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Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds
Time: 3 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.3 km ESE of Cherrybrook
Length: 9 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 9 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 536 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 536 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 There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

A beautiful walk through the Berowra Valley Regional Park. The walk mostly follows the Great North Walk, between Cherrybrook and Hornsby. There are some fantastic lookouts along the way and some excellent scenery along Berowra creek, including the 'Fishponds'. The start and end of the walk are close to good shopping centres, so this is also a good walk for those who like to start or finish their walks in a cafe. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds
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Map Scale 5 km
Top of The Lakes Of Cherrybrook park
Lakes trackhead
Int at stone wall
Clearing behind Cherrybrook Girl Guides hall
Int. of Blackwattle Trail and Callicoma Walk
Top of the Disturbed Creek stairs
Int of Callicoma Walk and McKinley trail
Int of Callicoma Walk and Disturbed Creek trail
Int of Callicoma Walk and Pogson Dr management trail
Int of Stringybark Ridge management trail and the Pogson Dr management trail
Int of GNW and Stringybark Ridge trail
Elouera Lookout
Int of the Great North Walk and the Quarter Sessions Road track
Int of the Great North Walk and the Blackfellows Head lookout track
Int of the Great North Walk and the Blue Gum Walk (SW)
Fishponds Lookout
Fishponds crossing
Fishponds Lookout
Int of Great North Walk and Manor Rd Bushtrack
Int of Blue Gum Walk and Joes Mountain Service Trail
Int of Great North Walk and Rosemead Rd service trail
Berowra Valley Bushland Park
Int of Great North Walk and Quarry Road service trail
Int of Quarry Road and Great North Walk
Int of Quarry Rd and Old Man Valley Service Trail
Starting point for this hiking track: Top of The Lakes Of Cherrybrook park

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Photo Gallery

 
The Lakes of Cherrybrook park
 
The Lakes of Cherrybrook park +
 
The Lakes of Cherrybrook park
 
The Lakes of Cherrybrook park +
 
Viewing platform at the Lakes of Cherrybrook
 
Viewing platform at the Lakes of Cherrybrook +

 
Pedestrian tunnel under the road
 
Pedestrian tunnel under the road +
 
Follow the bush track
 
Follow the bush track +
 
Close up
 
Close up +

 
Blackwattle management trail
 
Blackwattle management trail +
 
Grass tree on Blackwattle trail
 
Grass tree on Blackwattle trail +
 
Steps near Disturbed creek
 
Steps near Disturbed creek +

 
Stepping stones across Disturbed creek
 
Stepping stones across Disturbed creek +
 
Boardwalk by the creek
 
Boardwalk by the creek +
 
Meandering bush track
 
Meandering bush track +

 
Rock formations near Cherrybrook
 
Rock formations near Cherrybrook +
 
Rough steps up the hill
 
Rough steps up the hill +
 
Easy walking and nice rock
 
Easy walking and nice rock +

 
Along Stringybark ridge
 
Along Stringybark ridge +
 
Along the management trail
 
Along the management trail +
 
Well worn tracks
 
Well worn tracks +

 
crossing the creek
 
crossing the creek +
 
small bridged tributaries are all over the valley
 
small bridged tributaries are all over the valley +
 
Steps and rocks
 
Steps and rocks +

 
Elouera lookout
 
Elouera lookout +
 
You can go around!
 
You can go around! +
 
Circular hole at the 'Spa'
 
Circular hole at the 'Spa' +

 
Waitara Creek
 
Waitara Creek +
 
Crossing Waitara Creek at the 'Spa'
 
