Red Hands Cave

And Walk






30 mins

403 m Circuit


9 m

Moderate track

This is a short walk down to Red Hands Cave from the Resolute Picnic Area. The walk loops from the picnic area through the heath and down to the overhang of the cave. The Aboriginal rock art is quite faded but is estimated to be over 2000 years old. This makes for an interesting historic walk, great as an appetiser before a picnic lunch at Resolute Picnic Area.




Maps for the Red Hands Cave walk

You 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.

Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Red Hands Cave bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Red Hands Cave

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.

Length 403 m
Time 30 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 270m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 130m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 400m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

This whole walk, 400m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 400m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 400m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 290m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 120m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Red Hands Cave walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Red Hands Cave walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Red Hands Cave walk starts and ends at the Resolute Picnic Area (gps: -33.577895, 151.30009)
Your main transport option to Resolute Picnic Area is by;

Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

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West Head Lookout

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10 mins

238 m Return


18 m

Easy track

This walk is all about the stunning views from the edge of West Head. After the lovely drive through the bushland along the West Head Rd you will love this gentle stroll down to what feels like the edge of the earth. There are great views across the Pittwater to Barenjoey Head as well as across the mouth of the Hawkesbury River. You will find plenty of information signs explaining some of the rich histories of the area, including about the gun emplacements that were built into the side of the cliffs here to protect from enemy ship invasion. Make a day of it by packing a picnic lunch and visiting Resolute picnic ground (and toilets) about 900m back along the road.




Maps for the West Head Lookout walk

You 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.

Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the West Head Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the West Head Lookout

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.

Length 238 m
Time 10 mins
.

Grade 2/6

Easy track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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

Gradient

This whole walk, 120m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 70m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 45m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 120m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 120m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 120m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 120m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the West Head Lookout walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the West Head Lookout walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The West Head Lookout walk starts and ends at the End of West Head Rd (gps: -33.578828, 151.30857)
Your main transport option to End of West Head Rd is by;

Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

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Kalkari Discovery trail

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30 mins

798 m Circuit


25 m

Very easy

This pleasant walk starts with a wander through the interesting Kalkari Discovery Center. Enjoy the displays and chat with the volunteers before heading out the back door to find the rest of the walk. The walk follows the concrete path past more information signs and a lovely pond. As you wander through the large fenced enclosure keep an eye out for wallabies, bush turkeys and other animals. The main lookout provides stunning views and well worth spending time to enjoy.




Maps for the Kalkari Discovery trail walk

You 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.

Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Kalkari Discovery trail bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Kalkari Discovery trail

Accessibility summary information for the Kalkari Discovery trail

Parking: There are 1 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.

Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.

Seats: There are 7 places to sit on this walk.
They are on average 80m apart, with a maximum gap of 270m.

Hazards: There are 0 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.

Accessibility Details


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.

Length 798 m
Time 30 mins
.

Grade 1/6

Very easy

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

Gradient

This whole walk, 800m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 800m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 800m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 800m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 800m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 800m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Kalkari Discovery trail walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Kalkari Discovery trail walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Kalkari Discovery trail walk starts and ends at the Kalkari car park (gps: -33.665258, 151.14905)
Your main transport option to Kalkari car park is by;

Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

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Wahroonga to Mt Kuring-gai

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5 hrs 30 mins

14.7 km One way


607 m

Hard track

Starting with a walk through the streets of Wahroonga, this walk then heads bush, following the Gibberagong Track to Bobbin Head. After a picnic or a bite to eat from the kiosk, the walk then heads up the Birrawanna track to lead to Apple Tree Bay. From here the track follows the picturesque Cowan Creek for a while before heading up the ridge to Mt Kuring-gai Station.




Maps for the Wahroonga to Mt Kuring-gai walk

You 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.

Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Wahroonga to Mt Kuring-gai bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wahroonga to Mt Kuring-gai

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.

