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Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Greta Road
Time: 5 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.7 km NNE of Somersby
Length: 15 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 15 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Jilliby State Conservation Area
Climb: 730 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 730 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
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This pleasant walk explores the rural valleys and a beautiful section of Jilliby State Conservation Area. Starting at Ourimbah Valley Trackhead you walk into Hidden valley along the dirt road, to then follow a trail beside Ourimbah Creek to Stringy Bark Point. This is a pleasant mossy area with many ferns and near a wide sandy section of Ourimbah Creek. A bit further on you cross Ourimbah Creek then walk up the ridge to the dirt Tooheys Road. After turning off the old Tooheys Rd the Great North Walk leads along a narrow track and across the mossy and delightful Dead Horse Creek. The track then meanders through a heath and scribbly gum forest to Cherry Lane. After about a 1.5km road slog this walk leads you to a GNW trackhead on Great Rd. (open in app)


There are closures in Jilliby State Conservation Area
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Greta Road

Map of Walk

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Ourimbah Valley Trackhead
Int of Platypus Creek La and Ourimbah Creek Rd
Forty Acres
Stringy Bark Point
Int of Great North Walk and Tooheys Road south
Int of Old GNW track and Tooheys Rd
Int of GNW and Tooheys Road north
Powerline tower west of Dead Horse Creek
Int of Great North Walk and Cherry Lane
Int of Greta Road and Cherry Lane
Starting point for this hiking track: Ourimbah Valley Trackhead

