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Alma Road to Padstow along Salt Pan Creek
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.5 km SE of Revesby
Length: 2.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 2.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Bankstown(LGA)
Climb: 52 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 52 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 end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This short walk starts from the corner of Alma Road and Wainright Avenue and follows the footpath down to Salt Pan Creek walk. The walk then follows the creek upstream along the boardwalks and bushtracks, passing a few great picnic areas and parks to the end of Bridge Street. From here the walk follows the roads across the railway bridge and along to the Padstow train station, where there are a few shops. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Georges River National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
Sponsor of Alma Road to Padstow along Salt Pan Creek bushwalking tracknotes

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of Alma Road to Padstow along Salt Pan Creek bushwalking tracknotes
Map of Alma Road to Padstow along Salt Pan Creek
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Corner of Alma Road and Wainwright Avenue
Bottom of Alma Road track
Salt Pan Creek picnic area
Bottom of Weenamana Place steps
Picnic area at base of Pipe Bridge
Davies Reserve
Int of Truro Parade boardwalk
End of Meager Ave
Int of Salt Pan Creek footbridge
End of Bridge Street
Int of Davies Road and Meager Avenue
Starting point for this hiking track: Bottom of Alma Road track

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
 Botany Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91303S 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
alma road entrance
 
alma road entrance +
 
the salt pan creek boardwalk
 
the salt pan creek boardwalk +
 
Salt Pan Creek picnic area
 
Salt Pan Creek picnic area +

 
Following the footpaths
 
Following the footpaths +
 
following the side of the river
 
following the side of the river +
 
Picnic area under a large pipe bridge
 
Picnic area under a large pipe bridge +

 
Davies Reserve
 
Davies Reserve +
 
folling the powerlines
 
folling the powerlines +
 
exploring the salt pan creek area
 
exploring the salt pan creek area +

 
the salt pan creek boardwalk crossing under the railway bridge
 
the salt pan creek boardwalk crossing under the railway bridge +
 
heading through the trees to the end of bridge street
 
heading through the trees to the end of bridge street +
 
crossing over the railway bridge
 
crossing over the railway bridge +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Alma Road to Padstow along Salt Pan Creek bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Alma Road to Padstow along Salt Pan Creek bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Alma Road to Padstow along Salt Pan Creek bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Alma Road to Padstow along Salt Pan 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 2.8km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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 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
Around 2.2km of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 650m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
2.2km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 390m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (260m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 2.4km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 480m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 2.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 260m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.8km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Corner of Alma Road and Wainwright Avenue
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
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Drive to Corner of Alma Road and Wainwright Avenue
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) Corner of Alma Road and Wainwright Avenue to Bottom of Alma Road track
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 57 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -4 m
From the intersection of Alma Rd and Wainwright Ave, the walk follows the footpath between the wooden posts and into the bush. The footpath heads down the short hill until coming to the boardwalk on Salt Pan creek walking track.

(0.06 km) Bottom of Alma Road track to Salt Pan Creek picnic area
Track: Moderate - duckboard
Length = 263 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -4 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the footpath north (keeping the river on the right) onto a bush track and then up some wooden steps. The track continues along for a while until it drops down some more steps to the Salt Pan creek picnic area.

Salt Pan Creek picnic area Alt = 2 m
This small picnic area on the Salt Pan Creek walking track can be accessed directly from the stairs at the end of Werona Ave. This clearing provides a couple of picnic benches and tables, natural shade and a small, grassy clearing. The space if big enough for a bit of running around or to spread out a picnic blanket. The picnic area is on the edge of Salt Pan Creek, with dense mangroves along to river bank. There are a number of houses overlooking the area from the cliffs above.

(0.32 km) Salt Pan Creek picnic area to Picnic area at base of Pipe Bridge
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,duckboard
Length = 388 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the picnic area, this walk follows the bush track up the steps (keeping the river on the right) and winds along the side of Salt Pan Creek until it drops back down some steps onto a boardwalk. The track continues along the boardwalk, alongside the creek, until it comes to the bottom of Weenamana Place steps on the left.
Continue straight: From the bottom of the steps, this walk follows the boardwalk as it winds alongside the river (keeping the river on the right), through mangroves for a short while. Soon the boardwalk becomes a bush track and continues to the picnic area under the large pipe bridge.

Pipe bridge picnic area Alt = 1 m
This small picnic area has a collection of low picnic tables in a grassy clearing by the edge of the Salt Pan Creek. The large pipe bridge crossing the creek provides some shade during the heat of the day. There are no water or toilet facilities. The unfenced edge of the picnic area provides clear access to the creek. This is one of the few spots along Salt Pan Creek walk where there is a clear view of the creek.

(0.71 km) Picnic area at base of Pipe Bridge to Davies Reserve
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - servicetrail
Length = 283 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the picnic area, the walk follows the hardened management trail (keeping the creek on the right) as it winds along the side of the river. The walk passes a fenced-off area on the left before it turns left heads up the hill, coming near to the play equipment at Davies Reserve.

