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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)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Little Wobby to Rocky Ponds

Map of Walk

Location

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Brooklyn Ferry Terminal
Little Wobby Beach Wharf
Little Wobby Sport and Rec Wharf
Int of Pacific Trail and Defile Track
Int of Pacific Trail and Defile Track
Spring Beach (eastern) access
Juno Head Intersection
Int of Midway and Pacific Trails
Int of Magpie and Midway Trails
Tessellated Pavement
Int of Midway trail and The Defile
Int of Midway trail and Wobby Track
Tumblecow 2 flat rock
Tank Creek Crossing
Gully intersection
Tank Creek Crossing
Jeannie's Pool intersection
Rocky Ponds Pool intersection
Tank Creek last fall
Starting point for this hiking track: Brooklyn Ferry Terminal

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)

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Photo Gallery

 
Get ferry tickets here
 
Get ferry tickets here +
 
Approaching Little Wobby
 
Approaching Little Wobby +
 
Little Wobby Beach Wharf
 
Little Wobby Beach Wharf +

 
Walking along the shoreline of Little Wobby
 
Walking along the shoreline of Little Wobby +
 
Passing under a house at Little Wobby
 
Passing under a house at Little Wobby +
 
The sport and rec wharf at Little Wobby
 
The sport and rec wharf at Little Wobby +

 
Heading up the Pacific Trail
 
Heading up the Pacific Trail +
 
Water tank
 
Water tank +
 
Great trees and views on the Pacific Trail
 
Great trees and views on the Pacific Trail +

 
Water view from Pacific Trail
 
Water view from Pacific Trail +
 
Spring Beach
 
Spring Beach +
 
Larger dam behind Spring Beach
 
Larger dam behind Spring Beach +

 
Old toilet at Spring Beach
 
Old toilet at Spring Beach +
 
Forty Year Spring pumping shed
 
Forty Year Spring pumping shed +
 
Pacific Trail
 
Pacific Trail +

 
Bottom of the Rock climbing track
 
Bottom of the Rock climbing track +
 
Juno Head Campsite
 
Juno Head Campsite +
 
Lower end of the Midway Trail (on Pacific Trail)
 
