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Mt Kuring-gai Track to Berowra station
Time: 4 hrs 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.6 km SSW of Berowra
Length: 9.7 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 9.7 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 553 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 553 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 start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk explores three valleys, with great displays of wild flowers in spring, and some nice sandstone overhangs. The section between Mt Kuring-gai and the end of Calna Creek is particularly nice, and Naa Badu Lookout is well worth the small side trip. Take the time to enjoy the many creek side rest areas along the way. (open in app)


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Map of Walk

Location

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Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station
Int of Glenview Rd and the Pacific Hwy
Lyrebird Clearing
Lyrebird Waterfall
Lyrebird Caves
Calna Creek campsite (south)
Calna Creek campsite (north)
Calna Creek Bridge intersection
Sams Creek ridge clearing
Sams Creek Crossing
Int of Great North Walk and Berowra Link tracks
Int of Great North Walk and Berowra Link tracks
Int of Great North Walk and Joalah trail
Int of Berowra service trail and Great North Walk
Int of Great North Walk and unnamed bushtrack
Crowley Road track head
Starting point for this hiking track: Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station

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Photo Gallery

 
Mt Kuring-gai Station
 
Mt Kuring-gai Station +
 
Mt Kuring-gai station sign
 
Mt Kuring-gai station sign +
 
Highway side of Mt Kuring-gai station
 
Highway side of Mt Kuring-gai station +

 
Walking alongside the Pacific Hwy Mt Kuring-gai
 
Walking alongside the Pacific Hwy Mt Kuring-gai +
 
Crossing the Hwy at Mt Kuring-gai
 
Crossing the Hwy at Mt Kuring-gai +
 
Trackhead at Glenview Rd
 
Trackhead at Glenview Rd +

 
Trail winding down behind Glenview Rd
 
Trail winding down behind Glenview Rd +
 
pink spider flower (Grevillea sericea)
 
pink spider flower (Grevillea sericea) +
 
Clearing at the end of Glenview Rd Trail
 
Clearing at the end of Glenview Rd Trail +

 
Flat bridge crossing channel
 
Flat bridge crossing channel +
 
Pink Boronia in flower
 
Pink Boronia in flower +
 
Rocky track in Lyrebird Gully
 
Rocky track in Lyrebird Gully +

 
Walking through Lyrebird Gully
 
Walking through Lyrebird Gully +
 
Crossing Lyrebird Gully Creek
 
Crossing Lyrebird Gully Creek +
 
Following the GNW arrow post in Lyrebird Gully
 
Following the GNW arrow post in Lyrebird Gully +

 
Ferny section of Lyrebird Gully
 
Ferny section of Lyrebird Gully +
 
A rock wall in Lyrebird Gully
 
A rock wall in Lyrebird Gully +
 
Lyrebird Gully creek
 
Lyrebird Gully creek +

 
Top of Lyrebird Waterfall  (boardwalk washed away in 2012)
 
Top of Lyrebird Waterfall (boardwalk washed away in 2012) +
 
Southern Lyrebird Gully Cave
 
Southern Lyrebird Gully Cave +
 
Northern Lyrebird Gully cave
 
Northern Lyrebird Gully cave +

 
Dense forest in Lyrebird Gully
 
Dense forest in Lyrebird Gully +
 
Pleasent section of Lyrebird Gully creek
 
Pleasent section of Lyrebird Gully creek +
 
Track beside Calna Creek
 
Track beside Calna Creek +

 
Grass tree at the bottom of Lyrebird Gully
 
Grass tree at the bottom of Lyrebird Gully +
 
small cascades on Calna Creek
 
small cascades on Calna Creek +
 
Wide sandy section of Calna Creek
 
Wide sandy section of Calna Creek +

 
Walking beside Calna Creek
 
Walking beside Calna Creek +
 
A walking partner
 
A walking partner +
 
Walking alongside Calna Creek
 
Walking alongside Calna Creek +

 
Calna Creek Campsite (south)
 
