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 Staples Lookout to Kariong Brook bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Staples Lookout to Kariong Brook bushwalking trackOverview of this walks Grading
- Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
||2 hrs 30 mins
||Very steep (4/6)
|Quality of track
||Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
||Minimal directional signs (4/6)
||No experience required (1/6)
||Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
||Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testingSome more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.Gradient
1.2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1000m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (690m) is very steep.
Quality of track
Around 2.2km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 690m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.
1.6km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 690m has minimal directional signs. The remaining (620m) has directional signs at most intersection.
This whole walk, 2.9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
Around 2.2km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 690m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.
Around 2.7km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 210m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region
fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE
rating and No fire ban
(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 ClimateWeather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Brisbane Water National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
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|Wed|| 30°||Showers. Likely storm developing.|
|Sat||17°|25°||Possible late shower.|
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.