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Davies Reserve to Henry Lawson Drive
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.9 km SE of Padstow
Length: 1.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 1.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Bankstown(LGA)
Climb: 19 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 19 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This great walk starts from Davies Reserve and follows the service trails, footpaths, boardwalks and bushtracks winding downstream along the edge of Salt Pan Creek. This walk passes a few picnic areas along the way, before crossing under the Henry Lawson Drive bridge and climbing up the wooden staircase on the other side, to the road. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Georges River National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Davies Reserve to Henry Lawson Drive

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Davies Reserve to Henry Lawson Drive
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Davies Reserve
Picnic area at base of Pipe Bridge
Bottom of Weenamana Place steps
Salt Pan Creek picnic area
Bottom of Alma Road track
Starting point for this hiking track: Picnic area at base of Pipe Bridge

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

 
Davies Reserve
 
Davies Reserve +
 
The concrete service trail becomes a hardened path
 
The concrete service trail becomes a hardened path +
 
Picnic area under a large pipe bridge
 
Picnic area under a large pipe bridge +

 
Benches and seats are common along the side of the creek
 
Benches and seats are common along the side of the creek +
 
Following the footpaths
 
Following the footpaths +
 
Salt Pan Creek picnic area
 
Salt Pan Creek picnic area +

 
Salt Pan Creek boardwalk
 
Salt Pan Creek boardwalk +
 
Crossing under the Henry Lawson Drive bridge
 
Crossing under the Henry Lawson Drive bridge +
 
looking down along the boardwalk
 
looking down along the boardwalk +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Davies Reserve to Henry Lawson Drive bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Davies Reserve to Henry Lawson Drive bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Davies Reserve to Henry Lawson Drive bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Davies Reserve to Henry Lawson Drive 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 1.2km
Time 30 mins
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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 940m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 280m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
670m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 280m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (260m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 770m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 460m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 960m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 260m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.2km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Davies Reserve
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 Davies Reserve
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|

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 km) Davies Reserve to Picnic area at base of Pipe Bridge
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - servicetrail
Length = 283 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -10 m
From under the power lines at Davies Reserve, the walk follows the sealed management trail towards the creek, down the hill (initially with the play equipment on the right). The trail soon turns right and heads parallel to Salt Pan Creek. The walk continues, until the trail opens out from the trees at the picnic area under a 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.

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

(0.67 km) Salt Pan Creek picnic area to Bottom of Alma Road track
Track: Moderate - duckboard
Length = 263 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -5 m
Continue straight: From the picnic area, this walk follows the bush track south (keeping the river on the left) up the wooden and dirt steps. The track then winds along the side of the river for a while until it drops back down onto a boardwalk, winding through some mangroves to the intersection at the bottom of Alma Road track on the right.

(0.93 km) Bottom of Alma Road track to Western end of Salt Pan Creek Bridge
Track: Moderate - duckboard
Length = 286 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the boardwalk (keeping the water on the left) through some mangroves, and out the other side. The track soon passes a few picnic chairs then loops around underneath the bridge and winds up a wooden staircase to Henry Lawson Drive.

Catch the bus from Western end of Salt Pan Creek Bridge
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 Western end of Salt Pan Creek Bridge
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
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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 2.4 km
Ute Van & 4WD Accessory World Cnr King Georges & Moorefields Rds, Beverly Hills (02) 9758 2500 3.7 km
Dans Caravans 422 Hume Hwy, Yagoona (02) 9790 7047 5.4 km
Jeffs Camping & Disposals Lvl2/ 444 Hume Hwy, Yagoona (02) 9708 5092 5.5 km
Jeffs Camping & Disposals 886 Canterbury Rd , Lakemba (02) 9750 5092 4.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Davies Reserve to Henry Lawson Drive.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Davies Reserve to Henry Lawson Drive
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 6 km (to the ESE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 22 km (to the NNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
25 km (to the NNE)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 37 km (to the SSW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 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 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
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