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Lindfield Park and Little Digger Track Loop
Time: 2 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2 km NE of Lindfield
Length: 6.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 6.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Moores Creek Reserve
Climb: 287 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 287 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: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This pleasant walk starts from Lindfield Park and heads through the bushland to the Two Creeks Track, which it follows through the National Park to, and along, Middle Harbour Creek. The walk returns to Lindfield Park via the picturesque Little Digger Track, and through a few shortcut alley ways in East Lindfield. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Lindfield Park and Little Digger Track Loop

Map of Walk

Location

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Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park
Int of Lindfield Park and Lindfield Rocks track
Int of Gordon Creek service trail and Lindfield Park track
Int of tunnel track and Gordon Creek servicetrail
Int of Gordon Creek Crossing track and servicetrail
Gordon Creek Pipebridge
End of Gordon Creek service trail
Western end of Two Creeks detour
Eastern end of Two Creeks detour
Int of Two Creeks and Wellington Road tracks
Int of Two Creeks and Carlyle Road tracks
Carlyle Road track and Little Digger Track Int
Moores Creek bridge
Int of Little Digger and Babbage Falls Tracks
Int of Little Digger and Babbage Falls Tracks
Int of Little Digger and Little Falls Tracks
Int of Little Digger and Little Falls Tracks
End of Carnarvon Road
Int of Carnarvon Road and Mycumbene Avenue
Starting point for this hiking track: Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park

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

 
looking downon Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park
 
looking downon Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park +
 
Small bridge at the back of Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park
 
Small bridge at the back of Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park +
 
Lindfield Park track
 
Lindfield Park track +

 
Lindfield Park track
 
Lindfield Park track +
 
Steps on Lindfield Park track
 
Steps on Lindfield Park track +
 
Stairs at the bottom of Lindfield Park bush track
 
Stairs at the bottom of Lindfield Park bush track +

 
Intersection of the Lindfield Park and Two Creeks tracks
 
Intersection of the Lindfield Park and Two Creeks tracks +
 
Gordon Creek Service trail
 
Gordon Creek Service trail +
 
Crossing small creek on Gordon Creek Service trail
 
Crossing small creek on Gordon Creek Service trail +

 
The servicetrail just east of Eastern Arterial Rd
 
The servicetrail just east of Eastern Arterial Rd +
 
Passing the Gordon Creek pipe bridge
 
Passing the Gordon Creek pipe bridge +
 
Following the rocky bushtrack
 
Following the rocky bushtrack +

 
Following the detour track up the hill
 
Following the detour track up the hill +
 
Through the trees
 
Through the trees +
 
Steps in rock on Two Creeks Track
 
Steps in rock on Two Creeks Track +

 
heading back down to the Two Creeks Track
 
heading back down to the Two Creeks Track +
 
View of Middle Harbour Creek on Two Creeks track
 
View of Middle Harbour Creek on Two Creeks track +
 
Two Creeks track
 
Two Creeks track +

 
Crossing a narrow boardwalk
 
Crossing a narrow boardwalk +
 
Passing around some mangroves
 
Passing around some mangroves +
 
Across middle harbour to Davison Reserve
 
Across middle harbour to Davison Reserve +

 
Cave on Two Creeks Track Little Diggers park
 
Cave on Two Creeks Track Little Diggers park +
 
Crossing a short bridge
 
Crossing a short bridge +
 
Heading up towards the Little Digger Track
 
Heading up towards the Little Digger Track +

 
Passing the Moores Creek bridge
 
Passing the Moores Creek bridge +
 
Little Diggers Track
 
Little Diggers Track +
 
Through the ferns
 
Through the ferns +

 
Under a rock overhang
 
Under a rock overhang +
 
Continuing through the bush
 
Continuing through the bush +
 
Babbage Falls
 
Babbage Falls +

 
Occasional Steps
 
Occasional Steps +
 
Heading through the trees
 
Heading through the trees +
 
Little Diggers track
 
Little Diggers track +

 
Heading through the bush
 
Heading through the bush +
 
Coming to the end of the Little Digger bushtrack
 
Coming to the end of the Little Digger bushtrack +
 
Alley ways to Lindfield Park
 
Alley ways to Lindfield Park +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Lindfield Park and Little Digger Track Loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Lindfield Park and Little Digger Track Loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lindfield Park and Little Digger Track Loop bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Lindfield Park and Little Digger Track Loop 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 7km
Time 2 hrs 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 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
3km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 2.7km is flat with no steps. The remaining (1km) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
3.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 3.1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (300m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 4.2km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 2.5km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 220m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 5km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.7km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park
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)
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Drive to Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park
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|

Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park - children's area Alt = 92 m
This park and playground is on Tryon Rd, about 40m south west of Sydney Rd. The park has children's play equipment, picnic table, fireplaces, town water, cricket nets, open grassland and shade provided by trees.

