugarloaf car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Sugarloaf Road near Northern Road. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Northern Road near Mt Sugarloaf car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Locked gate and green track marker near Mt Sugarloaf car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Green metal track markers near Mt Sugarloaf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Sign near Mt Sugarloaf summit. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Track near Newcastle on Mt Sugarloaf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Green track on Mt Sugarloaf near Newcastle. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Narrow trail on the Green track near Mt Sugarloaf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
View through trees on the Green track walk near Mt Sugarloaf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Western viewpoint on Mt Sugarloaf.. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Green track on Mt Sugarloaf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Narrow management trail on the green track near Mt Sugarloaf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Management trail through forest near Mt Sugarloaf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Sign on the green track near Mt Sugarloaf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Green track near the Mt Sugarloaf summit. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Hole in rock on the green track near Mt Sugarloaf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Tracks near Mt Sugarloaf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Track on Mt Sugarloaf near Newcastle. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Timber steps near Mt Sugarloaf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Forest near Mt Sugarloaf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Red track leading to the Mt Sugarloaf car park . | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Concrete feature near the Mt Sugarloaf car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Concrete feature near the Mt Sugarloaf car park. | 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 (-32.8906088,151.5394089)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Palmers Road Exit
  • Turn on to Palmers Road Exit then drive for 35 m
  • Turn left onto Pacific Motorway Onramp and drive for another 12.4 km
  • Keep left onto George Booth Drive Offramp and drive for another 640 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto George Booth Drive and drive for another 1.8 km
  • Turn left onto Mount Sugarloaf Road and drive for another 3.5 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park, this walk follows the road gently downhill out of the car park, while keeping the pond on your left. The road is followed for about 35m, until coming to a four-way intersection, with a yellow stone monument (on your right).
Continue straight: From the yellow stone monument, this walk follows the road gently downhill and directly away from the car park. The walk continues along the road (passing a toilet block on the right) and after about 100m, comes to a three-way intersection with a road (on the left).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
Find the park at the start.
After another 10 m veer right, to head along Mount Sugarloaf Road.
After another 100 m pass the toilet (20 m on your right).
After another 10 m veer left.
After another 105 m pass the BBQ (25 m on your right).
Turn left.
After another 440 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Western Viewpoint. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 60 m turn left.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 610 m veer left.
After another 225 m veer right.
After another 110 m come to the end.
"Mount Sugarloaf Car Park".
Mount Sugarloaf Car Park
Mount Sugarloaf Car Park

Mount Sugarloaf car park is located in West Wallsend (25km west of Newcastle) and offers fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. This car park is the starting point for many walks around Mount Sugarloaf. There is a pond, information sign and great views to the east.
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Mount Sugarloaf car park is located in West Wallsend (25km west of Newcastle) and offers fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. This car park is the starting point for many walks around Mount Sugarloaf. There is a pond, information sign and great views to the east.


An optional side trip to Western Viewpoint.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 60 m come to the end.
About 10 m past the end is "Western viewpoint".
Western viewpoint
Western viewpoint

The western viewpoint at Mt Sugarloaf offers good views out to the surrounding inland plains and in the distance, to the Watagans on the Great Dividing range. This viewpoint is unfenced, although it has metal posts which are missing cable. This would be a great place to watch a sunset.
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The western viewpoint at Mt Sugarloaf offers good views out to the surrounding inland plains and in the distance, to the Watagans on the Great Dividing range. This viewpoint is unfenced, although it has metal posts which are missing cable. This would be a great place to watch a sunset.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 60 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Mt Sugarloaf Green Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.7 km
Time 40 min to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 130 m from the start.


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