Lower end of the Midway Trail (on Pacific Trail) +

 
Rocks at the lower end of the Midway Trail
 
Rocks at the lower end of the Midway Trail +
 
Walking through the forest Midway Trail
 
Walking through the forest Midway Trail +
 
View from Midway Trail
 
View from Midway Trail +

 
clearing and campsite at the int. of Magpie and Midway Trails
 
clearing and campsite at the int. of Magpie and Midway Trails +
 
View from Highway Ridge
 
View from Highway Ridge +
 
What a view
 
What a view +

 
Highway Ridge track
 
Highway Ridge track +
 
Cleft in rock on Highway Ridge track
 
Cleft in rock on Highway Ridge track +
 
Tessellated Pavement
 
Tessellated Pavement +

 
Highway Ridge track
 
Highway Ridge track +
 
Looking over the Hawkesbury River
 
Looking over the Hawkesbury River +
 
Large Squiggly gum at the top of 'The Defile' track
 
Large Squiggly gum at the top of 'The Defile' track +

 
The top of the Wobby Track
 
The top of the Wobby Track +
 
Powerlines near top of Wobby track
 
Powerlines near top of Wobby track +
 
Highway Ridge track
 
Highway Ridge track +

 
Through the scrub on the Highway Ridge trail
 
Through the scrub on the Highway Ridge trail +
 
View of Dangar Island from the Highway Ridge track
 
View of Dangar Island from the Highway Ridge track +
 
A TV antenna that seems out of place
 
A TV antenna that seems out of place +

 
Looking along Tumblecowii,  Little Wobby, and the Hawkesbury River
 
Looking along Tumblecowii, Little Wobby, and the Hawkesbury River +
 
Lovely outcrop
 
Lovely outcrop +
 
Can't complain with view like this
 
Can't complain with view like this +

 
Tumblecowii flat rock view
 
Tumblecowii flat rock view +
 
Isopogon Anethifolius (Narrow-leaf Drumstick)flower
 
Isopogon Anethifolius (Narrow-leaf Drumstick)flower +
 
Highway Ridge track
 
Highway Ridge track +

 
View of Dangar Island
 
View of Dangar Island +
 
View to Big Ben hill
 
View to Big Ben hill +
 
Highway Ridge track
 
Highway Ridge track +

 
Highway Ridge track
 
Highway Ridge track +
 
Rocky Ponds, Tank Creek
 
Rocky Ponds, Tank Creek +
 
Tank Creek
 
Tank Creek +

 
Wildflower
 
Wildflower +
 
Grevillea Buxifolia
 
Grevillea Buxifolia +
 
Top of fall into  Jeannie's Pool
 
Top of fall into Jeannie's Pool +

 
Jeannie's Pool
 
Jeannie's Pool +
 
Jeannie's Pool
 
Jeannie's Pool +
 
Allison's cascades
 
Allison's cascades +

 
Rock holes
 
Rock holes +
 
View from Last fall on Tank Creek
 
View from Last fall on Tank Creek +
 
View of Hawkesburry River from Tank Creek - Rocky Ponds
 
View of Hawkesburry River from Tank Creek - Rocky Ponds +

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 Little Wobby to Rocky Ponds bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Little Wobby to Rocky Ponds  bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Little Wobby to Rocky Ponds bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Little Wobby to Rocky Ponds  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 18km
Time 8 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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 3.5km is flat with no steps. The remaining (2.7km) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
6km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 6km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (360m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
6km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 5km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (550m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 5km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
9km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation) and another 2.6km is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety. The remaining (220m) is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
7km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 4.4km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (990m) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

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 train to Hawkesbury River Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Hawkesbury River 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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Drive to Brooklyn Ferry Terminal
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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Permit Required Alt = 93 m
This walk passes over land owned by the Department of Sport and Recreation the 'Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre'. They are very welcoming of bushwalkers and have an easy system in place to get permission to walk on their land. The system is in place mostly to avoid impact on their camps. Just a quick phone call and they will email you a letter (which you carry) – worth the small amount of effort. Phone (02) 4349 0600 and ask for permission. More info

(0 km) Brooklyn Ferry Terminal to Little Wobby Wharf
Walk: Easy - transport
Length = 3.08 km Time = 20 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -4 m
From the wharf near Hawkesburry River Station (Brooklyn), this walk takes a ferry ride. The ferry leaves Monday to Friday at 6:25am, 7:25am, 9:30am, 10:55am, 2pm, 3:15pm, 4:05pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm, 6:45pm, 7:15pm. On weekends and public holidays, the ferry leaves at 7:30am, 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm and 6:15pm (and 7:10 DST) . The ferry costs about $6 one-way and running times are affected by weather. Phone: 0448 101016 Please check their website as the timetable may change.

Alternatively, you can catch a water taxi, which generally costs about $100 per group of 4 and needs to be booked ahead. There are a few options - try Hawkesbury River Water Taxi on 0400 600 111 or Rick on 0448 101 010. More info
Note: The distance and altitude change for this ride is not included in the total for this walk.

Little Wobby Alt = 3 m
Little Wobby is a boat-access only township on the eastern bank of the Hawkesbury River, opposite Brooklyn and Dangar Island. The houses stretch for 1.3km along the river and are backed by a long cliffline know as tumblecowII[1]. South of the houses (and much of the point) is home to the Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre[2]. North of the headland is Brisbane Water National Park. Little Wobby has a public wharf and phone box, about 350m north of the southernmost house, and a Sport and Recreation Centre wharf about 80m south of this last house. The town was established during WW2 to support artillery batteries, to prevent the Japanese entering Broken Bay[3].

(3.08 km) Little Wobby Beach Wharf to Little Wobby Sport and Rec Wharf
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 399 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = -22 m
Veer right: From the public wharf and phone box, this walk heads along the grassy edge (keeping the water to the right). The walk then heads up some stairs and under some houses and generally makes its way along the footpath. Once in front of the houses again, the grassy path heads along the edge of the water then passes a large clearing (under the power lines) to come to the Little Wobby Sport and Recreation Centre wharf.

(3.48 km) Little Wobby Sport and Rec Wharf to Int of Pacific Trail and Defile Track
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 871 m Time = 19 mins
Climb = 43 m Descent = -38 m
Continue straight: From the sport and rec wharf, this walk heads uphill along the management trail, past the boat ramp and brown 'Authorised Entry Only' sign (keeping the water on the right). After about 350m of climbing up the hill, the trail flattens as it comes to a large concrete 'Tee Low Tanks'[4] water tank on Croppy Point[5]. From the tank, the walk continues along the trail still heading uphill (but more gently), passing many great water views (on the right). As the trail approaches Spring Beach, it bends left fairly sharply. After passing an access track to the beach (on the right), the trail comes to an intersection on the left with a track heading steeply up the hill (to two obvious sandstone caves - this is the bottom of 'The Defile' Track).

