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Narrabeen Lagoon Trail (from Middle Creek)
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.1 km WNW of Narrabeen
Length: 8.6 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 8.6 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Warringah(LGA)
Climb: 105 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 105 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
Style: Circuit
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible

The Narrabeen Lagoon Trail is a wonderful and accessible walk on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. The trail is used by walkers, runners cyclists, kids on scooters and people in wheelchairs to explore the stunning bushland and lagoon views. There are bridges over rivers, quiet spots to enjoy the view, cafes to refuel as well as toilets and picnic areas. A quick lap for exercise or take the time enjoy all the facilities along the way. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Narrabeen Lagoon Trail (from Middle Creek)

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Narrabeen Lagoon Trail (from Middle Creek) bushwalking track notes
Map of Narrabeen Lagoon Trail (from Middle Creek)
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Middle Creek Reserve boat ramp
Sport and Recreation boat shed
James Wheeler Place Intersection
RSL War Veterans footbridge
RSL War Veterans access intersection
Northern end of Jamison Park
Beside Jamison Park boat ramp
Northern end of Jamison Park
Int behind Jamison Park
Jamison Park road entrance
Wheeler Park
Coffee and Kayaks
Berry Reserve
H20 cafe
South end of Pitwater Rd Bridge
East end of Bilarong Reserve
Bilarong Reserve playground
Bilarong Reserve boat ramp
End of Bilarong Reserve carpark
Billarong Reserve turning circle
Deep Creek Intersection
Cement Works Lookout
Northern end of Middle Creek Reserve
Starting point for this hiking track: Middle Creek Reserve boat ramp

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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Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail (from Middle Creek) bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail (from Middle Creek) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail (from Middle Creek) bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail (from Middle Creek) 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 9km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 1/6

Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
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
This whole walk, 9km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 9km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 9km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 9km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes

Drive to Middle Creek Reserve boat ramp
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk Parking fees apply in the area.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
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Middle Creek Reserve Alt = 2 m
Middle Creek Reserve, is signposted on Wakehurst Parkway,
Ingleside at the northwestern edge of Narrabeen Lagoon. The modern picnic area hosts a public toilet and change areas[fac=8194] and an accessible toilet[fac=8193]. There are a series of picnic tables[fac=8159][fac=8158][fac=8147] scattered throughout the picnic area. There are also plenty of bench seats[fac=8173][fac=8174][fac=8175][fac=8176][fac=8145][fac=8160][fac=8146], BBQs[fac=8164] and drinking fountain[fac=8161]. There is space to park about 50 cars, including two mobility parking bays[fac=8201]. Parking is metered at $6 per hour[1]. There is also a concrete boat ramp[2]

(0 km) Middle Creek Reserve boat ramp to Sport and Recreation boat shed
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 461 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -2 m
From the Middle Creek Reserve boat ramp[3], this walk follows the concrete path[4] along the edge of Middle Creek Reserve keeping the lagoon to the left. This walk meanders through the picnic area with a couple of sheltered picnic tables[fac=8159][5], a toilet block[fac=8194][fac=8193][6] and car parking. At the southern end of the picnic area just before Middle Creek the path bends left[7] past the sheltered tables[fac=[fac=8159]] to a seat[fac=8177] (on the right) and a 'The Jim Somerville Bridge' sign[8] on a rock (on the left) just before a bridge[9]. The seat continues the the Jim Somerville Bridge[10] ramp then after about 60m the bridge turns right and flattens out for 70m to cross the creek and after 70m then leads gently downhill for about 50m, passing a fenced off abseiling area[11]. At the end of the bridge[12] this walk continues on a concrete path[13] for another 60m to come to a grassy clearing[14] (on the left) with two seats[fac=8178] just before the boat shed for the Sport and Recreaction Center[15].

