The Hunter Mountain Bike Association is based in the Awaba Mtb Park in the foothills of the Watagans near Newcastle. They secured an operational permit to build trails in an area of the Awaba State Forest. There are plans to add All Mountain trails to their XC and DH trails.Due to the delicate nature of local flora two bridges were built over natural drainage lines. Ground Effect provided $2000 cash to fund the bridges in 2009.
In 2016 the Slush Fund helped out the Dungog Commoners Inc. who are building trails about an hour down the road from Awaba.