Crossing Waitara Creek at the 'Spa' +
 
Under the overhang
 
Under the overhang +

 
fenced off rock shelf
 
fenced off rock shelf +
 
Berowra creek Stepping stones
 
Berowra creek Stepping stones +
 
Joes Mountain service trail
 
Joes Mountain service trail +

 
Environment north of Rosemead Park
 
Environment north of Rosemead Park +
 
Blue Gum forest
 
Blue Gum forest +
 
The Rosemead trail goes through dense fern forest
 
The Rosemead trail goes through dense fern forest +

 
Rosemead Park
 
Rosemead Park +
 
Steps winding up out of the valley
 
Steps winding up out of the valley +
 
Great North Walk marker near Hornsby
 
Great North Walk marker near Hornsby +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 9km
Time 3 hrs 45 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
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 Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*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
6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.7km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 1.3km is very steep and the remaining 350m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
6km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 3km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (350m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.2km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
5km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 2.9km requires no previous bushwalking experience. The remaining (990m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 8km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.4km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 2.3km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Top of The Lakes Of Cherrybrook park
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
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Drive to Top of The Lakes Of Cherrybrook park
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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(0 km) Top of The Lakes Of Cherrybrook park to Lakes trackhead
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 51 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -4 m
From below 50 Shepherds Drive, opposite the shopping centre, the walk follows the concrete footpath into 'The Lakes Of Cherrybrook' park, keeping the playground to the right. The footpath comes to the signpost for 'Callicoma Walk' just before the unfenced lakes.

The Lakes Of Cherrybrook Alt = 140 m
The Lakes Of Cherrybrook is a park at the intersection of Shepherds Dr and Macquarie Dr, Cherrybrook. The lakes featured in the park were formed when the local creek was dammed for the benefit of farmers. The park has a free electric BBQ, sheltered picnic tables, taps and bubblers as well as a playground for the kids. There is a large shopping centre nearby. There are several signposted buswalks in the area, including the 5.1km 'Callicoma Walk' loop track.

(0.05 km) Lakes trackhead to Int at stone wall
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 118 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -4 m
Veer left: From the 'Callicoma Walk' signpost, the walk follows the 'Sydney Cove' arrow along the concrete footpath, keeping the lakes on the right. The walk passes a free BBQ and picnic shelters on the left, and a couple of viewing platforms on the right before coming to an intersection just before the road and beside a low handmade stone wall.

(0.17 km) Int at stone wall to Int. of Blackwattle Trail and Callicoma Walk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 183 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -7 m
Turn right: From behind the low stone wall, the track follows the concrete footpath down the hill through the graffiti-covered tunnel, emerging in a clearing behind the 'Cherrybrook Girl Guides' building.
Veer right: From the clearing, the walk follows the bush track, initially keeping the Girl Guides hall on the left. The track passes a shortcut track on the right before coming to a 'T' intersection with a management trail marked with track arrows.

(0.35 km) Int. of Blackwattle Trail and Callicoma Walk to Top of the Disturbed Creek stairs
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 233 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -7 m
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the management trail down the hill, keeping the houses to the left, arriving at the signposted intersection at the top of the stairs (with a track on the right).

(0.59 km) Top of the Disturbed Creek stairs to Int of Callicoma Walk and McKinley trail
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 170 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -8 m
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk goes down the steps towards the creek. Immediately after crossing the creek, on concrete stepping stones, the walk bends to the left, following the 'Callicoma Walk' arrow. The walk soon crosses some old concrete slabs and then drops down some more steps. After following the creek, on the left, for a short distance the walk comes to an intersection (with a management trail coming down the hill on the right).

(0.76 km) Int of Callicoma Walk and McKinley trail to Int of Callicoma Walk and Disturbed Creek trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 96 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -3 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the management trail down the hill, keeping the creek on the left and soon arrives at a fork intersection.

(0.85 km) Int of Callicoma Walk and Disturbed Creek trail to Int of Callicoma Walk and Pogson Dr management trail
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 184 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -6 m
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the bush track, keeping the creek on the left and immediately passes a 'Callicoma Walk' signpost. The walk continues along the well formed bush track and climbs steeply to an intersection marked with a 'Callicoma Walk' and red GNW signpost.

