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Currie Rd Track
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.7 km ENE of Forestville
Length: 4.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 4.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Garigal National Park
Climb: 145 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 145 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 nice walk explores some of the service trails at the northern end of Bantry Bay, in Garigal National Park. This walk is a great way to see many wildflowers, and some wildlife, of the area. The side trip to the Natural Bridge is worth the effort to see this interesting rock formation. Most of the walk is fairly flat with the exception of the last few meters to the waters edge where the track is quite rough. There is an option to exit at Cook St, just near a bus stop. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Currie Rd Track
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Start of Currie Road service trail
Int of Currie Road and Cannons Parade service trails
Int of Natural Bridge and Currie Road Tracks
Int of Natural Bridge and Currie Road Tracks
Int of Bates Creek and Currie Rd tracks
Int of Bates Creek and Currie Rd tracks
End of Service trail
Starting point for this hiking track: Start of Currie Road service trail

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
 Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91303N 
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Photo Gallery

 
Currie Rd Service trail trackhead
 
Currie Rd Service trail trackhead +
 
Start of the Currie Road service trail
 
Start of the Currie Road service trail +
 
Currie Rd Service trail
 
Currie Rd Service trail +

 
Following the powerlines through the bush
 
Following the powerlines through the bush +
 
Currie Rd Service trail
 
Currie Rd Service trail +
 
The Natural Bridge Track
 
The Natural Bridge Track +

 
Epacris Longiflora in Garigal National Park
 
Epacris Longiflora in Garigal National Park +
 
Currie Rd Service trail
 
Currie Rd Service trail +
 
Currie Rd Service trail
 
Currie Rd Service trail +

 
Intersection of Bates Creek and Currie Rd tracks
 
Intersection of Bates Creek and Currie Rd tracks +
 
Just one of the many animals that you may find in Garigal National Park
 
Just one of the many animals that you may find in Garigal National Park +
 
Lambertia formosa (Mountain Devil) Flower
 
Lambertia formosa (Mountain Devil) Flower +

 
Flowers in Garigal national park (Currie Rd track)
 
Flowers in Garigal national park (Currie Rd track) +
 
Pod in Garigal national park (Currie Rd track)
 
Pod in Garigal national park (Currie Rd track) +
 
Peach-Flowered Tea Tree blossoms (Leptospermum squarrosum)  February-April
 
Peach-Flowered Tea Tree blossoms (Leptospermum squarrosum) February-April +

 
Flowers in Garigal national park (Currie Rd track)
 
Flowers in Garigal national park (Currie Rd track) +
 
Service trail down to Bantry Bay
 
Service trail down to Bantry Bay +
 
Rock formation in Garigal National park
 
Rock formation in Garigal National park +

 
Grevillea Buxifolia on the Currie Rd track
 
Grevillea Buxifolia on the Currie Rd track +
 
View from service trail down to Bantry Bay
 
View from service trail down to Bantry Bay +
 
Rough track at end of service trail to waters edge
 
Rough track at end of service trail to waters edge +

 
Bantry Bay view
 
Bantry Bay view +
 
View from northern end of Bantry Bay to Magazine buildings
 
View from northern end of Bantry Bay to Magazine buildings +
 
Bantry Bay
 
Bantry Bay +

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 Currie Rd Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Currie Rd Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Currie Rd Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Currie Rd 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 4.5km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
.


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 Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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 1.1km is flat with no steps. The remaining (55m) is very steep.

Quality of track
1.1km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 1.1km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (55m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
2km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 180m is clearly signposted. The remaining (55m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
Around 1.2km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.1km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 2.2km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 55m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 2.2km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 55m 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 Start of Currie Road service trail
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 Start of Currie Road service trail
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) Start of Currie Road service trail to Int of Natural Bridge and Currie Road Tracks
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 909 m Time = 16 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -28 m
From the intersection, this walk heads through the metal gate and along the service trail for a short distance before coming to some power lines. This trail follows the power lines through the bush, winding along beside the telegraph poles for a little while before coming to the intersection with the service trail that heads up the hill to the right.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the flat service trail heading south, in the opposite direction of the closest telegraph pole, winding alongside the power lines for a little while. The trail then breaks away from the power lines, heading through thicker vegetation until it comes to the signposted intersection of the Natural Bridge Track.

(0.91 km) Int of Natural Bridge and Currie Road Tracks to Natural Bridge
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 254 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -39 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Natural Bridge' sign along the bush track, heading down the rocky hill which steepens as it winds down a few sets of wooden steps. The track then flattens out to a gentle descent, and winds down through the bush until coming to a wide stone arch referred to as the Natural Bridge, crossing a creek that feeds into Bantry Bay.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Natural Bridge Alt = 39 m
The Natural Bridge is a sandstone arch in Garigal National Park. The arch spans an unnamed creek feeding into Bantry Bay. The Natural Bridge track uses this arch to cross the creek, and is not always noticed by walkers as the surrounding vegetation hides the full view of the feature from the track. The arch has formed the eroding forces of water flowing down the creek. The arch provides an interesting natural feature to explore and enjoy.

(0.91 km) Int of Natural Bridge and Currie Road Tracks to Int of Bates Creek and Currie Rd tracks
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 182 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the H/H walker on the 'Currie Road Track' sign south, along the service trail. The track soon comes to a four-way intersection with a large gum tree in the centre.

(1.09 km) Int of Bates Creek and Currie Rd tracks to Bend in Cook St
Alternate Exit: Track: Moderate - servicetrail ( Show detail)
Length = 288 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 25 m Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads west uphill along the wide management trail. At the top of the hill, the track turns left and heads behind the houses. It soon turns right and heads up though a cutting, around the gate and up onto Cooks St, Forestville (opposite number 76). (End of the alternative exit track)

(1.09 km) Int of Bates Creek and Currie Rd tracks to End of Service trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.1 km Time = 21 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -85 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the service trail heading south east, gently down hill. The track gently winds down the hill passing some interesting rocky outcrops along the way. As the track starts to steepen it passes two service trails on the left (same track looping around), then becomes steeper before coming to an end at a small clearing (with a bush track heading down to the water).

(2.19 km) End of Service trail to Bantry Bay View
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 54 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the end of the service trail, this walk follows the bush track down the rocky path for a short distance to the waters edge where there is a great view of Bantry Bay from the rocky shoreline.

Bantry Bay View Alt = 2 m
Bantry Bay View is a small, informal lookout, found at the end of a track on the northern end of Bantry Bay, in Garigal National Park. The track finishes on the rocky shoreline looking down Bantry Bay. On the right of the bay is the Bantry Bay Explosives Magazine complex, and on the left is the Bantry Bay Picnic Area. You can see along Middle Harbour to Seaforth. There are usually plenty of boats in the otherwise quiet waters.

Catch the bus from Start of Currie Road service trail
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 Start of Currie Road service trail
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)
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 4.6 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 5.5 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 5.4 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 5.4 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 5.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Currie Rd Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Currie Rd Track
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
12 km (to the WNW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 18 km (to the NNW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 26 km (to the SSW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 29 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 36 km (to the N)

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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