Calna Creek Campsite (south) +
 
Crossing side creek near Calna Creek
 
Crossing side creek near Calna Creek +
 
Rocky section with steps beside Calna Creek
 
Rocky section with steps beside Calna Creek +

 
Calna Creek Northern campsite
 
Calna Creek Northern campsite +
 
 
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Board walk near Calna Creek
 
Board walk near Calna Creek +

 
Crossing the saltmarsh Near Calna Creek
 
Crossing the saltmarsh Near Calna Creek +
 
Walking into the casuarina forest beside the saltmarsh
 
Walking into the casuarina forest beside the saltmarsh +
 
Grass trees and track beside Berowra Creek
 
Grass trees and track beside Berowra Creek +

 
Rocky track alongside Berowra Creek
 
Rocky track alongside Berowra Creek +
 
Top of spur south of Sams Creek
 
Top of spur south of Sams Creek +
 
Flat area on spur south of Sams Creek
 
Flat area on spur south of Sams Creek +

 
Flat marshland on south side of Sams Creek
 
Flat marshland on south side of Sams Creek +
 
Rocky track beside Sams Creek
 
Rocky track beside Sams Creek +
 
Beside Sams Creek
 
Beside Sams Creek +

 
Sams Creek
 
Sams Creek +
 
GNW arrow post near Sams Creek
 
GNW arrow post near Sams Creek +
 
Water Gragon near Sams Creek
 
Water Gragon near Sams Creek +

 
Track north of Sams Creek
 
Track north of Sams Creek +
 
Track on northen side of Sams Creek
 
Track on northen side of Sams Creek +
 
Staircase on northern side of Sams Creek valley
 
Staircase on northern side of Sams Creek valley +

 
View from Naa Badu Lookout
 
View from Naa Badu Lookout +
 
Walking along trail on south side of Berowra Heights
 
Walking along trail on south side of Berowra Heights +
 
Yellow Pea (Gompholobium)
 
Yellow Pea (Gompholobium) +

 
Walking through forest west of Berowra
 
Walking through forest west of Berowra +
 
Sydney Boronia (Boronia ledifolia)
 
Sydney Boronia (Boronia ledifolia) +
 
Pea flowers
 
Pea flowers +

 
Trail west of Berowra
 
Trail west of Berowra +
 
Grey Spider Flower (Grevillea Buxifolia)
 
Grey Spider Flower (Grevillea Buxifolia) +
 
Track west of Crowley Rd
 
Track west of Crowley Rd +

 
Rocky track west of Crowley Rd
 
Rocky track west of Crowley Rd +
 
Staircase west of Crowley Rd
 
Staircase west of Crowley Rd +
 
Track leading behind houses are Crowley Rd
 
Track leading behind houses are Crowley Rd +

 
Crowley Rd Trackhead
 
Crowley Rd Trackhead +
 
Crossing Berowra Waters Rd
 
Crossing Berowra Waters Rd +
 
Walking alongside Berowra Waters Rd
 
Walking alongside Berowra Waters Rd +

 
Some shops at Berowra
 
Some shops at Berowra +
 
GNW arrow at Berowra station
 
GNW arrow at Berowra station +
 
Berowra Station
 
Berowra Station +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Mt Kuring-gai Track to Berowra station bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Mt Kuring-gai Track to Berowra station bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mt Kuring-gai Track to Berowra station bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Mt Kuring-gai Track to Berowra station 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 10km
Time 4 hrs 15 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
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 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 1.5km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 1.3km is flat with no steps and the remaining 670m is very steep.

Quality of track
3.8km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 3km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 1.8km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 1.2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.3km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
6km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 3km requires no previous bushwalking experience. The remaining (670m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 7km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 3km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 3.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the train to Mount Kuring-gai Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Mount Kuring-gai Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
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Catch the bus to Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station
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.
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Drive to Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station
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
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(0 km) Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station to Int of Glenview Rd and the Pacific Hwy
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 518 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -9 m
From the middle of the tunnel at the bottom of the stairs at Mt Kuring-gai railway station, this walk follows the 'To the Great North Walk' sign[1] through the tunnel[2] to the Pacific Hwy. Here the walk turns left and follows the footpath[3] between the highway and train line for about 200m to pass the traffic lights at Glenview Rd[4]. The walk then continues straight up the ramp[5] for another 100m and turns right[6] onto the pedestrian bridge[7]. Here the walk crosses the Pacific Hwy[8] on the footbridge, then follows the concrete ramp[9] as it zigzags back down to the ground. This ramp ends just near the Aldi shopping complex[10].
From the bottom of the footbridge near the Aldi shopping complex, this walk follows the footpath alongside the Pacific Hwy[11], under the footbridge and away from the shops. Keeping the highway to your right for 100m, this walk then crosses[12] 'Glenview Rd'[13] (at the intersection with the Pacific Hwy) to find the top of 'Lyrebird Gully track'[14], marked with a locked green metal gate[15].

