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Engravings Track
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.3 km N of Seaforth
Length: 2.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 2.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Garigal National Park
Climb: 39 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 39 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: Moderate

Starting at Seaforth Oval, this walk follows the Engravings track parallel to the Wakehurst Parkway to the end of Bantry Bay Road, Forestville. The first half of the walk is along bush track and the second half follows a service trail. The engravings, after which this track is named, are fenced off to protect the area, the fence limits the view of the rock platform and engravings. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Engravings Track
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Seaforth Oval
Int of the Timbergetters and Engraving Tracks
End of the Engraving service trail
Int of Engraving and Wakehurst Parkway Tracks
Int of the Engravings and Rock Shelf Tracks
Aboriginal Rock Engravings
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of the Timbergetters and Engraving Tracks

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 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Seaforth Oval
 
Seaforth Oval +
 
Top of the Timber Getters Track
 
Top of the Timber Getters Track +
 
Timmber Getters track near Seaforth Oval
 
Timmber Getters track near Seaforth Oval +

 
Int of Timber Getters and Engravings Track
 
Int of Timber Getters and Engravings Track +
 
Engravings track
 
Engravings track +
 
Tall heath on Engravings track
 
Tall heath on Engravings track +

 
Engravings track
 
Engravings track +
 
Engravings track
 
Engravings track +
 
Occasional view of road from Engravings track
 
Occasional view of road from Engravings track +

 
Open sections of Engravings track
 
Open sections of Engravings track +
 
Engravings track following the power line
 
Engravings track following the power line +
 
Tall heath along the wide section of Engravings track
 
Tall heath along the wide section of Engravings track +

 
Engravings site by the track
 
Engravings site by the track +
 
Engravings Site
 
Engravings Site +
 
Fence to protect the engravings site
 
Fence to protect the engravings site +

 
Garigal National Park Boundary
 
Garigal National Park Boundary +
 
The end of Bantry Bay Road
 
The end of Bantry Bay Road +
 
Bantry Bay Road
 
Bantry Bay Road +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Engravings Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Engravings Track bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Engravings 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 2.2km
Time 45 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 No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*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
1.3km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 760m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (45m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 1.4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 760m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 1.3km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 850m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.2km 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 is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Seaforth Oval
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 Seaforth Oval
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|

Seaforth Oval Alt = 113 m
Seaforth Oval is a large playing oval on the Wakehurst Parkway in North Balgowlah. It is managed by Manly Council, who have also recently been upgrading the Timber Getters Track in association with NPWS. There is a distant view of Chatswood from the oval. There are toilets, but they are usually locked. There is a large car park, shelter and sign with information about the Harbour to Hawkesbury walk. More info

(0 km) Seaforth Oval to Int of the Timbergetters and Engraving Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 46 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
From the corner of the car park with the information signs, the walk heads into the bush and down the wooden steps to the bottom, where it flattens out at the signposted intersection with the Engraving Track[1].

(0.05 km) Int of the Timbergetters and Engraving Tracks to Int of Engraving and Wakehurst Parkway Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 1.59 km Time = 29 mins
Climb = 38 m Descent = -25 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Engraving Track' arrow on the sign[2], winding along the flat track through the thick scrub. After a little while, the track steps up onto a short rock platform, passes a short track (which heads out to Wakehurst Parkway) and continues past the end of a metal fence. From here, the track continues through the bush for a short distance before coming to the end of a management trail at a telegraph pole.
Continue straight: From the end of the track, this walk follows the management trail running parallel with the power lines and Wakehurst Parkway (you can usually hear traffic noise through the bush). The walk continues along the management trail through the tall scrub for a while before coming to an intersection with a short track on the right (connecting to Wakehurst Parkway).

(1.63 km) Int of Engraving and Wakehurst Parkway Tracks to Aboriginal Rock Engravings
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 175 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the trail running parallel with some power lines on the left, and the sound of Wakehurst Parkway to the right. After only 20 metres, the walk comes to an intersection with another track on the left (which crosses under the power lines).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the trail running parallel with the power lines (over to the left). The trail heads through the tall scrub for a while before coming to a long fence on the left, and follows this for a short distance until coming to a small 'Aboriginal Site' sign[3] .

Rock Engraving Site Alt = 122 m
This protected site boasts a number of Aboriginal engravings in the sandstone platform. The area is fenced off from the Engraving Track, limiting the view of the engravings. Remember this area has special meaning to the traditional owners, and care should be taken to preserve this site for future generations.

(1.81 km) Aboriginal Rock Engravings to End of Bantry Bay Road
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 346 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the trail, keeping the Aboriginal Site and the power lines on the left. The trail meanders through the bush for a while before heading through a metal gate and past a 'Garigal National Park' sign[4], continuing along in the same manner for a little while longer to the end of Bantry Bay Road.

Catch the bus from End of Bantry Bay Road
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 Bantry Bay Road
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)
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 4.1 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 5 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 5 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 5.1 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 5.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Engravings Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Engravings Track
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
14 km (to the WNW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 21 km (to the NNW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 24 km (to the SSW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 30 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 39 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 2 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

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.


Manly Warringah War Memorial Park (Manly Dam) In 1892 the CUrl Curl creek was dammed to for a water reservoir for Manly village, over the years the wall was raised till it held 2 mega litres. Now a War Memorial Park it boasts a series of picnic areas along the western shoreline, with children play areas and other facilities. There are also a number of walking and cycling tracks around the lake. The lake is used by powered and unpowered boats, and can be quite busy on hot weekend days.
Region: Sydney & surrounds
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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