Sport and Rec boat shed picnic area Alt = 3 m
Beside the Sport and Recreation boat[16] shed is a simple clearing and picnic area on edge of Narrabeen Lagoon. There are large seating platforms[fac=8178] in the open grassy area.

(0.46 km) Sport and Recreation boat shed to James Wheeler Place Intersection
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 747 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the Sport and Recreation boat shed[17] clearing, this walk follows the concrete path past the boat shed and archery range keeping the lagoon to the left. This walk then follows the concrete path for about 110m to pass the 'Caution you are next to an active golf course' sign[18] (on the right) just before the start of the fibreglass boardwalk[19]. After about 50m this path continues along a small bridge with handrails[20] for 25m, then follows the concrete path [21] to come to a seat[fac=8179] (on the left).
From this seat this walk continues along the footpath[22] for about 190m past a seat[fac=8180] (on the left) to come to a another seat[fac=8181] (on the left). From the seat this walk continues along the concrete path[23] gently uphill for about 35m to the start of fence[24] and fiberglass bridge with handrails[25]. This walk zig zags on the bridge for about 70m, offering beautiful views[26][27] across the lagoon. This walk then heads gently downhill for about 20m to come to a concrete path[28] and end of handrails where the path flattens out and comes to another seat[fac=8182] (on the left). From here this walk follows the concrete path for about 190m past a seat[fac=8183] (on the left) to come to another seat[fac=8184] (on the left) just before the intersection[29] beside James Wheeler Place, marked by a 'South Creek Reserve' sign[30] (on the left).

(1.21 km) James Wheeler Place Intersection to RSL War Veterans access intersection
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - bushtrack
Length = 436 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the intersection beside James Wheeler Place, this walk follows the 'Jamieson Park 2.3km' arrow gently dowhnill along the wide gravel track[31] initially keeping James Wheeler Place to your right. This walk continues past a
'Cyclists slow down' sign[32] (on the left) and a 'Wildlife Protection Area' sign[33] (on the right) and follows the gravel track for about 90m to come to an intersection with a short informal track to the water[34] (on the left). This walk then continues along the wide track for another 110m past a series of signs (on the left) remembering each war [35][36][37] before coming to a Y-intersection marked by a sign (on the right)[38]. This walk then veers left, following the 'Jamieson Park 2.1km' arrow along the track for the next 80m past more signs in the series (on the left) remembering each war [39][40][41][42] before crossing a 40m long fiberglass 'RSL War Veterans Footbridge' with timber handrails[43]. At the end of the footbridge this walk comes to an intersection[44] with a faint informal steep rough track to the right just below the Dardanelles coffee shop[45].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Jamieson Park 2km' arrow[46] along the gravel track keeping the road and village a short distance to the right. This walk continues for about 50m past the continuing series of information signs (on the left) remembering each war [47][48][49] before crossing to a 15m long fiberglass bridge with timber handrailing[50] and then continues along the gravel track for about 40m past more information signs (on the left) [51][52][53]. This walk then heads gently uphill to a 3-way intersection marked by a 'RSL War Veterans North' signpost[54] (on the right).

(1.64 km) RSL War Veterans access intersection to Northern end of Jamison Park
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - bushtrack
Length = 1.65 km Time = 28 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = -25 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Jamieson Park 1.9km' arrow[55] gently downhill, directly away from the buildings. After just a few meters this walk leads past the war information sign '14'[56], then leads past another 15 signs [57][58][59][60][61][62][63][64][65][66][67][68][69][70][71] in the same series over the next 220m (all on the left). About 60m after the last of these signs (no. '29')[72], the track leads up a short moderately steep hill then continues through the dense forest[73] for another 130m to cross a wide timber bridge[74]. The walk continues along the wide track for another 300m when it leads up the the lagoons edge[75]. About 150m along the edge of the lagoon the walks passes a 'Pipeclay Point' arrow post[76] where the track soon bends right to lead away from the lagoon into the forest. After another 400m the track leads back close to the lagoon for a short distance then back into the denser forest for another 150m to then cross a flat fibreglass bridge[77]. About 60m past this bridge the track comes to a Y-intersection[78] on edge of a clearing, the walk turns right leading past the metal bench seat[fac=8185][79] to find the 'Jamieson Park Trail Entry' post[80]. The walking continues along the wide gravel track for 30m, to pass the 'Jamieson Park'[81] to then come to a 3-way intersection[82] (with a concrete track and picnic area[83][fac=8150][fac=8148][fac=8149] on the left).

