- Distance: 4.5 km/6429 steps
- Time: 45 minutes
- Suitability: Easy walk with hardly any elevation around the Maitland Park area. Suitable for wheels but need to take care with traffic as a fair bit involves sharing the road with cars. Extend the walk by doing a short detour to the Jewish Cemetery.
Enter the Maitland Park area via the roundabout by the railway station, keep right down Elgin street and park near the Hockey fields.
Start walking down Elgin street and follow it as it turns right and continues along the sports fields. Turn right when you get to the t-section with Louth Park road. This can be fairly busy with traffic and no pavement so walk carefully. You will soon see a sign for the Maitland Jewish Cemetery on your right – this is worth visiting and the detour will add 500m and 10 min to your walk. It is one of only three provincial Jewish Cemeteries in NSW and despite having a spooky horror-movie kind of look about it, it is still in use.
Back on the main road, continue on and when you get to the intersection with Trappaud street turn left and continue along until you get to Cultivation road. Turn left and walk past the Maitland showground to Cracknell street. Turn left and left again when you get to Anzac street. As it turns around the corner this street now becomes Bloomfield street. Stay on this as you get back to Maitland Park, walk past the pool and the war memorial by the main gate. Exit the gate and turn left and you’ll soon be back where you started.
Please see link below for a map of the walking route. Map of Maitland Park walk