Check out the New Wildwalks site -- This site is no longer maintained and is just for archive

Home arrow Hiking near Sydney arrow Quarry Rd Track     

Bushwalking track notes, photographs, maps and more for Quarry Rd Track are found in each of the tabs below
Quarry Rd Track
Time: 2 hrs 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.8 km NE of Saint Ives
Length: 5.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 5.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Garigal National Park
Climb: 245 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 245 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Starting at Cambourne Ave, St Ives, this walks explores the ridges and valleys of the upper reaches of the Middle Harbour Creek in Garigal National Park. The walk follows service trails, and crosses several creeks along the way. The Lower Cambourne waterhole is a great spot to rest and enjoy a snack whilst enjoying the peace and quiet. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of Quarry Rd Track bushwalking tracknotes
Map of Quarry Rd Track
Problem loading PDF Try here
Map Controls - Show Contours | Hide Path | Hide Distances | Hide Names
Map Scale 1 km
Int of Cambourne Ave and Upper Cambourne Track
Int of Upper Cambourne and Douglass Street East tracks
Int of Cascades and Upper Cambourne service trails
Int of Cascades and Lower Cambourne service trails
Int of Lower Cambourne and Waterhole Track
Int of Lower Cambourne and Waterhole Track
Int of Bare Creek and Lower Cambourne service trails
Int of Bare Creek service trail and Tower bushtrack
Int of Quarry Road and Bare Creek Track
Int of Pump House Trail West
Int of Pump House Trail East
Mcintosh Lookout
Int of Kitchener and Linigen Servicetrails
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Upper Cambourne and Douglass Street East 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
 Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91304S 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Start of the Upper Cambourne Track
 
Start of the Upper Cambourne Track +
 
Following the service trail through the bush
 
Following the service trail through the bush +
 
Int of Cascades and Lower Cambourne Track
 
Int of Cascades and Lower Cambourne Track +

 
Crossing a small creek
 
Crossing a small creek +
 
Winding down to the bottom of the valley
 
Winding down to the bottom of the valley +
 
A small waterhole
 
A small waterhole +

 
Crossing a wide creek
 
Crossing a wide creek +
 
Looking downstream
 
Looking downstream +
 
Continuing through the bush
 
Continuing through the bush +

 
Crossing the Bare Creek
 
Crossing the Bare Creek +
 
Signpost at Int of Quarry Road and Bare Creek Tracks
 
Signpost at Int of Quarry Road and Bare Creek Tracks +
 
Climbing up out of the valley
 
Climbing up out of the valley +

 
Passing through a metal gate
 
Passing through a metal gate +
 
Continuing up the long hill
 
Continuing up the long hill +
 
Passing around the old quarry
 
Passing around the old quarry +

 
Passing an old speed sign
 
Passing an old speed sign +
 
Intersection with a slightly overgroan service trail
 
Intersection with a slightly overgroan service trail +
 
The intersection of the Kitchener Street Track
 
The intersection of the Kitchener Street Track +

 
Heading through the bush behind some houses
 
Heading through the bush behind some houses +
 
The gate to Kitchener Street
 
The gate to Kitchener Street +
 
Looking through the gate to the service trail
 
Looking through the gate to the service trail +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Quarry Rd Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Quarry Rd Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Quarry Rd Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Quarry Rd 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 5km
Time 2 hrs 15 mins
.


Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
2.1km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.5km is very steep. Whilst another 1.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 610m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 4.4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 1.1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 3.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.6km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 3.2km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 4.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.1km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Int of Cambourne Ave and Upper Cambourne Track
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 Int of Cambourne Ave and Upper Cambourne Track
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Int of Cambourne Ave and Upper Cambourne Track to Int of Upper Cambourne and Douglass Street East tracks
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 155 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -8 m
From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Upper Cambourne Track' arrow through the metal gate and along the management trail. After crossing the creek, the walk continues up and along to the intersection with the Douglass Street East service trail (at the track marker).

(0.16 km) Int of Upper Cambourne and Douglass Street East tracks to Int of Cascades and Upper Cambourne service trails
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 449 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -39 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the service trail along the side of the hill with the ground sloping up to the right. The trail then zigzags all the way down to the intersection with the Cascades service trail, marked with an 'Upper Cambourne Track' sign.

(0.6 km) Int of Cascades and Upper Cambourne service trails to Int of Cascades and Lower Cambourne service trails
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 92 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -15 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the service trail opposite the 'Upper Cambourne' sign, heading down the hill for a short distance to the signposted intersection of the Lower Cambourne track.