Length 14.7 km
Time 5 hrs 30 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

7km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 4.5km is flat with no steps. Whilst another 3km is very steep and the remaining 230m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

8km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 4.3km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (2.3km) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 8km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 7km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 8km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 7km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 11km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 4km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 8km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Wahroonga to Mt Kuring-gai walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Wahroonga to Mt Kuring-gai walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Wahroonga to Mt Kuring-gai walk starts at the Wahroonga Railway Station (gps: -33.717619, 151.1171)
Your transport options to Wahroonga Railway Station are by;

Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Train. (get details)

The Wahroonga to Mt Kuring-gai ends at the Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station (gps: -33.653814, 151.13674)
Your transport options to Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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The Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek

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6 hrs

16.1 km Return


576 m

Moderate track

This walk to Smiths Creek follows a wide trail for most of the way, however it is well worth the walk, for Smiths Creek is a lovely spot with open grasslands and a creek to explore. The optional side trip to Wilkins Viewpoint is also worthwhile, with a fabulous view into Cowan Creek – consider including it on the return journey, to break up the walk home.




Maps for the The Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek walk

You 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.

Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the The Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek

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.

Length 16.1 km
Time 6 hrs
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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

Gradient

Around 5km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 2.7km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 8km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 140m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 2.3km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 4.9km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 3.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 8km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the The Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek walk starts and ends at the Int of Cullamine Rd & Bulara St (gps: -33.664104, 151.18876)
Your main transport option to Int of Cullamine Rd & Bulara St is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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Cowan to Wondabyne station via Patonga rest area

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2 Days

33.4 km One way


1523 m

Hard track

This section of the Great North Walk starts from Cowan train station and wanders past the majestic Jerusalem Bay then through to Brooklyn. After a ferry ride to Patonga, this walk climbs to the top of the ridge, reaching even more great views. Day 2, the track heads over the scenic Mt Wondabyne and around to Wondabyne Station. Please check timetables for ferry and trains as they can be infrequent.




Maps for the Cowan to Wondabyne station via Patonga rest area walk

You 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.

Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Cowan 1:25 000 Map Series 91304N COWAN NSW-91304N
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Cowan to Wondabyne station via Patonga rest area bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cowan to Wondabyne station via Patonga rest area

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 7 hrs 45 mins 26.2 km
2 5 hrs 45 mins 16.1 km

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.

Length 33.4 km
Time 2 Days
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

13km of this walk has short steep hills and another 11km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 10km is flat with no steps and the remaining 7km is very steep.

Quality of track

26km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 9km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 7km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and the remaining 390m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

25km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 14km is clearly signposted. The remaining (2.2km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 27km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 14km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 39km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 2.5km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

25km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 16km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (1.2km) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Cowan to Wondabyne station via Patonga rest area walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Cowan to Wondabyne station via Patonga rest area walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Cowan to Wondabyne station via Patonga rest area walk starts at the Cowan Station (gps: -33.593766, 151.17169)
Your transport options to Cowan Station are by;

Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Cowan to Wondabyne station via Patonga rest area ends at the Wondabyne Station (gps: -33.492083, 151.25696)
Your main transport option to Wondabyne Station is by;
Train. (get details)
Important Note: There is no car transport option to the end of this walk.

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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Fairfax Walk

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30 mins

762 m Circuit


45 m

Very easy

This walk provides some of the best views in Sydney. This pleasant stroll and wheelchair-accessible walk starts from the car park at the end of the North Head Scenic Drive, and follows the asphalt footpath as it loops around the tip of North Head. Enjoy views of the entrance to Sydney Harbour, the coastal cliff line and a historic gun emplacement. The stunning lookouts provide great views all year round and a popular vantage point for whale watchers. The whales pass by twice annually, heading north in June and July, and again when they return to the Antarctic in August and October.




Maps for the Fairfax Walk walk

You 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.

Sydney Heads 1:25 000 Map Series 91302N SYDNEY HEADS NSW-91302N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Fairfax Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Fairfax Walk

Accessibility summary information for the Fairfax Walk

Parking: There are 1 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.

Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.

Seats: There are 2 places to sit on this walk.
They are 740m apart.

Hazards: There are 0 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.

Accessibility Details


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.

Length 762 m
Time 30 mins
.

