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Bungaroo Track
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.1 km ESE of St Ives
Length: 3.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Garigal National Park
Climb: 237 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 237 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: Hard

This walk explores a section of bush between Hunter Ave, St Ives, and Middle Harbour Creek. The walk follows a reasonably well defined bush track, passing several rocky outcrops with views across the valley. The walk is named after Bungaroo, a spot of Middle Harbour creek which was described by the first Governor of NSW when he and his party were exploring this area for farmland. Follow these historic footsteps and explore a piece of wonderful bushland. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Bungaroo Track
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Int of Hunter Ave and Founders Way
Int of Pipeline Track and Founders Way
Int of Pipeline and Bungaroo Tracks
Int of Bungaroo and upper Link track
Int of Bungaroo and middle Link tracks
Int of Bungaroo and Lower Link Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Pipeline Track and Founders Way

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
 Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91304S 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Founders Way
 
Founders Way +
 
Track head at Hunter St
 
Track head at Hunter St +
 
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Intersection near the lower entrance from Hunter St
 
Intersection near the lower entrance from Hunter St +
 
Service trail along pipeline track
 
Service trail along pipeline track +
 
Top of Bungaroo track at pipeline
 
Top of Bungaroo track at pipeline +

 
Top of Bungaroo track
 
Top of Bungaroo track +
 
Rock platform on Bungaroo track
 
Rock platform on Bungaroo track +
 
wandering along Bungaroo track
 
wandering along Bungaroo track +

 
Lookout on Bungaroo track
 
Lookout on Bungaroo track +
 
View from mid way along Bungaroo track
 
View from mid way along Bungaroo track +
 
Steps on Bungaroo track
 
Steps on Bungaroo track +

 
Steps on Bungaroo track
 
Steps on Bungaroo track +
 
Bungaroo track
 
Bungaroo track +
 
Most of the Bungaroo track is very clear
 
Most of the Bungaroo track is very clear +

 
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Hole in the rock on the Bungaroo track
 
Hole in the rock on the Bungaroo track +
 
Passing between some boulders
 
Passing between some boulders +

 
Hole in the rock at bottom of Bungaroo track
 
Hole in the rock at bottom of Bungaroo track +
 
Steps at the bottom of the Bungaroo track
 
Steps at the bottom of the Bungaroo track +
 
Stepping stones across Middle Harbour Creek
 
Stepping stones across Middle Harbour Creek +

 
Looking up Middle Harbour Creek from stepping stones
 
Looking up Middle Harbour Creek from stepping stones +
 
Int of Gov. Phillip and Bungaroo tracks
 
Int of Gov. Phillip and Bungaroo tracks +
 
Int of Gov. Phillip and Bungaroo tracks
 
Int of Gov. Phillip and Bungaroo tracks +

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 Bungaroo Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bungaroo Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bungaroo Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bungaroo Track 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 3.6km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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
1.1km of this walk has short steep hills and another 470m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (240m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
1.1km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 470m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (240m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 1.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 710m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 1.5km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 240m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 1.3km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 480m 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.
Catch the bus to Int of Hunter Ave and Founders Way
Public transport (bus) available to 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 to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Int of Hunter Ave and Founders Way
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) Int of Hunter Ave and Founders Way to Int of Pipeline Track and Founders Way
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 66 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
From the intersection, this walk follows the Founders Way service trail, heading away from the road and past a picnic seat, continuing along to the 'T' intersection with the pipeline track.

(0.07 km) Int of Pipeline Track and Founders Way to Int of Pipeline and Bungaroo Tracks
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 177 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = 0 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail keeping the pipeline on the right as it heads up the gentle hill and past a Garigal National Park sign. It then continues through the bush for a while before coming to the signposted intersection with the Bungaroo Track.

(0.24 km) Int of Pipeline and Bungaroo Tracks to Int of Bungaroo and Lower Link Track
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.3 km Time = 33 mins
Climb = 47 m Descent = -165 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Bungaroo Track' sign along the bush track, heading away from the pipeline and through the gum trees, winding down some wooden steps before coming to the intersection of the lookout rock at the track markers. Here, the track turns right and continues along through the bush to the intersection with the upper link track, where a power line tower comes into view at a rock surface with some painted green arrows.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track east towards the rock platforms, where it follows the steps down a cleft between the rocks. The walk continues along the bush track, winding through the bush and under some high-tension power lines and down some spaced-out wooden steps, until it comes to the intersection with the middle link track at a rock surface with some green painted arrows.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading east, down the hill and through the bush for a while, steadily winding down wooden and rock steps. The track heads down around some rock platforms and past an information sign on a local bird called the Anomalous Hornbill. The walk passes a track marker and continues down some more wooden steps to the intersection of the lower link track.

(1.54 km) Int of Bungaroo and Lower Link Track to Int of Gov. Phillip and Bungaroo tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 236 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -5 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track, with the ground sloping up to the left and keeping the wide creek a short distance (through the bush) to the right. The track continues through the thick bush and around some boulders for a little while before bending to the right and coming to the Middle Harbour Creek, which it crosses at the large sandstone steppingstones (not safe to cross if stepping stones covered in water). The walk then continues up the steps on the other side to the signposted intersection of the 'Governor Phillip Track'.

Bungaroo Alt = 9 m
Governor Arthur Phillip (first governor of NSW) described this section of the river as where "the flowing of the tide ceased". Phillip and his party of nine camped here in 1788 whilst looking for land suitable for farming. John White (Surgeon General) described the the area as "the most desert, wild and solitary seclusion that the imagination can form any idea of". Over the past 200 years the river has changed, but somewhere not far upstream of the stepping stone is Bungaroo. More info

Catch the bus from Int of Hunter Ave and Founders Way
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.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Int of Hunter Ave and Founders Way
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
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 5.9 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 5.9 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 6 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 5.8 km
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 9.1 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Bungaroo Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bungaroo Track
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
7 km (to the W)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 15 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 25 km (to the W)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 26 km (to the SSW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 36 km (to the NNE)

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

Garigal National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Largely following Middle Harbour Creek and stretching from Seaforth in the south to St Ives in the north Garigal National Park is hidden through Sydney's Northern suburbs. Despite how close it is to large urban centres Garigal is quite beautiful with lots of different walking and cycling tracks. For those just wishing to picnic Davidson Reserve is a great spot just next to Middle Harbour Creek, under the Roseville Bridge.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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