(1.04 km) Int of Callicoma Walk and Pogson Dr management trail to Int of GNW and Stringybark Ridge trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 510 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -37 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the asphalted management trail up, over the hill, keeping the houses up to the right and soon arrives at an intersection marked with a 'Callicoma Walk' and red GNW track marker.
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Callicoma Walk' arrow down the management trail (no asphalt), keeping the power lines to the left. The walk descends steeply for a while then flattens out and soon comes to an intersection with the Great North Walk.

(1.55 km) Int of GNW and Stringybark Ridge trail to Elouera Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.05 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 81 m Descent = -58 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Great North Walk' sign[1] down the narrower track. The track leads downhill for about 70m, getting steeper[2] as it goes, and then crosses Berowra Creek[3] - this creek may become impassable after rain. On the other side, the walk comes to an intersection on a small sandy beach. Here, the walk turns left, following the GNW arrows downstream for about 250m among the grass trees and crossing a flat timber bridge[4]. The rocky track then continues for just shy of 250m and crosses a mossy gully on a large flat rock[5]. The track then continues, staying fairly flat[6] for another 170m before bending right and heading steeply uphill[7]. At the top of this climb, the track soon leads to a section of fenced cliff[8]. At the end of the fence, the walk passes through casuarina forest[9] for a short distance before passing alongside another (longer) fenced cliff and coming to the Elouera Lookout[10], where there is an intersection with the 'Westleigh' track[11] (on your right).

Elouera Lookout Alt = 116 m
This fenced lookout is on the Benowie Track close to Westleigh. There are uninterrupted views from the clifftop across the Berowra Creek valley, which is rare for the area[12]. As well as being on the Great North Walk, this lookout can be accessed by a short walk from Elouera Rd, Westleigh. This section of fenced rock platform is about 100m long[13], and there is some limited shade[14] from the casuarina near the lookout if you want to take a rest.

(2.59 km) Elouera Lookout to Fishponds Lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 3.83 km Time = 1 hr 33 mins
Climb = 216 m Descent = -290 m
Continue straight: From Elouera Lookout[15], this walk follows the 'Great North Walk' sign[16] along the track, keeping the fence and valley to your left[17]. At the end of the fence, the walk bends left following the rocky flat track for about 200m, where the track then becomes progressively steeper for about 250m, winding steeply down then across a flat timber bridge[18]. From here, the track leads beside Berowra Creek[19] for a short time before crossing another flat timber bridge[20]. The track then passes among the pleasant grass trees for about 200m (crossing a couple of small creeks with timber plank spans[21]) to then climb a few sets of timber steps and cross a small (often dry) creek[22]. From here, the track gently winds up along the side of the hill for about 800m, passing through a pleasant casuarina forest[23] then heading across a rocky creek on another small, flat, timber bridge[24]. Just over 100m later, the track crosses a smaller (often dry) creek[25] to then wind uphill for about 100m to a three-way intersection with the signposted 'Quarter Sessions Rd' track[26] (on your right).
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads north along the main rocky track, keeping the valley down to your left. The track leads along beside a rock wall (which is on your right) and through a rock outcrop[27], where the track soon heads quite steeply uphill along the eroded track[28] for a short time. At the top of this steep section, the rocky track continues to meander much more gently up along the side of the hill[29] for about 300m, then crosses a small, rocky gully[30], just below some houses[31]. The track then continues gently uphill for about 100m to an intersection with the unsignposted Blackfellows Head track[32] (on your right).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads north along the clear track, keeping the valley down to your left for about 100m, where the walk comes to a three-way intersection and 'The Jungo' sign[33] points back along the track.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Fishponds' sign[34] past the 'Berowra Valley Regional Park' sign[35], gently uphill along the narrow ridge[36]. The track is mostly flat for about 200m before it starts to head fairly steeply down over some rocks[37] and down a set of rock steps[38]. This area comes alive with Patersonia lilies and pink wax flowers in early spring. The track then continues fairly gently down along the narrow ridge[39] for another 200m before leading through a crack in a rock, then down a bit further to climb down through a particularly steep rocky section[40]. Near the bottom of this descent, this walk passes a couple of arrow posts[41], where the track bends right to pass below a large rock overhang[42]. Just beyond this overhang, the track bends left and leads across Waitara Creek at the interesting holes in the rock know as 'the spa'[43]. This creek may become impassable after heavy rain, the rocks can also be slippery. Across the creek, the walk comes to a large rock platform and a Blue Gum Track post[44].
After stopping to enjoy cool spot, this walk continues left along the unfenced rock platform[45] (keeping the creek down to your left). The walk soon steps off this large rock (at the far right-hand corner, through the fork in a tree[46]). This walk heads over another rock platform[47], then along a notably flat section of track[48] (now with Berowra Creek on your left), passing beside some cascades[49] for about 100m before climbing up and over some rocks and under a sandstone overhang[50]. The track leads around the side of the hill for about 100m, then down to cross a small creek using the small flat timber bridge[51]. The walk then climbs up some timber steps[52] to a fenced lookout[53] over Fishponds, at a well-signposted intersection[54]. A sign points back along the track to 'Thornleigh Station'[55].

