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Brisbane Water National Park
Bulgandry Engravings
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.7 km NW of Woy Woy
Length: 0.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 19 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 19 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
Style: Return
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible

This short walk follows a footpath to a large rock platform with some well-preserved Aboriginal engravings. Named after Bulgandry man, an ancestral hero and one of the more detailed engravings at the site, this is clearly a special place. The footpath gently winds through the bush before following a timber platform around the engravings. This walk is accessible for people in wheelchairs but it is important to note the path has deteriorated in some places, making it a bit bouncy. (open in app) more...

 
Eastern Girrakool Loop
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.3 km S of Somersby
Length: 0.8 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.8 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 39 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 39 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
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This walk explores the eastern branch of the Girrakool Loop track. Starting from the car park, this walk first visits the Aboriginal Engraving site. Before reaching Broula Lookout, there is an optional side trip to a lovely section of Piles Creek. There is a second optional side trip, to Illoura Lookout, offering limited views down to Piles Creek waterfall. The walk concludes along the footpath, which returns to the Girrakool picnic area. The lookouts do not provide the most expansive views, but it is still a lovely walk. (open in app) more...

 
Girrakool Aboriginal Engravings track
Time: 10 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.3 km S of Somersby
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)
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 21 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 21 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
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

This short walk takes you from the Girrakool picnic area to the Aboriginal Engravings site, located on a large rock platform. From the picnic area, the walk follows a well-maintained track to the signposted site. The engravings have faded but with a bit of time, it is still possible to see the engraving of a man and a kangaroo. After enjoying the site, head back up to enjoy the picnic facilities. (open in app) more...

 
Girrakool Loop track
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.3 km S of Somersby
Length: 1.4 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.4 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 55 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 55 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
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

Starting at the well-established Girrakool picnic area, this walk visits four lookouts and an Aboriginal engravings site. The walk offers a couple of side trips, visiting some nice spots on Piles Creek. The views from each of the lookout are filtered through trees, but still worth the visit. The walk is especially nice in late winter and early spring, when the wildflowers are blooming. A good walk when picnicking at Girrakool. (open in app) more...

 
Girrakool to Patonga
Time: 10 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.8 km W of Gosford
Length: 24.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 24.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 1083 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1083 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 end of this walk There is a ferry stop near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk explores the main ridge of Brisbane Water National Park. Starting at Girrakool picnic area in the north, this track heads over Scopas Peak, with some excellent views over Mooney Mooney creek, and then over Mt Wondabyne, further south. As the track approaches the southern edge of Brisbane Waters national park there are more views, across to Lion island and Barrenjoey head. There are bus and ferry services from Patonga. (open in app) more...

 
Girrakool to Patonga Overnight
Time: 2 Days Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.8 km W of Gosford
Length: 24.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 24.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 1083 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1083 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 end of this walk There is a ferry stop near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This overnight walk explores the main ridge of Brisbane Water National Park. Starting at Girrakool picnic area in the north, this track heads over Scopas Peak, with some excellent views over Mooney Mooney creek, and then over Mt Wondabyne, further south. Much of this walk follows the Great North Walk, and it uses a campsite at the base of Mt Wondabyne. There are bus and ferry services from Patonga. (open in app) more...

 
Girrakool to Staples Lookout via Kariong Brook Falls
Time: 5 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.8 km W of Gosford
Length: 12.3 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 12.3 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 697 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 697 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
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk starts from the Girrakool picnic area and winds down alongside Piles creek, before climbing up through the Brisbane Waters National Park to Scopas peak, and then on to the lovely Kariong brook falls. The walk finishes at the Staples Lookout. This walk mostly follows a section of the Great North Walk. Depending what time you start, either Scopas Peak or Kariong Brook can make great lunch and rest stops. (open in app) more...

 
Girrakool to Wondabyne station
Time: 4 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.8 km W of Gosford
Length: 9.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 9.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 438 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 438 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 of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk starts from the Girrakool picnic area and winds south, through the Brisbane Waters National Park. The walk crosses some long rock flats and climbs to the top of Scopas Peak, providing views spanning right across the park. The walk then continues down to Wondabyne station, and provides an optional side trip to the Kariong Brook falls. (open in app) more...

