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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)


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

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of Pearl Beach to Warrah Lookout bushwalking tracknotes
Map of Pearl Beach to Warrah Lookout
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Pearl Beach (Amethyst Ave access)
Pearl Beach Cafe
Lower end of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail
Pearl Caves
Warrah Lookout intersection
Starting point for this hiking track: Pearl Beach Cafe

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
 Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91301N 
 Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Looking north along Pearl Beach
 
Looking north along Pearl Beach +
 
Toilet Block
 
Toilet Block +
 
Play equipment at Pearl Beach
 
Play equipment at Pearl Beach +

 
Pearl Beach Cafe
 
Pearl Beach Cafe +
 
Tourmaline Ave
 
Tourmaline Ave +
 
Green Point Creek Bridge
 
Green Point Creek Bridge +

 
Intersection of Diamond Rd and Crystal Ave
 
Intersection of Diamond Rd and Crystal Ave +
 
Crystal Ave
 
Crystal Ave +
 
Gate at the bottom of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail
 
Gate at the bottom of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail +

 
Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail sign
 
Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail sign +
 
Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail
 
Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail +
 
Along Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail
 
Along Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail +

 
Pearl Beach Cave
 
Pearl Beach Cave +
 
Looking out from Pearl Cave
 
Looking out from Pearl Cave +
 
Trail above cave
 
Trail above cave +

 
Sandstone slabs
 
Sandstone slabs +
 
View to across Pearl Beach to Mt Ettalong
 
View to across Pearl Beach to Mt Ettalong +
 
along Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail
 
along Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail +

 
Wide trail at top of ridge
 
Wide trail at top of ridge +
 
Intersection near Warrah Lookout
 
Intersection near Warrah Lookout +
 
Warrah Lookout sign
 
Warrah Lookout sign +

 
Track to Warrah Lookout
 
Track to Warrah Lookout +
 
Warrah Lookout
 
Warrah Lookout +
 
Warrah Lookout
 
Warrah Lookout +

 
View to Barrenjoey
 
View to Barrenjoey +
 
View of Barrenjoey from Warrah Lookout
 
View of Barrenjoey from Warrah Lookout +
 
Warrah Lookout
 
Warrah Lookout +

 
View to West Head from Warrah Lookout
 
View to West Head from Warrah Lookout +
 
Out the heads from Warrah Lookout
 
Out the heads from Warrah Lookout +
 
Looking down to Patonga from Warrah Lookout
 
Looking down to Patonga from Warrah Lookout +

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 Pearl Beach to Warrah Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Pearl Beach to Warrah Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Pearl Beach to Warrah Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Pearl Beach to Warrah Lookout 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 5km
Time 2 hrs
.


Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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
1.6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 850m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (70m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 2.5km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 1.6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 920m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.5km 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 Pearl Beach (Amethyst Ave access)
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 Pearl Beach (Amethyst Ave access)
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|

Pearl Beach Alt = 3 m
Pearl Beach is a 1.2km long crescent-shaped, yellow sand beach. The beach has rocky points at either end - the southern end is home to an ocean pool and the northern end has the old Pearl Beach Road carved through the rock (no longer in use for cars). The beach has many access points and is popular for sunbathers, picnickers, and swimmers, although there is no surf life saver presence. The south-east facing beach is lined with houses in the northern section, and shade-providing trees in the south.

(0 km) Pearl Beach (Amethyst Ave access) to Pearl Beach Cafe
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 118 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
From the toilet block and entrance to Pearl Beach, this walk follows Pearl Pde past the end of Amethyst Ave, keeping the ocean to the left. At the play equipment[1], the walk crosses the road and heads past the bus stop[2], coming to the Pearl Beach Cafe.