Spring Beach Alt = 3 m
Spring Beach is a 60m wide, south-west facing, yellow sand beach on the Hawkesbury River. The sandy section is about 20m deep and extends another 30m across a grassy section into the steep gully (and small lagoon). There is a large yellow Telstra sign[6] showing that a underwater cable crosses the Hawkesbury River. Behind the beach on the Pacific Trail (the main management trail), is a sandstone dam[7] and an old pit toilet[8]. The beach is a great spot to stop and rest, enjoying the water view into Porto Bay and Cowan Creek.

(4.35 km) Int of Pacific Trail and Defile Track to Int of Midway trail and The Defile
Alternate Route: Route: Hard - bushtrack ( Show detail)
Length = 740 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 131 m Descent = -6 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the track (away from the beach) and through the two caves. On the other side of the caves, the faint track heads left up the side of the gully (keeping the gully on the right) and passes around the roots of a large fallen tree. About 80m past the fallen tree, the walk tends left up through the rocky gully (keeping the rock wall and overhang on the right). From here, the track winds up the ridge, tending right onto the main ridge, where the way becomes flatter. Near the top, the track passes some faint false tracks on the left to come to a clear three-way intersection (with the Midway Trail) in front of a large scribbly gum.
Turn left to rejoin the main walk, following the notes from 8.04km 'Int of Midway trail and The Defile'.

(4.35 km) Int of Pacific Trail and Defile Track to Juno Head Intersection
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 1.58 km Time = 35 mins
Climb = 76 m Descent = -62 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads along the management trail away from the water, keeping the beach below on the right. As the trail bends right, it passes an interesting sandstone dam and, about 60m later, passes a smaller spring-fed dam. A short distance after the smaller dam, the trail comes to an intersection with a track (on the right) leading down to Spring Beach.
Continue straight: From the intersection, keeping the water views to the right, this walk heads gently up hill along the management trail, soon passing an old toilet. The trail winds along the hill for a while (passing an old trail on the left just after the white posts), soon coming to and passing a green concrete pumping station (Forty Year Spring). About 650m past the spring, the trail passes the signposted 'Rock Climbing' track and then comes to an intersection just above the signposted 'Juno Head Campsite'.

(5.93 km) Juno Head Intersection to Int of Midway and Pacific Trails
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 267 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -20 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the power lines along the management trail (keeping the water views to the right). The trail rounds the side on the gully then, just before passing under the power lines, the trail comes to a signposted intersection with the 'Midway Trail'.

(6.2 km) Int of Midway and Pacific Trails to Tessellated Pavement
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.4 km Time = 32 mins
Climb = 144 m Descent = -12 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Midway Trail' and red post up the hill along the narrow track. The track soon climbs up through a rocky outcrop, leading to a clearing and campsite. From this clearing, the trail follows the red post up the hill for another 350m, coming to another clearing and campsite at the unsignposted intersection with the Magpie Trail.
Veer left: From the intersection and campsite, this walk follows the red and yellow marker north-west along the track. The track follows the ridge top, with the occasional clearing giving great views of the Hawkesbury River on the left. The red and yellow markers lead through a cleft in the rocks then up through a small gully in a rocky outcrop, then the walk comes to a fairly large tessellated rock platform (surround by heath, this is also the intersection with the unsignposted, yellow marker, Horseshoe trail).

Tessellated Pavement Alt = 152 m
Tessellated Pavement is a sandstone platform formation. Tessellated refers to ‘having a checkered or mottled appearance’[9] and in this case, the platform is made up of square and kidney [10] patterns. The tessellations are created through a process of erosion (weathering) and do not extend far beneath the surface[11]. This is an interesting spot to scratch your head and try to work out how these patterns form in several spots like this throughout the Hawkesbury sandstone region.