 
Girrakool to Wondabyne station via Pindar caves
Time: 7 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.8 km W of Gosford
Length: 18.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 18.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 741 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 741 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 of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Route: Hard

This walk starts from the Girrakool picnic area and winds south, following Piles creek into the Brisbane Waters National Park. The walk crosses over Scopas Peak and continues down to Pindar caves, passing the Pindar lookout and Pindar Pool on the way. From the caves the walk backtracks some distance, before winding down to the Wondabyne train station. (open in app) more...

 
Girrakool to Woy Woy station via Mt Wondabyne
Time: 8 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.8 km W of Gosford
Length: 20.7 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 20.7 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 870 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 870 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 end of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This long day-walk starts from the Girrakool picnic area and works its way south, alongside Piles creek and through the Brisbane Waters National Park. The walk climbs over Scopas Peak and passes the Kariong brook falls, before winding to the top of Mt Wondabyne and finishing at the Woy Woy train station, (passing the Woy Woy landfill site). If doing a car shuffle, you can park a car near the landfill and save the road section. (open in app) more...

 
Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds
Time: 6 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.7 km NW of Brooklyn
Length: 16.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 16.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 588 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 588 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 and end of this walk
Style: One way
Route: Hard

This is a great walk, crossing the middle of Brisbane Water National Park and visiting several highlights including Rocky Ponds. Starting with a ferry trip from Brooklyn, this walk follows a series of faint tracks, clear tracks and management trails. There is an alternate route described in the notes as a way around the Defile Track which and be very faint. You will enjoy a wide range of panoramic views from TumblecowII ridge, Rocky Ponds (Tank Creek) and an optional side trip to enjoy the view from Mount Wondabyne. The walk finishes with a walk of contrast, beside the Woy Woy landfill and a road walk to Woy Woy Station. A great day out or make it an overnighter by camping overnight at Tank Creek or Mt Wondabyne. (open in app) more...

 
Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead to Somersby
Time: 6 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
9.1 km W of Gosford
Length: 16.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 16.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 680 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 680 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 of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This enjoyable walk starts from where the old Pacific Hwy where you walk along dirt roads and trails for while alongside the wide Mooney Mooney Creek, and under the huge F3 Mooney Mooney bridge. The wide track continues upstream, passing a few campsites before crossing the wide creek at a pleasant large rock platform. Not too long after crossing the creek you will pass the lower Mooney Mooney Dam where the old trail leads you uphill past another campsite, a quarry to the Somersby Reservoir. The track then leads past some rural properties and across the delightful Robinson Creek among the Gymea Lilies before finishing with a section of road walking to the Somersby Store. (open in app) more...

 
Mt Ettalong Lookout
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.4 km SSW of Umina
Length: 1.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Gosford(LGA)
Climb: 34 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 34 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
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

This lovely short walk takes you from the large water tank, along an old trail and track to two fantastic fenced lookout platforms. There are a few unfenced views along this shaded walk. A picnic table among the Sydney Red Gums, just before the two main lookouts, makes a wonderful spot for a snack. The lookouts provide great views over Umina Beach, Brisbane Water, Bouddi National Park, Pearl Beach and out to the ocean. A great spot on a sunny day or for a sunset. (open in app) more...

 
Patonga to Pearl Beach
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.7 km E of Patonga
Length: 4.3 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.3 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 189 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 189 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 ferry stop near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This walk explores a section of Brisbane Water National Park between the villages of Patonga and Pearl Beach. From Patonga, this walk takes you up a track following the Great North Walk route, and then a wider trail brings you to a short (and very worthwhile) side trip to Warrah Lookout. From here, the walk follows the wide trail down to Pearl Beach for lunch at the cafe or a dip at the beach. Enjoy the wildflowers in spring and also great water views on sunny days. (open in app) more...

 
Patonga to Somersby
Time: 3 Days Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.7 km E of Patonga
Length: 41.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 41.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 1811 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1811 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 ferry stop near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This three day walk follows the Great North Walk from Patonga, through Brisbane Waters National Park, to the Somersby General Store. The two campsites can be found near the summit of Mt Wondabyne, and along the banks of the Mooney Mooney Creek. Water is available from Kariong Brook and often from tributaries feeding into the Mooney Mooney Creek, and should be treated before drinking. (open in app) more...

