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Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead
Time: 4 hrs 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.1 km W of Woy Woy
Length: 10.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 10.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 484 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 484 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 end of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Starting with a steep climb from Wondabyne Train station you will explore a series of large rock platforms with wide views over the Brisbane Water National Park and visit Scopas Peak. After Scopas walk you cross a few pleasant rocky gullies before crossing Piles Creek on the Phil Houghton suspension foot bridge. Here the walk heads towards Mooney Mooney Creek before walking up to the Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead on the Old Pacific Hwy. A side trip to Camp Kariong is also described if you want to take advantage of the well established camping facilities. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead

Map of Walk

Location

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Wondabyne Station
Clearing above Wondabyne Station
Eastern end of the Pindar Cave Track
Int of GNW and Wondabyne trail
South end of Scopas Peak Track
GNW intentions book
Scopas Peak
Tributary Crossing
Int of Patonga Ferry and Girrakool tracks
Rat Gully Lookout
Monolith Cave
Int of Girrakool and Piles Ck lookout tracks
Int of Girrakool and Camp Kariong tracks
Int of Camp Kariong and Langford dr tracks.
Int of Patonga Ferry and Girrakool tracks
Phil Houghton Bridge
Brisbane Water NP sign
Starting point for this hiking track: Clearing above Wondabyne Station

