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Ride directions

START

Gosford Information Centre

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Mann St

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Donnison St

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Pacific Hwy

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Wisemens Ferry Rd

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Thru interchange at Somersby past the general store

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At the next interchange take the Centre Mangrove exit

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Wisemens Ferry Rd

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Waratah Rd

Park n' Ride @ Mangrove Mountain General Store

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Waratah Rd 4kms

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Dubbo Gully Rd at the Upper Mangrove Rd sign

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Blocked Access gate 4.61km (lift your bike over the gate here)

Steep descent here

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Wooden bridge 7.03kms

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Pioneer Cemetery 8.1km

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At the fork in the road at Donny's Track Sign

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When you meet Donney's track at the top of the Great North Road

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Dharug National Park gate 10.1km

Steep climb here

Stand hazard 12.8km

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Clare's Bridge 15.5km

Cross creek bed to the right of the bridge while bridge is under refurbishment

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Wooden bridge

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Onto Ten Mile Hollow 16.81km

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Left onto Simpson's Track

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Descend until you reach the Convict trail rock heritage sign rock in the open field 22.02km

Devine's Hill is not in this ride

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At the forked road at 24.68km

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Via the same route up the hill to Waratah Road

FINISH

Mangrove Mountain General Store 35km

 

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Hinterland History ride

This ride lets you explore the Central Coast off road while at the same time learn of the regions convict, colonial and engineering history. After the ride you can enjoy a rest at the General Store which is open 7 days.

Topographic maps are available for purchase from the Gosford National Parks Office at 207 Albany St Gosford or visit www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au for more details.

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Mountain bike required
H
Hard
SURFACE
Off Road
DISTANCE
35 km

Along the way

Along this ride you may experience kookaburras, goannas and other wildlife.

If you are really adventurous you may wish to cycle from Gosford Station via Wisemans Ferry Road.

For more information on what to do and places to stay visit www.visitcentralcoast.com.au or www.convicttrail.org

Hazards

1. Descend Dubbo Gully with care steep descent.

2. Ensure you carry water.

3. Ensure you carry topographic map (Mangrove 9131-3-N/ GPS unit).

4. Carry spare tubes, tool kit, first aid kit and pump.

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