Grade 1/6

Very easy

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

Gradient

This whole walk, 760m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 760m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 760m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 760m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 760m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 760m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Fairfax Walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Fairfax Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Fairfax Walk walk starts and ends at the North Head Scenic Drive car park (gps: -33.821232, 151.2997)
Your transport options to North Head Scenic Drive car park are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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America Bay Track (to beach)

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1 hr 15 mins

2.2 km Return


130 m

Hard track

This short walk has a great range of scenery, making it a great choice if you have only a short time in this National Park. This track one of two ways to access America Bay – the other is by boat. The track cuts straight through the bush from West Head Rd to pass historic Aboriginal engravings and a large cliff with a small waterfall, which also gives an impressive view of the bay.




Maps for the America Bay Track (to beach) walk

You 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.

Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the America Bay Track (to beach) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the America Bay Track (to beach)

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.

Length 2.2 km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 1km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 90m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 930m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 180m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

This whole walk, 1.1km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 840m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 270m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 1.1km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the America Bay Track (to beach) walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the America Bay Track (to beach) walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The America Bay Track (to beach) walk starts and ends at the Int. West Head Rd and America Bay Trk (gps: -33.60094, 151.27234)
Your main transport option to Int. West Head Rd and America Bay Trk is by;

Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/abtb

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* 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.
Happy walking
Matt πŸ™‚






Basin to Mackerel

Download & Print Map and Notes




1 hr 45 mins

4.5 km One way


200 m

Hard track

This scenic walk gives an excellent excuse for a ferry ride in Sydney’s northern beaches region. The ferry leaves from Palm Beach Ferry Terminal, and crosses Pittwater to The Basin Wharf. The walk then heads around to Mackerel Beach and passes an optional side trip to some historic and interesting Aboriginal engravings. The scenic water views are complemented by the on-water views from a second ferry back to Palm Beach from Mackerel Wharf.




Maps for the Basin to Mackerel walk

You 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.

Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Basin to Mackerel bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Basin to Mackerel

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.

Length 4.5 km
Time 1 hr 45 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

2.6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.8km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (130m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

3.8km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 610m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (130m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

3.6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 610m has minimal directional signs. The remaining (290m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 4.4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 180m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 4.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 3.1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.4km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Basin to Mackerel walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Basin to Mackerel walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Basin to Mackerel walk starts at the The Basin Wharf (gps: -33.604008, 151.29361)
Your transport options to The Basin Wharf are by;

Ferry. Palm Beach Ferry service opertates hourly from 9am to about 8pm check their timetable for more info. The ferry starts at Palm Beach and goes via Benntt’s, Bonnie Doon, before arrinving at The basin (get details)
Ferry. Palm Beach Ferry service operates hourly from 9am to about 8pm – check their timetable for more info. The ferry starts at Palm Beach and goes via Bennett’s, Bonnie Doon, The Basin, Currawong then Mackerel. Ph: 9974 2411 (get details)
Important Note: There is no car transport option to the start of this walk.

The Basin to Mackerel ends at the Mackerel Beach Wharf (gps: -33.590378, 151.30074)
Your main transport option to Mackerel Beach Wharf is by;
Important Note: There is no car transport option to the end of this walk.

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/btm

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* 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.
Happy walking
Matt πŸ™‚






Bairne Track to Towlers Bay Lookout

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2 hrs 30 mins

6.8 km Return


150 m

Moderate track

This relatively flat walk takes you through some woodland forest, open shrub and rock platforms to a lookout. The views look over Narrabeen and along Pittwater. The track is well defined, and the views are well worth the walk.




Maps for the Bairne Track to Towlers Bay Lookout walk

You 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.

Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Bairne Track to Towlers Bay Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bairne Track to Towlers Bay Lookout

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.

Length 6.8 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

This whole walk, 3.4km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 2.5km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 890m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

This whole walk, 3.4km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 2.5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 890m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 3.4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 3.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Bairne Track to Towlers Bay Lookout walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Bairne Track to Towlers Bay Lookout walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Bairne Track to Towlers Bay Lookout walk starts and ends at the West Head road (start) (gps: -33.607808, 151.26982)
Your main transport option to West Head road (start) is by;

Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/btttbl

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* 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.
Happy walking
Matt πŸ™‚