(0.52 km) Int of Glenview Rd and the Pacific Hwy to Lyrebird Clearing
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 529 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -84 m
Continue straight: From the intersection (of Glenview Rd and the Pacific Hwy), this walk follows the GNW arrow post[16] around the locked 'Lyrebird Gully Track' gate[17], to head down the sealed management trail. The trail leads past a large 'To the Great North Walk' sign[18] where the trail then bends left[19] behind the houses and heads steeply downhill[20] for about 500m, coming to the end of the sealed trail[21] and a large flat clearing[22].

(1.05 km) Lyrebird Clearing to Lyrebird Waterfall
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.38 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 21 m Descent = -92 m
Continue straight: From the bottom of the sealed management trail, this walk follows the GNW arrow post across the clearing[23] following the old dirt trail. After about 120m, this walk comes to another small clearing[24], where this walk turns left following the 'The Great North Walk' sign[25]. The track then bends right and leads down to cross over a short flat timber bridge[26] across a concrete channel[27]. From here, the rocky track leads down along the side of the hill[28] for about 150m before heading down some stone steps[29] (with a handrail, under a set of power lines[30]) to come to the 'Great North Walk register' box on a pole[31][32]. After filling in your intentions (and reading others entries), this walk continues down along the track beside a rock wall[33], past a short section of handrail[34] then down a series of timber[35] and rock[36] steps for about 300m to then cross Lyrebird Gully creek[37] on the sandstone platform. This creek crossing and other crossing further down the valley can become impassable after heavy or prolonged rain. The walk then leads over the short section of green timber boardwalk[38], following the GNW arrow post[39] uphill. The walk then follows the rocky track along the side of hill[40] for about 250m to pass beside a rock wall[41] (on your right) and a section of handrail[42] and steep valley (on your left). Here the walk steps down a rock (with metal peg)[43] to follow the rocky track downhill and come close to a creek[44]. Here the walk follows the edge of creek (keeping the creek to your left) [45] for just shy of 100m to then cross the creek using boulders with carved steps[46]. Once one the other side of the creek, this walk crosses back again, almost immediately, following the handrail and flat timber bridge[47] (note: this boardwalk/bridge was washed away during a flood in 2012, the hand rail is still in place) at the top of Lyrebird Gully falls[48] to then find a 'The Great North walk' sign[49] back on the other side.

Lyrebird waterfall Alt = 58 m
This informally named waterfall is found on Lyrebird Gully creek about 300m upstream of its confluence with Calna Creek. The top of the fall is partially fenced with a timber handrail[50] where the water flows over the solid rock platform, with naturally carved holes[51], to fall about 8m to the shallow pool[52] and boulders below. The track passes the top of the fall and does not provide a good view of the face of the fall, but it is still a very pleasant spot.

(2.42 km) Lyrebird Waterfall to Lyrebird Caves
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 141 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 14 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From near the top of Lyrebird Waterfall, this walk follows the GNW arrow post, away from the face of the 'The Great North Walk' sign up the timber steps. The track soon bends left to follow the side of the hill for about 50m and head through a sandstone overhang[53], then through a second smaller cave[54]. Continuing along the side of the hill for another 70m, this walk comes to another larger sandstone overhang[55].

Lyrebird Caves Alt = 72 m
The Lyrebird caves are a series of notable sandstone overhangs on the eastern side of Lyrebird Gully. There are 3 main overhangs[56][57][58], with the larger (more northern) one providing significant shelter[59]. The larger cave has a fairly flat base[60] in the centre and provides a pleasant place to rest on a hot or rainy day.

