Old Great North Road Bike Ride

Mountain bike or walk the Old Great North Road. It’s an important piece of Australia’s history and part of the Convict Sites of Australia World Heritage Area.

Dharug National Park contains part of the 43 kilometre stretch of the convict-built Old Great North Road. Built between 1826 and 1836, it contains the oldest surviving stone bridges in mainland Australia, including Clares Bridge and Circuit Flat Bridge.

If you plan to walk the road, it’s best to allow two to three days for the whole track, although you can break it up into shorter sections for an easier walk. You can also ride the road - allow about a day to do so. There are plenty of places to stop along the way for a rest, birdwatching or picnicking.

Nearby events

  1. St Albans Folk Festival

    Thursday 25 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Hawkesbury

    It’s a great vibe, very well established and affordable fun festival. Come for the three days or just a day. Located near Wisemans Ferry, (just one or two hours from Sydney, The Central Coast or Newcastle). Four great performance venues…

    25 Apr - 28 Apr
  2. Arcadia Markets

    Saturday 04 May 2019 ,

    A great event is planned celebrating connections, community and history. 50 high quality stalls featuring handmade, unique items, art, craft and gourmet food. Dural and District Historical Society members will be on hand to answer…

    04 May
  3. Convict 100

    Saturday 04 May 2019 ,

    Back for its 15th year the Convict 100 is one of Australia's most challenging MTB marathon races following the historic Convict Trail through the Dharug and Yengo National Parks. The course features a mix of fast fire trail, technical rock…

    04 May