Turners Walking Track
Awabakal Country

2 h 15 min to 3 h 30 min

7.2 km
return

↑ 274 m
↓ -274 m

Hard track
Take this challenging return walk in Watagans National Park to see the historic remnants of O’Hara’s Sawmill and take in the beautiful rainforest. 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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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 (-32.9755217,151.4117966)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Leggetts Drive, B82
  • Turn on to Leggetts Drive then drive for 185 m
  • Turn sharp left onto Sandy Creek Road and drive for another 9.6 km
  • Turn left onto Heaton Road and drive for another 6.6 km
  • Keep left onto Bakers Road and drive for another 175 m
  • Turn slight right and drive for another 2 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 40 m come to the "Watagan Forest HQ camp site".
This is a free campsite.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 880 m continue straight.
After another 1.1 km continue straight.
Continue another 1.6 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.6 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Turners Walking Track


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 7.2 km
Time 2 h 15 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 40 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
40 mWatagan Forest HQ camp site
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