Fishponds Lookout Alt = 49 m
Fishponds Lookout is a fenced rock platform at the intersection of the Benowie walking track and the Rosemead trackhead. It is marked with a number of Great North Walk signs. This informally named lookout has good views down over Fishponds, a large waterhole on Berowra Creek. Looking north across the creek, there are views to the upper waterhole and the cliffs on the other side.

(6.42 km) Fishponds Lookout to Fishponds crossing
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 71 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the lookout[56], this walk follows the 'Galston Gorge' sign[57] along the fenced rock shelf (keeping the fence to your left). The track leads down the rocky steps to the edge of Berowra Creek[58]. The walk crosses the creek using the stepping stones, and comes to a small cave[59] on the other side. This creek may be impassable after rain[60].

Fishponds Alt = 49 m
Fishponds is a long waterhole[61] on Berowra Creek in Berowra Valley Regional Park. The waterhole is lined with tall cliffs[62] and a few sandstone caves. At the southern end, there are stepping stones to help cross the creek[63], and a small timber bridge[64] at the northern end. This is a beautiful spot and a worthy place to rest and enjoy the water passing by[65]. The waterhole is fairly popular with local teens in summer, cooling off. Swimming and jumping at the Fishponds waterhole has resulted in fatalities[66] - please heed the signs and Cora's parents' plea and enjoy the water from the edge.

(6.5 km) Fishponds crossing to Fishponds Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 71 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -3 m
Turn around: From the cave, this walk follows the 'Hornsby Railway Station' sign[67] across Berowra Creek using the concrete stepping stones[68]. This creek may be impassable after rain[69]. The walk then climbs the side of the hill (tending right), heading up the rocky track to a fenced rock shelf. The walk follows the fence to a well-signposted intersection[70] and lookout over Fishponds[71].

(6.57 km) Fishponds Lookout to Int of Blue Gum Walk and Joes Mountain Service Trail
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 297 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 39 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the lookout, this walk follows the 'Rosemead Rd Trackhead' sign[72] directly away from the view over Berowra Creek. After about 70m, the track leads over a timber footbridge[73], then leads up the side of the valley for about 100m to climb up the steep carved rock steps (with a hand rail)[74]. Here the track leads along the top of this unfenced cliff and soon comes to a well signposted three-way intersection, where a 'Fishponds' sign[75] points back along the track.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Hornsby Station' sign up[76] along the track a short distance to come to an intersection with a wide management trail[77].

(6.86 km) Int of Blue Gum Walk and Joes Mountain Service Trail to Int of Great North Walk and Rosemead Rd service trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 854 m Time = 19 mins
Climb = 35 m Descent = -45 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the Great North Walk arrow south along the wide management trail, keeping the gully to your left[78]. The walk climbs up the gentle hill for just over 300m, passing through the turpentine forest[79] to a saddle and small clearing. Here the walk continues along the trail as it bends right[80] (ignoring the track to the left) to leads downhill through the blue gum and bracken fern forest[81]. The trail continues moderately steeply down until it bends left to cross Old Mans Creek at the concrete stepping stones[82]. The trail leads left and gently up the hill, passing some houses (on your right) and soon comes to an intersection with a narrower track (on your left) after about 150m.

