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Finchs Line viewpoint
Time: 2 hrs 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.7 km SE of Wisemans Ferry
Length: 4.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 4.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Dharug National Park
Climb: 373 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 373 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 start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This pleasant walk follows part of the historic Finchs Line road, the original route for the Great North Road up the hills just north of Wisemans Ferry. The walk starts in moist, fern covered scenery and climbs to drier forest and some stunning views over the Hawkesbury river and Wisemans Ferry area from the unfenced Finchs Line viewpoint. There are other great views along the way too. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Finchs Line viewpoint

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Finchs Line viewpoint
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Int of Finchs Line and Wisemans Ferry Rd
Walk Bikes Signpost
Starting point for this hiking track: Walk Bikes Signpost

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)

Print a map and track notes here
 Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91313S 
 Lower Portland 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-90312S 
 Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 
 St Albans 1:100 000 Map Series 9031 

Photo Gallery

 
The track along Finchs Line
 
The track along Finchs Line +
 
Beautiful scenery  along Finchs Line
 
Beautiful scenery along Finchs Line +
 
Rockface above the Finchs Line track
 
Rockface above the Finchs Line track +

 
Ferns surrounding Finchs Line road
 
Ferns surrounding Finchs Line road +
 
Old retaining wall on Finchs Line
 
Old retaining wall on Finchs Line +
 
Climbing the Finchs Line track
 
Climbing the Finchs Line track +

 
Nice boulder scenery
 
Nice boulder scenery +
 
Valley views from Finchs Line
 
Valley views from Finchs Line +
 
Views from Finchs Line
 
Views from Finchs Line +

 
Scenery along Finchs Line
 
Scenery along Finchs Line +
 
Views from Finchs Line over Wisemans Ferry
 
Views from Finchs Line over Wisemans Ferry +
 
Viewpoint on a rock outcrop along Finchs Line
 
Viewpoint on a rock outcrop along Finchs Line +

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 Finchs Line viewpoint bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Finchs Line viewpoint bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Finchs Line viewpoint bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Finchs Line viewpoint 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 4.4km
Time 2 hrs 15 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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
Around 1.2km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 970m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 1.2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 970m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 2.2km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 1.2km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 970m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.2km 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 bus to Int of Finchs Line and Wisemans Ferry Rd
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk Wisemans Ferry Dialacar provides a taxi style mini-bus service based in Wisemans Ferry. The cost is typically about $1 per km (ex Wisemans Ferry). They will pick-up and drop-off from Sydney or the Central Coast and will happily drop walkers off or pick them up from tracks in the area. The cost for a pick-up from Gosford and drop off near Wisemans Ferry would be approximately $150 (please call for up-to-date pricing) and the minivan can carry up to 13 passengers. Phone: 0448 122 374
Drive to Int of Finchs Line and Wisemans Ferry Rd
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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Old Great North Road Alt = 34 m
The historic Great North Road was built using convict labour between 1826 and 1836 (this section south of Wollombi was completed in 1832). The road formed a link between Sydney and the Hunter Valley, including Newcastle. There are visible remnants of the original work in bridges, retaining walls and other structures along the way. The 'Convict Trail Project' has member groups involved in the conservation of historical remnants along the road. The Convict Trail Project and the NPWS have erected information signs at various points to illustrate the history. The Convict Trail Project has an excellent website for further reading. More info

Wisemans Ferry Alt = 11 m
Wisemans Ferry village is on the banks of the Hawkesbury river, NSW. The town, and nearby car ferry, is named after Solomon Wiseman, a former convict who received a land grant in the area and established the ferry service. The town is a popular day trip and weekend destination from Sydney. There are several good spots to eat in town, including bistros at the Wisemans Ferry Inn and the Wisemans Ferry Bowling club, and takeaway food from Bush Bites cafe. The Riverbend Restaurant can be found in the 'Retreat at Wisemans' for finer dining. The area has some great walking and interesting history surrounding the convict built Old Great North Road. More info

