Mangrove Boardwalk to Schoolmasters House

Download & Print Map and Notes

30 mins

1.2 km Return

4 m

Very easy
Wander among the mangroves to step back in time to explore the old Schoolmaster’s House that was part of a once vibrant community in the area. Following devastating floods in 1955, the people moved from the area with the area still being leased as farmland. Now, these wetlands are protected as part of the national park ensuring the survival of the endangered ecological community of saltmarsh and all the fish, birds and other animals that rely on them for survival. Bring a picnic lunch and settle under a tree or bring binoculars and a bird guide. Take your time to enjoy all this area has on offer.

Maps for the Mangrove Boardwalk to Schoolmasters House 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.
Beresfield 1:25 000 Map Series 92323N BERESFIELD NSW-92323N
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Mangrove Boardwalk to Schoolmasters House bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mangrove Boardwalk to Schoolmasters House

Accessibility summary information for the Mangrove Boardwalk to Schoolmasters House

Parking: There are 0 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 5 places to sit on this walk. They are on average 150m apart, with a maximum gap of 210m.
Hazards: There are 0 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this 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 1.2 km
Time 30 mins
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Grade 1/6



Very easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
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

Gradient

This whole walk, 590m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 590m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 590m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 590m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 590m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 590m 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 Mangrove Boardwalk to Schoolmasters House walk.

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A list of walks that start near the Mangrove Boardwalk to Schoolmasters House walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mangrove Boardwalk to Schoolmasters House walk starts and ends at the Mangrove Boardwalk car park (gps: -32.844726, 151.69741)
Your main transport option to Mangrove Boardwalk car park is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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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

Comments

 


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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 :)