The Fernleigh Track is an attractive and popular walking and cycling path, created along the route of a former rail corridor in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions of New South Wales.
It provides a pleasant travel route through a bushland setting with links along the way to adjoining residential communities. The track is a popular facility, used for both localised commuting and recreational purposes.
The 15km shared pathway from Adamstown to Belmont is fantastic for walking or cycling.
Please note: The use of motorbikes on the Fernleigh Track is illegal.
Features of the Fernleigh Track
- Provides a peaceful and scenic walking and cycling track, through beautiful bushland and wetland areas
- It has easy grades for people of all fitness levels
- The Fernleigh Tunnel is the connection point between Lake Macquarie and Newcastle and it even appears in a few television commercials
- It provides a safe off-road link between residential and employment areas
- Former stations and heritage railway relics are visible from the Track.
Major access points with car park available
- Adamstown train 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
Other 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
The Fernleigh Track shared pathway is a joint project of Lake Macquarie City Council and the City of Newcastle. Funding for this project was provided by both Councils and State and Federal Government grants.