The Old Great North Road is a nationally significant example of major public infrastructure developed using convict labour. Situated in its unaltered natural bushland setting, the Old Great North Road is the best surviving example of an intact convict-built road with massive structural works, which remains undisturbed by later development. It demonstrates the isolated and harsh conditions in which the convict road building gangs lived and laboured for months at a time.
Although the road is closed to vehicles, it can be walked or cycled.
The Old Great North Road was included in the National Heritage List on 1 August 2007.
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