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Graves Walk
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.4 km SE of Lisarow
Length: 1.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 1.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Katandra Reserve
Climb: 13 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 13 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 end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

On this walk, you follow the signposted Graves Walk between the two main picnic area in Katandra Reserve. Starting near St Johns Lookout, this walk follows Graves Walking track down the ridge. You will see some valley views, open drier forest, some faint Aboriginal markings and plenty of interesting rock formations. This is the most direct walking route between the two picnic areas. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Graves Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Graves Walk
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St Johns Lookout car park
Southern end of Guringai walk
Int of Graves and Mouat Walks
Mid junction of Graves walk and Katandra Horse Trail
Behind the Rangers Residence
Katandra Rd picnic area
Starting point for this hiking track: Southern end of Guringai walk

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
 Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91312S 
 Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 

Photo Gallery

 
St Johns Picnic area car park
 
St Johns Picnic area car park +
 
St Johns Picnic area car park
 
St Johns Picnic area car park +
 
Walking though the clearing
 
Walking though the clearing +

 
Signs at southern end of picnic area
 
Signs at southern end of picnic area +
 
Top of Graves Walk
 
Top of Graves Walk +
 
Near the top of Graves Walk Track
 
Near the top of Graves Walk Track +

 
Steps on Graves Walk
 
Steps on Graves Walk +
 
walking along Graves Walk
 
walking along Graves Walk +
 
Posts on Graves Walk
 
Posts on Graves Walk +

 
Looking to the Horse track from Graves Walk
 
Looking to the Horse track from Graves Walk +
 
Track marker on Graves Walk
 
Track marker on Graves Walk +
 
looking into the valley
 
looking into the valley +

 
Rock markings on Graves Walk
 
Rock markings on Graves Walk +
 
Along the ridge on Graves Walk
 
Along the ridge on Graves Walk +
 
Interesting rock formation on Graves Walk
 
Interesting rock formation on Graves Walk +

 
Looking into the valley on Graves Walk
 
Looking into the valley on Graves Walk +
 
Passing some rocks
 
Passing some rocks +
 
Graves Walk
 
Graves Walk +

 
Grass trees on Graves Walk
 
Grass trees on Graves Walk +
 
Winding around the rocky outcrop
 
Winding around the rocky outcrop +
 
Steps on Graves Walk
 
Steps on Graves Walk +

 
Gate behind Rangers house
 
Gate behind Rangers house +
 
Graves Walk
 
Graves Walk +
 
Shaded section on Graves Walk
 
Shaded section on Graves Walk +

 
Bottom end of Graves Walk
 
Bottom end of Graves Walk +
 
looking to the rangers house
 
looking to the rangers house +
 
Katandra Rd Picnic Area info sign
 
Katandra Rd Picnic Area info sign +

 
Katandra Rd Picnic Area toilets
 
Katandra Rd Picnic Area toilets +
 
Katandra Reserve entrance at Katandra Rd
 
Katandra Reserve entrance at Katandra Rd +
 
Gate on Katandra Rd
 
Gate on Katandra Rd +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Graves Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Graves Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Graves Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Graves Walk 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 1.5km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
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
1.2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 140m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (80m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
1.2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 150m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (70m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.5km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 940m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 520m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.5km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to St Johns Lookout car park
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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St Johns Lookout picnic area Alt = 200 m
St Johns Lookout picnic area[1] is a large open area found at the top of Katandra Reserve on Toomeys Rd. The picnic area provides wheelchair accessible toilets[2], picnic tables[3], free electric BBQ's[4], parking areas[5] [6] and information boards[7]. There is plenty of open space with some natural shade provided by the surrounding trees. There are garbage bins provided[8] but no drinking water[9].

(0 km) St Johns Lookout car park to Int of Graves and Mouat Walks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 151 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -6 m
From the car park, this walk heads across the clearing away from the main picnic area (keeping the road up the hill to the right). The walk soon comes to an intersection and a 'Guringai walk' sign.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads through the clearing towards the 'Mount Mouat Walk' and 'Graves Walk' signs[10]. At these signs, the walk heads left, out of the clearing and down the track for a short distance to the signposted intersection with 'Graves Walk' and 'Mouat Walk'[11].

(0.15 km) Int of Graves and Mouat Walks to Mid junction of Graves walk and Katandra Horse Trail
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 268 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -26 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Graves Walk' sign between the timbers posts and down along the track. The track winds down the hill then passes between a few more timber posts, past an arrow marker and a few more meters to another arrow marker and intersection with a short link track (to the horse trail).

(0.42 km) Mid junction of Graves walk and Katandra Horse Trail to Behind the Rangers Residence
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 524 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -67 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the walking track and arrow gently downhill, keeping the horse track through the bush to the right. The track head down along the ridge and passes the number '6' post (Aboriginal markings in the stone). Soon the ridge narrows to a rocky outcrop, where the track heads down the stairs to a large five-way intersection and a locked gate, behind the ranger's residence.

(0.94 km) Behind the Rangers Residence to Katandra Rd picnic area
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 449 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -54 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows an arrow past the post with the purple strip down a few steps, initially keeping the locked gate to the left. After heading down more steps, the track passes a steep trail on the right (that leads to Murina Close). This walk continues gently down the hill, then down a series of steps, then the track starts to flatten out again and round a gully. The track then leads to a picnic area and car park in front of the ranger's house.

Katandra Rd Picnic Area Alt = 60 m
The Katandra Road Picnic Area is found at the end of a short driveway (signposted at the intersection of Katandra Rd and Croton Ave, Holgate). The picnic area is in front of the ranger's residence and is open from 7am to 6pm daily. The picnic area provides some toilets, garbage bins, two picnic tables, parking and an information sign.

(1.39 km) Katandra Rd picnic area to Katandra Rd Gate
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 70 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
Turn right: From the picnic area, this walk heads through the car park and follows the driveway down the hill, soon coming to a gate just above the junction of Katandra Rd and Croton Ave.

Catch the bus from Katandra Rd Gate
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)
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Drive from Katandra Rd Gate
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

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Public Transport Timetables

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Hornsby
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Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
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Driving Directions
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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 3.5 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 3.8 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 5.4 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 4.9 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 10.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Graves Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Graves Walk
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3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 7 km (to the ENE)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 9 km (to the WSW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 33 km (to the SW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
45 km (to the SW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 52 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
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      30°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|26°Possible shower.
Fri18°|31°Partly cloudy.
Sat17°|25°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Katandra Reserve The Katandra Reserve is a protected area of bushland east of Gosford City and north of Erina. The area is part of the Hornsby Sandstone Plateau and is home to some diverse flora and fauna. There are two main picnic areas and a few great walking and horse riding tracks in the reserve as well as the St Johns Lookout. Katandra is an aborginal word meaning 'Song of Birds', the name suits this place well, with the diverse forest been home to many birds happy to share their songs with walkers.
Region:
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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