(7.59 km) Tessellated Pavement to Int of Midway trail and The Defile
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 448 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -33 m
Continue straight: From the tessellated rock platform, this walk follows the red painted marker north along the ridge (keeping the filtered water views to the left). The track follows a narrow rock platform for about 180m and then, just past the good views of the river, the walk steps off the rock and follows a rocky track. The track passes some rocky outcrops and more filtered views and, about 130m past the small rock wall (on the left), the track comes to a three way intersection with The Defile track on the left (and a large scribbly gum on the right).

(8.04 km) Int of Midway trail and The Defile to Tumblecow 2 flat rock
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.15 km Time = 28 mins
Climb = 64 m Descent = -78 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the main track north, keeping the large squiggly gum behind and to the right. The track soon comes to another, more obvious three-way intersection.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads north, passing under the power lines and past the telegraph poles. The track heads through the scrub for a while before passing a few nice vantage points with great views over Brooklyn, then coming to a view with two TV antennas mounted on small masts. The track continues along the top of the ridge for another 350m, passing some more great views and coming to two more TV antennas on a another rocky outcrop. About 70m past these antennas, the track comes to a large flat rock platform with two more TV antennas and great views over Brooklyn and the Hawkesbury River.

Tumblecow 2 flat rock Alt = 120 m
The Tumblecow 2 flat rock is an informal, unnamed and unfenced lookout on the Highway Ridge track above Little Wobby. The rock provides great views across the Hawkesbury River over Brooklyn, Dangar Island and the Hawkesbury River Railway Bridges. There are two TV antennas on the north side of the rock platform (form the houses far below). The name Tumblecow 2 flat rock is derived from the name of the cliff line Tumblecow2[12], an informal name used by locals. The large clearing is a great spot to rest and enjoy the view.

(9.19 km) Tumblecow 2 flat rock to Tank Creek Crossing
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 2.6 km Time = 57 mins
Climb = 99 m Descent = -154 m
Continue straight: From Tumblecow 2 flat rock view, this walk follows the track north past the two TV antennas (keeping the water views to the left). The track heads into the bush and passes a few more great views over the Hawkesbury River and, about 800m after flat rock, the track leaves the Tumblecow2[13] cliff top to round Big Ben[14] (a 185m hill). The track then winds through the bush for some time, passing a view to Patonga Creek (on the right) and climbing down some rocks and following the track until it opens up on a large rock platform. The track crosses the first creek (Tank Creek) to come to an intersection with a track on the right, at the top of the rock platform.

Rocky Ponds Alt = 64 m
Rocky Ponds is a series of cascades, waterholes and falls at the lower end of Tank Creek, near the junction with Gordon Creek. Tank Creek flows over a wide, solid rock bed, the rock having a reddish colour. There a several small overhangs and ponds carved into the rock. This area is a fantastic spot to rest, cool down and enjoy the water and view. From the lower end of the creek, there are fantastic view over the Hawkesbury River.

(11.79 km) Tank Creek Crossing to Tank Creek Campsite
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 89 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From the Tank Creek crossing, this walk heads up the main creek (Tank Creek) for a few meters (keeping the creek on the right). The walk soon finds and follows the clear track through the heath, heading north. The track soon steps into a small gully, coming to a tree with exposed roots on the other side.
Continue straight: From the gully, this walk steps up, passing the tree with exposed roots. The track leads north through the scrub to a open clearing, then turns right to head another 30m to a larger clearing and campsite.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Tank Creek Campsite Alt = 73 m
Tank Creek Campsite is just north-east of the junction of Tank Creek and Gordon Gully. The fairly large camping area has no facilities, but there is an established fire circle and natural shade. There are a number of small, more secluded, camping areas radiating out from the main central area. Several tracks lead to the two nearby creeks (treat water before drinking). There is a fair bit of rubbish left behind from other campers, please carry your own out, plus a little extra.

(11.79 km) Tank Creek Crossing to Jeannie's Pool intersection
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 219 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -12 m
Veer left: From the rock platform on Tank Creek (just upstream from the junction with Gordon Creek), this walk heads downstream across the rocks (keeping the main creek to the left). After crossing the smaller Gordon Creek, the walk leaves the rock and follows the dirt track downstream (keeping Tanks Creek on the left). About 100m after Gordon Creek, there is a short track, on the left (which leads to Tanks Creek, with views down onto Jeannie's Pool). The walk continues along the main track, past a sandstone boulder (and ignoring a track on the left) then down some stone steps to come to the Jeannie's Pool intersection.