(7.72 km) Int of Great North Walk and Rosemead Rd service trail to Berowra Valley Bushland Park
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 33 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = 0 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the Great North Walk arrow[83] along the narrower track[84] for a short distance, to Berowra Valley Bushland Park[85] at the end of Rosemead Road[86].

Berowra Valley Bushland Park Alt = 82 m
'Berowra Valley Bushland Park'[87] is also known as Rosemead Rd Park and is found at the bottom end of Rosemead Rd[88], Hornsby. This is an open area park surrounded by shady eucalyptus trees[89], making a pleasant spot to rest on a walk. It has a picnic table with bench seats[90], and a sheltered free electric BBQ[91]. There is a water tap[92] in the park, near the road. There is also a 'Welcome to Old Mans Valley' information sign with information about the traditional country of the Darug and Guringai peoples[93].

(7.75 km) Berowra Valley Bushland Park to Int of Quarry Road and Great North Walk
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 544 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 89 m Descent = -12 m
Veer left: From the lower side of 'Berowra Valley Bushland Park'[94], this walk follows the 'Hornsby Station' sign[95] across the park, then follows the GNW arrow[96] up the stone steps, keeping the houses to your right. The walk winds steeply up the steps[97], leaving the view of the house and finding a welcome flat section of track[98] midway up. The steps then lead more steeply up[99] the side of the valley, along the sheer rock walls for about 100m, and come to an intersection with the Quarry Road management trail, where a 'Great North Walk' sign[100] points back down the the hill.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow post up a couple of timber steps[101] and then follows the track as it winds up over the gentle rise. Once over the rise, the track then leads down to the intersection with Quarry Rd, where a 'Great North Walk' sign[102] points back up the track.

(8.29 km) Int of Quarry Road and Great North Walk to Int of Quarry Rd and Old Man Valley Service Trail
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 179 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -4 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows Quarry Road gently uphill away from the face of the 'Great North Walk' sign[103] until just past a couple of house, this walk comes to an intersection with the gated 'Old Mans Valley' management trail[104] (on your left).

(8.47 km) Int of Quarry Rd and Old Man Valley Service Trail to Hornsby Train Station
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 538 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 25 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows Quarry Rd up the gentle hill[105] for about 180m, then follows the GNW arrow[106] left onto Dural St[107]. The footpath leads past the unit block, then past a few shops to come to an intersection with the Pacific Hwy. Following the GNW arrow, this walk turns right across 'Dural St'[108], passes a few more shops, then crosses 'Dural Lane'[109] before turning left across the Pacific Hwy at the traffic lights[110]. Here the walk continues straight across the 'Station St' pedestrian crossing[111], past the large 'Great North Walk' sign[112] and across the bus lane to the western entrance of Hornsby Station[113].

Catch the train from Hornsby Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Hornsby Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
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Catch the bus from Hornsby Train Station
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)
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Drive from Hornsby Train Station
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
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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)
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 3.4 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 5.5 km
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 5.5 km
Castle Tarpaulin Warehouse 14/ 10 Victoria Ave, Castle Hill (02) 9899 3959 6.2 km
Brett Products 1 River St , Silverwater (02) 9648 5622 11.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
5 km (to the ESE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 14 km (to the WSW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 15 km (to the NE)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 28 km (to the S)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 38 km (to the W)

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 3 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
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% humidity     (as at )
Wed      33°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|28°Possible shower.
Fri18°|33°Partly cloudy.
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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.



Manor Road Bushland Manor Road Bushland is a small parcel of natural bushland between Manor road and the Hornsby quarry. The blue Gum walk and the Great North walk Hornsby track head pass through the section of land where there are some wonderful tall Blue gums and Black Buts. There is also a lovely array of ferns and Turpentine trees.
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I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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