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Little Digger Track
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km NNE of Roseville
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
Moores Creek Reserve
Climb: 93 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 93 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

This walk follows Moores Creek through several reserves in east Roseville and East Lindfield. The track is named after Australia's 7th Prime Minster, who once lived in the area. The walk explores the ferns and sandstone overhangs of the area, and there are several small waterfalls on Moore creek, which are worth the very short detour to visit. Officially, the Little Digger track finishes near the bottom of the Carlyle road service trail, but we included this section to get back to the road. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Little Digger Track
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Int of Amarna Pde and Roseville Ave
Upper Little Diggers Falls
Moores Creek Falls
Int of Moores Creek Falls track and Amarna Pde
End of Amarna Pde
Int of Luxor Pde and Amarna Pde track
End of Luxor Pde
Bend in Golfers Lane
Int of Carnarvon Road and Mycumbene Avenue
End of Carnarvon Road
Int of Little Digger and Little Falls Tracks
Int of Little Digger and Little Falls Tracks
Int of Little Digger and Babbage Falls Tracks
Int of Little Digger and Babbage Falls Tracks
Moores Creek bridge
Carlyle Road track and Little Digger Track Int.
Starting point for this hiking track: Upper Little Diggers Falls

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)

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Photo Gallery

 
Clearing at start of Little Digger track
 
Clearing at start of Little Digger track +
 
Map at start of Little Digger track
 
Map at start of Little Digger track +
 
Sign at top of Little Digger track
 
Sign at top of Little Digger track +

 
Top of Moores Creek
 
Top of Moores Creek +
 
Little Digger track
 
Little Digger track +
 
Ipomoea indica (Morning Glory) Flower
 
Ipomoea indica (Morning Glory) Flower +

 
Little Digger track in Amarna Reserve
 
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Top of little digger falls
 
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Little Digger falls pool
 
Little Digger falls pool +

 
Red bark gum tree near falls
 
Red bark gum tree near falls +
 
Rockshelf Beside Moores Creek
 
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Little Digger track
 
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Track near end of Amarna Pde
 
Track near end of Amarna Pde +
 
Little Digger track near end of Amarna Pde
 
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Moores Creek near end of Amarna Pde
 
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Little Digger track
 
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Steps on Little Digger track near end of Luxor Pde
 
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Little Digger track climbing up to Golfers Lane
 
Little Digger track climbing up to Golfers Lane +

 
Little Digger track at Golfers Lane
 
Little Digger track at Golfers Lane +
 
Golfers Lane and Carnarvon Rd
 
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Little Digger Track
 
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Little Digger track
 
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Little Digger track
 
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Little Digger track
 
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Sign to Little falls on Little Digger track
 
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Little Falls
 
Little Falls +
 
The Babbage Falls Track
 
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Babbage Falls
 
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Top of Babbage falls
 
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Little Digger track passing the rock
 
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Under a rock overhang
 
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Little Digger track
 
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Passing the Moores Creek bridge
 
Passing the Moores Creek bridge +

 
A Little Digger Track sign
 
A Little Digger Track sign +
 
Merging point of Little Digger Servicetrail and Bushtrack
 
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Carlyle road track and Little Digger Track Int
 
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Carlyle road service trail
 
Carlyle road service trail +
 
Park at top of Carlyle road service trail
 
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Gate at top of Carlyle road service trail
 
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Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Little Digger Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Little Digger Track bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Little Digger 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 1 Hr
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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 Clearly signposted (1/6)
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
1.6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 360m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (220m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
1km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 790m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (360m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 2.2km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 1.7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 500m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 2.1km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 90m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 1.6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 550m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Int of Amarna Pde and Roseville 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.
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Drive to Int of Amarna Pde and Roseville 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.
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(0 km) Int of Amarna Pde and Roseville Ave to Upper Little Diggers Falls
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 291 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -8 m
From the signposted trackhead at the intersection of Amarna Pde and Roseville Ave, the walk passes the 'Little Digger Track' sign and heads down the steps. The walk then follows the bush track downstream along the creek, keeping the creek to the left. After a little while the track fades for about 10 meters then arrives at the top of a waterfall. The track loops around the rocks, and down to a Y intersection just near the bottom of the same waterfall.

Upper Little Diggers Falls Alt = 57 m
This unnamed waterfall on Moores creek cascades about 3 meters from a wide sandstone platform into a wide (but shallow) pool below. The falls are surrounded by some lovely Eucalyptus trees with stunning red bark.

(0.29 km) Upper Little Diggers Falls to Moores Creek Falls
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 97 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track, keeping the creek on the left. The track heads down stream and soon comes to a rock platform next to a cascade (still on Moores creek).

Upper Moores Creek Falls Alt = 54 m
This unnamed cascade on Moores creek has a fairly large rock platform on the southern bank of the creek. The area is not fenced, but there is a nice view looking at the moss covered rocks and small rock pools.

(0.39 km) Moores Creek Falls to Int of Moores Creek Falls track and Amarna Pde
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 43 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the rock platform, the walk heads down stream a little, keeping the creek on the left, past a large Fern tree where the track turns right and heads up the hill, away from the creek. The walk then climbs a set of steps to come out opposite 27 Amarna Pde, Roseville.

(0.43 km) Int of Moores Creek Falls track and Amarna Pde to End of Amarna Pde
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 39 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
Turn left: From the intersection the walk follows Amarna Pde towards the golf course, to the end of the road.

