Bushwalk 4 - GNW: The Great Northern to Tin Hare Creek

Bushwalk 4 - GNW: The Great Northern to Tin Hare Creek

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Bushwalk 4 – GNW: The Great Northern to Tin Hare Creek – Sunday 31st May, 2020 – Sydney Course

Escape to the great outdoors with our resident bushwalking guide, Greg Williams, who has been leading bushwalks around Sydney for over 33 years. You can book each bushwalk individually or book the 'Bushwalking – Sunday Adventure Bushwalks Package' which includes all four bushwalks at a discounted price.

Bushwalk 4 – GNW: The Great Northern to Tin Hare Creek: This section of the Great North Walk starts from the Great Northern, a local drinking hole in the small village of Teralba. From there the walk winds down and around the edge of Lake Macquarie for some amazing panoramic views of the water. Lake Macquarie just happens to be the largest saltwater lake in all of Australia. It covers an area of 110 square kilometres and is connected to the Tasman Sea by a short narrow channel. The walk passes through many shoreline reserves as it skirts around the side of the lake to Warners Bay, before entering the bushland corridors as it moves away from the shores of the lake. Our walk will stop off at Charlestown which is a great place to take a break as it has amenities, picnic shelters and seats. After our break we will move onto the Yuelarbah Track where we continue our journey onto Tin Hare Creek. From here, we are just one day out from finishing the walk in Newcastle which is the end of our 250km journey from Sydney Cove.

All bushwalks have morning tea provided with tea, coffee and delicious chocolate treats available.

Macquarie Community College also operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol online today or call us to have a chat about your options.

Course Outline

  • Rating: Easy medium – Moderately challenging
  • Distance: 16km

Course Outcome

By the end of the course, you will have:

  • Discovered new trails around Sydney and Greater Sydney Basin
  • Have more confidence and experience in bushwalking
  • Been inspired to accept new challenges
  • Gained an understanding of bushwalking preparedness and safety

What to Wear/Bring

On our bushwalks you will need:

  • Sturdy comfortable shoes
  • Clothes for all weather conditions
  • Wet weather gear (if required)
  • Hat
  • Small backpack
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Snacks, lunch
  • Water bottles

A Course Information Guide regarding the bushwalk will be provided beforehand. Please consult the Course Information Guide prior to the walk for comprehensive information on meeting places, start times, travel directions and more.

Important Information

Participants are expected to arrange their own transport to get to each meeting place on time, so that the group can start on schedule.

  • Meeting Place: Whitebridge
  • Driving Instructions: Allow minimum 1hour 50mins travel time from Macquarie Park

Event Amendments

  • Bushwalks can sometimes be re-scheduled to an alternative location due to park closures, bushfires, flooding, and for other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Bushwalk amendments are usually sent out by email or by phone on the Friday/Saturday before the walk.
  • To ensure you are properly informed of any changes, please be sure to enrol with your current email address and mobile phone number.

Operational Conditions and Postponements

  • Macquarie Community College reserves the right to alter or postpone the bushwalk/s or part thereof due to extremes of weather or changes to operational conditions such as road closures, bushfires or conditions beyond our usual control. Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary and advertised departure times, but no guarantee can be made and no compensation shall be made for failure to meet those times.
  • Our bushwalks take place in all but exceptional weather conditions. Conditions such as mist, fog showers, rain and windy conditions do not usually affect the event operation. However, if the weather is deemed to be extreme, the event/s will be postponed to another date. Pre-paid event fees will be credited to the new date or a future event.


The College conducts a wide range of bushwalks for people who have little or no bushwalking experience right through to the experienced bushwalker.

Our walks are generally staggered in such a way that it allows for you to gain experience as you progress through the term. Although no previous bushwalking experience is necessary for many of our walk, some bushwalking experience along with a greater level of fitness is desirable for walks which are listed as challenging. If you have any questions, please contact us on 1300 845 888.

Delivery Mode

This course is delivered in the outdoors.