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Great Views In a Bush Setting

Can’t believe that this piece of paradise is so close to Newcastle. Without even walking up to the... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Anita T
Forster, Australia
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A fun day out

Enjoyed the bushwalk and the BBQ. Kids enjoyed the cardboard sliding down the hill! Fun family day... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Jacqui E
Chatswood, Australia
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Mt Sugarloaf Road, Wallsend, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2286, Australia
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Can’t believe that this piece of paradise is so close to Newcastle. Without even walking up to the top of the mountain the views towards the coast are fabulous from the car park. There are several nice clean picnic tables in the forested area as...More

3  Thank Anita T
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I went for the bushwalking but discovered a lot of human interventions. This is probably because its close to the city with a nice view. Dont go if you want to "get away" as there are several aerials/towers at the summit plus lots picnic shelters...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the bushwalk and the BBQ. Kids enjoyed the cardboard sliding down the hill! Fun family day out

1  Thank Jacqui E
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just hold on to you're hat - it can get very windy! Great views, natural setting - just be careful of snakes, they can wander a bit.

1  Thank simplyjewelry
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Beautiful bushland area, Mt Sugarloaf was devastated by the 2015 April super storm but has recovered well. Nice alternative drive between Lake Macquarie and Maitland areas the lookout has great views over the valley. There is a mining company in the area but you wouldn't...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I was a bit breathless climbing up to the top for the look out views but then I am asthmatic and unfit. It was worth it to get to see the views above.

1  Thank anitabarnes88
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Mount Sugarloaf is either the or one of the highest features located in the Great Dividing Range which sit to the west of Newcastle NSW. Set in beautiful Australian bushland it has exceptional views of Lake Macquarie. It is well worth the drive even if...More

Thank DR46ON
Reviewed 23 June 2016

It's really great at Mount Sugarloaf - there are many picnic spots with BBQ's either wood or gas take your pick...and the walks are fabulous. If you can make it right to the top there are magnificent views as far as the eye can see...More

1  Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 13 June 2016

It was OK, but it had rubbish everywhere. Why can't people use rubbish bins as there were plenty there. But the view wasn't crash hot, the bush is well grown and there was really only one spot you could see through. It was still nice...More

Thank Judie J
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Drove up to the top of the mountain as I'd never been up there before. There is a nice view, but there's not much else up there, apart from some toilets. On the drive down, I pulled over as there was an interesting rock formation...More

Thank Kathy C
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