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Two Creeks Track
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.5 km NE of Lindfield
Length: 6.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 6.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Moores Creek Reserve
Climb: 237 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 237 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 There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

A popular walk that explores Gordon, Middle Harbour and Moores Creeks. This walk crosses a section of Garigal National park and a few reserves managed by Ku-ring-gai Council, you will see some great water views, sandstone caves and heritage sandstone works. The track is well signposted. The optional short section at the end of this walk takes you to Echo Point park, a great place for a picnic to finish off your walk. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Two Creeks Track
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Slade Ave (Just north of Tryon Rd)
Sandstone Pillar overhang
Picnic area intersection
Foot Bridge Intersection
Gordon Creek waterfall
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
Int of Two Creeks and Ormonde Road tracks
Int of Two Creeks and Pipe Bridge Tracks
Int of Babbage Road steps and the Foreshore track
Echo Point BBQ Area
Bottom of Echo Point Playground steps
Top of wooden stairs
Green Signpost in Echo Point Park
Int of Babbage Road steps and the Foreshore track
Starting point for this hiking track: Sandstone Pillar overhang

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

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Photo Gallery

 
Alley way at Slade ave and Two Creeks track
 
Alley way at Slade ave and Two Creeks track +
 
Two Creeks Trackhead
 
Two Creeks Trackhead +
 
Two Creeks Track
 
Two Creeks Track +

 
Rock overhang
 
Rock overhang +
 
Historic steps on Two Creeks Track
 
Historic steps on Two Creeks Track +
 
Track through Seven Little Australians Park
 
Track through Seven Little Australians Park +

 
Seven Little Australians Park Picnic area
 
Seven Little Australians Park Picnic area +
 
Track over Gordon Creek
 
Track over Gordon Creek +
 
Bridge over Gordon Creek
 
Bridge over Gordon Creek +

 
Two Creeks Track along side Gordon Creek
 
Two Creeks Track along side Gordon Creek +
 
Tunnel under Eastern Arterial Rd
 
Tunnel under Eastern Arterial Rd +
 
Gordon Creek falls
 
Gordon Creek falls +

 
Gordon Creek falls
 
Gordon Creek falls +
 
Steps near Gordon Creek falls
 
Steps near Gordon Creek falls +
 
Gordon Creek Service trail
 
Gordon Creek Service trail +

 
Welcome to Garigal National park (on Gordon Creek service trail)
 