(0 km) Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park to Int of Lindfield Park and Lindfield Rocks track
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 465 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -25 m
From Tryon Rd (about 40m SW of Sydney Rd), this walk heads down the timber and dirt stairs towards the children's play equipment. The walk then continues to the far end of the cricket nets. From here, the walk heads through the open grassland then crosses the small creek and the timber bridge, passing a number of signposts. The track then heads into the bush and heads down a few steps and gently turns left. Soon, the track comes to 'Y' intersection at the top of stone steps (on the right).

(0.47 km) Int of Lindfield Park and Lindfield Rocks track to Int of Gordon Creek service trail and Lindfield Park track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 114 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -22 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the steps. The walk soon turns left then the track winds down the hill until a heading down some stone steps onto a wide trail and a sign pointing back up to 'Lindfield Oval'[1], in view of Eastern Arterial Rd.

(0.58 km) Int of Gordon Creek service trail and Lindfield Park track to Int of Gordon Creek Crossing track and servicetrail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.27 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 43 m Descent = -73 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail away from the road and through the bush, with the ground sloping up to the right. The trail soon comes to an intersection with the tunnel bush track (which heads down the rock steps on the left).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the service trail as it heads through the bush with the ground sloping up to the right, passing a 'Garigal National Park' sign a little while later. The walk continues on, crossing over a short wooden bridge as it follows the side of the hill to the signposted intersection of the Barrie Street Track, where there is a short flight of stairs on the left.

(1.85 km) Int of Gordon Creek Crossing track and servicetrail to End of Gordon Creek service trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 278 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -14 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the service trail (with the ground sloping up to the right), heading through the bush to the large water pipeline that crosses Gordon Creek a short while later.
Continue straight: From the pipe bridge, this walk follows the service trail (with the ground sloping up to the right) as it heads through the bush for a short while before it comes to a clearing at the end of the trail, at some rock steps.

(2.13 km) End of Gordon Creek service trail to Western end of Two Creeks detour
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 101 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = 0 m
Veer left: From the end of the service trail, this walk follows the bush track, climbing up the rock steps to the top where it flattens out a little. The track continues up the long gentle hill for a little while, with the valley down to the left, until coming to the intersection with the defined bush track on the right.

(2.23 km) Western end of Two Creeks detour to Eastern end of Two Creeks detour
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 218 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = -11 m
Turn sharp right: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track, climbing up the steep rock steps until the track flattens out and turns left. The walk continues along the side of the hill for a short while, before dropping down some steps cut into a rock outcrop. The track then continues through the bush for a while before coming down to the intersection of the Two Creeks bush track.

(2.45 km) Eastern end of Two Creeks detour to Int of Two Creeks and Carlyle Road tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 2.03 km Time = 43 mins
Climb = 72 m Descent = -106 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track (with the ground sloping up to the right) as it heads through the trees and along the side of the hill. The track passes a 'Garigal National Park' sign while bending around to follow the Middle Harbour Creek. The walk continues through the bush for a while until it crosses a long wooden walkway to the intersection of the 'to Wellington Road' bush track, at the wooden steps on the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track (keeping Middle Harbour Creek on the left) as it heads through the ferns and around some mangroves (down to the left). After a little while,the track bends to the right and following Moores Creek, heading along the side of the hill and under a shallow rock overhang and passing an old stone chair. The walk crosses a short wooden bridge and follows the wide bush track as it continues along the side of the hill, until it comes to the signposted intersection with the 'Carlyle Road' bush track at the next wooden bridge, near another stone chair.

(4.47 km) Int of Two Creeks and Carlyle Road tracks to Carlyle Road track and Little Digger Track Int
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 128 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads south along the management trail for approximately 100m before coming to an intersection with another management trail. This intersection is marked by several signs including one stating 'Little Digger Track'.

Little Diggers Park Alt = 9 m
Little Diggers Park is a bushland reserve to the north of Roseville Golf Course. The reserve protects the native flora and fauna on the banks of Moores Creek. The park was named in honour of William Hughes who lived in the area and was Australia's 7th Prime Minister. Billy Hughes was also nicknamed 'little digger' during WW1, a name he carried to his grave in death in 1952. The park is now managed by Ku-ring-gai Council, and regeneration is undertaken by the Moores Creek Bushcare Group. More info

(4.6 km) Carlyle Road track and Little Digger Track Int to Moores Creek bridge
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 88 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the Little Digger Track sign along the track heading down the hill and immediately turning right. The walk continues along the bush track, that steadily narrows as it passes a Little Digger Track information sign, and arrives at the Moores Creek bridge. (the track does not cross this bridge but it does provide nice views of the creek)

(4.69 km) Moores Creek bridge to Int of Little Digger and Babbage Falls Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 324 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 35 m Descent = -12 m
Continue straight: From the bridge, the walk heads up the wooden steps between the two rock outcrops and undulates through the gully. The walk follows the bushtrack for a little while before it crosses a small creek and continues along to a large rock overhang. From here the walk crosses under the overhang and continues along the bush track, passing under another overhang shortly after, and climbing up some rock steps. The walk continues along the bush track for a little while longer before coming to the signposted intersection with the Babbage Falls Track.