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Photo Gallery

 
Wondabyne Station
 
Wondabyne Station +
 
Steps and track behind Wondabyne Station
 
Steps and track behind Wondabyne Station +
 
track up from Wondabyne
 
track up from Wondabyne +

 
Cranes from track above Wondabyne Station
 
Cranes from track above Wondabyne Station +
 
Track high above Wondabyne station
 
Track high above Wondabyne station +
 
Wide trail high above Wondabyne Station
 
Wide trail high above Wondabyne Station +

 
Walking along the trail north of Wondabyne Station
 
Walking along the trail north of Wondabyne Station +
 
Intersection with the Pindar Cave track
 
Intersection with the Pindar Cave track +
 
Trail north of the Pindar Cave track intersection
 
Trail north of the Pindar Cave track intersection +

 
Int of GNW and Wondabyne trail
 
Int of GNW and Wondabyne trail +
 
Views just north of the intersection of the GNW and Wondabyne trail
 
Views just north of the intersection of the GNW and Wondabyne trail +
 
Crossing a large rock platform in Brisbane Waters National Park
 
Crossing a large rock platform in Brisbane Waters National Park +

 
Walking along the trail south of Scopas Peak
 
Walking along the trail south of Scopas Peak +
 
Rocky outcrop beside trail south of Scopas Peak
 
Rocky outcrop beside trail south of Scopas Peak +
 
Intersection at the south end of the Scopas Peak track
 
Intersection at the south end of the Scopas Peak track +

 
GNW intensions box south of Scopas Peak
 
GNW intensions box south of Scopas Peak +
 
Twisted tree south of Scopas Peak
 
Twisted tree south of Scopas Peak +
 
Flat section of track south of Scopas Peak
 
Flat section of track south of Scopas Peak +

 
Looking north ot Scopas Peak
 
Looking north ot Scopas Peak +
 
Climbing up the south side of Scopas Peak
 
Climbing up the south side of Scopas Peak +
 
Track on the south side of Scopas Peak
 
Track on the south side of Scopas Peak +

 
View from Scopas Peak
 
View from Scopas Peak +
 
Walking along rock platforms on the north side of Scopas Peak
 
Walking along rock platforms on the north side of Scopas Peak +
 
GNW arrow posts showing the way on the rock platforms in Brisbane Waters NP
 
GNW arrow posts showing the way on the rock platforms in Brisbane Waters NP +

 
Views north of Scopas Peak
 
Views north of Scopas Peak +
 
View of Mooney Mooney F3 freeway bridge from north of Scopas Peak
 
View of Mooney Mooney F3 freeway bridge from north of Scopas Peak +
 
Track leading between rockplatforms on ridge north of Scopas Peak
 
Track leading between rockplatforms on ridge north of Scopas Peak +

 
Rock track north of Scopas Peak
 
Rock track north of Scopas Peak +
 
Sandy track between Scopas Peak and the tributary crossing
 
Sandy track between Scopas Peak and the tributary crossing +
 
Tributary crossing north of Scopas Peak
 
Tributary crossing north of Scopas Peak +

 
Steep rock section north of tributary crossing
 
Steep rock section north of tributary crossing +
 
Sandstone overhang north of tributary crossing
 
Sandstone overhang north of tributary crossing +
 
Enjoying the flat section of track south of the Girakool tracks
 
Enjoying the flat section of track south of the Girakool tracks +

 
Rock steps south of Int of Patonga Ferry and Girrakool tracks
 
Rock steps south of Int of Patonga Ferry and Girrakool tracks +
 
Signposted intersection in gully east of Phil Houghton Bridge
 
Signposted intersection in gully east of Phil Houghton Bridge +
 
Boronia fraseri
 
Boronia fraseri +

 
Eriostemon australasius (Pink Wax Flower)
 
Eriostemon australasius (Pink Wax Flower) +
 
Camp Kariong, Apex Hut
 
Camp Kariong, Apex Hut +
 
Camp Kariong
 
Camp Kariong +

 
Camp Kariong
 
Camp Kariong +
 
Walking along track east of Phil Houghton Bridge
 
Walking along track east of Phil Houghton Bridge +
 
Old bridge over Piles Creel
 
Old bridge over Piles Creel +

 
Phil Houghton Bridge over Piles Creek
 
Phil Houghton Bridge over Piles Creek +
 
Phil Houghton bridge
 
Phil Houghton bridge +
 
Phil Houghton Bridge over Piles Creek
 
Phil Houghton Bridge over Piles Creek +

 
Clearing near swing bridge
 
Clearing near swing bridge +
 
Walking under tree west of Phil Houghton Bridge
 
Walking under tree west of Phil Houghton Bridge +
 
Mossy rock walk west of Phil Houghton Bridge
 
Mossy rock walk west of Phil Houghton Bridge +

 
Walking through the tall forest west of Phil Houghton Bridge
 
Walking through the tall forest west of Phil Houghton Bridge +
 
Tall forest west of Phil Houghton Bridge
 
Tall forest west of Phil Houghton Bridge +
 
Small bridge near beside the lower section of Piles Creek
 
Small bridge near beside the lower section of Piles Creek +

 
Boardwalk beside Piles Creek
 
Boardwalk beside Piles Creek +
 
Walking beside Piles Creek
 
Walking beside Piles Creek +
 
Bridge beside Mooney Mooney Creek
 
Bridge beside Mooney Mooney Creek +

 
Walking alongside Mooney Mooney Creek
 
Walking alongside Mooney Mooney Creek +
 
Old Pacific Highway Mooney Mooney Bridge
 
Old Pacific Highway Mooney Mooney Bridge +
 
Old Pacific Hwy Bridge over Mooney Mooney Creek
 
Old Pacific Hwy Bridge over Mooney Mooney Creek +

 
Old Trail below the Mooney Mooney Trackhead
 
Old Trail below the Mooney Mooney Trackhead +
 
Gate just below the Mooney Mooney Trackhead
 
Gate just below the Mooney Mooney Trackhead +
 
Mooney Mooney Trackhead and car park
 
Mooney Mooney Trackhead and car park +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead 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 10km
Time 4 hrs 15 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
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 Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*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 is very steep and another 2.3km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 2km has short steep hills and the remaining 130m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
6km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 2.4km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (1.7km) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2.4km has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
Around 6km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 4.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 10km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 3.8km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the train to Wondabyne Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Wondabyne 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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Wondabyne Alt = 12 m
Wondabyne is situated in Brisbane Waters National Park on the banks of Mullet River, which feeds into the Hawkesbury River north of Brooklyn. The area is defined by the National Park's flora and fauna, the quarry, railway station and a few houses sitting above the water around the river. The quarry produced sandstone building materials, used in the construction of the National War Memorial in Canberra. More recently, in 2000, the quarry was re-opened for restoration of St Mary's Cathedral spire in Sydney. Wondabyne Station, named after the nearby Mt Wondabyne, was built in 1889 and exclusively used for the quarry - it was then known as Mullet Creek Station. The station is one of the smallest on the line and one of very few railway stations in a NSW National Park. When you catch the train to Wondabyne, let the guard know you want to get off at Wondabyne Station, otherwise the train will not stop. Travel in the last carriage as the platform is very short. To catch the train from Wondabyne, wave to the driver.