(2.57 km) Lyrebird Caves to Calna Creek Campsite (south)
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.61 km Time = 33 mins
Climb = 39 m Descent = -106 m
Continue straight: From the large sandstone overhang, this walk follows the rocky track along the side of the hill, keeping the valley to your left. After about 40m, the track leads steeply down a short rocky slope[61] where the track then continues along the side of the hill for another 200m before bending sharp left[62] and zigzagging steeply down the stone steps[63] to come to the edge of Calna Creek[64]. The track continues along the side of the creek (on your left) through the shaded forest[65] and past some large boulders for about 70m, to then follow a GNW arrow post across the creek using the boulders with carved steps[66]. The track continues downstream (with the creek on your right) among ferns[67], for almost 300m, where another GNW arrow post[68] leads back across Calna Creek using boulders with carved steps[69]. The track continues among more ferns and mossy boulders, now with creek on your left, for 400m to where the track comes to the wide, clearly tidal section of Calna Creek, where there is a small sandy beach and open views down the valley[70]. The mostly flat track[71] continues down beside the wide creek for another 400m to cross over a flat timber bridge[72], then just 25m later, this walk comes to the signposted[73] campsite[74], in casuarina forest[75].

Calna Creek Campsite (south) Alt = 7 m
This small signposted[76] campsite sits on a flat grassy clearing in a small casuarina forest which provides plenty of shade. There is a small fireplace set up. This creek-side campsite is a good spot for those wanting to get the most out of a relaxing, overnight camp, just a short stroll to Berowra Creek and the main spine of the Great North Walk. Bring your own water, as the creek water is not suitable for drinking.

(4.18 km) Calna Creek campsite (south) to Calna Creek campsite (north)
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 402 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 23 m Descent = -23 m
Continue straight: From the campsite, this walk follows the clear track downstream, keeping Calna Creek to your left. After about 100m of walking through flat grassy area and casuarina forest[77], this walk leads over a timber bridge[78] (with handrails) that crosses a small tidal creek[79]. The now rocky track continues for another 180m, stepping over a fallen tree[80], to then climb up a short timber staircase[81]. At the top of these stairs[82], the track leads over a rocky rise then back down where the track mostly flattens out for another 100m to come to a large, unsignposted clearing[83] and campsite[84] (on your right), just before the southern tip of the saltmarsh[85].

Calna Creek Campsite (north) Alt = 4 m
This is a quaint little campsite, located on the Mt Kuring-gai access track to the Great North Walk, on the banks of Calna Creek. This campsite provides plenty of room for a few tents[86], and also a fire scar with logs for seating[87]. Carry in your own water as the salty creek water is not suitable for drinking.

(4.58 km) Calna Creek campsite (north) to Int of GNW and Lyrebird Gully tracks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 110 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the campsite, this walk follows the clear track south, keeping Calna Creek (though the trees) to your left. After about 100m, the track comes to a well signposted intersection just beside Calna Creek bridge[88].

(4.69 km) Calna Creek Bridge intersection to Sams Creek Ridge Clearing
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.15 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 67 m Descent = -58 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Berowra Waters' sign[89] along the timber boardwalk[90]. The boardwalk leads for about 80m across the large open flat saltmarsh[91] into the casuarina forest[92] on the other side. Here the track bends left and leads along the side of the saltmarsh[93] for almost 200m, where the rocky track leads a little further before coming alongside Berowra Creek's mangroves[94]. The track continues to gently undulate along the side of Berowra Creek for about 650m among the casuarinas[95] and grass tress[96], before heading up a fairly short, steep climb. At the top of this climb, the walk comes to a small, flat, pleasant clearing surrounded by large boulders[97].

(5.84 km) Sams Creek ridge clearing to Sams Creek Crossing
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 501 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = -23 m
Continue straight: From the clearing, this walk leads down the north eastern side of this ridge, keeping the main valley to your left. After about 100m this walk comes to another flat saltmarsh[98] , where the track bends right to soon come to a large flat clearing[99] beside Sams Creek[100] (subject to flooding).
The track then leads alongside Sams Creek (on your left) for about 350m when, just after climbing over a rock, the track comes to a 'Crosslands' sign[101] pointing back along the track, beside the creek.