(3.29 km) Northern end of Jamison Park to Int behind Jamison Park
Alternate Route: Walk: Easy - footpath ( Show detail)
Length = 259 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -1 m
Turn sharp left: From the intersection[84], this walk heads along the concrete footpath heading towards the lagoon[85]. After about 20m the path leads past a nearby picnic table[fac=8149][86] (on the right), (and past the other picnic facilities[fac=8150][fac=8148]) as the path then bends right and leads beside the lagoon for about 80m to come to, then cross a small creek on a narrow (1.07m wide[87]) timber footbridge[88] with metal handrails (1.02m high[89]. On the other side of the bridge this walk leads past a picnic table[fac=8151][90] to come beside the boat ramp[91] at the end of Jamison Park car park.
Turn right: From just beside the boat ramp[92] at the end of Jamison Park car park, this walk follows the footpath gently uphill towards the sailing club. After about 20m this walk passes a picnic table[fac=8152][93], BBQ[fac=8165][94], as well at the accessible[fac=8195] and public toilets[fac=8196][95] (in the 'Narrabeen Lakes sailing Club' building). The walk continues along the footpath for just over 100m, as it leads behind the club building, past another picnic table[fac=8153][96], to come to a T-intersection beside the 'Water Refill Jamison Park'[fac=8162][97] station.
Turn left to rejoin the main walk, following the notes from 3.53km 'Int behind Jamison Park'.

(3.29 km) Northern end of Jamison Park to Int behind Jamison Park
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - bushtrack
Length = 234 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -1 m
Veer right: From the intersection[98], this walk heads directly away from the clearing and lagoon along the wide gravel trail, past the 'Warning - Vehicles on track at any time' sign[99], to then lead between the timber fences[100]. This trail may become boggy after prolonged rain. After about 150m this trail leads over a culverted creek[101] (with timber handrails[102]), where the trail continues for another 100m through the lovely dense forest[103] to come to a 3-way intersection with a concrete path, beside the 'Water Refill Jamison Park'[fac=8162][104] station.

Jamison Park Alt = 2 m
Jamison Park is a large picnic area on the southern shoreline of Narrabeen Lagoon, at the end of The Esplanade,
Narrabeen. The picnic area has a large paid[105] parking area, including two mobility parking bays[fac=8202] and is home to the 'Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club'[106]. There is a boat ramp, picnic tables[fac=8153][fac=8151][fac=8150], BBQ's[fac=8165], drinking fountain[fac=8162], public[fac=8196] and accessible toilets[fac=8195]. A pleasant area to enjoy the lagoon.

(3.53 km) Int behind Jamison Park to Wheeler Park
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 757 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the intersection (beside the 'Water Refill Jamison Park'[fac=8162][107] station), this walk heads along the wide concrete footpath 30m towards the road, to pass the large 'Narrabeen Lagoon Trail' sign[108] then cross 'The Esplanade' at the main entrance to Jamison Park.
Continue straight: From the entrance to 'Jamison Park', this walk follow the footpath out of the park keeping 'The Esplanade' to the right[109]. The path leads between the lagoon and the road for about 130m to pass the end of 'Nioka Rd'. The walk continues beside the lagoon for another 250m to find a green timber bench seat[fac=8186][110], then just 100m later to find another metal[111] and timber seat[fac=8187][112]. The walk continues along the footpath for 70m to pass a roundabout, then past some houses to turn left onto the footpath beside 'Lakeside Rd'[113]. The walk continues beside 'Lakeside Rd' for about 70m to come to the 'water refill' station[fac=8163][114] beside the playground[115] at Wheeler Park.