(5.01 km) Int of Little Digger and Babbage Falls Tracks to Babbage Falls
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 8 m Time =
Climb = 2 m Descent = 0 m
Turn sharp left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Babbage Falls' sign down the short hill, to the rock platform looking down on the Babbage Falls.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

Babbage Falls Alt = 34 m
Babbage Falls are on Moores Creek in East Lindfield, just off the side of the Little Diggers Track. The falls flow off a large rock platform to a small pool in the creek below. Babbage Falls are named in honour of Eden Herschel Babbage. Babbage (1843-1924) was known as 'The Father of Roseville' and was committed to developing a series of tracks through the area which was then known as Roseville park. More info

(5.01 km) Int of Little Digger and Babbage Falls Tracks to Int of Little Digger and Little Falls Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 133 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, leaving the signposted 'Babbage Falls Track' on the left, the walk follows the bush track, keeping the creek to the left. The walk then climbs up a short set of wooden steps and continues through the gully for a while until it comes to the signposted intersection with the 'Little Falls Track'.

(5.15 km) Int of Little Digger and Little Falls Tracks to Little Falls
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 31 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
Turn left : From the intersection, the walk follows the "Little Falls 2min return" arrow along the bush track, heading down the hill and through the ferns to a small flat clearing next to a creek, just down stream from a small waterfall.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

Little Falls Alt = 32 m
Little falls are found along the Little Digger Track in East Lindfield. The small cascade is on Moores Creek, and is a single drop over a sandstone shelf. There is a small clearing on the western bank of the creek making a quiet area to sit and rest whilst trying to spot lyrebirds.

(5.15 km) Int of Little Digger and Little Falls Tracks to End of Carnarvon Road
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 245 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 31 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the intersection (with the signposted Little Falls Track on the left), the walk follows the bush track heading up the short hill. The walk steadily winds up through the gully for a little while before passing around the back of a house and arriving at the end of Carnarvon Road.

(5.39 km) End of Carnarvon Road to Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 1.29 km Time = 24 mins
Climb = 43 m Descent = -15 m
Continue straight: From the cul-de-sac, this walk follows the narrow road, soon coming to an intersection with Mycumbene Avenue.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows Mycumbene Avenue to the end. The walk continues straight ahead to cross Woodlands Road, then heads to the right. Straight away, between houses number 60 & 62, the walk turns left up the steps and into the alleyway. At the end of the alley, the walk crosses Hobart Avenue and turns left, coming to a narrow alleyway on the right (between houses number 16 & 18). At the end of this alley, the walk crosses Perth Ave and turns right, turning straight away into another alleyway (on the left, between houses number 18 & 20). At the end of this alley, the walk crosses Adelaide Avenue and turns left, coming to yet another alleyway on the right, between houses number 14 & 16. At the end of this alley, the walk turns left onto Brisbane Avenue, following it to the end. Here, the walk turns right onto Sydney Road and follows this road to the end. The walk then turns left onto Tryon Road, following for a short distance before crossing the road to the Soldiers Memorial Park entrance.

Catch the bus from Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park
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)
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Drive from Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park
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
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Getting there

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Public Transport Timetables

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Hornsby
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Manly
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Penrith
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Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
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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 2.9 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 2.9 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 3 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 2.8 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 9.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Lindfield Park and Little Digger Track Loop.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Lindfield Park and Little Digger Track Loop
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
9 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 23 km (to the SSW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 25 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 38 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
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Hermits Retreat Hermits Retreat is a large natural bushland reserve bound by Eastern Arterial Rd, Lindfield Oval, Garigal National Park, and Monash Ave. The reserve is home on Lindfield Rocks a popular rock climbing area. There are several walking tracks and service trails through this park that is owned and managed by Ku-ring-gai council.
Region:
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.


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.


Moores Creek Reserve Moores Creek Reserve is a large bushland reserve owned and managed by Ku-ring-gai council. The reserve is bound by Middle Harbour, Garigal National Park, Moore Creek, Chase Ave and Carlye Rd. The area has a number of well managed walking tracks. The reserve is home to several small but nice water falls and several sandstone caves.
Region:
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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alanm - Great Inner City Walk IP:125.254.75.xxx | 2014-08-28 09:44:01
Enjoyed this walk and made it a bit longer by walking from Lindfield Railway Station.

There was a section just after the deviation where there had been a bush fire (or cold burn).

Video of my walk is at http://youtu.be/_IQIbFJrIhs
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