“Scenic Newcastle lap” is a scenic, easy motorcycle ride in New South Wales, Australia.
roanish
roanish
January 4, 2014
This
101km
ride visits Newcastle, New Lambton, Holmesville, Beresfield.
On Road
Scenic
Smooth
Easy
Urban
Good visibility
Good surface
  • Mayfield

  • Starting from Mayfield, due to proximity to the New England highway (convenient for anyone travelling into town)

  • Mayfield East

    at 2km
  • 80km/h cruise into town, sweeping corners, quality road.

  • Wickham

    at 6km
  • Turn off Industrial drive onto Honeysuckle drive for a slow but scenic cruise around the Newcastle foreshore.

  • Newcastle

    at 7km
  • Open that visor and enjoy the ocean breeze.

    at 8km
  • Turn left to go through the park. A one way road with some g...

    at 11km
  • Turn left to go through the park. A one way road with some good corners. But watch the speed humps.

  • Cooks Hill

    at 13km
  • Bar beach on your left. Stop here to stretch your legs if you need to and enjoy the view.

  • Merewether

    at 14km
  • Turning left at Frederick St will take you up the main road of Merewether on drop you onto the start of scenic drive.

  • Scenic Drive is a wonderful hill climb with some great corne...

    at 15km
  • Scenic Drive is a wonderful hill climb with some great corners and excellent quality surface.

  • Merewether Heights

    at 18km
  • Turning left onto the Highway, but only for a short amount of time.

  • Kotara

    at 19km
  • Turning off the brief highway section for a detour through Newcastle's southern coastal towns.

  • New Lambton

    at 20km
  • Kahibah

    at 20km
  • Left onto Burwood road takes you down past the Glenrock reserve and through some wonderful bushland areas and coastal towns.

  • Whitebridge

    at 24km
  • Dudley

    at 25km
  • Redhead

    at 28km
  • Belmont

    at 33km
  • Heading south on the highway, a bit dull, but it is the only road this side of the lake which crosses the Swansea channel

  • Swansea

    at 41km
  • Caves Beach

    at 42km
  • Hop off and stretch your legs, Caves beach is an excellent s...

    at 44km
  • Hop off and stretch your legs, Caves beach is an excellent spot to stop for a rest or a picnic.

  • Caves Beach

    at 47km
  • Enjoy the scenery

  • Heading back up the highway to Belmont.

    at 50km
  • Pelican/Blacksmiths

    at 54km
  • Belmont

    at 58km
  • Head left towards the lake for some of the best road on this lap.

  • Excellent bends on this road, enjoy. Stay safe ;)

    at 59km
  • Best corner on the trip!

    at 60km
  • Valentine

    at 62km
  • Eleebana

    at 64km
  • Enjoy the lake views, the next 10km is a very relaxed lake side ride.

  • Turning right to head back towards town.

    at 71km
  • Glendale

    at 74km
  • Wallsend

    at 78km
  • We chose to go along the link road on our ride. This is the only 90km/h zone on the ride. It's also a bit boring for the next 5 mins.

  • Holmesville

    at 84km
  • Cameron Park

    at 84km
  • Turn right at the lights, or you will end up on the M1 motorway. This road will take you to Minmi.

  • Minmi

    at 86km
  • Stop here at the pub for an excellent feed.

  • Heading straight will take you back to Beresfield/ New Engla...

    at 86km
  • Heading straight will take you back to Beresfield/ New England highway via the M1. A quick way home if you started from that direction.
    Turning right takes you back towards Newcastle.

  • Fletcher

    at 89km
  • Beresfield

    at 89km
  • Wallsend

    at 94km
  • Heading towards the Uni, this is the most direct way back to Mayfield without touching Newcastle road.

  • Callaghan

    at 96km
  • Mayfield

    at 99km
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