Wheeler Park Alt = 3 m
Wheeler Park is an open picnic area and playground between Lakeside Rd and Narrabeen Lagoon. There is a drinking fountain[fac=8163] and bench seat[fac=8188] beside the footpath. A great fenced and shaded children's playground[116] as well as rubbish bins[117]. Behind the playground is a sheltered BBQ[fac=8166] and sheltered picnic tables[fac=8154] (as well as some other unsheltered picnic tables) beside the open grassy area[118].

(4.28 km) Wheeler Park to Coffee and Kayaks
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 466 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the 'water refill' station[fac=8163][119] beside the playground[120] at Wheeler Park (Lakeside Rd Narrabeen), this walk follows the footpath, past the garbage bins and seat[fac=8188], initially keeping the road to the right. After about 25m this walk leads past the large 'Narrabeen Lagoon Trail' sign[121] to continue for just shy of 100m past the scout hall[122] to head between the timber bollards[123] (1.2m wide and 1m high). The walk continues along the footpath for another 50m to pass the end of 'Devitt St'[124], then continues for another 120m to come to a seat[fac=8189][125] (on the left) at the end of 'Roberston St'. From here this walk continues straight, following the 'Berry Reserve 500m'[126] arrow along the footpath for 90m to pass another bench seat[fac=8190][127] (on the left) and continues for another 80m to come to the 'Pro-kayaks'[128] and the 'The Boatshed' cafe[129] (on the right), beside the lagoon.

The Boatshed cafe Alt = 2 m
The Boatshed Cafe[130] is a pleasant waterfront cafe & bar. There is a sheltered outside seating area and an upstairs indoor section. Lift access to the inside area is via the road side of the building, where there are also accessible toilets. theboatshedcafe.com.au. Beside the cafe is 'Pro-Kayaks'[131] where you can hire kayaks and paddle boats[132]. www.prokayaks.com.au. The upper story of the same building (11 Narrabeen St, Narrabeen) is 'Limani', a seafood restaurant if you want to get even more fancy. limani.com.au

(4.75 km) Coffee and Kayaks to Berry Reserve
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 366 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From beside the cafe[133], this walk heads along the concrete footpath[134] keeping the lagoon to the left (being mindful of the unguarded drop from the path into the lagoon[fac=8200][135]). After about 40m the path leads past the end of 'Narrabeen St'[136] and past the seat[fac=8191][137] (on the left) then continues for just shy of 200m beside the lagoon, through the casuarina grove, to find a picnic table[fac=8155][138] (on the left). About 45m further along this path this walk passes a BBQ shelter[fac=8167][139] then continues for another 70m through the open park (beside the car park) to come to the 'Narrabeen Lagoon Trail - Berry Reserve' signposted intersection (beside the exercise equipment [140]).

Berry Reserve Alt = 2 m
Berry Reserve is a waterside open grassy picnic area found at 1417 Pittwater Rd Narrabeen. Public toilets[fac=8197][141] , picnic tables[fac=8155][fac=8156][fac=8157], 2hr car parking[fac=8203], short basketball court[142], exercise area[143], garbage bins[144], and sheltered BBQs[fac=8167]. There are a wide range of shops within 100m along Pittwater Rd as well as bus stops. warringah.nsw.gov.au
Berry Markets are held on the 3rd Sunday of every month. It is a busy time with around 80 stalls offering arts & crafts, home wares & fashion as well as yummy food.

(5.12 km) Berry Reserve to H20 cafe
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 119 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From Berry Reserve[145], this walk follows the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail 'Bilarong Reserve 1.2km' arrow[146] along the footpath (keeping the lagoon to the left.) After about 30m the path leads behind some fenced properties beside the lagoon. Over the next 80m the path leads to another open grassy area[147] and the back of the 'H2O Cafe Restaurant'[148] (on the right).