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Photo Gallery

 
Ourimbah Valley Trackhead sign on the north side of Palm Grove NR
 
Ourimbah Valley Trackhead sign on the north side of Palm Grove NR +
 
Ourimbah Valley Trackhead sign on Ourimbah Creek Rd
 
Ourimbah Valley Trackhead sign on Ourimbah Creek Rd +
 
Bridge on Ourimbah Creek Road Near Palm Grove NR
 
Bridge on Ourimbah Creek Road Near Palm Grove NR +

 
Walking along Ourimbah Creek Road beside Hidden Valley
 
Walking along Ourimbah Creek Road beside Hidden Valley +
 
Hidden valley ranch
 
Hidden valley ranch +
 
Crossing the Creek near at Wombats End
 
Crossing the Creek near at Wombats End +

 
Enjoying the open farm land along Ourimbah Creek Road beside Hidden Valley
 
Enjoying the open farm land along Ourimbah Creek Road beside Hidden Valley +
 
A horse at Hidden Valley
 
A horse at Hidden Valley +
 
Horses at Hidden Valley
 
Horses at Hidden Valley +

 
Hidden Valley
 
Hidden Valley +
 
Y-intersection and gate near Platapus Creek Ln
 
Y-intersection and gate near Platapus Creek Ln +
 
Walking along the Ourimbah Creek Road Trail
 
Walking along the Ourimbah Creek Road Trail +

 
Intersection at Forty Acers
 
Intersection at Forty Acers +
 
Ourimbah Creek
 
Ourimbah Creek +
 
Cabage Palms on trail beside Ourimbah Creek
 
Cabage Palms on trail beside Ourimbah Creek +

 
Tall trees near Stringy Bark Point
 
Tall trees near Stringy Bark Point +
 
Ourimbah Creek beside the trail
 
Ourimbah Creek beside the trail +
 
Formal Campsite near Sringy Bark Point
 
Formal Campsite near Sringy Bark Point +

 
Forest at Stringy Bark Point
 
Forest at Stringy Bark Point +
 
Campsite near bridge at Stringy Bark Point
 
Campsite near bridge at Stringy Bark Point +
 
Bridge over small creek at Stringy Bark Point
 
Bridge over small creek at Stringy Bark Point +

 
Fern tree and steep gully near Stringy Bark Point campsite
 
Fern tree and steep gully near Stringy Bark Point campsite +
 
Walking along the old trail west of Stringy Bark Point
 
Walking along the old trail west of Stringy Bark Point +
 
Stone steps near the old trail west of Stringy Bark Point
 
Stone steps near the old trail west of Stringy Bark Point +

 
Crossing Ourimbah Creek west of Stringy Bark Point
 
Crossing Ourimbah Creek west of Stringy Bark Point +
 
Ourimbah Creek
 
Ourimbah Creek +
 
Dense forest north of Ourimbah Creek
 
Dense forest north of Ourimbah Creek +

 
Mossy rocks and tall forest north of or Ourimbah Creek
 
Mossy rocks and tall forest north of or Ourimbah Creek +
 
Livistona australis
 
Livistona australis +
 
The wide track in the tall forest
 
The wide track in the tall forest +

 
Walking up the side of the hill
 
Walking up the side of the hill +
 
Intersection with Tooheys Rd
 
Intersection with Tooheys Rd +
 
Walking along Tooheys Road
 
Walking along Tooheys Road +

 
Tooheys Road winding through the tall eucalypt forest
 
Tooheys Road winding through the tall eucalypt forest +
 
Archers Campsite
 
Archers Campsite +
 
Intersection of the GNW and Tooheys Rd
 
Intersection of the GNW and Tooheys Rd +

 
Walking along the GNW west of Tooheys Rd
 
Walking along the GNW west of Tooheys Rd +
 
Pleasant forest west of Tooheys Rd
 
Pleasant forest west of Tooheys Rd +
 
Thick forest just east of Dead Horse Creek
 
Thick forest just east of Dead Horse Creek +

 
Dead Horse Creek
 
Dead Horse Creek +
 
Dead Horse Creek
 
Dead Horse Creek +
 
Fungus growing near Dead Horse Creek
 
Fungus growing near Dead Horse Creek +

 
Walking along the Dead Horse Creek valley
 
Walking along the Dead Horse Creek valley +
 
Life at the macro level near Dead Horse Creek
 
Life at the macro level near Dead Horse Creek +
 
The GNW on the western side of Dead Horse Creek
 
The GNW on the western side of Dead Horse Creek +

 
West of Dead Horse Creek
 
West of Dead Horse Creek +
 
High tension powerline tower west of Dead Horse Creek
 
High tension powerline tower west of Dead Horse Creek +
 
Walking through the scribbly gum forest east of Cherry Lane on the Great North Walk
 
Walking through the scribbly gum forest east of Cherry Lane on the Great North Walk +

 
Fringe Lilly on the GNW east of Cherry Ln
 
Fringe Lilly on the GNW east of Cherry Ln +
 
Enjoying the wildlife on the GNW east of Cherry Lane
 
Enjoying the wildlife on the GNW east of Cherry Lane +
 
Great North walk in open heath east of Cherry Lane
 
Great North walk in open heath east of Cherry Lane +

 
Myrtle Rust infestation on the GNW
 
Myrtle Rust infestation on the GNW +
 
Walking behind some farm land just east of Cherry Ln
 
Walking behind some farm land just east of Cherry Ln +
 
Passing an open paddock
 
Passing an open paddock +

 
Small bridge over creek just east of Cherry Ln
 
Small bridge over creek just east of Cherry Ln +
 
Walking along Cherry Ln
 
Walking along Cherry Ln +
 
Farm land along Cherry Ln
 
Farm land along Cherry Ln +

 
Intersection of Cherry Ln and Greta Rd
 
Intersection of Cherry Ln and Greta Rd +
 
GNW beside Greta Rd
 
GNW beside Greta Rd +
 
GNW trackhead at the top of the hill on Greta Rd
 
GNW trackhead at the top of the hill on Greta Rd +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Greta Road bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Greta Road bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Greta Road bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Greta Road 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 15km
Time 5 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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
7km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 6km is very steep. The remaining (1.5km) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
8km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 3.4km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 1.9km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 1.8km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 3.7km is clearly signposted. The remaining (1.9km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 3.8km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (3.7km) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 13km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.9km is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 4.1km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (1.9km) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Track Notes


