The Fernleigh Track is one of the region’s most popular shared pathways, which follows a disused coal haul rail line between Adamstown and Belmont, providing a peaceful and scenic walking or cycling track, through beautiful bushland and wetland areas.
The 15km route passes through the suburbs of Adamstown, Kahibah, Whitebridge, Redhead, Jewells and terminating adjacent to Belmont TAFE.
The track traverses Glenrock State Conservation Area, Awabakal Nature Reserve and the Belmont Wetlands State Park.
It provides a peaceful and scenic walking or cycling track, where visitors can observe a variety of flora and fauna from some of the unique habitats within Lake Macquarie and Newcastle.
The shared pathway is a joint project of Lake Macquarie and Newcastle City Councils. Funding for this project was provided by both councils and State and Federal Government grants.
Features of the Fernleigh Track
- easy grades for people of all fitness levels
- safe off-road link between residential and employment areas
- former stations and heritage railway relics are visible from the track
- the Fernleigh Tunnel as the connection point between Lake Macquarie and Newcastle
Points with car park available:
- Adamstown Station, Park Avenue
- Burwood Road, Kahibah (car park at entry to Glenrock State Conservation Area)
- Station Street/Hudson Street, Whitebridge
- Cowlishaw Street, Redhead
- Railway Crescent (via Wommara Avenue), Jewells
- Railway Parade, Belmont
Points accessible by car but without formal car parks:
- Fletcher Street, Adamstown
- Dibbs Street/Brisbane Water Road, Adamstown
- Brisbane Water Road/Bailey Street, Adamstown
- Kinross Avenue, Adamstown Heights
- Faul Street, Adamstown Heights
- Paterson Close, Whitebridge
- Station Street/Candish Street, Whitebridge
- Oakdale Road, Dudley
Page last updated: 24 October 2015