The Convict Trail

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  • Address: Convict Trail Project - Bucketty Site, Intersection of George Downes Drive, Great North Road and Settlers Road, Bucketty NSW 2250 Australia, Cessnock
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +61-294893603
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Trail, Scenic Drive, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Nature

The Convict Trail is the Great North Road and its surrounding heritage sites. The Convict Trail is 240km long road that runs from Sydney to the Hunter Valley Region. It was built by convicts between 1826 an 1836 mostly by manual labour. Much of the road is still in use today and makes for a scenic drive or a bike ride. One can visit parts of it or the entire trail.

There are several sites worth seeing along the trail like the Bucketty Precinct, Circuit Flat Bridge, Fernances Crossing Stone Culvert, Murrays Run Culvert and Ramsays Leap. The Greater North Road is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List of Australian Convict Sites.

The Convict Trail Travel Tips

  • Be mindful of wild animals like kangaroos crossing the road when driving here.
  • One can stop for a picnic at the Bucketty Site.
  • Several sites require you to walk off the road so wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Bring plenty of water and refreshments.

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  • The Convict Trail Address: Convict Trail Project - Bucketty Site, Intersection of George Downes Drive, Great North Road and Settlers Road, Bucketty NSW 2250 Australia, Cessnock
  • The Convict Trail Contact Number: +61-294893603
  • The Convict Trail Timing: 24-hrs
  • The Convict Trail Price: Free
  • Best time to visit The Convict Trail(preferred time): 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Convict Trail: 05:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Cessnock include The Convict Trail in their plan

  • 28.57% of people start their The Convict Trail visit around 5 PM - 6 PM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see The Convict Trail

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Convict Trail

People normally club together Featherdale Wildlife Park and Olney State Forest while planning their visit to The Convict Trail.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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