(0 km) Wondabyne Station to Clearing above Wondabyne Station
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 441 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 100 m Descent = -15 m
From the north-bound platform of Wondabyne Station, this walk follows the 'The Great North Walk' sign[1] off the southern the end of the platform[2], keeping the train lines (and water) to your left. The track soon leads past a strangler fig[3] and a large boulder[4] then bends right and heads up a timber staircase[5] with a metal landing at the top. The track winds steeply uphill, up a series of timber[6] and rock steps[7] for just over 200m to pass a filtered view of the cranes[8] (right), down at the old Gosford Quarry. Here the walk continues a bit more steeply uphill for another 150m, up a series of rock steps[9], and then, soon after passing up the carved steps in a cleft in a rock[10], the track flattens out[11] and comes to a clearing at the end of a management trail[12], marked with a 'Brisbane Water National Park' sign[13].

(0.44 km) Clearing above Wondabyne Station to Eastern end of the Pindar Cave Track
Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 1.03 km Time = 19 mins
Climb = 72 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the clearing[14], this walk follows the wide management trail uphill past the 'Brisbane Water National Park' sign[15]. The trail leads up quite steeply[16] for about 250m, where the trail bends right then leads gently uphill[17] for about 600m. Here the trail leads up a short but quite steep hill[18], to then bend left and, about 150m later, come to an intersection with the Pindar Cave track (that leads over a rock platform[19], on your left), marked with a GNW arrow post[20] (on your right).

(1.47 km) Eastern end of the Pindar Cave Track to Int of GNW and Wondabyne Station tracks
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 629 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -5 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[21], this walk follows the GNW arrow post[22] north, gently uphill along the wide trail. The trail gently undulates along the top of the ridge for about 600m to come to an intersection with the 'Great North Walk' track (on your right), marked with a 'Wondabyne Station' sign[23] pointing back down the hill.

(2.1 km) Int of GNW and Wondabyne trail to Int of GNW and Gosford Rifle Range trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.12 km Time = 22 mins
Climb = 27 m Descent = -40 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Girrakool' sign[24] uphill along the wide trail. After about 50m, this trail leads up onto a large rock platform[25]. From the top of this platform, there are some distant views over Mooney Mooney Creek[26]. The walk continues on the platform, following the scrape marks on the rock, tending right, to soon find the wide trail again[27]. The trail undulates (moderately steeply in a few places) along the ridge line for about 900m to come to an intersection marked with a 'Girrakool' sign (pointing left), just before a 'No Entry Past This Point' sign[28].

(3.23 km) South end of Scopas Peak Track to Scopas Peak
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.17 km Time = 23 mins
Climb = 80 m Descent = -14 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Girrakool' sign[29] and GNW arrow post north along the clear track. After about 150m, the walk comes to a green painted metal box on a post (on your right), containing a Great North Walk intentions book[30].
Continue straight: From the Great North Walk intentions book[31], after leaving your comments, this walk heads north, gently up along the clear track[32]. The track gently undulates along this ridge for about 750m, leading across a long sandy saddle[33] to the base of Scopas Peak. Here the walk climbs steeply for about 230m, stopping occasionally to enjoy the view, up the series of rocks with cut steps[34] and past a few rock walls[35]. Near the top of this climb, the track bends left to lead up to a view point just to the west of Scopas Peak[36].

(4.39 km) Scopas Peak to Tributary Crossing
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 2.42 km Time = 57 mins
Climb = 33 m Descent = -189 m
Veer right: From the view point[37] just west of Scopas Peak, this walk heads north-east and gently downhill[38], initially keeping the distant views to your left. The track leads down, becoming notably steeper[39] for about 300m to then cross over a long rock platform[40], with a series of GNW arrow posts[41] guiding the way. After this rock platform, the track leads for another 250m, crossing a couple of small rock platforms[42] before leading along a heathy track[43]. About 400m along, the walk passes another view to Mooney Mooney Bridge[44], then comes to the edge of another large rock platform[45]. A series of GNW arrow posts[46] lead across this rock platform, generally heading away from Scopas Peak[47] for about 400m, where the arrows lead off the rock platform and back onto a heathy track[48]. The rocky track continues down along the ridge[49] for just shy of 300m to come to the edge of another smaller rock platform with more with distant views[50]. From here, the track leads downhill for about 600m, passing a couple of rocky outcrops[51] and becoming progressively steeper until coming to the edge of an intermittent creek, which flows over the solid sandstone platform[52], at the bottom of the valley.