(0.7 km) Int of Cascades and Lower Cambourne service trails to Int of Lower Cambourne and Waterhole Track
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.2 km Time = 26 mins
Climb = 29 m Descent = -65 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Lower Cambourne Track ->' sign along the management trail, with the ground sloping up to the left. The trail starts to descend into the valley, dropping down the side of the hill and crossing a small creek. The trail undulates gently through the bush, winding steadily down into the valley and steepening after a while. At the bottom, the trail flattens out, coming to the intersection with a narrow bush track a short distance later.

(1.9 km) Int of Lower Cambourne and Waterhole Track to Middle Harbour Creek Waterhole
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 21 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the short bush track, heading away from the management trail and through the bush. The walk soon comes to a rockshelf, situated above a waterhole in Middle Harbour Creek.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Lower Cambourne waterhole Alt = 48 m
This unnamed waterhole and cascade is on Middle Harbour Creek, just below its junction with Bare Creek in Garigal National Park. The waterhole accessed by a short track from the Lower Cambourne track. There is a large rock platform, and a waterhole with a small waterfall flowing into it. This can be a great spot to relax and enjoy the local area, if you sit quietly enough you may see a Water Dragon.

(1.9 km) Int of Lower Cambourne and Waterhole Track to Int of Bare Creek and Lower Cambourne service trails
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 195 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail heading north, down the gentle slope. It soon crosses a wide creek via some stepping stones, and continues up the other side, following the management trail as it climbs to the 'T' intersection with the Bare Creek management trail.

(2.09 km) Int of Bare Creek and Lower Cambourne service trails to Int of Quarry Road and Bare Creek Tracks
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 243 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -6 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the Bare Creek management trail down the gentle hill, with the ground sloping up to the right. Soon, the trail flattens out and comes to an intersection with a bush track on the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail, with the ground sloping up to the right. It soon comes down to the intersection with a management trail (heading down across the creek on the left).

(2.34 km) Int of Quarry Road and Bare Creek Track to Mcintosh Lookout
Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 2.48 km Time = 50 mins
Climb = 142 m Descent = -60 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the service trail heading down the short hill and across the small creek. The walk continues up the other side as the trail climbs up and out of the valley, passing through a metal gate at the top. From here, the walk follows the management trail, heading up to a 'Y' intersection with another trail where this walk veers left. The walk continues through the bush for a little while longer, until coming to an intersection with another management trail.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail, heading away from the large power line tower. The walk crosses a drainage ditch, veering left at the intersection on the other side. The trail passes a large pond on the right and veers left again, passing an old tip and continuing along for a little while before crossing under a set of power lines to the intersection with the Pump House Track.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail, heading away from the power lines and through the bush. The walk passes a '20' speed limit sign (facing the other way) and continues along for a little while before coming to an intersection with a slightly overgrown management trail on the left.

(4.82 km) Mcintosh Lookout to Int of Kitchener and Linigen Servicetrails
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 459 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -40 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the slightly overgrown management trail past the 'No Vehicles' and No Pets signs and through the bush. The trail steadily winds down the long hill and drops into a gully then continues up the other side, following the trail as it winds up and around to the intersection with the Kitchener Street management trail.

(5.28 km) Int of Kitchener and Linigen Servicetrails to Kitchener Rd
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 193 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 29 m Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the steeper of the two management trails heading up the steep hill, bending sharply to the left partway up then flattening out, continuing through the bush behind some houses and up a shorter hill to the intersection with Kitchener Street.

Catch the bus from Kitchener 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.
(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 Kitchener 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
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)
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 8 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 8 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 8.1 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 7.7 km
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 7.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Quarry Rd Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Quarry Rd Track
Click to re-center search
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
8 km (to the W)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 13 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 26 km (to the WSW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 28 km (to the SSW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 33 km (to the NNE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      29°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|25°Possible shower.
Fri18°|30°Partly cloudy.
Sat16°|24°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Garigal National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Largely following Middle Harbour Creek and stretching from Seaforth in the south to St Ives in the north Garigal National Park is hidden through Sydney's Northern suburbs. Despite how close it is to large urban centres Garigal is quite beautiful with lots of different walking and cycling tracks. For those just wishing to picnic Davidson Reserve is a great spot just next to Middle Harbour Creek, under the Roseville Bridge.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

Walker Feedback

Comments
Add NewSearch
Only registered users can write comments!
 
Loading the images not too much longer now :)


-server web1.wildwalks.com- Page was generated in 0.038952 seconds Copyright | Privacy | About us | Disclaimer | Contact Us | Sponsorship | Newsletter