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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)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Warrah car park
Warrah Trig Station
Warrah Lookout intersection
Warrah Lookout intersection
Pearl Caves
Lower end of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail
Pearl Beach Cafe
Starting point for this hiking track: Warrah car park

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

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Photo Gallery

 
Warrah car park
 
Warrah car park +
 
Start of the Tony Doyle Track
 
Start of the Tony Doyle Track +
 
Sign at Warrah car park
 
Sign at Warrah car park +

 
Plaque about the Tony Doyle Track
 
Plaque about the Tony Doyle Track +
 
Steps north of Warrah trig
 
Steps north of Warrah trig +
 
Warrah Trig
 
Warrah Trig +

 
Warrah Trig
 
Warrah Trig +
 
View from Warrah trig
 
View from Warrah trig +
 
Timber stairs south of Warrah trig
 
Timber stairs south of Warrah trig +

 
Tony Doyle Track
 
Tony Doyle Track +
 
Footpath through the bush
 
Footpath through the bush +
 
Wildflowers in Spring
 
Wildflowers in Spring +

 
Tony Doyle Track
 
Tony Doyle Track +
 
Isopgen Anemonifolius (Broad-leaf Drumstick)
 
Isopgen Anemonifolius (Broad-leaf Drumstick) +
 
Tick Bush (Kunzea ambigua) in bloom
 
Tick Bush (Kunzea ambigua) in bloom +

 
Sandstone steps on path
 
Sandstone steps on path +
 
Filtered ocean views
 
Filtered ocean views +
 
Tony Doyle track leading through rock
 
Tony Doyle track leading through rock +

 
Warrah lookout intersection
 
Warrah lookout intersection +
 
Warrah lookout intersection
 
Warrah lookout intersection +
 
Path to Warrah Lookout
 
Path to Warrah Lookout +

 
Warrah Lookout view
 
Warrah Lookout view +
 
Warrah Lookout
 
Warrah Lookout +
 
View of Barrenjoey from Warrah Lookout
 
View of Barrenjoey from Warrah Lookout +

 
Warrah Lookout
 
Warrah Lookout +
 
Trail near Warrah Lookout
 
Trail near Warrah Lookout +
 
Wide trail at top of ridge
 
Wide trail at top of ridge +

 
View to across Pearl Beach to Mt Ettalong
 
View to across Pearl Beach to Mt Ettalong +
 
Steep gully on side of trail
 
Steep gully on side of trail +
 
Sandstone cutting on side of trail
 
Sandstone cutting on side of trail +

 
Wide trail
 
Wide trail +
 
Inside Cave
 
Inside Cave +
 
View of Pearl Caves from trail
 
View of Pearl Caves from trail +

 
Steep gully beside trail
 
Steep gully beside trail +
 
Winding along the Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail
 
Winding along the Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail +
 
Along lower section of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail
 
Along lower section of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail +

 
drier forest at lower section of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail
 
drier forest at lower section of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail +
 
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 +

 
Crystal Ave
 
Crystal Ave +
 
Crystal Ave
 
Crystal Ave +
 
Intersection of Diamond Rd and Crystal Ave
 
Intersection of Diamond Rd and Crystal Ave +

 
Crossing Green Point Creek
 
Crossing Green Point Creek +
 
Pearl Beach Shops
 
Pearl Beach Shops +
 
Pearl Beach Cafe
 
Pearl Beach Cafe +

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

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Warrah Trig to Pearl Beach bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Warrah Trig to Pearl Beach bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Warrah Trig to Pearl Beach 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 2.8km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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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 1.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (30m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 2.8km 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 1.2km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.8km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Warrah car park
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.
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(0 km) Warrah car park to Warrah Trig Station
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 32 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
From Warrah car park, this walk follows the 'Tony Doyle Track' sign[1] up the steps and sandstone footpath. The path winds a short distance up to a rock platform with the old Warrah Trig station, and offering filtered distant views.

Warrah Trig Station Alt = 164 m
Warrah Trig Station is part of a national geodetic survey established during the 1970's. The 'Triangulation station' (aka trigonometrical or trig station) is a distinct marker once clear of trees, and would have been visible for many kilometers in the area. There are many such trig stations around Australia, which were used to help in surveying. Each station has a know position and altitude, which allows surveyors to use triangulation and determine another point's location. With advances in technology, these trig stations have been abandoned and superseded. The trig station is now surrounded by trees, with some filtered views along the Hawkesbury River[2]. The area is rich with wildflowers in spring.

(0.03 km) Warrah Trig Station to Warrah Lookout intersection
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 308 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -39 m
Continue straight: 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'[3].

(0.34 km) Warrah Lookout intersection to Warrah Lookout
Optional sidetrip: 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[4] 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.)
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

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.

(0.34 km) Warrah Lookout intersection to Pearl Caves
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.16 km Time = 23 mins
Climb = 14 m Descent = -89 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Pearl Beach' sign[5] downhill along the management trail. The trail leads down the hill and bends right soon after some filtered water views over Pearl Beach. The trail then start to bend around the side of a steep gully and, about 70m after passing between two large rocks, the trail rounds a left-hand bend, just below a long cliff face with several sandstone caves.

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.

(1.5 km) Pearl Caves to Lower end of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 458 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -50 m
Continue straight: From the caves, this walk heads downhill along the management trail, keeping the steep valley to the left. There is a distinct change in vegetation as the trail winds down the hill. About 100m after seeing the house, the trail leads around a locked gate and a 'Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail' sign[6] onto Crystal St (about 60m up from the end of the sealed section of road).

(1.96 km) Lower end of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail to Pearl Beach Cafe
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 727 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -10 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads east along the dirt Crystal Ave, keeping the downhill slope (valley) on the left. After about 40m, the road becomes sealed and the walk continues past the houses, turning left onto Diamond Rd. The walk then crosses Green Point Creek on a bridge (with a detailed risk warning sign[7]) and after a further 120m, the walk turns right to follow Tourmaline Ave. Soon, the walk comes to some shops, turning left onto Pearl Parade, coming to the front of the cafe[8].

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[9] provides cheaper take-away meals and general supplies (including ice-creams). Across the road is Pearl Beach and some children's play equipment[10]. 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)[11]. More info

(2.68 km) Pearl Beach Cafe to Pearl Beach (Amethyst Ave access)
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 118 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the cafe, this walk follows Pearl Pde, keeping the water to the right. The footpath leads past a bus stop[12], crossing the road and heading past the play equipment[13]. The walk comes to a toilet block[14] and wide entrance to Pearl Beach, almost opposite Amethyst Ave.

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.

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.
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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.
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Getting there

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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 20.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Warrah Trig to Pearl Beach.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Warrah Trig to Pearl Beach
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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 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      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.

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