H20 cafe Alt = 1 m
H2O Cafe Restaurant is a pleasant cafe and function facility at 1431 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen. The cafe sits on the edge of Narrabeen Lagoon, just north of Berry Reserve and offers indoor and outdoor options[149] . h2ocafe.com.au

(5.23 km) H20 cafe to South end of Pitwater Rd Bridge
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 91 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the back of the 'H2O Cafe Restaurant'[150], this walk follows the footpath between timber bollards[151] keeping the water to the left. Over the next 80m this walk passes 4 bench seats[fac=8192][152][153][154] as the path bends right and headhill up to a T-intersection with another footpath beside Pittwater Road[155].

(5.33 km) South end of Pitwater Rd Bridge to East end of Billarong Reserve
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 608 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -4 m
Turn left: From the intersection[156], this walk follows the 'Billarong Reserve 1km' arrow[157] over Pittwater Road Bridge[158], keeping the road to your right[159]. After about 30m this walk passes the 'No fishing, climbing or jumping' sign [160] and continues over the beautiful lagoon with lovely views[161], the narrowest section of the footpath here is 1.4m. [162]. At the far end of bridge this walk continues along the footpath[163] beside past the large 'Wakehurst Parkway' sign[164] to come to the 'Welcome to Pittwater' sign[165] (near the pedestrian lights[166]). The walk continues along the footpath (keeping Wakehurst Parkway to your right) for 110m to cross 'Wimbledon Avenue'[167], then pass between the timber bollards[168]. Continue along the footpath for another 150m to cross the the other end of 'Wimbledon Avenue'[169]. From this intersection, this walk continues along the main footpath very gently uphill, (still keeping Wakehurst Parkway to your right)[170] for 90m to come to the end of the concrete path at the signposted entrance to 'Billarong Reserve'[171].

(5.93 km) East end of Bilarong Reserve to Bilarong Reserve playground
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - bushtrack
Length = 330 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the 'Bilarong Reserve' sign[172] beside the Wakehurst Parkway[173], this walk heads along the flat gravel track, towards the distant lagoon and away from the road. After about 170m this walk heads past two picnic tables[fac=8117][fac=8118] (one on each side of the track) to then cross a concrete ford with 57cm high timber guiding (2.6m wide)[174]. From the ford the track heads gently uphill to pass the exercise area[175] (on the right). Here this walk flattens and continues for another 130m passing a scattering of picnic tables (on both sides of the path)[fac=8119][fac=8120][fac=8121][fac=8122][fac=8123], a drinking fountain (on the left)[fac=8124], a double BBQ (on the right) to come to Y-intersection[176] beside a picnic area with another drinking fountain[fac=8125] and a playground[177] (on the right).

Bilarong Reserve playground and picnic area Alt = 2 m
Bilarong Reserve playground is accessed from Wakehurst Parkway, North Narrabeen. The main Picnic area has twin sheltered BBQs (97cm high, 2.3m wide, 88cm deep) with hot plates (44/44cm)[178]. The distance between BBQs is 1.4m[179]. Each of the 4 picnic tables[180] sits on a concrete slab 3x3.2m. Tables are 79cm high, 2m wide and 60cm deep. Seats are 46cm high and 39cm deep. Drinking fountain is 70cm high. The playground[181][182] has a shaded fenced area with a slide and see-saw and a more open naturally shaded soft fall area with many climbing nets, single pole see-saw and a large sand area.
In the centre of the carpark is a scout hall with toilets[fac=8128].

