Walks to enjoy

Bushwalks are an opportunity to have fun and to enjoy and learn more about the beauty of the natural areas of the Hunter Valley.

We organise guided and self-guided walks and events in the natural areas of the Hunter Valley. You can expect to see true wilderness, ancient forests and unique wildlife, and will experience nature’s moods and colours in the fresh outdoors.

Contact us for a walk to suit your fitness and interests. Choose from the walks on this page


Guided bushwalks

Led by an experienced guide, walks explore the natural history, native animals and scenery of Mt Royal and the Barrington Tops area of the Hunter Valley. These walks are in the Gondwana Rainforests World Heritage area 15 minutes drive from Callicoma Hill eco-cabins where accommodation and camping are available.

Featured walks are:

  • Following Leichhardt’s footsteps - A short, hard guided off-track walk retracing famous explorer Ludwig Leichhardt's 1843 journey to Mt Royal. This includes spectacular scenery, original journal readings, and talks about the famous scientist’s natural history collections. Walks are limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

  • Wildlife spotlighting – An easy evening spotlight walk suitable for all ages to observe native wildlife and the night sky. Limited to 12 participants. Bring warm clothes, own torches and suitable shoes.

20 Great Hunter Region Walks

Callicoma Hill eco-cabins produced the 20 Great Hunter Region Walks Map and Guide, launched by the NSW Minister for Tourism.

The map describes 20 Great Walks suitable for people with a range of experience and fitness. The walks showcase the diverse natural areas of the Hunter Valley, and there is a walk suitable for everyone. Two of the walks are close to Callicoma Hill eco-cabins.

The walks map is available for purchase from the Callicoma Hill on-line products shop, as are high quality greeting cards showing some of the walks. The map is also available for purchase from the Hunter Wetlands Centre, Sandgate, Trek & Travel in Kent St, Sydney and most visitor information centres in the Hunter Valley, including Singleton Visitor Information Centre (phone 02 6571 5888).

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Bushwalks near Callicoma Hill

The natural areas of Mt Royal and Barrington Tops National Park are close to Callicoma Hill eco-cabins and offer a range of walking opportunities, from easy short walks to full day, and overnight walks. Two of the walks are included in the 20 Great Hunter Region Walks Map.

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World Heritage Area walks and children’s activities

Are you training for an epic overseas walk ? Or interested in seeing wildlife in a natural environment, or exploring remote and spectacular ancient forests and wilderness?

Callicoma Hill nearly adjoins the internationally recognised Gondwana Rainforests World Heritage area. Much of the southern part of the Hunter Valley is within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area.

Friendly, informative and personalised guided nature walks can be organised for small groups and individuals. Your aspirations, experience and abilities are catered for. We offer day, overnight and multi-day walks.

Personalised walks are organised by arrangement (including overnight walks). If you are training for the Kokoda Trail walk, or other long treks, then we can put you on the right track for your training program. Contact Callicoma Hill for more information.

Our walks are close to Callicoma Hill. If you would like to walk, but your family or friends do not, then they can stay in comfort while you enjoy a natural adventure. We also organise nature based adventures for children in a safe environment.

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Annual walks program

As part of our annual events program, Callicoma Hill organises bushwalks. Some walks are free and conducted jointly with non-profit National Parks Association of NSW Activities Program. For details email us for our activities program and visit the National Parks Association website

Wildlife and nature walks

Bushwalking is a great way to see inquisitive wildlife and an interesting variety of plants and landscapes. Native animals we expect to see and hear include a wide range of birds, and Australian marsupials such as kangaroos, Koalas, and wallabies some of which are threatened.

We follow guidelines for wildlife observation and visitor behaviour which benefit both animals and observers. When it comes to wildlife observation there is no greater reward than to see animals doing their own thing undisturbed.


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