(6.81 km) Tributary Crossing to Int of Patonga Ferry and Girrakool tracks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 716 m Time = 21 mins
Climb = 48 m Descent = -82 m
Continue straight: From the western bank, this walk crosses the intermittent creek which flows over the solid sandstone platform[53], to follow the track uphill. The rocky track initially leads gently uphill[54] but soon leads steeply up[55] for about 130m, where the track mostly flattens out to pass a sandstone overhang[56] (on your right). Soon after this overhang, the track leads over a small gully[57] then along the side of a longer rock wall[58] with another tall sandstone overhang[59]. The track continues gently downhill[60] for another 300m, becoming a little steeper along the way, until just past a set of rock steps. Here the track begins to head steeply down the side of the hill for about 130m, first passing through a cleft in the rock[61] then past a few rock walls. Just after a few switchbacks, this walk heads into a narrow gully, past a small 'Patonga' sign, then comes to a three-way intersection beside an intermittent creek[62], marked with a large 'The Great North Walk' sign with a 'Patonga Ferry' arrow[63] pointing back up the hill.

(7.53 km) Int of Patonga Ferry and Girrakool tracks to Camp Kariong
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.87 km Time = 45 mins
Climb = 143 m Descent = -56 m
Turn sharp right: From the intersection, the walk crosses the small creek and then follows the 'Girrakool' sign along the bush track. The track winds up the side of the hill to soon head back down hill into Rat Gully. The track heads under a large fallen tree and crosses the boulder field and creek. There are steps cut in the rock to help the crossing. The walk then passes the old bridge and heads into the bush again. The track then does a right hand switch back (at the 'Girrakool' sign) and climbs a small hill to an un-signposted but fenced lookout.
Continue straight: From the lookout, this walk heads up the hill initially keeping the large gully to the right. The track soon turns left and heads to the top of the hill and passes a large and interesting monolithic rock. About 60m after this rock the track leads to another similar rock with a large cave just to the left of the track.
Continue straight: From the cave, this walk heads north through the cleft in the rock. The clear track soon passes another rock wall then comes to an intersection at the base of the timber staircase.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk heads up the wooden staircase and along the track for a little while, until it comes to a three-way intersection and a 'Girrakool' sign.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the eroded track east distinctly uphill away from the main valley, through the dense heath. After about 60m the track leads up to a small rock platform where the track bends a little to the right. The track continues uphill for another 500m, over a few more smaller rock platforms, flattening out the higher it climbs to come to an intersection with a faint track (on the left, that leads to Langford Dr), and a clearer track (ahead that leads to Camp Kariong).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the Camp Kariong track south east along the flat clear track[64]. After about 80m the track leads through the property boundary marked with some star pickets and a 'Scout Camp Kariong' sign[65]. This walk continues along the track for just over 100m to come to the edge of a large clearing, where a 'Girakool' sign points back along the track[66]. Here the walk tends left and gently up to pass alongside the white 'The Chapman Centre'[67] building (the amenities block[68][69][70] is now down to the right). Here the walk veers a little more left to head past the 'Baden Powell Park' sign[71] and follow the wide campsite track. The track leads past a series of signposted named and numbered campsites for almost 250m where the track narrows just past 'Site 7 Kenya' to then cross Rat Gully creek on a foot bridge[72]. Just after crossing this bridge, 'Martins Crossing', this walk comes to a small clearing with a 'Camp Kariong' map[73] at the gated main entrance to the Campsite[74]. (Along the driveway to the right is the 'Wardens Residence and office'.)
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Camp Kariong Alt = 120 m
Camp Kariong is a Scout Association run campsite with facilities for small to large groups. The campsite is well established with a range of good facilities in a pleasant bush setting. For groups of around 40 there are bunk rooms[75], Kitchen[76] and a hall[77]. For small to larger groups there are bush campsites[78], camp fires[79], toilets[80], showers[81], an outdoor camp chapel and a treated water supply[82]. As an extra bonus there is a stone hut[83], know as the 'Gosford Apex Hut' that can be hired, and saves the need for a tent. The single room hut has a fire place[84], small kitchen[85], fridge, TV, crockery[86], tables , chairs[87] and water tap near by. The hut has been recently renovated and can sleep four with a queen bed that has a single bunk above and there is a separate single bed. The Hut is $25 a night for two people. This campsite can also accessed by car from the signposted driveway on Woy Woy Rd south of Kariong. Visits must be pre-booked, contact your friendly hosts Andrew & Rebecca on (02) 4323 7095 or stay@campkariong.com.au More info