(6.34 km) Sams Creek Crossing to Int of Great North Walk and Berowra Link tracks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 670 m Time = 30 mins
Climb = 181 m Descent = -44 m
Turn left: From the south side of the creek, this walk follows the 'Berowra Waters' sign[102] across the rocky Sams Creek. This creek may become impassable after heavy or prolonged rain. On the other side, the track veers left, crossing a rocky gully[103] and heads up the timber steps[104]. The track now starts to climb steeply, zigzagging up the timber steps [105] and a couple of staircases[106] for just over 300m to find a bench seat in a small sandstone cave[107]. After a rest, this walk continues up more steps (and staircases) for just over 150m, coming to a T-intersection with a wide service trail, where a 'Crosslands' sign[108] points back down the track.

(7.01 km) Int of Great North Walk and Berowra Link tracks to Int of Naa Badu Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 263 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -22 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Berowra Waters' sign[109] gently down along the management trail, keeping the valley to your left. The trail gently undulates along the side of the hill, enjoying some glimpses up to the cliff faces[110] (on the right). After about 180m, the trail crosses a concrete drain[111], then leads up the hill to find the signposted 'Naa Badu' lookout[112] and its great view[113].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

Naa Badu Lookout Alt = 135 m
Naa Badu Lookout offers magnificent views south over Berowra Creek as well as over Sams and Calna Creeks. Naa Badu means 'See water'[114] in the Aboriginal tribal language of the Dharug people. It is believed that Berowra Creek was the boundary between the Dharug and Guringai Aboriginal peoples. The lookout is fenced[115], has a bench seat[116], picnic table[117] and a fair amount of natural shade.

(7.01 km) Int of Great North Walk and Berowra Link tracks to Int of Berowra service trail and Great North Walk
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.11 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 57 m Descent = -69 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Berowra Station' sign[118] uphill along the wide management trail. The trail then undulates around the side of valley, now generally heading downhill for about 600m before crossing a small creek (where the trail is gravel[119]). The trail continues for another 300m to a wide three-way intersection[120], where a sign (on your right) points back to 'Crosslands'[121].
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Berowra Station' sign[122] downhill along the management trail, which soon bends to the right. The trail then leads moderately steeply downhill[123], before continuing uphill[124] for about 40m more to a Y-intersection with a narrow track[125] (on your left), marked with a GNW arrow[126].

(8.12 km) Int of Berowra service trail and Great North Walk to Crowley Road track head
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 899 m Time = 21 mins
Climb = 106 m Descent = -18 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow post[127] along the narrow track. The track leads over a small rise then down to cross a small creek[128]. The track then heads uphill for about 40m to find a three-way intersection marked with a couple of arrow posts[129].
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the arrow post[130] gently uphill along the track, whilst keeping the gully on your left. Over the next 500m, the track crosses the gully twice then become steeper as it climbs up towards the rocks and drier forest[131]. This walk then climbs the metal staircase[132], turns left and follows the unfenced rock platform[133]. The track soon bends right and climbs up the fairly steep steps[134] for about 120m, which come up behind some houses[135]. From here, the track leads left up through an open grassy parkland[136] (past the sign pointing back down to 'Crosslands'[137]) to find Crowley Rd[138].

(9.02 km) Crowley Road track head to Berowra Station
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 709 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -25 m
Turn left: From the small park[139], this walk follows the 'Berowra Station' sign[140] alongside Crowley Rd 40m to the roundabout[141]. The walk crosses Berowra Waters Rd[142] in front of the 'Old Berowra District Hall'[143]. Here the walk heads right and follows the footpath past the park[144][145], across 'The Gully Rd'[146], past the Caltex[147] and post office[148] and up to the Pacific Hwy. The walk turns left, following the footpath for just over 150m past a series of local shops and cafes[149][150], then turns right and crosses the highway at the traffic lights[151] past the GNW signpost[152] to Berowra Station[153].

