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Quibray Bay viewing platform
Time: 10 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.8 km WSW of Kurnell
Length: 0.1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Towra Point Nature Reserve
Climb: 1 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1 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

This short and easy walk to to the Quibray Bay viewing/lookout platform provides some lovely views and opportunities for bird watching. The platforms give you views across the heart of the very special Towra Point Nature Reserve. The nature reserve is very close to Sydney and most of it is closed to the public to protect the very fragile ecosystems and the resting area for migratory birds. This walk gives views that most Sydneysiders never see. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Quibray Bay viewing platform

Map of Walk

Location

Quibray Bay viewing platform bushwalking track notes
Map of Quibray Bay viewing platform
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Captain Cook Dr
Starting point for this hiking track: Captain Cook Dr

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
 Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91294N 
 Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 

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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 Quibray Bay viewing platform bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Quibray Bay viewing platform bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Quibray Bay viewing platform bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Quibray Bay viewing platform 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 85m
Time 10 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, 40m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 40m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 40m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 40m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 40m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 40m 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 Captain Cook Dr
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 Captain Cook Dr
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) Captain Cook Dr to Quibray Bay Viewing Platform
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 42 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
From the large gravel parking area beside Captin Cook Drive, Kurnell[1], this walk follows the footpath, between the timber bollards[fac=8284] (1.3m gap) to follow the large 'Towra Point Nature Reserve - Quibray Bay Viewing Platform' sign[2] along the concrete path[3]. The walk follows the mostly flat concrete path for about 20m to then follow the timber boardwalk[4] (with handrails) for another 20m to the viewing platform[5][6][7].

Quibray Bay Viewing Platform Alt = 5 m
The Quibray Bay lookout platform is in the heart of the very special Towra Point Nature Reserve, Kurnell. There are magnificent views of the fragile coastline and wetlands. The nature reserve, very close to Sydney is protecting some very fragile ecosystems and is important resting area for migratory birds.
The lookout is nestled in a native acacia and banksia forest with open views[8] across the wetlands making it a perfect spot for bird watching. The platform is fenced (1m high), there are no seats but there are information signs about the local flora and fauna[9][10][11][12]. Please stay on the marked tracks[13].

Catch the bus from Captain Cook Dr
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 Captain Cook Dr
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

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
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
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Boots Great Outdoors 23 Koonya Cct, Caringbah (02) 9542 8988 5.7 km
Paddy Pallin Adventure Equipment 587 Kingsway, Miranda (02) 9525 6829 7.5 km
Caravan Accessories Pty Ltd 33 Rocky Point Rd , Kogarah (02) 9588 3400 7.3 km
Carlton Canvas Co 337 Princes Hwy, Carlton (02) 9587 0208 7.6 km
A R B 1/ 500 Princes Hwy, St Peters (02) 9565 2455 11.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Quibray Bay viewing platform.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Quibray Bay viewing platform
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 10 km (to the NW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
33 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 37 km (to the NW)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 40 km (to the SW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 46 km (to the N)

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 )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Towra Point Nature Reserve Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region:
Park fees I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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