Welcome to Garigal National park (on Gordon Creek service trail) +
 
Crossing small creek on Gordon Creek Service trail
 
Crossing small creek on Gordon Creek Service trail +
 
Gordon Creek service trail and track crossing
 
Gordon Creek service trail and track crossing +

 
Passing the Gordon Creek pipe bridge
 
Passing the Gordon Creek pipe bridge +
 
End of the Gordon Creek service trail
 
End of the Gordon Creek service trail +
 
Steps in rock on Two Creeks Track
 
Steps in rock on Two Creeks Track +

 
Two Creeks track detour
 
Two Creeks track detour +
 
View of Middle Harbour Creek on Two Creeks track
 
View of Middle Harbour Creek on Two Creeks track +
 
Two creeks track in Little Diggers Park
 
Two creeks track in Little Diggers Park +

 
Two Creeks track
 
Two Creeks track +
 
Two creeks track next to middle harbour, near  Wellington Road
 
Two creeks track next to middle harbour, near Wellington Road +
 
Across middle harbour to Davison Reserve
 
Across middle harbour to Davison Reserve +

 
Following Moores Creek
 
Following Moores Creek +
 
Cave on Two Creeks Track Little Diggers park
 
Cave on Two Creeks Track Little Diggers park +
 
Crossing a short bridge
 
Crossing a short bridge +

 
Bridge across Moores Creek
 
Bridge across Moores Creek +
 
Two Creeks Track
 
Two Creeks Track +
 
View of Davidson Park
 
View of Davidson Park +

 
Two Creeks track near Ormonde Road track
 
Two Creeks track near Ormonde Road track +
 
Under Roseville Bridge
 
Under Roseville Bridge +
 
Two Creeks track near Pipe Bridge
 
Two Creeks track near Pipe Bridge +

 
Steps up to Babbage Rd
 
Steps up to Babbage Rd +
 
Two Creek track steps at end of Babbage Rd
 
Two Creek track steps at end of Babbage Rd +
 
Two Creeks trackhead at Babbage Rd
 
Two Creeks trackhead at Babbage Rd +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Two Creeks Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Two Creeks Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Two Creeks Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Two Creeks Track bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 6km
Time 2 hrs 30 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 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
4.3km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1.5km is flat with no steps. The remaining (320m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
3.8km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 2.1km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (240m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2.1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 270m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 6km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 220m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 4.6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.5km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the train to Lindfield Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Lindfield Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
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Catch the bus to Slade Ave (Just north of Tryon Rd)
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 Slade Ave (Just north of Tryon Rd)
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
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(0 km) Slade Ave (Just north of Tryon Rd) to Sandstone Pillar overhang
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 209 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -10 m
From Slade Ave (just north of Tryon Rd), this walk follows the 'Two Creeks Track' arrow along the alley way, passing another 'Two Creeks Track' sign over a tiny bridge and into the bush. The track soon comes to a sandstone rocky outcrop, where it heads down some stairs to a large sandstone overhang, supported by a number of stone pillars.

Sandstone Pillar overhang Alt = 58 m
This sandstone overhang is of particular note, due to the stone pillar supports that appear to be reinforcing it. Prior to WW1, members of the army built these pillars and surrounding tracks as part of their training. It appears that this was added to during the depression, with further sandstone masonry work. Their efforts have resulted in a Lara Croft reminiscent ruin - OK, maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but the cave is a highlight of the tracks in the area.

(0.21 km) Sandstone Pillar overhang to Picnic area intersection
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 219 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -17 m
Continue straight: From the overhang, this walk heads down the hill, keeping the wide valley on the right. The track passes though a coachwood forest, with some tall pine trees scattered throughout. Soon, the track comes to a well-signposted 'Y' intersection, with some picnic tables in a small clearing just ahead.

Seven Little Australians Picnic Area Alt = 40 m
This small picnic area is in the middle of the Seven Little Australian Park reserve, at the intersection of Two Creeks Track and Slade Ave track. The picnic area has three picnic tables and some shade, provided by the surrounding trees. The picnic area is bordered with sandstone blocks, dating from prior to WW1.

(0.43 km) Picnic area intersection to Foot Bridge Intersection
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 44 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the Two Creek track along the bush track with sandstone block edging, keeping the picnic tables to the left. The track gently winds down the hill and soon crosses a foot bridge over Gordon Creek, coming to a 'T' intersection.

(0.47 km) Foot Bridge Intersection to Gordon Creek waterfall
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 165 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the Two Creeks sign down the steps (in the opposite direction to the 'Eastern Arterial Rd' sign arrow), keeping the creek on the left of the track. Soon, the track comes to a concrete tunnel heading under Eastern Arterial Rd (track not safe to use if covered with water). This walk then heads through the tunnel (the walls are sandstone at the far end) to come to a large rock platform atop Gordon Creek waterfall.

Gordon Creek waterfall Alt = 42 m
This waterfall (not officially named) cascades off the top of a rock platform, soon after passing under Eastern Arterial Rd. It is difficult to view the full waterfall, but it still can be a great sight, watching the water on its journey over the rock platform and cascading off the edge.

(0.64 km) Gordon Creek waterfall to Int of tunnel track and Gordon Creek servicetrail
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 51 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the rock platform, this walk follows the track and steps, heading up away from the creek and tunnel. The track soon passes a large fern tree and heads up the stairs, coming to an intersection with a wide management trail.

(0.69 km) Int of tunnel track and Gordon Creek servicetrail to Gordon Creek Pipebridge
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.37 km Time = 29 mins
Climb = 42 m Descent = -81 m
Veer left: 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.
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.

(2.06 km) Gordon Creek Pipebridge to Int of Two Creeks and Wellington Road tracks
Track: Moderate - servicetrail,bushtrack,bushtrack,bushtrack
Length = 1.58 km Time = 36 mins
Climb = 82 m Descent = -90 m
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.
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.
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.
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.

(3.64 km) Int of Two Creeks and Wellington Road tracks to Int of Two Creeks and Carlyle Road tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 878 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 32 m Descent = -28 m
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.

