This walk starts from the end of the Fitzpatrick Park driveway and follows the Georges River. The walk heads downstream along the waters edge, through the park and across the bridge, to the half way point at Henry Lawson Drive. From here the walk continues along a series of bush tracks, winding along the ridge, around to the Georges River National Park driveway.
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Cross sectional view of the Fitzpatrick Park to Georges River National Park bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Fitzpatrick Park to Georges River National Park 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.
1 hr 15 mins
Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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
1.6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 610m is flat with no steps. The remaining (230m) has short steep hills.
Quality of track
2.2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 180m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (140m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
Around 1.6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 840m has directional signs at most intersection.
Around 1.9km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 630m requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 2.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 1.9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 610m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
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Catch the bus to End of Fitzpatrick Park drive way
This large park is situated on the Georges River and has the basic facilities such as water and toilets, as well as plenty of shade from trees and a lot of open space, making it a great spot for a family outing.
End of Fitzpatrick Park drive way
Int of Lagoon bushtrack and Henry Lawson Drive Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 318 m
Time = 5 mins
Climb = 2 m
Descent = -2 m
From the end of the driveway, this walk heads through the grassy park, keeping the river on the right. There is no 'real' track as such, the walk simply follows the bank of the Georges Rivers around the park. At the end of the park, this walk crosses Yeramba Lagoon creek bridge, then turns left and heads up to the gate on Henry Lawson Drive. From the gate, the walk crosses Henry Lawson Drive to the grassy strip through the gap in the safety railing on the other side.
Int of Lagoon bushtrack and Henry Lawson Drive
Yeramba Lagoon car park Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 111 m
Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m
Descent = -2 m
Turn right: From the gap in the safety railing, the walk follows Henry Lawson Drive, keeping the lagoon on the left and the Georges River on the right, The walk soon arrives at the Yeramba Lagoon car park (on the left side of the road).
Yeramba Lagoon carpark
Int of Henry Lawson Drive and Ridgetop bushtrack Walk: Easy - road
Length = 66 m
Time = 1 mins
Climb = 4 m
Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the car park entrance, this walk follows Henry Lawson Drive up the hill (with Georges River on the right) for just over 60m until coming to a faint intersection with the Ridgetop bush track, on the righthand side of the road.
Int of Henry Lawson Drive and Ridgetop bushtrack
Int of Ridgetop service trail and loop track Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 273 m
Time = 7 mins
Climb = 33 m
Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the side of Henry Lawson Drive, this walk heads up the rocky bush track, winding past some small rock outcrops and continuing up the hill. The track continues almost to the top of the hill, where it flattens out and comes to the intersection of the unsignposted Ridgetop loop track. Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading south-east through the bush, winding around for a short distance to the intersection of the Ridgetop service trail.
Int of Ridgetop service trail and loop track
Int of Ridge Track and Ridgetop service trail Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 138 m
Time = 2 mins
Climb = 4 m
Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail heading south-east through the bush (with Georges River off to the right, though not visible). The walk passes an intersection with a bush track then continues along until coming to the intersection with the Ridge Track (not signposted).
Int of Ridge Track and Ridgetop service trail
Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.58 km
Time = 38 mins
Climb = 68 m
Descent = -104 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading through the thick scrub, away from the service trail and towards the river. The track bends around to the left and continues along the side of the ridge until coming to the intersection of the signposted 'Cattle Duffers Flat' track on the right. Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Morgans Creek' arrow along the bush track, crossing over some metal pipes and under two sets of power lines. The walk continues along the ridge for a while until it passing under a third set of power lines. The track then heads down the hill and across a small creek, to the intersection of an un-signposted bush track on the right. Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading up through the thick bush and along the side of the ridge, keeping Georges River on the right. The track heads through some really nice sandstone rock formations, with plenty of gum trees and ferns around. As the track winds around a rock ledge, it comes to signposted track on the right (which heads down to Burrawang Reach). Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Morgans Creek 500m' sign as it heads along the side of the ridge, with the Georges River visible through the trees to the right. The walk winds along until it turns down the ridge and heads down to the Georges River National Park driveway.
Alt = 2 m
This large, riverside area starts at the intersection of Henry Lawson Drive and The River Road, following the 'Georges River National Park' sign down the driveway, where it passes a large car park for the boat ramp and bends around to the right, continuing along the side of the river with several picnic areas and plenty of open space. There are toilets and taps at the northern end of the reserve, at the car park for the boat ramp.
Catch the bus from Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track
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 8 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.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds Park feesCampingFacilities Current Park Closure information for Georges River National Park Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM Closed areas: Cattle Duffers Flat picnic area closure Cattle Duffers Flat picnic area is closed to the public whilst essential maintenance is carried out. The area will re-open as soon as this work is completed.