Pearl Beach General Store and Cafe Alt = 3 m
The Pearl Beach General Store and Cafe (ph 02 4343 1222) is found at 1 Pearl Pde, Pearl Beach, and is open 7 days. The cafe provides breakfast, lunch and dinners for about $20 a meal. The general store[3] provides cheaper take-away meals and general supplies (including ice-creams). Across the road is Pearl Beach and some children's play equipment[4]. Alternatively for a more refined dining experience, 'Pearls on the Beach' is found on the other side of the road, open Thursday to Sundays for lunch and dinner (ph 02 4342 4400)[5]. More info

(0.12 km) Pearl Beach Cafe to Lower end of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 727 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the cafe[6], this walk heads away from the beach and along Tourmaline Ave. The walk then turns left onto Diamond Rd and follows it across the bridge (with a detailed risk warning sign[7]), then heads up the hill and turns right onto Crystal Ave. The walk follows Crystal Ave until about 40m past the end of the sealed section of road, and comes to an intersection, locked gate and a NPWS 'Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail' sign[8] on the left.

(0.85 km) Lower end of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail to Pearl Caves
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 458 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 50 m Descent = -9 m
Turn left: From the intersection at the signposted lower end of 'Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail'[9] (on Crystal St, about 60m up from the end of the sealed section of road). This walk heads around the gate and follows the management trail up the hill. The trail winds up the hill and the vegetation changes quite dramatically with the rise. As the gully becomes steeper on the right, the track bends right. There is a long cliff here, above on the left, and just before the next right-hand bend, there are a couple of sandstone caves up the hill to the left.

Pearl Caves Alt = 51 m
Pearl Caves is an informal name for a couple of caves found on the Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail. The two large overhangs are found near the base of a cliff. The caves look north and have outward-sloping floors. One cave has a few small columns and stalagmite/stalactite decorations growing at the back. To protect the caves (and yourself), the caves are best viewed from a distance.

(1.3 km) Pearl Caves to Warrah Lookout intersection
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.16 km Time = 23 mins
Climb = 89 m Descent = -14 m
Continue straight: From the caves, this walk follows the management trail up the hill around the right-hand bend, keeping the steep gully to the right. The trail soon leads between two large rocks and then around a left bend (with filtered views over Pearl Beach to the right). The trail continues to gently wind up the hill until coming to a well signposted intersection, with a sign pointing back to 'Pearl Beach'[10].

(2.46 km) Warrah Lookout intersection to Warrah Lookout
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 70 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -12 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk heads between the timber posts and follows the 'Warrah Lookout' sign[11] along the sandstone footpath. The path leads through the bush for a short distance, coming to the fenced Warrah Lookout. (Beware of informal side tracks that lead to unfenced sections of cliff.)

Warrah Lookout Alt = 114 m
Warrah Lookout is a mostly fenced lookout on a large sandstone platform. The lookout provides fantastic views across the Hawkesbury River. From left to right, you can see along the escarpment which forms the southern boundary of Brisbane Water National Park, out to the Pacific Ocean, Barrenjoey Headland, West Head, along Cowan Creek, Juno Point and along the escarpment to Patonga. This is a great place to spend some time soaking up the views.

Catch the bus from Pearl Beach (Amethyst Ave access)
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 Pearl Beach (Amethyst Ave access)
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)
Paddlecraft 3B / 1714 Pittwater Road, Bayview 02 9997 8015 12.8 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 13.6 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 14.6 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 15.6 km
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 13.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Pearl Beach to Warrah Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Pearl Beach to Warrah Lookout
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 12 km (to the N)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 17 km (to the WSW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 23 km (to the NE)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
29 km (to the SW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 46 km (to the SW)

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
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      30°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|26°Possible shower.
Fri18°|31°Partly cloudy.
Sat17°|25°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Brisbane Water National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Brisbane Waters National Park is situated south west of Gosford perched on the Hawkesbury River. The park is characterised by sandstone features, Aboriginal engravings, flowery heaths, bird life and spectacular water views. Brisbane Waters NP has many bushwalks through the are with the Great North Walk passing through the middle of the park.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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