(0.47 km) End of Amarna Pde to Int of Luxor Pde and Amarna Pde track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 91 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left : From the end of Amarna Pde, this walk follows the Little Digger arrow down the stairs, keeping the golf course fence on the right. At the bottom of the stairs, the walk crosses the creek and then veers to the left, following the bush track upstream, along the creek, through the lush vegetation for short distance. The track then turns right, heads up the hill and then up the stairs, arriving near the end of Luxor Pde.

(0.56 km) Int of Luxor Pde and Amarna Pde track to End of Luxor Pde
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 18 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection this, walk follows Luxor Pde a short distance to the end of the road and the 'Little Digger Track' sign pointing to 'Carnarvon Rd 400m'.

(0.58 km) End of Luxor Pde to Bend in Golfers Lane
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 76 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the end of Luxor Pde, this walk follows the 'Little Digger Track' sign pointing up the hill to 'Carnarvon Rd 400m'. The walk heads up the stairs and then flattens out, between the houses, and soon arrives at the bend in Golfers Lane.

(0.66 km) Bend in Golfers Lane to End of Carnarvon Road
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 305 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -9 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows Golfers lane, keeping the timber fences on the right, and soon turns right onto Carnarvon Rd. The walk then heads down the hill to the intersection with Mycumbene Ave.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows Carnarvon Road past the "No through road" sign (parallel to the small laneway) to the cul-de-sac at the end.

(0.96 km) End of Carnarvon Road to Int of Little Digger and Little Falls Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 245 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -31 m
Continue straight: From the end of Carnarvon Road, the walk follows the Little Digger Track sign, stepping up onto the short rock platform and following the bush track up the hill. After passing around the houses, the walk steadily winds down through the gully to the signposted intersection with the Little Falls Track.

(1.21 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
Veer right: 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 turn right 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.

(1.21 km) Int of Little Digger and Little Falls Tracks to Int of Little Digger and Babbage Falls Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 133 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, leaving the signposted 'Little Falls Track' on the right, the walk follows the bush track. The walk winds through the gully and down some wooden steps, continuing along for a little while before coming to the signposted intersection with the 'Babbage Falls Track'.

(1.34 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
Veer right: 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 turn sharp right 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

(1.34 km) Int of Little Digger and Babbage Falls Tracks to Moores Creek bridge
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 324 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -35 m
Continue straight: From the intersection (with the signposted 'Babbage Falls Track' on the right), the walk follows the bush track, heading north through the gully, winding through the bush and down some rock steps, where it crosses under two large rock overhangs. The walk continues through the bush, crossing a small creek and undulating through the gully until it comes down to the Moores Creek Bridge. (The track does not cross this bridge but it does provide nice views of the creek.)

(1.66 km) Moores Creek bridge to Carlyle Road track and Little Digger Track Int
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 88 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: With the Bridge on the right, the walk follows the bush track, heading north through the bush, passing a Little Digger Track information sign and continuing along the now wider track for a short distance before turning left and coming up to the 'T' intersection with the Carlyle Road management trail.

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

(1.75 km) Carlyle Road track and Little Digger Track Int. to Carlyle Rd
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 413 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 50 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads east, up the hill along the management trail, until coming to the end of Carlyle Rd, where there is a small playground.

Catch the bus from Carlyle Rd
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.
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Drive from Carlyle Rd
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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Epping
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Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
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To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
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)
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 1.9 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 2 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 2.1 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 1.7 km
Mitchells Adventure 81 York St , Sydney (02) 9299 6321 10.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Little Digger Track.
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from Little Digger Track
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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 19 km (to the NNW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 23 km (to the SSW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 26 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 39 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
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Amarna Reserve Amarna Reserve is a pocket of natural bushland owned and managed by Ku-ring-gai Council. The reserve is bound by Luxor Pde, Roseville Ave, Amarna Pde and the golf course. The reserve has Moores Creek as a center piece running its full length as well as a wonderful stand of Sydney red gums. The reserve is cared for by the "Moores Creek Bushcare Group".
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.

Walker Feedback

Comments
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Nenette - Little Digger Track IP:58.106.171.xxx | 2014-02-02 13:17:12
Hello.

I stumbled upon your website on Friday, 31 January 2014, and was pleased to learn about Little Digger Track. My friends and I set off early the next day to do a little bit of bushwalking.

Unfortunately, the track seems to have been cut off (the one at the end of Carnarvon Road) and is now unpassable. The point we had to turn back was the 9th stage(?), "End of Carnarvon Road to Int of Little Digger and Little Falls Track". We got to the end of the houses, which were on the left, but couldn't find a distinct path down to the gully.

So we back tracked and headed to the car parked at Amarna Pde & Roseville Ave.

We then drove to Carlyle Road and found the Little Digger Track from there, and followed it to the Moores Creek bridge. We didn't go past that, though, so we didn't see the "blocked path" from the other end.

We still had a good walk, though. My friends and I enjoyed the morning, having a little bit of adventure along the way. Not to mention spotting a wallaby near the Upper Little Diggers Falls, and a dragon at the end of Amarna Pde.

Anyway, I just thought I should let you know what we found about this track.

Thanks very much for your website. I'll definitely use it again to find other bush walk tracks to try.

Cheers,
Nenette
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