Drive to Ourimbah Valley Trackhead
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(0 km) Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Int of Platypus Creek La and Ourimbah Creek Rd
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 1.85 km Time = 32 mins
Climb = 30 m Descent = -25 m
From the 'Ourimbah Valley Trackhead'[1] (on Ourimbah Creek Rd), this walk follows the 'Newcastle' sign downhill along the dirt road. The road soon leads down and across a flat timber vehicle bridge[2] then the road mostly flattens out, winding among the rural properties for almost 300m to pass a 'Palm Grove Nature Reserve' sign[3] and a few 'Hidden Valley' signs[4]. The walk continues along the road for about 700m then comes to the intersection in front of the Hidden Valley property (on your left, not far before another road bridge).
This walk continues straight, gently downhill along the wide dirt road to almost immediately pass 'Wombats End' (private road)[5] then cross the flat timber road bridge[6]. After about 400m, the road leads under some high tension power lines[7] then after another 150m of winding past the rural properties[8], this walk passes a timber 'Hidden Valley' private property shelter[9] and water tank (on your right). A further 100m along the road past this shelter, the walk veers left (ignoring 'Platypus Creek La') to come to a locked gate with a 'Road Closed' sign[10].

(1.85 km) Int of Platypus Creek La and Ourimbah Creek Rd to Forty Acres
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.98 km Time = 36 mins
Climb = 39 m Descent = -43 m
Continue straight: From the gate (near the intersection of Ourimbah Creek Road and Platypus Creek La), this walk heads up around the locked gate and follows the Ourimbah Creek Rd trail along the side of the valley for about 800m, where it crosses a culverted creek[11]. From here, the walk continues along the clear trail as it gently undulates alongside Ourimbah Creek (which is down the steep bank on your right) for about 1.2km until coming to a three-way intersection, marked with a 'Great North Walk' sign[12], just before the gates of 'Forty Acres' property[13].

(3.83 km) Forty Acres to Stringy Bark Point
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.82 km Time = 33 mins
Climb = 43 m Descent = -33 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Great North Walk' sign[14] north-east along the clear trail. This trail gently undulates along the side of Ourimbah Creek[15] (which is down the steep bank on your right) for about 1.6km, then passes a campsite with a metal fireplace[16] (on your right). Here the walk continues along the trail for about 100m to head past a track[17] (on your right, that leads down to the sandy creek) and continues along the main trail for another 150m to come to large clearing and campsite, Stringy Bark Point[18] at the end of the trail (marked with a timber and metal footbridge[19] on the right).

Stringy Bark Point Alt = 46 m
This campsite is in a small clearing at Stringy Bark Point, just on the southern side of the bridge. This campsite provides room for a small campfire and a few tents. Water is usually available from the creek running by the campsite, please treat before drinking.

(5.64 km) Stringy Bark Point to Int of Great North Walk and Tooheys Road south
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.83 km Time = 53 mins
Climb = 237 m Descent = -42 m
Veer right: From Stringy Bark Point campsite[20], this walk heads across the timber and metal footbridge[21] (with a small mossy canyon on your right[22]). Once on the other side of the bridge, the old trail gently undulates west through the bush[23] for about 300m where this walk turns right following a GNW arrow post down a few rock steps[24]. The distinct track leads fairly steeply down to find, then cross, the perennial Ourimbah Creek[25]. This creek may become impassable after heavy or prolonged rain.
On the other side, the track leads up the bank then gently up through the dense, leafy forest for about 50m, following a series of GNW arrow posts. The track then starts to lead steeply uphill for about 100m and leaves the dense forest, climbing up onto the more open ridge. Here the track mostly flattens out, leading over a rocky area[26] to then come to a large ant hill[27]. The track now leads uphill for about 250m to pass some cabbage palms (Livistona australis)[28]. The track starts to climb steeply again for about 150m, up some stone steps[29] (and past a rock with a view[30]) to where the track mostly flattens out again for about 60m, coming to a three-way intersection that is marked with a GNW arrow post[31]. Here the walk veers left and follows this old trail steeply uphill[32] for about 130m, before turning left at another GNW arrow post[33]. This track soon bends sharp right and leads up some stone steps[34] then comes to an intersection[35] (with the same old trail). Here the walk leads gently uphill for about 30m, over the a rise (ignoring the faint track on your right), after which the track leads gently down through the tall forest[36] for about 300m and comes to an T-intersection with the dirt Tooheys Rd[37], marked with a 'The Great North Walk' signpost[38].

