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Katandra Reserve Explorer
Time: 2 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.5 km SW of Holgate
Length: 5.3 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 5.3 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Katandra Reserve
Climb: 350 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 350 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
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This walk is a great way to explore the many highlights of Katandra Reserve. Starting at the lower picnic area, you circumnavigate Seymour Pond via the Waterman Walk, then discover some wonderful Strangler Fig trees in the rainforest. As the walk climbs, the forest dries out a little, which opens up more views. Taking the Guringai walk along the base of the cliff will then bring you up to St Johns picnic area and lookout. After enjoying the views from the top, take Graves walk down along the ridge and back to your starting point. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Katandra Rd Gate
Katandra Rd picnic area
Int of Waterman walk and Katandra Rd track
Seymour Pond Picnic area
Waterman View
Int of Waterman and Toomey walks
Strangler Fig Tube
Strangler Fig platform
End of Ridgeway Rd trail
Lower Int of Toomey walk and Katandra Horse track
Int of Toomey and Guringai Walks
Post 8
Southern end of Guringai walk
St Johns Lookout car park
Toilet block
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: Katandra Rd Gate

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

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Photo Gallery

 
Katandra Reserve entrance at Katandra Rd
 
Katandra Reserve entrance at Katandra Rd +
 
Katandra Rd Picnic area drive way
 
Katandra Rd Picnic area drive way +
 
Katandra Rd Picnic Area toilets
 
Katandra Rd Picnic Area toilets +

 
Katandra Rd Picnic Area info sign
 
Katandra Rd Picnic Area info sign +
 
Walking track sign
 
Walking track sign +
 
walking track near Katandra Rd Picnic Area
 
walking track near Katandra Rd Picnic Area +

 
Plenty of shade here from the palms
 
Plenty of shade here from the palms +
 
Sharp bend in track
 
Sharp bend in track +
 
Information post 5
 
Information post 5 +

 
Signposted Waterman Walk
 
Signposted Waterman Walk +
 
Seymour Pond Picnic Area
 
Seymour Pond Picnic Area +
 
Seymour Pond
 
Seymour Pond +

 
Track beside Seymour Pond
 
Track beside Seymour Pond +
 
Waterman View
 
Waterman View +
 
Seymour Pond
 
Seymour Pond +

 
near Waterman View
 
near Waterman View +
 
Through the gully above Seymour Pond
 
Through the gully above Seymour Pond +
 
Waterman Walk
 
Waterman Walk +

 
A place to rest on Waterman walk
 
A place to rest on Waterman walk +
 
Timber path on Waterman Walk
 
Timber path on Waterman Walk +
 
Intersection of Toomey and waterman walks
 
Intersection of Toomey and waterman walks +

 
Track between Strangler Fig Tube and the Seymour Pond
 
Track between Strangler Fig Tube and the Seymour Pond +
 
Post 4 at the Strangler Fig Tube
 
Post 4 at the Strangler Fig Tube +
 
Inside the Strangler Fig Tube
 
Inside the Strangler Fig Tube +

 
Strangler Fig Tube beside track
 
Strangler Fig Tube beside track +
 
above the Strangler Fig Tube
 
above the Strangler Fig Tube +
 
Post 3 a large Turpentine Tree
 
Post 3 a large Turpentine Tree +

 
Once of many little bridges in the valley
 
Once of many little bridges in the valley +
 
Small bridges over the little creeks
 
Small bridges over the little creeks +
 
Strangler Fig platform and seat
 
Strangler Fig platform and seat +

 
Strangler Fig over a boulder
 
Strangler Fig over a boulder +
 
Bend it track at the Strangler Fig platform
 
Bend it track at the Strangler Fig platform +
 
Palms in the valley
 
Palms in the valley +

 
Rain forest section
 
Rain forest section +
 
Small bridge on track
 
Small bridge on track +
 
Walking along Toomey walk
 
Walking along Toomey walk +

 
Mossy log beside Toomey walk
 
Mossy log beside Toomey walk +
 
looking down the stairs and around the rock
 
looking down the stairs and around the rock +
 
Toomey walk sign
 
Toomey walk sign +

 
Lower Int of Toomey walk and Katandra Horse track
 
Lower Int of Toomey walk and Katandra Horse track +
 
Mossy section of track
 
Mossy section of track +
 
Ferns growing on rock
 
Ferns growing on rock +

 
Tree grasping a rock
 
Tree grasping a rock +
 
Int of Toomey and Guringai Walks
 
Int of Toomey and Guringai Walks +
 
Signpost Guringai Walk
 
Signpost Guringai Walk +

 
Guringai Walk
 
Guringai Walk +
 
Timber steps on the Guringai Walk
 
Timber steps on the Guringai Walk +
 
Close up of Ferns Leaf
 
Close up of Ferns Leaf +

 
Guringai Walk
 
Guringai Walk +
 
Fern sprouting
 
Fern sprouting +
 
Steps at the base of the cliff on the Guringai Walk
 
Steps at the base of the cliff on the Guringai Walk +

 
Right up close to the base of the cliff
 
Right up close to the base of the cliff +
 
Walking beside the slab on Guringai Walk
 
Walking beside the slab on Guringai Walk +
 
well formed path
 
well formed path +

 
Guringai Walk
 
Guringai Walk +
 
Common Brown Butterflys in early summer
 
Common Brown Butterflys in early summer +
 
Looking further into the valley
 
Looking further into the valley +

 
Lovely fern filled forest
 
Lovely fern filled forest +
 
Looking up from the Southern end of Guringai walk
 
Looking up from the Southern end of Guringai walk +
 
St Johns Lookout picnic area
 
St Johns Lookout picnic area +

 
Toilet block at St Johns Lookout picnic area
 
Toilet block at St Johns Lookout picnic area +
 
St Johns Lookout
 
St Johns Lookout +
 
Mouat Walk
 
Mouat Walk +

 
Top of Graves Walk
 
Top of 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 +
 
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 +
 
walking around the rangers house
 
walking around the rangers house +

 
Shaded section on Graves Walk
 
Shaded section on Graves Walk +
 
signs at the Katandra Rd Picnic area
 
