Riverside Park to Scotts Point

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45 mins

2.5 km Return

0 m

Easy track
Explore the bank of the north arm of the Hunter River by following an old road from one picnic area to another. Starting from the well established Riverside Park picnic area, you wander along the mostly flat walk following the asphalt and gravel trail along the banks of the river, through a She Oak forest and beside the wetlands. A great walk for enjoying the birdlife and varied forest along the way. There are a series of picnic tables along the way and a sheltered seating area at Scotts Point. Once you are ready, retrace your steps back to the car.

Maps for the Riverside Park to Scotts Point 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 Riverside Park to Scotts Point bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Riverside Park to Scotts Point

Accessibility summary information for the Riverside Park to Scotts Point

Parking: There are 0 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 6 places to sit on this walk. They are on average 250m apart, with a maximum gap of 690m.
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 2.5 km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 2/6



Easy track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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

Around 720m of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 530m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 1.2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 1.2km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 1.2km 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 Riverside Park to Scotts Point walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Riverside Park to Scotts Point walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Riverside Park to Scotts Point walk starts and ends at the Riverside Park car park (gps: -32.833948, 151.70896)
Your main transport option to Riverside Park 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

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/rptsp


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 :)