Newcastle Walk # 1: Throsby Creek

Throsby creek - pelicans

  • Distance: 4.1 km/5857 steps
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Suitability: Great walk by the water’s edge of Newcastle harbour. Most of it on dedicated pedestrian/cycle ways and the rest on pavement so no problem for wheels.

This walk starts at the car park for Passmore Oval, just off Albert street in Wickham.

Walk down Albert street, past the Croatian sports Club, all the way down to Hannel street.  Carefully cross over this fairly busy road and walk across the Fishermen’s Co-op car park to get to the footpath by the water’s edge.  Follow this footpath underneath the Cowper bridge and along Throsby Creek.  You’ll pass the fun and whimsical “a Drop in the Ocean” artwork/play area and if you’re lucky you might see some rowers out on the water.  Stay on the path as it veers around to the left, cross the road by the next bridge and continue on.  Just before you get to Islington park, you’ll see some more interesting artwork (sofa and pelicans!) and now you need to look for a short path on your left that will link you into O’Hara street. Turn right at the next intersection and walk down Lewis street.  Turn left at the next intersection with The Avenue and then first right down Norfolk street.  Stay here as it continues on and turns into Sheddon street. When you get to Maitland Road, turn left and walk back up along Albert street to the car park.

Please see link below for a map of the walking route. Map of Throsby Creek walk