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Padstow to the Pipe Bridge Picnic Area
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.4 km E of Revesby
Length: 4.3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 4.3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Bankstown(LGA)
Climb: 62 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 62 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 and end of this walk
Style: Return
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible

This relaxing, return walk starts from the Padstow train station. The walk follows the streets to the end of Bridge street, then the boardwalks, footpaths and service trails along the right hand side of the creek, passing through Davies Reserve. The walk finishes at the pleasant little picnic area at the base of the large pipe bridge, down at the waters edge. (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 Padstow to the Pipe Bridge Picnic Area

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Padstow to the Pipe Bridge Picnic Area
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Padstow Railway Station
Int of Davies Road and Meager Avenue
End of Bridge Street
Int of Salt Pan Creek footbridge
End of Meager Ave
Int of Truro Parade boardwalk
Davies Reserve
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Davies Road and Meager Avenue

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

 
start of the slat pan creek boardwalk
 
start of the slat pan creek boardwalk +
 
heading through the mangroves
 
heading through the mangroves +
 
looking out over the salt pan creek
 
looking out over the salt pan creek +

 
exploring the salt pan creek area
 
exploring the salt pan creek area +
 
following the hardened footpath
 
following the hardened footpath +
 
Under the Willow tree
 
Under the Willow tree +

 
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 +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Padstow to the Pipe Bridge Picnic Area bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Padstow to the Pipe Bridge Picnic Area bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Padstow to the Pipe Bridge Picnic Area bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Padstow to the Pipe Bridge Picnic Area 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 4.3km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 1/6

Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
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
This whole walk, 2.1km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 2.1km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 2.1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.1km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.1km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the train to Padstow Station
Public transport (train) available to 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 to the end of the walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus to Padstow Railway Station
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 Padstow Railway Station
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) Padstow Railway Station to Int of Davies Road and Meager Avenue
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 811 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -10 m
From the railway station, this walk heads along Howard Road (initially keeping the train line on the left). The walk passes the shops and continues straight ahead at the roundabout onto Ryan Road. At the end of Ryan Road, the walk turns left and cross Davies Rd at the traffic lights. This walk follows the footpath towards the train track, soon coming to the intersection with Meager Avenue.

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.

(0.81 km) Int of Davies Road and Meager Avenue to End of Bridge Street
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 330 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From Meager Avenue, this walk follows the footpath on Davies Road, which soon heads over the railway bridge. A bit further along Davies Road, the walk turns right into Bridge Street, following the footpath to the car park at the end of the the street.

(1.14 km) End of Bridge Street to End of Meager Ave
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - duckboard
Length = 341 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -8 m
Turn right: From the end of Bridge Street, this walk follows the footpath, initially towards the train line, keeping the transmissions tower on the right. The footpath soon turns into a boardwalk, which this walk follows through some mangroves and out the other side to the creek. The boardwalk soon comes to a wooden footbridge crossing Salt Pan creek.
Turn right: ###This section of the track is closed for End of 2010 to sometime in 2011. Please walk along Meager Ave from Davies Rd as an alternate route###[1]
From the intersection, the walk passes under the railway bridge and along the boardwalk, as it winds around the edge of the creek and through some mangroves to a hardened footpath. The footpath leads up a gentle hill for a short distance to the end of Meager Avenue.

(1.48 km) End of Meager Ave to Davies Reserve
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - duckboard
Length = 363 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -6 m
Veer left: From the end of Meager Avenue, the walk heads past the blue information sign on the left, towards the large transmission towers. The footpath continues parallel to Salt Pan Creek, passing the back of some houses through the grass clearing. The footpath joins the end of a boardwalk that soon comes to an intersection with the Truro Parade boardwalk, on the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads along the fenced boardwalk parallel to the power lines (with the open wetlands to the right) for a short distance until coming to the 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.

(1.85 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
Turn left: 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.

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.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
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

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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
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 1.8 km
Dans Caravans 422 Hume Hwy, Yagoona (02) 9790 7047 4.9 km
Jeffs Camping & Disposals Lvl2/ 444 Hume Hwy, Yagoona (02) 9708 5092 5 km
Ute Van & 4WD Accessory World Cnr King Georges & Moorefields Rds, Beverly Hills (02) 9758 2500 4.3 km
Jeffs Camping & Disposals 886 Canterbury Rd , Lakemba (02) 9750 5092 4.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Padstow to the Pipe Bridge Picnic Area.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Padstow to the Pipe Bridge Picnic Area
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 7 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 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 )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Walker Feedback

Comments
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ausfiregirl - Disappointed IP:203.41.210.xxx | 2010-08-26 02:53:40
When I attempted this yesterday I wasn't able to complete, because it looked like the path from the Salt Pan Creek Crossing down to the Park was closed (although I have to admit - I didn't try opening the 'door').

Will try again today.
admin - re: Disappointed Super Administrator | 2010-08-29 23:41:48
ausfiregirl wrote:
it looked like the path from the Salt Pan Creek Crossing down to the Park was closed .... Will try again today.

Hi Ausfiregirl
Gee that can be frustrating, thanks for the heads up. Did you have any more luck the second time??

Matt :)
Marisa Wright IP:58.6.44.xxx | 2010-11-10 22:05:10
The footpath between Meagher and Bridge Streets is closed for track works until June 2011
admin - re: Super Administrator | 2010-11-10 22:49:46
Marisa Wright wrote:
The footpath between Meagher and Bridge Streets is closed for track works until June 2011.

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 right into Meager st at Davies Rd and rejoin the walk by turning right at the end of Meager St (missing a nice section of boardwalk).
Matt :)
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