- Distance: 4.1 km/5857 steps
- Time: 40 minutes
- Suitability: A nice hilly walk around a lovely, well-established suburb. The changes in elevation make it suitable for fitness walkers, but quite hard work for those pushing wheels.
This walk starts at the car park for Stockade Hill Heritage Park located in Brisbane street, close to the Williams street intersection, in East Maitland.
Walk down the hill to the left of the rotunda, there are some steps and a little bridge leading you down near the playground. Continue down the gully until you get to Banks street. Turn left and then left again shortly thereafter up Flinders street. This starts out as a narrow lane and then broadens out to a very wide street. When you get towards the top of the hill, admire the view towards Maitland park and then turn right down Sturt street. There is a sharp turn to the left, continue alongside the reserve on your right and the street is now called Ultimo street. Cross over Richardson street and continue on as Ultimo street joins up with Brunswick street. When you get to Rous street, turn left and walk past the tennis courts and then down the hill until you get to Cooks Square park. Turn right, following the aptly named Park street around the bottom of the soccer ground past the East Maitland Scout hall. Continue straight along and once you get to Williams street you can turn left and you will shortly see the car park where you started across the road. Alternatively, you can extend the walk slightly by crossing over Williams street, walk through the grounds of the St. Peters Anglican church to Banks street. Turn left and then left again at the intersection with Brisbane street. You now have a nice hill climb to finish off your walk before reaching the car park. Please see link for map of walk Map of Windy Hill walk