TD33 has always been a busy route for cyclists, 4WD clubs and motorcycle clubs. Bushwalking is also a popular activity and there are numerous bushwalking and mountain bike trails to explore with picnic spots with magnificent views to enjoy a well-earned break or lunch. An area rich in aboriginal history, there are walking trails that lead to well-preserved rock and cave paintings that are thousands of years old.
Go walking along Hominy Creek walking track in Popran National Park to the picturesque crystal clear waters of Emerald Pool.
Get together for a picnic near Cessnock under the shady gums at Astills picnic area, then head off for a bike ride through Werakata National Park.
Ironbark picnic area is the only picnic area in Popran National Park and the gateway to many of the walking tracks in this central coast park.
Mountain bike or walk the Old Great North Road. It’s an important piece of Australia’s history and part of the Convict Sites of Australia World Heritage Area.
Deadmans mountain bike loop is an easy 8km cycle through rare Hunter Valley bushland. The trail starts near Astills picnic area and is a good choice for a family day trip.
Mount Olive Lookout is only a short walk from Ironbark picnic area in Popran National Park on the central coast and offers scenic views over Popran Creek.
An easy 1km walk that takes in the historic buildings and surrounds of Wollombi. A map is available at the Wollombi Museum.
The Convict Trail is the name for convict built Great North Road, the surrounding land and historic buildings. This convict built masterpiece is part of Tourist Drive 33.
Take an easy walk through Kurri sand swamp woodland, a rare habitat full of special plants, wildflowers and trees; a treat for birdwatchers and bushwalkers.
Whether you love horse riding or mountain biking, Mount Olive trail in Popran National Park is a wonderful place to experience magnificent views of the Glenworth Valley.
248 trail is a popular horse riding and mountain biking track which meanders through Popran National Park in the NSW Central Coast hinterland.
Enjoy this scenic 2km bushwalk along Astills trail. This loop walk begins and ends near Astills picnic area, so you can make a day of it and pack a picnic lunch.
Yango walking track in Yengo National Park takes hikers through pristine wilderness, including rainforest, and offers outstanding views.
Finchley Trig offers 360-degree views over the park, with a viewing platform and interpretation board, and a well-preserved aboriginal engraving site nearby.
Uninterrupted views of Yengo and Wollemi wilderness areas are the reward for the short, steep climb to Mount Yengo lookout.
A great way to get away from it all and explore this rugged landscape is on the Big Yango Loop Trail. The 22km trail includes some steep climbs and descents.
Stroll 5.5kms through Yengo National Park to Circuit Flat Bridge – the fourth-oldest bridge in Australia, built by convicts in 1831.