 
Patonga to Staples Lookout
Time: 6 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.7 km E of Patonga
Length: 17 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 17 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 702 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 702 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 of this walk There is a ferry stop near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This great walk explores much of the main ridge ridge running through Brisbane Water National Park. The walk visits a number of great lookouts and has two worthy side trips, one up to the top of Mt Wondabyne and another to the falls in Kariong Brook. The walk requires a bit of planning for transport, but is well worth a car shuffle. Allow time to relax and enjoy the views. (open in app) more...

 
Patonga to Warrah Trig Station
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.7 km E of Patonga
Length: 4.3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 4.3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 240 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 240 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 ferry stop near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This walk explores part of the ridge heading out of Patonga. The walk visits two great lookouts, with great views of Lion Island, West Head and Palm beach. Warrah trig is not that interesting, but it is a high point in the area with more views. Make a day of it by catching the ferry from Palm beach or Brooklyn and spend some time exploring the township of Patonga. (open in app) more...

 
Patonga to Wondabyne station via Mt Wondabyne
Time: 7 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
14.8 km SSW of Gosford
Length: 19.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 19.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 861 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 861 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 of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walkThere is a ferry stop near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk explores some grand views, pleasant cascades, varied bushland and remote areas of Brisbane Waters National Park. From Patonga you will walk up the ridge and take a short side trip to enjoy the wonderful views from Warrah Lookout, before following a series of dirt roads and management trails to Patonga Creek in the heart of the national park. The walk then leads along a mix of trails and tracks mostly passing Mt Wondabyne, a worthwhile side trip, before crossing a few gullies with cool creeks and cascades. Past Myron Brook you will walk back down the waters edge at the remote and unique Wondabyne Train Station. (open in app) more...

 
Patonga to Wondabyne station via Pindar Caves overnight
Time: 2 Days Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
14.8 km SSW of Gosford
Length: 28.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 28.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 1164 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1164 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 of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walkThere is a ferry stop near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Route: Hard

This overnight hike starts from Patonga beach and winds along a section of the Great North Walk, into the Brisbane Waters National Park. The walk climbs up and around the Warra reserve headland, continuing to Wondabyne station via Pindar Caves. The overnight stay is at the Mt Wondabyne campsite. There is no water available at the campsite so you will nee to carry sufficient supplies for both days. (open in app) more...

 
Patonga to Woy Woy
Time: 5 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.8 km SW of Woy Woy
Length: 15.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 15.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 497 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 497 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 walkThere is a ferry stop near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk explores a variety of environments from the shore line and coastal cliffs near Patonga, to the dry, rocky and open ridge line. The last part of the walk skirts around the edge of Woy Woy tip, but most of the walk offers great views of the water systems around the park. You can catch the ferry from Palm Beach to Patonga, and catch the train home from Woy Woy, making for a grand day out. (open in app) more...

 
Pearl Beach to Warrah Lookout
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.9 km NE of Pearl Beach
Length: 5.1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 5.1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 189 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 189 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
Track: Moderate

This walk follows a wide trail then a track to the fantastic views from Warrah Lookout. From Pearl Beach, this walk follows the roads to the lower end of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail. Continuing up this trail, the walk passes some sandstone caves and further on, enjoys the fenced Warrah Lookout. There are some great views before returning the same way back to Pearl Beach. (open in app) more...

 
Piles Creek Loop
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.8 km W of Gosford
Length: 4.2 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 4.2 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 306 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 306 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
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

Starting from the Girrakool picnic area, this walk takes you on a round trip through part of the stunning Brisbane Water National Park. The walk explores both sides of Piles Creek, rewarding you with its waterfall and lookouts. Girrakool picnic area also has barbeques and toilets. (open in app) more...

 
Pindar Cave
Time: 6 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
10.8 km SW of Gosford
Length: 11.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 11.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 493 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 493 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is NO car access to start or end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Route: Hard

This great walk goes to some amazing places. Pindar Lookout, Pool and Cave are the greatest features of the walk, with each feature deserving of its own unique track. The walk takes off from the tiny Wondabyne Station to climb onto the plateau and continues along the ridge line to Mt Pindar. The walk passes over rocky terrain with many spider webs across the track. Unless you come by water, the only access is by train, you cannot drive to the start of this walk. (open in app) more...

