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Padstow to the Salt Pan Creek Picnic Area
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.4 km E of Revesby
Length: 2.6 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 2.6 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Bankstown(LGA)
Climb: 40 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 40 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

This walk starts from Pastow train station and follows the streets to the end of Bridge street before it heads down stream along the boardwalks, service trails and bushtracks that follow the creek. As the walk winds along the creek, it passes the Davies Reserve and the small picnic area under the large pipe bridge. The walk then comes to the smaller Salt Pan creek picnic area, on the creeks edge, with a metal staircase providing access to Werona Avenue. (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 Salt Pan Creek Picnic Area

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Padstow to the Salt Pan Creek 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
Picnic area at base of Pipe Bridge
Bottom of Weenamana Place steps
Salt Pan Creek picnic area
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 +
 
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 +
 
Following the footpaths
 
Following the footpaths +

 
Salt Pan Creek picnic area
 
Salt Pan Creek picnic area +
 
staircase access to picnic area
 
staircase access to picnic area +
 
path up to werona avenue
 
path up to werona avenue +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Padstow to the Salt Pan Creek Picnic Area bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Padstow to the Salt Pan Creek Picnic Area bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Padstow to the Salt Pan Creek Picnic Area bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Padstow to the Salt Pan Creek Picnic Area 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 2.6km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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
2.1km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 390m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (70m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 2.1km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 460m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 2.3km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 290m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.6km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


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.
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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)
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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.
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(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.

(2.13 km) Picnic area at base of Pipe Bridge to Bottom of Weenamana Place steps
Walk: Easy - duckboard
Length = 172 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -2 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.

(2.3 km) Bottom of Weenamana Place steps to Salt Pan Creek picnic area
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 216 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -3 m
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.

(2.52 km) Salt Pan Creek picnic area to Int of Werona Avenue and Salt Pan creek path
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 69 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the picnic area, the walk up the metal staircase and onto a concrete path, which heads up another set of stairs, between some houses to the end of Werona Avenue.

Catch the bus from Int of Werona Avenue and Salt Pan creek path
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 Int of Werona Avenue and Salt Pan creek path
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.
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Getting there

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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
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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 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 Salt Pan Creek Picnic Area.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Padstow to the Salt Pan Creek 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
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Walker Feedback

Comments
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Colleen Pickering - Salt Pan Creek walk IP:59.167.243.xxx | 2010-11-15 02:38:58
This was a very disappointing walk. The track was closed at the railway bridge for railway works so we had to return to the main road to cross the railway line. The area along the paths was littered with rubbish and the scenery was not much to look at. The picnic area at the pipeline was basic to say the lease. My score out of 10 for this walk would be a 1.
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