(7.47 km) Int of Great North Walk and Tooheys Road south to Int of Great North Walk and Tooheys Road north
Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 2.3 km Time = 52 mins
Climb = 139 m Descent = -67 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Camping Area' sign[39] north, down along the wide dirt road. The road soon crosses a saddle and starts to lead uphill, then meanders (quite steeply in places) along the ridge and through a variety of forests for about 2.2km, before passing a 'Caution Archery In Progress At Any Time - Keep to the Main Track' sign[40]. Just over 100m past this sign, the road leads up to an intersection marked with a GNW arrow post[41], and the signposted GNW track (on your left)

(9.78 km) Int of Old GNW track and Tooheys Rd to Archers Campsite
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 157 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow post[42] uphill along the wide dirt road. After about 30m, the road bends right[43] (ignoring the trail on the left) and leads gently up for about 150m to pass below the campsite, then come to the signposted intersection with the 'Camping Area'[44] (on your left)
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer right to continue along this walk.)

Archers Campsite Alt = 311 m
This informally named campsite is found in Jilliby State Conservation Area, and is used regularly by members of the Tuggerah Lake Field Archers club. This is a basic campsite with a water tank[45][46] and shed used for hanging shower water bags[47][48]. The large open camping area has a few existing fire scars[49] and a few flat grassy areas. (There are other facilities 150m further north along the dirt trail at the club house.)

(9.78 km) Int of GNW and Tooheys Road north to Powerline tower west of Dead Horse Creek
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.9 km Time = 48 mins
Climb = 106 m Descent = -174 m
Turn sharp left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Yarramalong' sign[50] along the narrow track (away from the dirt road) following a small ridge[51]. After about 50m this walk turns right, following a GNW arrow post[52] off the side of the ridge. The track now leads down along the side of the hill through the wooded forest[53] mostly fairly gently downhill for 500m to cross a small (usually dry) gully[54]. The track continues a little steeper down the hill among the gymea Lilie and eucalypt forest[55] for just over 150m to pass a notable termite mound[56]. About 150m past this mound the track starts to zig zag and head more steeply downhill for yet another 150m to come to the cool and mossy Dead Horse Creek[57].
Here the walk crosses Dead Horse Creek[58] (this creek may become impassable after prolonged or heavy rain), then follows the GNW arrow post [59] up the side of the hill. The track initially zig zags steeply
then more gently up as it generally contours north along the side of the hill for about 250m to cross a small gully and often dry side creek[60]. The track continues along the side of the main valley through the cool and dense wooded forest for just over 250m (where there are a few sections of faint track). Here the track starts to veer left and climb the side, of the valley quiet steeply at times for around 400m, where the forest becomes dryer and more open until the track leads to the side of a large high tension power-line tower[61].