 
Rocky Ponds from Little Wobby
Time: 8 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.7 km NW of Brooklyn
Length: 18.1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 18.1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre
Climb: 923 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 923 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 train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This great walk starts from Brooklyn with a ferry trip to Little Wobby and explores some fantastic panoramic views of the Hawkesbury River and Tank Creek. The alternate route, for more experienced walkers, cuts a fair bit of walking and gets you to the views quicker. The views along the ridge are great and the Tumblecow2 flat rock makes a lovely rest spot. From here, much of the walk is through heath until arriving at the picturesque Rocky Ponds on Tanks Creek. There is a campsite for people wanting more time to explore before walking back. (open in app) more...

 
Somersby Falls
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
4 km SSW of Somersby
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)
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 39 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 39 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
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This short walk starts from the Somersby Falls picnic area and follows the series of waterfalls along Floods Creek. The picnic area provides barbeques, picnic tables, toilets and ample parking. This walk could make part of a great family day out in the area. The main falls drop onto a large rock platform and are best viewed after rain. (open in app) more...

 
Somersby&Mooney Mooney Creek Loop
Time: 7 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.3 km S of Somersby
Length: 20 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 20 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 744 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 744 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
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

**Closed** The link track west of Somerby Falls is closed, an alternate route is been sought. This loop walk takes you through the Brisbane Waters National Park, starting from the Girrakool picnic area and exploring Piles Creek down to the Mooney Mooney Creek Junction. The walk meanders back up to the spectacular Somersby Falls, following sections of the Great North Walk. (open in app) more...

 
Staples Lookout to Kariong Brook
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.2 km SW of Gosford
Length: 5.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 5.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 261 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 261 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
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This walk gives the shortest access to Kariong Brook waterfall, one of the nicest falls in the area. Starting from Staples Lookout, on Woy Woy Rd, most of the walking is along the Thommos Loop management trail, except for the last descent into Kariong Brook. The waterfall is a nice and cool place to stop for lunch on a warm day. (open in app) more...

 
Staples Lookout to Mt Wondabyne loop
Time: 4 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.2 km SW of Gosford
Length: 10.8 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 10.8 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 337 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 337 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
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This walk starts and finishes at Staples Lookout, on Woy Woy Rd. The walk follows sections of the Great North Walk around Mount Wondabyne and the old Bulls Hill Quarry. There are a few options for short side trips, one leading to the tranquil Kariong Brook falls and the other to the peak of Mount Wondabyne, providing great views over the National Park to Woy Woy. (open in app) more...

 
Warrah Trig to Lookout
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2 km E of Patonga
Length: 0.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 51 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 51 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
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

This walk takes you from the old Warrah Trig Station down the ridge, along a well formed rock path to Warrah Lookout. From the lookout there are fantastic views spanning from the distant Barrenjoey headland, across the Hawkesbury river to Brisk Bay and Patonga. There are no facilities provided at the Warrah Trig Station but the Lookout is fenced for safety. After the walk, it is also worth a trip down to Patonga for lunch, or just to explore the local area. (open in app) more...

 
Warrah Trig to Patonga
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2 km E of Patonga
Length: 2.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 2.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 39 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 39 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 end of this walk There is a ferry stop near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This walk starts at the top of the ridge and leads through a field of wildflowers (in spring and early summer), past some panoramic water views and down to Patonga Village for fish and chips. Starting on the Tony Doyle Track, this walk passes the old Warrah Trig and then visits Warrah Lookout, a great site. After a short walk along a wide trail, you then follow the Patonga Track down the hill, passing some large angophoras and more water views before heading down to the beach at Patonga. (open in app) more...

 
Warrah Trig to Pearl Beach
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2 km E of Patonga
Length: 2.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 2.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 27 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 27 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 end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

Starting on the Tony Doyle track, this walk passes the old Warrah Trig before enjoying the views from Warrah lookout. The walk follows the wide trail down the hill to Pearl Beach. There are many great wildflowers in spring and if you are quiet, you may spot a Lyrebird or two. If you are feeling energetic, you can have a refreshing lunch and allow extra time to walk back or catch the bus home from Pearl Beach. (open in app) more...