Catch the train to Berowra Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Berowra Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
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Catch the bus from Berowra Station
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
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Drive from Berowra Station
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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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 6.6 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 6.5 km
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 10.1 km
Paddlecraft 3B / 1714 Pittwater Road, Bayview 02 9997 8015 15 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 16.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Mt Kuring-gai Track to Berowra station.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Mt Kuring-gai Track to Berowra station
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 4 km (to the N)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
10 km (to the SSW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 26 km (to the SW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 28 km (to the NNE)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 35 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 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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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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Belinda IP:61.8.52.xxx | 2008-10-19 18:08:04
Did this walk today and your track notes were great, they're simple and most importantly they're accurate. We had a side trip to Crosslands for lunch which has great facilities (tables and toilets).
Nicole IP:124.184.19.xxx | 2009-04-23 16:07:20
My husband and I completed the walk yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, which was made easier not only by this site’s extremely well written and organised notes but also the tremendously well maintained and marked National Parks track. The only niggle we had were leeches, so don’t forget the aerogard if you are planning on completing this walk after a few days of rain. :D
Shaheen - Under repair!! IP:114.72.180.xxx | 2010-02-27 04:04:45
Hi guys!

Just a quick note. This trail is currently closed for repairs, and is estimated to be closed until the end of 2010. I spoke with the rangers, and they've told me that this track is damaged by tides and bush fires and is very dangerous. Some other trails of the Kuring gai are still open, but the ones leading to/from Berowra are under repair. Don't forget to check if the track is open before embarking on this one!
Pawel IP:137.111.18.xxx | 2010-03-21 01:59:03
Hi,

Me and my wife completed this walk yesterday, it was great although the steep part is indeed steep :) I am not sure you would be able to complete it after days of heavy rain, as it seems the part going along the creek gets flooded.

@Shaheen: no signs of the track being closed.
Joyce - random IP:124.179.91.xxx | 2011-02-09 11:54:46
Did this walk. Great! The beginning (from the station) is a steep downward walk and then it's a bit difficult but worth it. Did a quick detour at the camp grounds (turn left a bit after the marsh area) up the hill and over to the main area to rest up and then completed it.
CAC - north to south 4 November 2011 IP:203.206.233.xxx | 2011-11-04 21:43:27
Enjoyed this walk quite a bit, and am very glad you made this site. Track nice and clear with no interfering vegetation, creek crossings fine, a few leeches about. Did this in the late afternoon so it was shaded the whole way, but I think it would still be mostly shady earlier in the day as there's a lot of tree cover. Took about 3.5 hours, which included numerous pauses for photos and looking at things.
Simon - Video Walk IP:121.209.174.xxx | 2011-11-05 08:02:09
Hi Guys and Gals,

I walked this track a little while ago and recorded some of it.

Not so much of a step by step of the walk, but just me having some fun on the trail thanks to the great info here on wild walks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTecI9Vrp6E
hrgh - Plan B IP:58.6.44.xxx | 2012-01-16 08:08:32
I did this walk over the weekend, including spending a night at the camp ground.

I originally intended to take the path through to Cowan, but given the downpour on Saturday night decided to take the shorter route. I didn't consider the steepness with a 10kg pack though!

My advice, for anyone camping, is use the Calna North site. It's less boggy after rain, and very close to Crosslands for water refills and waste. And to fishing spots!
AlanM - Plenty of mud IP:125.254.74.xxx | 2012-04-04 00:06:24
After this "great" summer in Sydney the track had several areas which were quite muddy. The worst part was after the boardwalk - deep mud.
Did it as an overnighter just for the fun. I think it's easier as a day walk with a much lighter pack.
Very popular and great walk with plenty of hard work. Loved it despite the leeches! Well worth doing.

Video link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXjrmQH36x8
MyS - creeks and gullies IP:27.32.63.xxx | 2012-05-06 07:21:10
This seems to be a very popular walk judging by the number of people we met. And right so: the scenary is just gorgeous with all these creeks and gullies... we think it is one of the most beautiful walks we have done (uhmmm... don't we say this almost every time?).

However, in some sections it is a very hard walk, too, training your balance and coordination when you jump and balance from on rock to the next. Certainly only for the drier periods as it was muddy in parts after two weeks of dry weather, and many of the stones you have to jump on would be slippery in wet weather. No leeches today.

