GPS Coordinates

Either enter 1934 Chichester Dam Rd, Bandon Grove or the coordinates -32.246044, 151.689699 into your GPS and this will direct you to within 100 metres of Ferndale Park’s turnoff on Chichester Dam Rd. 

Google Maps

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Coming from Sydney

Turn onto the F3 at Wahroonga, and head north, following this freeway right to the end, where you will come to a large roundabout. Go straight through this roundabout, and drive along this road (Weakleys Drive) until you come to a major T-intersection for the New England Highway. Turn left at this intersection, following the New England through to Maitland. Turn right at the first roundabout you come to which goes over the rail line and then you will arrive at another roundabout. Turn left here, and follow this road through another small roundabout, and then shortly after, through a set of lights. Stay on this road and follow the signs toward Dungog. On the way to Dungog you will pass through Paterson. There are a few turns to make on the way and it is all sign posted. Once arriving in Dungog, follow the signs to the shopping centre which is in the main street (Dowling Street). Drive along Dowling St. until coming to the white signpost monument in the centre of the street. Turn left and then follow the map on this web page.

Coming from Newcastle

Follow Maitland Road (Pacific Highway) through to Hexham, and take the overpass exit toward Taree and Raymond Terrace. Follow the Pacific Highway through Motto Farm, to a large roundabout (KFC and Burger King on right). Turn left at this roundabout, and then shortly after, right at the next roundabout. This is the old Pacific Highway. Stay on this road, going through Raymond Terrace and then turn left at McDonalds, where there is another roundabout shortly after. Go straight through here, and stay on this road following the signs through to Dungog. On the way you will pass through Nelson Plains, Seaham and Clarence Town. Once arriving in Dungog, follow the signs to the shopping centre which is in the main street (Dowling Street). Drive along Dowling St until coming to the white signpost monument in the centre of the street. Turn left and then follow the map on this web page.

Common Mistakes

1.  Using NavMan or GPS can add 50+km to your trip, unless you use the address or coordinates listed above.
2.  Turning left onto Salisbury Road towards Barrington Guest House (now burnt down) and then right onto Chichester Road. We are on Chichester Dam Road. This little 3 letter extra word will save you 80+km extra. Make sure you are on CHICHESTER DAM ROAD not Chichester Road.
3. 

After going 15km on Chichester Dam Road some visitors get excited and turn right too early onto Wangat Trig Road. Unless you would like to see some clear fell forestry operations do not take this road. Instead stay on Chichester Dam Road for 20km.

Wangat Trig Road does take you to Jerusalem Creek Falls which is worth a look at, at some stage.

Map - Dungog to Ferndale Park