(7.53 km) Int of Patonga Ferry and Girrakool tracks to Phil Houghton Bridge
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 222 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -47 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Piles Creek' sign[88] down the track (keeping the valley to the right). The rocky track heads steeply downhill[89] for about 170m to Piles Creek[90]. Just past the old bridge[91], this walk climbs up the stairs[92] to cross the Phil Houghton suspension footbridge[93], enjoying the views of the tidal Piles Creek[94]. On the other side, this walk climbs down the stairs[95] to an intersection[96] beside a large clearing[97] (and campsite, on your left).

Phil Houghton Bridge Alt = 3 m
The Phil Houghton Bridge is a metal suspension bridge that crosses Piles Creek. It is part of the Great North Walk and replaces an older bridge, with part still visible upstream. The bridge can hold up to 8 people and feels very stable. There are great views both up and downstream half way across this bridge. There is a clearing on the northern side that people have used for camping.

(7.75 km) Phil Houghton Bridge to Brisbane Water NP sign
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.79 km Time = 36 mins
Climb = 62 m Descent = -66 m
Turn left: From the intersection on the northern end of the 'Phil Houghton Bridge', this walk follows the 'Mooney Creek' arrow[98] through the large clearing and campsite[99], keeping Piles Creek to your left[100]. The track leads under a large dead tree[101] then winds past some cliffs[102] and among large boulders[103] for about 1km then crosses a short timber bridge with handrails[104]. Just past this bridge, this walk heads over a short flat timber bridge[105], then about just shy of 150m later, heads along a section of timber boardwalk[106]. From this tall eucalypt forest, this track contours around the side of the hill for about 500m, alongside Piles Creek[107], then starts to climb passing among the grass trees[108] before heading down a handful of timber steps and coming to a three-way intersection marked with a 'Brisbane Waters National Park' sign[109], just before Mooney Mooney Creek.

(9.54 km) Brisbane Water NP sign to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 535 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 26 m Descent = -2 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow post[110] directly away from the face of the 'Brisbane Waters National Park' sign[111] along the clear track[112], keeping Mooney Mooney Creek to your left. After about 100m, this walk crosses a green timber footbridge[113], then about 200m later comes to a small clearing and intersection just before the road bridge[114]. Here the walk turns right, following the old management trail uphill through the tall forest[115] for about 200m then heading around a locked gate[116]. Just past the gate, this walk turn left and heads up the short steep bank[117] to come to a T-intersection with the old Pacific Hwy, at a large gravel car park[118] marked with 'Mooney Mooney Creek' Trackhead[119] (just east of the Mooney Mooney Creek bridge).

Drive from Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead
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)
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 10.8 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 11.1 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 12.7 km
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 13.3 km
Paddlecraft 3B / 1714 Pittwater Road, Bayview 02 9997 8015 19 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 7 km (to the NNE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 17 km (to the SW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 23 km (to the ENE)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
31 km (to the SSW)
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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AlanM - ...Still a great walk IP:125.254.77.xxx | 2011-07-12 03:11:42
I've done this walk before and it's still a great walk. Wild flowers just starting to come out.
Last time went from Styles Lookout to Mooney - much harder!

Video of the trip
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Y & B from Noraville - Wondabyne to Kariong IP:114.73.9.xxx | 2012-02-19 17:16:27
19.02.12: Just a note for others - we took the Camp Kariong option to end our walk as we had no pickup arranged at Mooney Trackhead. As suggested we contacted the Camp Kariong warden at the sing & were advised that the shorter to route to Kariong was along the faint track to Langford Drive. Please note this track is very overgrown & eroded with deep crevices full of run-off water as at time of writing. All in all a great walk. We connected with a bus to Gosford Station on Langford Drive.
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