(6.26 km) Bilarong Reserve playground to Bilarong Reserve boat ramp
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - bushtrack
Length = 144 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the arrow post[183] on the lower gravel track (2.5m wide) keeping the lagoon to the left. This walk soon passes a seat (on the right)[fac=8127] and continues for about 40m to cross a flat fiber glass bridge (6m long, 2.6m wide, no handrails)[184] over a small creek. This walk heads below the carpark[185] for about 90m to just before the boat ramp[186] where there's a 1.8m high shower (on the left)[187]. (Opposite the canoe ramp across the parking lot are accessible public toilets[fac=8128].)

Bilarong Reserve car park Alt = 2 m
Bilarong Reserve car park is located just off Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen. There are 2 signposted mobility parking[fac=8204][188] bays, a space for motor bikes[189] and plenty of car parking[190]. Parking fees ($6hr) apply[191]. There is a boat ramp[192] opposite the scout hall[193]. Also beside the scout hall are accessible[fac=8128] public toilets[194].

(6.41 km) Bilarong Reserve boat ramp to Bilarong Reserve turning circle
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - bushtrack,road
Length = 181 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the boat ramp by the Bilarong Reserve car park, this walk follows the gravel track keeping the lagoon to your left. This walk continues for about 100m to soon pass a drinking fountain[fac=8134], a scattering of picnic tables[fac=8129][fac=8130][fac=8131][fac=8132], a seat[fac=8135] and a BBQ[fac=8133] (all on the left). From here this walk bends right and through the forest[195] for about 20m to lead up to a T-intersection[196] with a road (at the end of car park area).
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads along the road[197] past the timber bollards keeping the lagoon (through the trees) to the left. This walk continues for about 60m to come to the 'Bilarong Sanctuary' gate [198] (1.3m wide) at the far end of the turning circle.

(6.59 km) Billarong Reserve turning circle to Deep Creek Intersection
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - bushtrack
Length = 1.01 km Time = 19 mins
Climb = 26 m Descent = -27 m
Veer left: From the gate in the fence[199] at the far end of the turning circle at the end of Billarong Reserve carpark, this walk follows the gravel track [200] away from the road and towards the 'Bilarong Sanctuary' sign[201]. This walk continues along the gravel track past the 'Dogs prohibited' sign[202] through the mixed forest beside the lagoon. After 300m the track comes gently up beside the Wakehurst Parkway (on the right) to a 1.9m wide gap in the fence[203], and heads moderately steeply up the gravel track to be behind the safety barrier[204] on Wakehurst Parkway. This track (1.4m wide) continues for about 130m beside the road (behind the safety barrier)[205] along the Wakehurst Parkway, past a rock with 'Wakehurst Parkway'[206] and 'Gateway to Pittwater'[207] signs (on the left) and a seat[fac=8136] (on the left) to come to a '80' km/h sign[208] (on the right). From the sign this walk starts to head moderately steeply downhill for about 30m to a flat fibreglass bridge[209]. From here this walk continues for the next 100m, crosses another flat fibreglass bridge [210] and follows the 80m section of timber boardwalk (1.78m wide)[211]. This walk continues along the gravel track for the next 70m, across another 12m long flat fiberglass bridge[212] to come to timber lookout[213] with 2 seats[fac=8137][fac=8138] (at time of writing the platform was closed of for repair), located by a gorgeous angophora tree[214]. This walk continues gently uphill to then pass a 15m long moderately steep dowhnill section of gravel track[215] and a flat fibreglass bridge[216]. This walk follows the gravel track for about 140m past a timber fence[217] (on the left) and a facing away 'Welcome to Pittwater' sign[218] (opposite the fence) to come to a Y-intersection[219] at the start of the concrete path.

(7.59 km) Deep Creek Intersection to Cement Works Lookout
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 309 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -2 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the main path arrow up a 15m moderately steep (8.4° incline) section of concrete footpath. The walk then leads over a long pedestrian bridge with handrails[220] offering beautiful views along Deep Creek[221]. At the end of the bridge this walk follows the gravel track[222] for about 30m gently downhill to come to a timber lookout[223](on the left) and 2 seats[fac=8141]. This walk now continues along the fiberglass footpath with handrails (handrails stop after 45m) for about 90m to come to another seat[fac=8142] (on the left). This walk then leads into a forest and zig-zags a little bit away from the Wakehurst Parkway to come to a handrailed (116cm high) lookout (on the left) with a seat[fac=8143], just by the 'Cement Works' sign (on the left) and a shaded seat (on the right).