(12.01 km) Jeannie's Pool intersection to Jeannie's Pool
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 11 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Turn sharp left: From the intersection, this walk follows the track down towards the creek, keeping the rock wall to the left. The track leads down to Jeannie's Pool[15] (left through the cave or straight to the bottom of the pool).
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

Jeannie's Pool Alt = 55 m
Jeannie's Pool[16] is the centrepiece of a series of cascades and pools known as Rocky Ponds, at the lower end of Tank Creek. The pool is half-surrounded by a cliff, with the creek flowing over this cliff to fill the pool below. The northern side of the pool has an overhang nurturing a mossy environment. This is a nice and cool spot to rest and enjoy the creek.

(12.01 km) Rocky Ponds Pool intersection to Tank Creek last fall
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 141 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -15 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads south-west, away from the main rock wall, and follows the track through the grass trees (keeping the valley to the left). The track passes another short track (on the left, leading a rock pool) and a short distance later the track comes next to the creek edge and a large sandstone platform. This is the top of the last waterfall on Tank Creek, with great views up the Hawkesbury River (it is unfenced - care is needed).

Tank Creek last fall Alt = 40 m
Tank Creek's last fall is the last significant, unnamed waterfall on Tank Creek before the water flows into Tank Cove on the Hawkesbury River. This vantage point is at the top of the (unfenced) cliff, with a series of waterholes upstream. There are fantastic views up the Hawkesbury River, past Dangar Island into Porto Bay. The rock forms a wide smooth creek bed, making this a special place to stop and enjoy. There is a lovely series of cascades just upstream, known as Allison's cascade[17].

(12.15 km) Tank Creek last fall to The Icicles
Optional sidetrip: Route: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 181 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = -14 m
Veer right: From the rock platform, this walk re-joins the track to the west (keeping the view to the left). The walk follows this track just back from the cliff top (on the left) for about 100m before crossing an obvious gully. On the other side of the gully, the walk soon comes to a large rocky outcrop (on the right), and the track continues down the rocks a short way to come to a shallow but tall overhang. This rocky outcrop is know as the 'The Icicles'[18].

Catch the train from Hawkesbury River Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Hawkesbury River Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
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Drive from Brooklyn Ferry Terminal
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
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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 14.2 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 17.2 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 17.6 km
Outdoor Shack 1131 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9981 6933 21.7 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 19.1 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Little Wobby to Rocky Ponds .
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Little Wobby to Rocky Ponds
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 11 km (to the SW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 14 km (to the NNE)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
24 km (to the SSW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 29 km (to the NE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 40 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.

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Wed      29°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|25°Possible shower.
Fri18°|30°Partly cloudy.
Sat16°|24°Possible late shower.
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Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre The main part of the Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre is a complex of well maintained buildings and facilities. The site includes accommodation, food hall, swimming pool, large chess set, tennis courts, basket ball courts, flying fox, beach and many walking tracks. The site is available to school groups, community groups and families. Located on the banks of the Hawkesbury River the centre boasts views past West Head and Lion Island out the open ocean. The land owned by the Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre extends over much of the ridge to the north.
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I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.


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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Ryan Field - Thanks! IP:124.171.19.xxx | 2011-09-11 07:06:39
This is some amazing detail! Thanks to whomever put this together.
admin - re: Thanks! Super Administrator | 2011-09-11 22:29:54
Ryan Field wrote:
This is some amazing detail! Thanks to whomever put this together.

Thanks Ryan
Hope you enjoyed the walk, it is such a cool place.
Matt :)
Sandy Devlin - Bivouac 35 years ago IP:120.19.35.xxx | 2015-12-12 01:36:40
I did this as a return bivouac trip from camp Little Wobby back in 1980 when 10 years old. We slept out under the stars at night, completely exhausted after hiking throughout the days, carrying army blankets, food etc in our packs, with no training, inappropriate footwear, little water. No wonder we felt like we were dying LOL. Now that I've finally found details of the route, I'll have to start getting fit, will take a while.
Sandy Devlin - Bivouac 35 years ago IP:120.19.35.xxx | 2015-12-12 01:45:07
We took the steep shortcut, and at the turn around point, were close to mutiny. Also the pack mentality of a very large group of 10 years old with only a couple of young guardians, was getting a bit like Lord of the Flies, in only a few days!!!. Was a very memorable achievement though.
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