Run to Norah Head
This is about a 3 ˝ hr run, including
a P&T stop at Wiseman’s Ferry, through beautiful country north of Sydney
and out to the coast. The route
takes us from Thompson’s Corner, West Pennant Hills, out through Dural to
Wiseman’s Ferry where we stop for a cuppa, then across the ferry and up
to Mangrove Mountain, down Bumble Hill to the beautiful Yarramalong valley,
and on through Toukley to Norah Head.
The roads are reasonably good, free from
traffic, winding and undulating – in other words, good Clubman territory.
Bring a picnic rug and picnic, although
food & drink is usually available at Wiseman’s and our lunch spot.
||Mt Wilberforce Lookout (Thompson’s
Corner) car park on South side of Castle Hill Road, 250m from Pennant Hills
||Gather at Mt Wilberforce Lookout (Thompson’s
||9:30am - 10:25am
||Stage 1 -
Thompson’s Corner to Wiseman’s Ferry
||11:15am – 12:45pm
||Stage 2 -
Wiseman’s Ferry to Rosetti Lookout, Norah Head
Thompson's Corner to Wiseman’s Ferry – approx 50km – approx 55 mins
|Left out of car park onto Castle Hill Rd|
|Right at first lights into New Line Rd|
|Straight on all the way to Wiseman’s Ferry through
Dural, Glenorie, Maroota|
|Stop at car park by the ferry for Morning Tea|
Wiseman’s Ferry to Norah Head – approx 100km – approx 90 mins
WATCH THE SPEED LIMITS
Reset Trip Counter (distances off
|0km - Right after crossing ferry, through Spencer
to Mangrove Mountain|
|48km - Left at T-junction into Bloodtree Rd, signposted
to Kulnura, Yarramalong & Cessnock. |
(If you miss the turning and reach Central Mangrove, turn left at the
crossroads for Kulnura and skip the next instruction.)
|52km - Left at T-junction, signposted to Kulnura
|55km - Right at AMBER PARK STUD T-junction – watch
for Paintball Place sign just before the turning.
(If you miss the turning and reach Kulnura, turn right in Kulnura
onto Greta Rd then left at stop/give way sign.)|
|58km - Straight on at Greta Rd (Bumble Hill Gallery
on left at junction) down Bumble Hill into Yarramalong|
|62km - Right at T-junction at bottom of Bumble Hill
signposted to Expressway, Wyong.
Past The Manor Hotel 50m on left.|
|78km – Left into Hue Hue Rd just before bridge over
|84km – Right into Sparks Rd (becomes Warnervale Rd).
Cross bridge between Budgewoy and Tuggerah Lakes, through Toukley
|97km – Right at roundabout into Wilfred Barrett Rd.
(Large Hargrave St sign in front of you as you enter roundabout.
Don’t go straight ahead down Hargrave St!!)|
|97.1km – Left almost immediately into Bungary Rd|
|98.5km – Left after shops on right and small park
on left to picnic spot at Rosetti Lookout.
Loos and food / drink available at kiosk.|
Norah Head back to Sydney – whenever!
Suggested route via Old Pacific Hwy, avoiding weekend traffic
on Central Coast roads.
|Retrace steps through Toukley & Sparks Rd to Expressway|
|Left onto Expressway heading for Sydney.|
|Exit at Somersby/Peats Ridge interchange and follow
the Old Pacific Hwy to Sydney|
|After passing under expressway, turn right then left
almost immediately, staying on Old Pacific Hwy.|
|At Calga, left at roundabout then left again, stay
on Old Pacific Hwy to Sydney.|
Watch speed limits on Old Pacific Hwy – Police patrol
the road constantly at weekends.