(11.68 km) Powerline tower west of Dead Horse Creek to Int of GNW and Cherry Lane
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.55 km Time = 30 mins
Climb = 53 m Descent = -26 m
Continue straight: From the high tension powerline tower[62], this walk heads uphill along the widening track[63], initially keeping the tower on your left. After 200m this walk turns left at an intersection[64] marked with a "private Property" sign[65], following a GNW arrow post[66]. This walk continues along the track through the scribbly gum forest[67] for about 70m to then continue straight ahead at four-way intersection[68] (with a wider trail)[69]. From here this walk continues through the wooded forest for another 400m to where the view open up as the track passes through a 150m section of heath[70] (ignoring a few fainter side tracks). Now the track leads back through a lightly wooded forest for another 250m to come to a clear intersection with a wider management trail, at the corner of a fence[71].
From here, this walk continue straight, following the track along the side of the fence (keeping the fence to your right[72]) for 400m where the track leads under a set of high tension power lines[73], beside some farm land[74]. Continuing along the fence line the track soon leads across a section of timber duckboard[75] then after another 100m crosses a small flat timber bridge (over a small sandy creek)[76]. Just another 80m later the track leads
up to a locked gate[77] and to a T-intersection with Cherry Lane, marked with a few GNW arrows[78].

(13.23 km) Int of Great North Walk and Cherry Lane to Int of Greta Road and Cherry Lane
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 1.39 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 54 m Descent = -15 m
Turn right: From the intersection[79], this walk follows the GNW arrow post gently uphill[80] along Cherry Lane, a gravel road. After 800m this walk continues straight ahead passing an intersection at the top of the hill[81]. From here the road leads downhill for about 400m to pass a notable dam close to the road[82] (on your right). Now the walk leads gently up along the gravel road for another 250m to a T-intersection with the sealed 'Greta Rd'[83]
marked with a 'The Great North Walk' signpost[84] (on your right).

(14.61 km) Int of Greta Road and Cherry Lane to Int of Greta Road and power line service trail
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 430 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 29 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection[85], this walk follows the 'The Great North Walk' sign[86] gently uphill along the grassy verge (under the power lines) keeping Greta Road just to your left[87]. After 120m this walk crosses a driveway[88] and continues along side the road for almost 250m to near the top of the hill, just before the high tension power lines. Here the walk turns left to cross the road to find a 'Great North Walk' signposted[89] intersection beside a locked gate and style[90].

Drive from Int of Greta Road and power line service trail
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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 11.3 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 11.2 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 11.1 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 12.6 km
Wyong Warehouse & Camping World 59 Howarth St , Wyong (02) 4352 1501 12.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Greta Road.
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 13 km (to the S)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 17 km (to the ESE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 36 km (to the SSW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 46 km (to the NNE)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 49 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
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Jilliby State Conservation Area Link to official closures and fire bans page

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Current Park Closure information for Jilliby State Conservation Area
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Safety alerts: Road access within Jilliby SCA
Roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads, for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet.

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road
Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby SCA is closed to vehicles until further notice, due to severe erosion. This closure will remain in place indefinitely. Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information, please contact NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.



Ourimbah State Forest Ourimbah State Forest is a small parcel of land west of Wyong on the NSW central Coast. The forest in on the southern boarder of Jilliby State forest and is home to a small section of the Great North Walk
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I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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Jason - Ourimbah Creek and leeches IP:60.225.140.xxx | 2013-04-12 22:55:26
We walked the Somersby to Yarramalong section about a month ago after it had rained for a few days. We knew what we were getting into, though I must admit the leeches were something else. If you are planning to walk this section in anything other than drought conditions make sure you check yourself for leeches and take a small salt shaker.
Also, Ourimbah Creek is as they say in the track notes - definitely impassable after significant rain. We turned back as the creek was so swollen it was about 10m across and flowing dangerously fast. I reckon it was up to 2m deep as well. Not something to mess with.
alanm - Nice day walk IP:125.254.72.xxx | 2013-08-26 12:29:09
Mid August and a temperature of 25C, made it a great day for this walk. Really enjoyed Ourimbah and Dead Horse Creeks.
Jason, I always spray my socks with RID before I start and I don't have any problems (famous last words) - although you are right - I always carry a small container of salt!
Video of my walk at http://youtu.be/293MuVLGgew
Robert - Great day walk IP:141.243.33.xxx | 2014-07-21 04:28:25
Done mid-july. Great walk with some beautiful rural landscapes as well as the nature reserve. Climbs not strenuous.
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