In case I haven't mentioned it yet: It is a really fantastic walk...worth a repeat.
admin - re: creeks and gullies Super Administrator | 2012-05-07 00:13:04
MyS wrote:
....In case I haven't mentioned it yet: It is a really fantastic walk...worth a repeat.....

:)
Thanks for the feedback

I really enjoyed this walk too, great variety, a few challenging bits, and amazing water views.
Matt :)
Chris IP:58.172.129.xxx | 2013-04-11 22:29:37
I did this walk yesterday afternoon for the third time in two years! It's a great walk with not a person on it, very different to the weekend. Great filtered views along the length of the walk, easy transport connections and for me enough of an outing to know you've had a proper walk but only takes up a morning or afternoon. The only part of the walk I lays struggle on the route finding is at around 6km as you cross the wide creek before the climb up the stairs. Stay left and follow the edge of the narrow valley, don't be drawn right as I always am! Quite a challenging walk underfoot for the inexperienced but don't be put off, a great day out.
mori - mr IP:115.64.63.xxx | 2013-12-16 01:57:56
I just had tried this track for 2nd time, it is so beautiful. I recommend it to all people over 60. to enjoy a day off. it will be easier from Berowra to Mt.Kuring-gai.12/12/2013
CAC - south to north 27 Dec 2013 IP:220.244.225.xxx | 2013-12-28 10:54:52
This was also my second time on this trail, and I too like it a lot. The saltmarsh is lovely and the short side trip to Naa Badu quite worthwhile.
George Lindsay - Mt Kuring-gai to Berowra Water IP:58.172.82.xxx | 2014-05-09 05:33:42
Enjoyed the walked thoroughly with adventure company SouthBound Adventures. We hiked to Sam's Creek to camp the night then we went to Berowra Waters where they organised a canoe trip. We then walked back to Berowra Station. Quite a maintained path however a tad unstable in some areas.
Tejas - Fantastic Walk - nice scenery IP:110.20.186.xxx | 2014-06-16 08:14:52
This really is a fantastic walk. Of the few GNW sections I have done this would be at the top of the list.

Per comments above, it is unstable in parts and slippery, just take your time and enjoy it. It is very rocky at the start before going to creek level.

The marsh is quite interesting right after you pass the broken Calna Creek bridge. If this was fixed a quick track to Crosslands would be great.

The creek views after this on the left are amazing - it becomes quite wide after this, simply stunning water.

Per Chris above you may get lost a tad in the middle of the dark forest after this but take your notes and follow his advice to stick left.

It then starts to climb but nothing you should be overly worried about. A great challenging track that is not overly long.
Melissa Friskie IP:49.197.135.xxx | 2015-01-02 07:15:41
I just completed Mt kuring gai to Brooklyn. .. started at 12pm Sunday and finished at 7:30 am at Hawkesbury river station Wednesday. ... first time hiker/camper and i spent a bit of money for equipment.... LOVED IT!!! it challenged me to the max and when I finished my trek I was so amazed at what a gorgeous country we have... I will do EVERY bit of this walk.... I didn't take cap loads of pics because I was just captivated at what I was seeing... I know not every section is as gorgeous but I loved the adventure....
Adam Jacob - Great walk, so-so camp IP:165.69.2.xxx | 2015-06-08 23:57:39
I did this in the opposite direction to the guide, that is, Berowra Station to Mt Kuring-gai Station.

The climb down is quite steep and slippery in places and you want to make sure that your pack is well balanced as there are a few spots where you will need to hop down a tad. The track zig-zags it's way down to the valley below, and I'm glad I chose to do the reverse route as it would have been a tough climb with a full overnight pack on my back.

I camped overnight at Calna Creek Campside (South). The ground was very damp and wet underfoot and I was glad that I was hammocking. Both North and South camp sites were not particularly conducive to hammock camping as the trees were either too far apart, too close together or had a tree right in the middle of an ideal hang.

Great hike in either direction but I would think twice about camping here.
Larry - Very pretty walk IP:124.168.138.xxx | 2015-08-04 21:53:24
Great walk. Our pedometers (different technologies) made it 11.3KM with the lookout side trip from station to station. Note that the station toilets are locked seemingly permanently at Mt Kuring Gai but there are toilets you can use in the Aldi shops behind the cafe.
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