Davies Reserve Alt = 6 m
This park can be accessed from the end of Tallawarra Ave or directly from Davies Road in Padstow. The Reserve is one of the spots along the Salt Pan Creek walking track. The facilities provided at this reserve include play equipment, a toilet block and picnic tables and seats. There is plenty of open space, and shade from a few large trees. There is parking for about 20 cars.

(0.99 km) Davies Reserve to End of Bridge Street
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - duckboard
Length = 704 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 14 m Descent = -12 m
Turn right: From Davies Reserve, this walk follows the fenced boardwalk running parallel to the power lines, keeping Salt Pan Creek on the right. The track passes through the wetlands for a short distance, coming to an intersection with the Truro Parade boardwalk on the left.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk continues along the short board walk (keeping the power lines above to the right). Soon the boardwalk joins onto a hardened footpath, which continues along through the grass clearing, running parallel to Salt Pan Creek. The track passes behind a number of houses, and then passes a couple of transmission towers as the footpath tends left to the end of Meager Avenue.
Veer right: ###This section of the track is closed for End of 2010 to sometime in 2011. Please walk along Meager Ave to Davies Rd as an alternate route###[1]
From the end of Meager Ave, the walk follows the footpath lined with wooden posts (with the white house at no.2 initially on the left) into the bush and down the gentle hill. After a short distance, the footpath joins a board walk and continues through some mangroves and out to the creek edge. The boardwalk then turns left, crossing under the railway bridge to the intersection with the Salt Pan Creek footbridge on the right.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the boardwalk around the creek's edge (keeping the train line on the left) and through some mangroves for a short distance, until coming to a concrete footpath. This path continues past a transmission tower to the end of Bridge Street.

(1.7 km) End of Bridge Street to Padstow Railway Station
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 1.14 km Time = 19 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = -4 m
Turn left: From the car park at the end of the street, this walk follows the foot path along Bridge Street to the 'T' intersection of Davies Road, where the walk turns left. Following the footpath, this walk soon crosses the railway bridge and comes to the intersection with Meager Avenue.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads south (away from the trail line) along Davies Road, along the footpath. After a short while, the walk turns right into Ryan Rd, crossing at the traffic lights. This walk follows the footpath through the suburbs to cross, straight ahead at the roundabout, onto Howard Road. The road then passes a few shops and comes to the Padstow railway station on the right.

Howard Road shops Alt = 18 m
This row of shops on Howard Road, near Padstow Railway Station, consists of quite a number of stores including grocery, newsagents, pharmacies, small restaurants and cafés, among many others. More shops can be found on the same block, on Padstow Pde or Faraday Rd, as required.

Catch the train from Padstow Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Padstow Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
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Catch the bus from Padstow Railway Station
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 Padstow Railway Station
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)
Onrope 11 Nelson Ave, Padstow (02) 9709 6299 3.1 km
Ute Van & 4WD Accessory World Cnr King Georges & Moorefields Rds, Beverly Hills (02) 9758 2500 4.2 km
Dans Caravans 422 Hume Hwy, Yagoona (02) 9790 7047 6.2 km
Hurstville Disposals & Outdoor Centre 235 Forest Rd , Hurstville (02) 9580 4445 5.8 km
Jeffs Camping & Disposals Lvl2/ 444 Hume Hwy, Yagoona (02) 9708 5092 6.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Alma Road to Padstow along Salt Pan Creek.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Alma Road to Padstow along Salt Pan Creek
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 6 km (to the E)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 23 km (to the NNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
26 km (to the NNE)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 36 km (to the SSW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 40 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 2 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 )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Walker Feedback

Comments
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Marisa Wright IP:58.6.44.xxx | 2010-11-10 21:59:52
The footpath is now closed at Meagher St due to rail works. The sign says it will reopen in June 2011 but it would be wise to check first!
admin - re: Super Administrator | 2010-11-10 22:47:38
Marisa Wright wrote:
The footpath is now closed at Meagher St due to rail works.

Thanks Marisa for the feedback.
You can find a little more about the closure here
http://www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au/wdal/pdfcreate.aspx?dn=xkXqYDUOa4I%3d
I will add to the track notes, but you can still do the walk, just turn left at Meager st and rejoin the walk by turning left onto Davies Rd. (missing a nice serction of boarwalk).
Matt :)
Bella M. - Question re Footpath closure. IP:220.101.90.xxx | 2011-04-28 06:39:29
Does anybody know whether the footpath has reopened? And how accessible the walk is at this point in time?
The Salt Pan Creek Boardwalk - The Salt Pan Creek Boardwalk-R IP:122.106.79.xxx | 2015-02-06 23:55:17
Released on 4 December 2014
The Salt Pan Creek Boardwalk has been closed for urgent structural repair due to vandalism. Council will commence these works immediately to minimise disruption to the public. This work is expected to take approximately 8-10 weeks.
Erika - Question re Footpath closure. IP:121.44.141.xxx | 2015-10-18 07:22:23
Hello,
Does anyone know if the walking path is open please? ta
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