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East Killara Bushtrack
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.4 km ENE of Killara
Length: 2.6 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 2.6 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Garigal National Park
Climb: 133 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 133 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: One way
Track: Hard

This walk explores a section of Middle Harbour and Gordon Creek following a narrow bush track. The walk provides some great views across Middle Harbour Creek and the bushland of the area. This walk also gets close to the mangroves along Middle Harbour creek. With the right tide, these mangroves can be very interesting to explore. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of East Killara Bushtrack
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Koola Ave
Int of Albany Cres and Koola servicetracks
Int of Murrumba Place servicetrail and Koola bushtrack
Koola and Gordon Creek tracks Intersection
Gordon Creek Pipe Bridge (bottom of Barrie Street Track)
Garigal National Park sign
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Albany Cres and Koola servicetracks

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

 
Top of Koola Avenue management trail
 
Top of Koola Avenue management trail +
 
Heading down the hill
 
Heading down the hill +
 
Start of the bushtrack
 
Start of the bushtrack +

 
Looking up the hill
 
Looking up the hill +
 
Track dividing the burnt and unburnt bushland
 
Track dividing the burnt and unburnt bushland +
 
Down the rocky hill
 
Down the rocky hill +

 
Middle Harbour Creek
 
Middle Harbour Creek +
 
Following the creek
 
Following the creek +
 
Heading through the trees
 
Heading through the trees +

 
Following the bushtrack
 
Following the bushtrack +
 
Crossing a small creek
 
Crossing a small creek +
 
Mangroves
 
Mangroves +

 
Middle Harbour Creek
 
Middle Harbour Creek +
 
Climbing up some steps to the pipe bridge
 
Climbing up some steps to the pipe bridge +
 
Pipeline at Gordon Creek Int
 
Pipeline at Gordon Creek Int +

 
Following the service trail up the hill
 
Following the service trail up the hill +
 
Passing a Garigal National Park sing
 
Passing a Garigal National Park sing +
 
Top of the Barrie Street service trail
 
Top of the Barrie Street service trail +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the East Killara Bushtrack bushwalking track

Cross Section of the East Killara Bushtrack bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the East Killara Bushtrack bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the East Killara Bushtrack 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 2.6km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
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
1.9km of this walk has short steep hills and another 530m is very steep. The remaining (150m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 1.9km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 710m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 2.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 240m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 2.4km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 240m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 1.9km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 710m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Koola Ave
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 Koola Ave
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) Koola Ave to Int of Albany Cres and Koola servicetracks
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 93 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -10 m
From the corner of Koola Avenue and Albany Crescent, this walk heads past the 'Koola Track' sign and through the metal gate. The walk heads along the management trail as it bends to the left and drops down the steep hill, coming to the 'Y' intersection with another management trail.

(0.09 km) Int of Albany Cres and Koola servicetracks to Int of Murrumba Place servicetrail and Koola bushtrack
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 26 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail heading down the hill, with the ground sloping up to the right, for a short distance until coming to the intersection with the defined bush track on the left.

(0.12 km) Int of Murrumba Place servicetrail and Koola bushtrack to Koola and Gordon Creek tracks Intersection
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 533 m Time = 16 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -76 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading south-east, through the bush and away from the management trail. After a little while, the track starts to drop down the long and, at times, quite steep rocky hill, descending into the valley. After a while,this walk comes down to the intersection of the Middle Harbour Creek track, about 20m above the creek at the bottom of the valley.

(0.65 km) Koola and Gordon Creek tracks Intersection to Gordon Creek Pipe Bridge (bottom of Barrie Street Track)
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.35 km Time = 29 mins
Climb = 62 m Descent = -61 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the rocky bush track, keeping Middle Harbour Creek on the left. The track undulates along the side of the hill for a while, then drops down to the wide creek. The walk passes through a mangrove clearing and crosses a smaller creek, continuing along the other side. The track then climbs steeply up a rock outcrop and continues along the side of the hill for a while, before heading over the hill and along the narrow bush track, with ground sloping up to the right and running parallel with Gordon Creek (on the left). The track heads through the dense forest, then climbs a set of wooden steps, coming to the end of a management trail at a pipe bridge.

(2.01 km) Gordon Creek Pipe Bridge (bottom of Barrie Street Track) to Garigal National Park sign
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 472 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 62 m Descent = -5 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail heading up the long, steep hill, winding out of the valley for a while before climbing up to a 'Garigal National Park' sign[1] at the intersection with the 'Barrie Street Track'.

(2.48 km) Garigal National Park sign to End of Barrie Street
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 123 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Barrie Street Track' management trail[2] up the gentle hill and through the bush, passing a 'Two Creeks Track' sign[3] and continuing through a metal gate to the end of Barrie Street.

Catch the bus from End of Barrie Street
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 End of Barrie Street
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
Map Car Shuffle
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)
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 5.1 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 5.1 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 4.7 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 5.2 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 8.8 km


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


Old She Oak Reserve Old She Oak Reserve is a bushland reserve owned and managed by Ku-ring-gai council and is bound by Garigal National park, Koola Ave, Saiala Rd, and Redfield Rd. The park protect part of the Middle Harbour catchment is is home a few small tracks.
Region:
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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