(0 km) Int of Finchs Line and Wisemans Ferry Rd to Walk Bikes Signpost
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.23 km Time = 32 mins
Climb = 189 m Descent = -42 m
From the signposted track head, marked as 'Finchs Line Walking Track', beside Wisemans Ferry Rd (about 1.8 km east of the car ferry), the walk follows the bush track, going up the hill. There is an information sign after a short distance and the track starts to climb, increasingly steeply, as it zigzags up a steep hill, along the path of Finchs Line Road. There are some beautiful views away from the track and a lot of ferns, grasstrees and vines surrounding the track. After winding up the hill for quite a while the walk arrives at an intersection with a management trail, marked with a sign indicating bikes must be walked (when going back down the hill).

(1.23 km) Walk Bikes Signpost to Finchs Line Sth viewpoint
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 966 m Time = 25 mins
Climb = 63 m Descent = -79 m
Turn right: From the signpost, the walk follows the management trail steeply up the hill. After a while, the trail levels out and offers some fantastic views across the valleys on the northern side of the ridge. The trail then switches back to the Hawkesbury side of the ridge arrives at a beautiful rock outcrop with stunning views down across the Hawekesbury and Wisemans Ferry township.

Finchs Line viewpoint Alt = 128 m
This informal, unfenced (and unnamed) lookout is on the trail along the historic Finchs Line Rd near Wisemans Ferry, NSW. The viewpoint sits on a beautiful outcrop of boulders and provides stunning views down across the Hawkesbury river and Wisemans Ferry township.

Catch the bus from Int of Finchs Line and Wisemans Ferry Rd
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk Wisemans Ferry Dialacar provides a taxi style mini-bus service based in Wisemans Ferry. The cost is typically about $1 per km (ex Wisemans Ferry). They will pick-up and drop-off from Sydney or the Central Coast and will happily drop walkers off or pick them up from tracks in the area. The cost for a pick-up near Wisemans Ferry and drop off at Gosford would be approximately $150 (please call for up-to-date pricing) and the minivan can carry up to 13 passengers. Phone: 0448 122 374
Drive from Int of Finchs Line and Wisemans Ferry Rd
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

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

Catch a bus to Wisemans Ferry Dialacar
Wisemans Ferry Dialacar provides a taxi style mini-bus service based in Wisemans Ferry. The cost is typically about $1 per km (ex Wisemans Ferry). They will pick-up and drop-off from Sydney or the Central Coast and will happily drop walkers off or pick them up from tracks in the area. The cost for a pick-up from Gosford and drop off near Wisemans Ferry would be approximately $150 (please call for up-to-date pricing) and the minivan can carry up to 13 passengers. Phone: 0448 122 374 Get Timetable
From the end of the walk

Catch a bus to
Wisemans Ferry Dialacar provides a taxi style mini-bus service based in Wisemans Ferry. The cost is typically about $1 per km (ex Wisemans Ferry). They will pick-up and drop-off from Sydney or the Central Coast and will happily drop walkers off or pick them up from tracks in the area. The cost for a pick-up near Wisemans Ferry and drop off at Gosford would be approximately $150 (please call for up-to-date pricing) and the minivan can carry up to 13 passengers. Phone: 0448 122 374 Get Timetable

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Mill Creek camping ground
Ten Mile Hollow campground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Castle Tarpaulin Warehouse 14/ 10 Victoria Ave, Castle Hill (02) 9899 3959 37.4 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 31.3 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 32.8 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 32.2 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQ 596a Church St , North Parramatta (02) 9630 2888 44.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Finchs Line viewpoint.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Finchs Line viewpoint
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 28 km (to the SSE)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 28 km (to the E)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
39 km (to the SSE)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 39 km (to the WSW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 43 km (to the E)

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 )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Dharug National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Named after the traditional custodians (the Darug People), this park has much history and some great sandstone formations. The wildflowers in spring add a wonderful touch of colour to the bushland. The Old Great North Road including its quarries, bridges and other features improves access and provides a great deal of interest for visitors. Close to Sydney and Gosford, it feels like stepping back in time when visiting this 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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