2 hrs 30 mins
Middle Creek Reserve
(0km) Middle Creek Reserve boat ramp → Sport and Recreation boat shed
(0.46km) Sport and Recreation boat shed → James Wheeler Place Intersection
(1.21km) James Wheeler Place Intersection → RSL War Veterans access intersection
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘Jamieson Park 2km’ arrow along the gravel track keeping the road and village a short distance to the right. This walk continues for about 50m past the continuing series of information signs (on the left) remembering each war  before crossing to a 15m long fiberglass bridge with timber handrailing and then continues along the gravel track for about 40m past more information signs (on the left) . This walk then heads gently uphill to a 3-way intersection marked by a ‘RSL War Veterans North’ signpost (on the right).
(1.65km) RSL War Veterans access intersection → Northern end of Jamison Park
(3.29km) Northern end of Jamison Park → Int behind Jamison Park
Turn right: From just beside the boat ramp at the end of Jamison Park car park, this walk follows the footpath gently uphill towards the sailing club. After about 20m this walk passes a picnic table, BBQ, as well at the accessible (in the ‘Narrabeen Lakes sailing Club’ building). The walk continues along the footpath for just over 100m, as it leads behind the club building, past another picnic table, to come to a T-intersection beside the ‘Water Refill Jamison Park’ station. Now Turn left to rejoin the main walk .
(3.29km) Northern end of Jamison Park → Int behind Jamison Park
(3.53km) Int behind Jamison Park → Wheeler Park
Continue straight: From the entrance to ‘Jamison Park’, this walk follow the footpath out of the park keeping ‘The Esplanade’ to the right. The path leads between the lagoon and the road for about 130m to pass the end of ‘Nioka Rd’. The walk continues beside the lagoon for another 250m to find a green timber bench seat, then just 100m later to find another metal and timber seat. The walk continues along the footpath for 70m to pass a roundabout, then past some houses to turn left onto the footpath beside ‘Lakeside Rd’. The walk continues beside ‘Lakeside Rd’ for about 70m to come to the ‘water refill’ station beside the playground at Wheeler Park.
(4.28km) Wheeler Park → Coffee and Kayaks
The Boatshed cafe
(4.75km) Coffee and Kayaks → Berry Reserve
(5.12km) Berry Reserve → H20 cafe
(5.24km) H20 cafe → South end of Pitwater Rd Bridge
(5.33km) South end of Pitwater Rd Bridge → East end of Billarong Reserve
(5.93km) East end of Bilarong Reserve → Bilarong Reserve playground
Bilarong Reserve playground and picnic area
(6.26km) Bilarong Reserve playground → Bilarong Reserve boat ramp
Bilarong Reserve carpark
(6.41km) Bilarong Reserve boat ramp → Bilarong Reserve turning circle
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads along the road past the timber bollards keeping the lagoon (through the trees) to the left. This walk continues for about 60m to come to the ‘Bilarong Sanctuary’ gate  (1.3m wide) at the far end of the turning circle.
(6.59km) Billarong Reserve turning circle → Deep Creek Intersection
(7.6km) Deep Creek Intersection → Cement Works Lookout
Cement Works Lookout
(7.9km) Cement Works Lookout → Northern end of Middle Creek Reserve
(8.53km) Northern end of Middle Creek Reserve → Middle Creek Reserve boat ramp
Maps for the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail (from Middle Creek) walkYou can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
|Mona Vale||1:25 000 Map Series||91301S MONA VALE||NSW-91301S|
|Sydney||1:100 000 Map Series||9130 SYDNEY||9130|
Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001
Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
|Time||2 hrs 30 mins|
|AS 2156.1||Gradient||Flat, no steps (1/6)|
|Quality of track||Smooth and hardened path (1/6)|
|Signs||Clearly signposted (1/6)|
|Experience Required||No experience required (1/6)|
|Weather||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)|
|Infrastructure||Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)|
Some more details of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk
This whole walk, 9km is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
This whole walk, 9km follows a smooth and hardened path.
This whole walk, 9km is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
This whole walk, 9km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
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Fire DangerEach park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.
Weather ForestThis walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.
Park Information & Alerts
Short URL = http://wild.tl/nltmc
There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)
Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.