This short walk takes in some spectacular views from the highest point on the peninsula. In season, there are many wildflowers to enjoy in the area - especially Gymea lilies and a wide range of orchids for the keen observers. It is possible to extend this walk by starting from the cycleway on Stockton Street, enjoying the bushland up close as you climb the steep road. Let us begin by acknowledging the Worimi people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Richardson Road and drive for another 9.9 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Richardson Road and drive for another 4.5 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 800 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 16 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 850 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 5.6 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 1.9 km
Turn sharp left onto Lily Hill Road and drive for another 520 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 and drive for another 400 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started At the top of Lily Hill Rd, you'll find the first lookout. Just below the transmission tower, follow the "Gan Gan Hill Lookout" sign (on the right (South-Eastern) side of the tower) along the footpath.....
Directions & comments
There is a viewpoint (about 30 m back from the start).
After 30 m to find the car park.
After another 85 m come to "Gan Gan Hill".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 105 m to get back to the start.
About 10 m past the end is "Gan Gan Hill lookout".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Gan Gan Hill
Smooth & flat
5 min to 10 min
Quality of track
Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)