Rocky-high Circuit Walk
Awabakal Country

15 min to 30 min

630 m
circuit

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Moderate track
This short circuit walk offers elevated views over Lake Macquarie from Rocky-high Viewpoint. This walk offers pleasant walking beside Lake Macquarie, as well as on a quiet track inland through eucalyptus forest. If possible, complete this walk close to sunset to take advantage of the views across the lake. This local walk is recommended, with the highlight being the views from Rocky-high viewpoint. 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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Dilkera Rd entrance to Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track near start of Foreshore Circuit. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Bush steps near Rocky-high view point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Filtered views of Lake Macquarie from Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Well-maintained tracks near Rocky-high view point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Metal staircase near Rocky-high view point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Rocky High View Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Lake Macquarie from Rocky High View Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
The foreshore track is well-defined. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Bushwalking near Rocky-high view point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Lake Macquarie on view for much of the Foreshore Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Moist rainforest in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Eucalypt forest Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
A fork in the track Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track marker Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Some wide tracks in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Some wide tracks in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Some wide tracks in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Sharing the track with bikes in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Enjoying the bushland Foreshore Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Shared cycle/walkway Foreshore Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Passing some houses in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Shared cycle/walkway in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Shared cycle/walkway in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Green Point Reserve Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Dilkera Ave near Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Dilkera Ave entrance to Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
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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 (-33.013855,151.628737)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Pacific Highway, A43
  • Turn on to Macquarie Street, B89 then drive for 770 m
  • Turn slight left onto Ross Street, B89 and drive for another 3.4 km
  • Turn left onto Tallawalla Road and drive for another 155 m
  • Turn right onto Dilkera Avenue and drive for another 1.7 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the intersection, this walk follows the track, while initially keeping the 'Welcome to Green Point Fore Shore Reserve' sign on your left. This walk continues, passing a 'Mangrove Seed Symbol' timber signed post (on the left) after about 5m. Then this walk continues through forest for about 190m, undulating gently to climb moderately steeply up timber steps (beside a metal ring fence) to find Rockyhigh Viewpoint, with a bench seat (on the left) and views over the lake (on the right).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 35 m find the "Green Point Reserve Entrance (Dilkera Avenue, Valentine)" (8 m on your right).
Green Point Reserve Entrance (Dilkera Avenue, Valentine)
Green Point Reserve Entrance (Dilkera Avenue, Valentine)

The Dilkera Avenue entrance (in Valentine) to Green Point Foreshore Reserve offers access to both walking and bicycling paths. There is car parking and a large grassed park overlooking Lake Macquarie, a great spot to sit or have a picnic. A short walk away in the Green Point Reserve is Rockyhigh Viewpoint over Lake Macquarie, which is fabulous at sunset.
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The Dilkera Avenue entrance (in Valentine) to Green Point Foreshore Reserve offers access to both walking and bicycling paths. There is car parking and a large grassed park overlooking Lake Macquarie, a great spot to sit or have a picnic. A short walk away in the Green Point Reserve is Rockyhigh Viewpoint over Lake Macquarie, which is fabulous at sunset.

After another 160 m continue straight.
After another 10 m find the "Rockyhigh Viewpoint" (15 m on your right).
Rockyhigh Viewpoint
Rockyhigh Viewpoint

The Rockyhigh Viewpoint (near Dilkera Avenue, Valentine) has elevated views across Lake Macquarie. There is a bench seat perfectly located to enjoy the views. This viewpoint is magnificent at sunset; a local secret.
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The Rockyhigh Viewpoint (near Dilkera Avenue, Valentine) has elevated views across Lake Macquarie. There is a bench seat perfectly located to enjoy the views. This viewpoint is magnificent at sunset; a local secret.

After another 100 m turn sharp left, to head along Trolls.
After another 195 m turn left.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 85 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Rocky-high Circuit Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 630 m
Time 15 min to 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 No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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