 
Western Girrakool Loop
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.3 km S of Somersby
Length: 1.1 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.1 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 43 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 43 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
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This walk explores the western half of the Girrakool Loop track. From the picnic area, this walk heads down the footpath to Illoura Lookout, with views down over Piles Creek (there is an optional side trip to the top of the waterfall). The walk then has another optional trip to Bundilla Lookout, providing a distant but square view of Piles Creek falls. The walk continues around the loop, enjoying the wildflowers which are in bloom late winter and spring. Before looping back to the picnic area, there are two more lookouts with filtered views. (open in app) more...

 
Wondabyne station to Kariong Brook falls
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
10.8 km SW of Gosford
Length: 8.1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 8.1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 489 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 489 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is NO car access to start or end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This return walk starts from Wondabyne train station, winding up into the Brisbane Waters National Park, and follows a section of the Great North Walk to the beautiful Kariong Brook falls. Starting from the isolated train station, the walk explores an area of the park not accessible by road. Since much of this walk is on the ridge tops, there are often great views of the surrounding waterways. (open in app) more...

 
Wondabyne station to Somersby Store
Time: 10 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
14.2 km S of Somersby
Length: 26.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 26.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 1164 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1164 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 end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the end of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk, following a section of the Great North Walk, starts from the Wondabyne train station and winds north, into the Brisbane Waters National Park. The walk climbs all the way up to the top of Scopas Peak, and down to the Phill Haughton bridge, then follows the Mooney Mooney Creek north, winding through the bush to the Somersby general store. In Somersby you can use a public phone, enjoy a hot meal and pick up some basic supplies. (open in app) more...

 
Wondabyne station to Somersby Store overnight
Time: 2 Days Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
14.2 km S of Somersby
Length: 26.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 26.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 1164 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1164 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 end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the end of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk, following a section of the Great North Walk, starts from the Wondabyne train station and winds north, into the Brisbane Waters National Park. The walk climbs to the top of Scopas Peak, and down to the Phill Haughton bridge. The campsite for the night is beside Mooney Mooney Creek. On day two, the walk heads through the bush to the Somersby general store, where you can find a hot meal and wait for your lift home. (open in app) more...

 
Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead
Time: 4 hrs 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.1 km W of Woy Woy
Length: 10.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 10.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 484 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 484 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 end of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Starting with a steep climb from Wondabyne Train station you will explore a series of large rock platforms with wide views over the Brisbane Water National Park and visit Scopas Peak. After Scopas walk you cross a few pleasant rocky gullies before crossing Piles Creek on the Phil Houghton suspension foot bridge. Here the walk heads towards Mooney Mooney Creek before walking up to the Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead on the Old Pacific Hwy. A side trip to Camp Kariong is also described if you want to take advantage of the well established camping facilities. (open in app) more...

 
Wondabyne to Woy Woy
Time: 6 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
10.8 km SW of Gosford
Length: 15.4 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 15.4 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 646 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 646 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 end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk starts at a small isolated train station, and takes in some great scenery on the way to Woy Woy station. The walk gets most of the climbing out of the way quickly. Once up on the main ridge there are great views along the Hawkesbury River and Mooney Mooney creek. Highlights of the walk include Kariong Brook Falls and Mt Wondabyne, the highest point in the area. The walk does pass Woy Woy tip, and has a bit of a road slog at the end, but overall is a lovely one way walk. (open in app) more...

 
Wondabyne to Woy Woy station via Pindar Caves
Time: 8 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
10.8 km SW of Gosford
Length: 24 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 24 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 949 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 949 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 end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the end of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Route: Hard

This full day walk is for the fit and keen bushwalker, exploring some of the Brisbane Waters National Park's great destinations like the Pindar caves, the Kariong Brook falls and Mt Wondabyne. The walk offers a few optional side trips to key locations including Pindar falls and the Mt Wondabyne Peak tracks. As the track ends at Woy Woy train station, there are regular trains for the trip home. (open in app) more...

 
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