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Barnetts Lookout
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.6 km NW of Berowra
Length: 0.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 14 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 14 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible

A very pleasant and easy stroll along a path to a stunning view. Starting from Barnetts Road car park you follow the footpath through the picnic area, past the playground then meander gently downhill through the open forest among the scribbly gum trees. You soon discover a fenced lookout platform with amazing views up and down the Berowra Valley. The views of trees go on forever, on a clear day you can even see the Blue Mountains. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Barnetts Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

Barnetts Lookout bushwalking track notes
Map of Barnetts Lookout
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Barnetts Road
Barnetts Picnic area
Starting point for this hiking track: Barnetts Road

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Cowan 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91304N 
 Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

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Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Barnetts Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Barnetts Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Barnetts Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Barnetts Lookout bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 420m
Time 15 mins
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Grade 1/6

Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible
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)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
This whole walk, 210m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 210m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 210m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 210m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 210m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 210m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to Barnetts Road
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Barnetts Road
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Barnetts Road to Barnetts Picnic area
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 50 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
From the 'Barnetts Road Reserve'[1] car park[2][3][fac=8026] (at the junction of Barnetts Rd and Wyanna St, Berowra), this walk follows the concrete footpath between the timber bollards[4] (1.3m gap[5]) away from the road. After 25m this walk passes a short path to a picnic table[6] (on the left), about 20m later this walk comes to another path and picnic table[7][fac=8028] (on the right). Here the walk also comes to a drinking fountain[8] in the middle of the picnic area, beside a playground[9] and near some extra seats[fac=8030].

Barnetts Picnic area Alt = 198 m
The Barnetts Road Reserve picnic area, boasts three picnic tables[fac=8027][fac=8028][fac=8029], a drinking fountain[10], a playground[11] and seats[fac=8030] a short distance from the road. The area is surrounded by some open grass area and native forest. Easy flat and smooth access from the road.

(0.05 km) Barnetts Picnic area to Barnetts Lookout
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 160 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -12 m
Continue straight: From the picnic area, this walk follows the footpath away from the road and after about 25m the walk passes another picnic table[12][fac=8029] (on the left). Here the walk continues on the main path, gently downhill through the open forest[13] for about 60m to a seat[fac=8031] (beside the path, on the right). From the seat this walk continues winding gently downhill towards the views for another 70m to a intersection with a faint track[14] beside the plaque[15] commemorating the establishment of Berowra Valley NP. (The faint, less formal track, leads downhill for 60m to a fenced lookout[16]). From the plaque this walk continues a few more meters along the concrete path, around the bend to the left[17] to find the fenced[18] 'Barrnetts Lookout'[19][20][21].

Barnetts Lookout Alt = 184 m
Barnetts Lookout provides stunning views over Berowra Creek and the surprisingly wild Berowra Valley NP. There are two stone seats[fac=8032], a concrete base[22] (4.6x4m) and a 1.3m high[23] metal fence (filtered views when seated in a wheelchair[24]). To the left there are views upstream along Berowra Creek past Calna Creek[25], on a clear day you can just make out the Blue Mountains straight ahead and Berowra Waters[26] to the right[27].

Catch the bus from Barnetts Road
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Barnetts Road
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

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Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 10.1 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 10.1 km
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 13.6 km
Paddlecraft 3B / 1714 Pittwater Road, Bayview 02 9997 8015 16.3 km
One Stop Adventure Shop 1045 Victoria Rd , West Ryde (02) 9858 5844 21.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Barnetts Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Barnetts Lookout
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 1 km (to the ENE)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
14 km (to the SSW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 25 km (to the NE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 28 km (to the SW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 39 km (to the S)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      29°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|25°Possible shower.
Fri18°|30°Partly cloudy.
Sat16°|24°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Berowra Valley National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Following the Berowra Creek the Berowra Valley National Park is located on the Hornsby Plateau and is made up of typical Hawkesbury Sandstone. The great North walk, Benowie walking track, and many other great walks stretch spann this park. The area has varied vegetation including many different sorts of Eucalyptus and plenty of native animals, includingl swamp wallibies, water dragons, bandicoots, Lyre Birds, and bush turkeys. There are several campsites within the Park, and Crosslands Reserve is also a popular spot near the middle of the park.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping
Current Park Closure information for Berowra Valley National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Safety alerts: Quarry trail and Benowie walking track restricted access
Access restrictions are in place along trails that traverse the land managed by the Hornsby Rifle Range. Restricted areas include:
  • an 800m section of trail, 2km in from the Quarry Road entrance at Dural
  • an 800m section of trail, 300m in from the Stewart Avenue entrance at Hornsby
  • a 750m section of the Benowie walking track between Steele Bridge and Fishponds Waterholes.
Shooting times are between 9am and 4.30pm, 7 days a week. All visitors wishing to access the restricted sections of trail during these times must request prior authorisation by contacting the Hornsby Rifle Range on their 24 hour contact number 0417 201 606. Consult the map on Page vii of the Berowra Valley National Park Draft Plan of Management to plan alternative routes during these hours. Visit the website for further information about the Hornsby Rifle Range.


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