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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)

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

Map of Walk


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Warrah Trig Station
Warrah Lookout intersection
Starting point for this hiking track: Warrah Trig Station

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795

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

Warrah Trig Station carpark
Warrah Trig Station carpark +
Steps to Warrah Trig Station
Steps to Warrah Trig Station +
path down towards headland
path down towards headland +

Path back up towards Warrah Trig Station
Path back up towards Warrah Trig Station +
Warrah Lookout
Warrah Lookout +
View of Barrenjoey Lighthouse from Warrah Lookout
View of Barrenjoey Lighthouse from Warrah Lookout +


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 Warrah Trig to Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Warrah Trig to Lookout bushwalking track

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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Warrah Trig to 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 760m
Time 20 mins

Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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.
Around 310m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 70m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 380m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

This whole walk, 380m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 380m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

This whole walk, 380m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

This whole walk, 380m 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.
Drive to Warrah Trig Station
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) Warrah Trig Station to Warrah Lookout intersection
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 308 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -39 m
From the trig station, this walk heads toward the water view, down the timber staircase. At the bottom of the timber stairs, the walk follows the sandstone footpath (and another set of timber stairs) and stone steps, winding down the hill. The footpath passes over and between a few rock platforms on the way. The path leads to a signposted intersection with the Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail and a sign pointing back up to 'Warrah Car Park'[1].

(0.31 km) Warrah Lookout intersection to Warrah Lookout
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 70 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -12 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads between the timber posts and follows the 'Warrah Lookout' sign[2] 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.

Drive from Warrah Trig Station
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

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the 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 12.2 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 14.8 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 15.6 km
Outdoor Shack 1131 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9981 6933 20.2 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 1024 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9971 8711 20.8 km

A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Warrah Trig to Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Warrah Trig to 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 15 km (to the WSW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 25 km (to the NE)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
27 km (to the SW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 44 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 7 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      29°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|25°Possible shower.
Fri18°|30°Partly cloudy.
Sat16°|24°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.

Walker Feedback

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Julianne | 2009-08-03 05:44:36
My partner and I did the walk from Patonga beach up to Warrah Trig Lookout

Your notes were better than the National Parks info and better than the Gosford Walks books that are available

In fact we did a couple of walks in the Bouddi National Park a couple of weeks before - same deal

Would really like to know whether you are going to go to hard copy and print your own books

I know that funding is an issue, but think that a few books - perhaps by region or walking grades would be fantastic !!

But thanks for the website in the meantime
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