Lake Macquarie History

The Great North Walk, Lake Macquarie

The Great North Walk, a bi-centennial project, enters Lake Macquarie at Glenrock Lagoon with the Yuelarbah Track section (Aboriginal meaning ‘footsteps in the sand’), passing through Charlestown to Warners Bay. It then follows the waterfront to Teralba and crossing over the railway station the Watagan Track section (Aboriginal meaning ‘many ridges’) commences.It passes through Wakefield and along the ranges to Yarramalong in the Wyong Shire where the Cedar Brush Walk commences. Another section comes from Pokolbin in the vineyards.

Acknowledgement of Country

We remember and respect the Ancestors who cared for and nurtured this Country. It is in their footsteps that we travel these lands and waters. Lake Macquarie City Council acknowledges the Awabakal people and Elders past, present and future.

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