Cement Works Lookout Alt = 2 m
Cement Works Lookout[224] is a pleasant viewing platform on the northern edge of Narrabeen Lagoon. On display are some remains from the long since removed lime and cement works[225] that were established here by Edward Giles Stone. These works never reached their full potential due to the construction of Wakehurst Parkway.
The lookout offers beautiful views across the lagoon[226] and unique seats[fac=8144] as a reminder of the works that were done here. There is a 1.2m high railing[227] at the main viewing area.

(7.9 km) Cement Works Lookout to Northern end of Middle Creek Reserve
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 628 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -14 m
Continue straight: From the 'Cement Works' Lookout sign[228], this walk heads gently downhill across a short section of fibreglass boardwalk[229] keeping the lagoon to the left. This walk continues along the wide gravel track for about 60m. After crossing another short section of fiberglass boardwalk[230] gently uphill this walk comes to a seat[fac=8168] (on the right) and an unfenced timber viewing platform[231] (on the left) with 4 steps[232], offering beautiful views across the lagoon[233].
From beside this viewing platform this walk continues straight, along the 15m section of boardwalk with handrails[234] then another 80m of boardwalk to come to another viewing platform (on the left) and a seat[fac=8169] (on the right).
This walk continues along the fibreglass board for the next 140m as it meanders through the forest to come to the next viewing platform[235] (on the left) and a seat[fac=8170] (on the right).
From this viewing platform this walk continues along the fibreglass board for the next 120m through the forest to come to yet another viewing platform[236] (on the left) with a trip hazard[fac=8198] and a seat[fac=8171] (on the right).
From the viewing platform this walk continues along the fibreglass board and after about 70m this walk comes closer to the road and to yet another similar viewing platform[237] (on the left) and a seat[fac=8172] (on the right).
This walk continues along fiberglass board for the next 40m to come across a small handrailed bridge[238] then the end of the fiberglass boardwalk and a start of the gravel track[239].
This walk continues along the wide gravel track for the next 80m to come to a seat[fac=8199] and a timber viewing platform (on the left), marked by a 'Middle Creek Reserve' sign[240](on the right) and 'The Graham Jones Track' sign[241] on a rock (on the left) at the start of the Middle Creek Reserve.

(8.53 km) Northern end of Middle Creek Reserve to Middle Creek Reserve boat ramp
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 91 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the viewing platform[242] at the Northern end of Middle Creek Reserve, this walk follows the 'South Creek Reserve 1.2km' sign[243] along the concrete footpath along the edge of Middle Creek Reserve parking area. After about 60m this walk passes a seat[fac=8173] (on the left) and 15m later a parking pay station[244] (on the left), to come to the boat ramp[245] in the middle of the Middle Creek Reserve parking area (be mindful of a 'Give way' sign[246] when crossing).

Drive from Middle Creek Reserve boat ramp
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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Outdoor Shack 1131 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9981 6933 3.3 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 4.5 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 1024 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9971 8711 3.8 km
Paddlecraft 3B / 1714 Pittwater Road, Bayview 02 9997 8015 6.9 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 10.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Narrabeen Lagoon Trail (from Middle Creek).
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Site Distance and dir from Narrabeen Lagoon Trail (from Middle Creek)
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
16 km (to the W)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 17 km (to the NW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 31 km (to the N)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 32 km (to the SSW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 34 km (to the WSW)

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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)
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Wed      29°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|25°Possible shower.
Fri18°|30°Partly cloudy.
Sat16°|24°Possible late shower.
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