(4.51 km) Int of Two Creeks and Carlyle Road tracks to Int of Babbage Road steps and Two Creeks Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,servicetrail,servicetrail
Length = 1.58 km Time = 33 mins
Climb = 61 m Descent = -67 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads across the wooden bridge and follows the track through the bush and along the side of the hill. After a while, the track bends around to the right and follows the wide Middle Harbour Creek, with Davidson Park across on the other side. The track continues along the side of the hill above Middle Harbour Creek for a while, before coming to the signposted intersection of the 'Ormonde Road 200m' track, uphill on the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the track with the ground sloping up to the right. The track winds along the side of the hill above Middle Harbour Creek for a while, before crossing under the large Roseville Bridge and continuing through the bush. After a short distance, the walk comes to the intersection with a track (that heads down some wooden steps to the left).
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the wooden steps and follows the track through the trees. The walk winds along to the base of some rock cliffs and then follows these, crossing under a pipe bridge and climbing up a wooden staircase, to the intersection with a track about halfway up.

(6.1 km) Int of Babbage Road steps and the Foreshore track to Echo Point Carpark
Alternate Exit: Track: Moderate - servicetrail ( Show detail)
Length = 430 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads off the wooden staircase and down the short rock hill to the water's edge. The walk then follows the metal fence along to a park with a small barbeque area in the middle.
Continue straight: From the barbeque area, this walk follows the water's edge, keeping Middle Harbour Creek on the left while leaving the picnic area. The walk continues along the track, passing a grove of mangroves before heading up a short hill to an intersection with a dirt path (which heads up the hill). From here, the walk keeps going straight, following the fence line as it passes around the base of a short rock cliff and comes to the bottom of some concrete steps.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows track with the ground sloping up to the right. The track passes behind a small beach and climbs up a short set of rock steps to Echo Point Park. From here, the walk heads up the hill and across the grass, then climbs the wooden staircase, coming to the public toilets.
Turn left: From the top of the staircase, this walk heads away from the toilets along the flat track, with the metal fence on the left. The walk soon comes to a tall signpost, with a few green signs[1], in a large grassy clearing.
Turn right: From the signpost, this walk follows the stone path heading up the gentle hill, passing a 'Two Creeks Track' sign[2] and going through a metal gate at the top to Babbage Road. (End of the alternative exit track)

Echo Point Park Alt = 9 m
Echo Point Park is on Babbage Rd, Roseville Chase, and is on the shores of Middle Harbour Creek. This lovely parkland was once Echo Point Farm, hence all the terracing of the land. There are several open grassy areas and a few footpaths exploring the rocky outcrops. The track along the foreshore is mostly fenced, and is a great way of exploring Middle Harbour Creek. There are electric BBQ's, a picnic shelter and a drinking fountain, down by the water at the northwestern end of the park.

(6.1 km) Int of Babbage Road steps and the Foreshore track to End of Babbage Road
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 32 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the wooden staircase and along the short concrete footpath to the end of Babbage Road, at the signposted 'Two Creeks Track' trackhead[3].

Catch the bus from End of Babbage Road
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
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Drive from End of Babbage Road
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
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Getting there

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

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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 2.8 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 2.8 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 2.8 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 2.8 km
Rays Outdoors 93- 99 Parramatta Rd , Camperdown 1800 641 867 12.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Two Creeks Track.
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from Two Creeks Track
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
8 km (to the WNW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 18 km (to the N)
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 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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Seven Little Australians Seven Little Australians Park is a reserve of bushland with some clearings that extends north of Tryon Rd and west of Eastern Arterial Rd, Lindfield. The reserve is named in honour of Ethel Turner's classic novel "Seven Little Australians". The reserve has preserved bushland, sandstone pillars, steps, seats and other features that date back to engineers training before WW1. Other work was done during the great Depression, and today the area is managed by Ku-ring-gai Council. The main entrance to the park is at the cross-streets of Northcote Rd and Slade Ave Linfield. At this entrance there is a great set of sandstone pillars, a clearing, signposts and a tap with town water.
Region:
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.


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.


Echo Point Park Echo point park is bound by Middle Harbour and Babbage rd and is owned and managed by Ku-ring-gai council. The park was once a farm and was terraced for growing. Today the park has several open flat areas for play and a wonderful covered picnic area with BBQ. There are toilets and several well define walking paths through the park. The park can be accessed from from several points along Babbage road.
Region:
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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Catherine IP:101.161.175.xxx | 2015-02-11 03:41:45
Walked the track this morning.
Condition good following the burn off, but there are three fallen trees across the fire trail. OK to scramble over / under, but not so good for fire vehicles.
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