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Fernleigh Track

Fernleigh Track
              
               
              
              Fernleigh Track is one of the region’s most popular shared pathways, which follows a disused coal haul rail line between Adamstown and Belmont.
              The 15 kilometre route passes through the suburbs of Adamstown, Kahibah, Whitebridge, Redhead, Jewells and terminating adjacent to the Belmont TAFE college.  The track provides easy access through some of the most significant and diverse habitats within Lake Macquarie and Newcastle, where visitors can observe a variety of flora and fauna.
              The track is now complete and it traverses through Glenrock State Conservation Area, Awabakal Nature Reserve, and the Belmont Wetlands State Park.
              
                Features of the Fernleigh Track:
              
              
                Provides a peaceful and scenic walking and cycling track, through beautiful bushland and wetland areas.
                It has easy grades for people of all fitness levels.
                The Fernleigh Tunnel is the connection point between Lake Macquarie and Newcastle and it even appears in a few television commercials.
                It provides a safe off-road link between residential and employment areas.
                Former stations and heritage railway relics are visible from the Track.
              
              
                Access Points:
              
              
                Dibbs Street, Adamstown.
                Station Street, Whitebridge (car park available).
                Cowlishaw Street, Redhead (car park available).
                Oakdale Road, Gateshead.
                Wommara Avenue, Jewells (car park available).
                Railway Parade, Belmont (car park available).
              
              The Fernleigh Track shared pathway is a joint project of Lake Macquarie and Newcastle City Councils.  Funding for this project was provided by both Councils and State and Federal Government grants.