On the GNW track


The following are places to stay directly on the GNW track itself.

Locality: Berowra Waters

A useful website for accommodation on the Hawkesbury at Berowra Waters (some accessible only by boat). Although not offering accommodation, the Berowra Waters Inn" has a renowned (and expensive) restaurant and there are other restaurants in the vicinity.

Locality: Brooklyn

The Boat Shed is a one bedroomed apartments near the centre of Brooklyn, where there are several restaurants.

Locality: Yarramalong and Cedar Brush Trackhead

Several places to stay in the Yarramalong Valley including, in Yarramalong itself, Yarramalong Manor, offering B&B (6 rooms all with ensuites) and also other meals.

There is also accommodation on the GNW route itself at the Bumble Hill Retreat, a property with 7 bedrooms, four with ensuites plus a one bedroomed studio with ensuite. This 26 acre bushland property has a minimum stay of 2 nights and is for adults over 25 yrs only

As the GNW wends its way northwards along the Cedar Brush Road, it passes an accommodation option at CedarBrush Downs. This is a single cottage, the old Cedar Brush School House, fully self-catering, with three bedrooms and shared bathroom, swimming pool and tennis court.

Locality: Congewai Valley

Lonely Goat Olives is a two-bedroomed cottage in the Congewai Valley. Also on the track is Gum Tree Wai. The property sleeps 8 people in four bedrooms. There is a salt-water pool.

Paxton Hotel (7.5 km off the main GNW track on one of the two GNW spurs) is a historic building (dated 1924) with one of the few original horseshoe bars left in NSW. It offers typical Australian pub-style accommodation with B&B-style accommodation for up to 28 guests and meals at the bistro (Wednesday to Sunday). Continental breakfast included.



Locality: Pokolbin and Cessnock

Pokolbin is not within walking distance of the GNW where it passes through the Congewai Valley but is in easy driving distance. And if you choose to investigate the northerly spur to the GNW which runs up from Congewai Valley Trackhead to Pokolbin Trackhead, then this area may be appropriate for an overnighter. Cessnock is also possible - a little nearer the GNW but less rural. The whole area, part of the Hunter Valley with its multitude of wineries, can make an excellent base for walking these sections of the GNW. There is a very wide range of accommodation in the Hunter Valley.




Locality: Heaton Gap

Where the GNW crosses the main road at Heaton Gap there is a single accommodation option. This is the Watagan Forest Motel with 6 rooms all with ensuites.


Locality: Teralba and Warners Bay

Teralba has limited accommodation. There is the Great Northern Hotel at 2 Anzac Parade

In Warners Bay there is bed and breakfast accommodation at

Warner's Bay Bed and Breakfast with three rooms, one with ensuite and two with a shared bathroom. A hearty full English breakfast is included. There are many restaurants within easy walking distance for other meals.

There is also motel-style accommodation at Pippi’s at the Point offering 14 rooms of boutique accommodation and its own restaurant and also at The Lakeside Motor Inn with several room styles offering room service breakfast and dinner. There is also a salt-water swimming pool and a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant.

Locality: Newcastle

Newcastle, being a major city, has a myriad of accommodation options. Websites include Newcastle Tourism and Visit NSW site.




Locality: Sydney city

As you walk out of Sydney through Hunters Hill, you will find boutique accommodation within a couple of blocks of the walking track at Magnolia House, offering two rooms with ensuites for bed and breakfast. There are several restaurants in the area for other meals.


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