- Distance:4.4km / 6286 steps
- Time: ~ 45 min
- Summary: A hilly walk around the developing suburb of Bolwarra heights. Lots of new houses under construction and more lots for sale, so the outlook for this walk will be constantly changing for the next few years. All on the road or concrete paths so ideal for wheels.
Park at the Bolwarra Scenic Lookout . This is clearly signposted and is on the right hand side of Paterson road (if coming from Maitland) as you are coming in to Bolwarra Heights.
After you have enjoyed the nice views from the look-out; back towards Maitland and the mountains beyond, cross over Paterson road and turn left along the path. Go right at Hunterglen drive and first right down the hill on Highland way. Take first left onto Amber grove and follow this all the way around until you get back onto Highland way. Despite being fairly densely populated there is enough bushland left for the local wildlife; a kangaroo was quietly munching on grass just off Highland way this morning!
Continue to your left and when the road turns and starts going uphill you will see a cycle/pedestrian path going through the bushland reserve on your left. Follow the path to the end and turn right up the very wide path going up the hill. This will take you to Bolwarra park drive. Go right and then left at the first intersection. Follow the road around, and when you run out of road, turn left up Ridgetop close and then go down the path which will get you back to Bolwarra park drive. Eventually you should be able to just stay on Bolwarra park drive all the way around but, at the time of writing, it was closed off due to construction activities.
Continue down the hill and when you see the playground on your right, follow the path alongside it and this will take you to Hunterglen drive. Now you just have a long steady climb up the hill to Paterson road and you’ll see the lookout a bit further down to your left.
Please see link for a map of Bolwarra heights walk