signs at the Katandra Rd Picnic area +
 
Rangers House
 
Rangers House +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Katandra Reserve Explorer bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Katandra Reserve Explorer bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Katandra Reserve Explorer bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Katandra Reserve Explorer 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 5km
Time 2 hrs 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 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
3.5km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.7km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (110m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
3.9km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.2km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (140m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 5km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 3.3km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 3.8km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.5km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Katandra Rd Gate
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
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Drive to Katandra Rd Gate
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(0 km) Katandra Rd Gate to Katandra Rd picnic area
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 70 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = 0 m
From the gate (at the junction of Katandra Rd and Croton Ave), this walk follows the sealed driveway up the hill, soon coming to the car park and information board.

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.

(0.07 km) Katandra Rd picnic area to Seymour Pond Picnic area
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 445 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -43 m
Turn right: From the picnic area, this walk follows the 'Seymour Pond' and 'Waterman Walk' signs north-east along the clear track. The track soon heads down a series of steps and, shortly after turning right (at a locked gate), this walk comes to a three-way intersection marked with two blue/white arrows on a post.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the upper arrow down the hill, keeping the fence and house to the right. The track heads down the hill then steps down into a palm-filled valley. Here, the walk climbs some steps and passes the 'Commemorating 10 years of bushcaring in Katandra Reserve' plaque[1], then bends right and around a sharp left-hand bend and past the number '5' post (and old Wombat Hole). The track continues around the gully to cross a few small bridges and come to a picnic area and a 'Seymour Pond' sign.

Seymour Pond Picnic Area Alt = 18 m
The Seymour Pond Picnic Area is found on the dam wall at the eastern end of Seymour Pond in Katandra Reserve. The picnic area provides a couple of picnic tables and a garbage bin. The picnic area is set in a lovely naturally shaded area in view of the Seymour Pond and beside Watermans and Toomeys walks.

Seymour Pond Alt = 18 m
Seymour Pond is medium-sized water body in Katandra Reserve. The pond is fed by a spring coming from the cliffs at the top of the reserve[2]. The small creek was dammed in the early 1900's to provide water for a farm on the south side (growing vegetables)[3]. The pond is home to water birds, large lizards and other wildlife. The council does not allow swimming in the pond[4], helping to maintain the ecosystem that now relies on this pond. There are a few spots beside the pond where you can enjoy the cool climate and the visiting birds.

(0.52 km) Seymour Pond Picnic area to Waterman View
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 109 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -1 m
Veer left: From the picnic tables, this walk heads past the 'Seymour Pond' sign (following the right-hand 'Waterman walk' arrow) and follows the track, keeping the pond close by on the right. The track soon leads to a viewing platform with long bench seats - Waterman view.

Waterman View Alt = 19 m
Waterman view (informally named) is a viewing point at the western end of Seymour Pond. The platform has a couple of long bench seats. A timber platform on the water's edge means that visitors can get right up near the water. Signs here remind visitors that swimming is not allowed. This is a great spot to enjoy the birds and other life around the pond.

(0.62 km) Waterman View to Int of Waterman and Toomey walks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 554 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = -20 m
Turn left: From the pond viewing point, this walk follows the timber track, keeping filtered views of the water to the right. The timber soon stops and the dirt track continues down some stairs, over a few small bridges, and soon crosses a bigger bridge just after a bench seat. From here, the track turns right, down the other side of the gully, where it crosses a few more small bridges before coming to a three-way intersection. The intersection is on timber boardwalk, just after a bridge where a sign points back along 'Waterman Walk'.

(1.18 km) Int of Waterman and Toomey walks to Strangler Fig Tube
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 57 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Toomey Walk' sign along the boardwalk, away from the pond. Soon the walk follows the track along the gully then follows the timber steps as they bend right and head up to the number '4' post, next to the Strangler Fig tube.

Strangler Fig Tube Alt = 23 m
This Strangler Fig Tube is found beside Toomey Walk, just north of Seymour Pond. The scientific name of the tree is Ficus obliqua and it is listed on the Significant Tree Register[5]. This Small-leaved Fig has grown around a large fallen log. The log has long-since rotted away, leaving a knotted tubular structure. Strangler Figs often grow from seeds dropped by birds[6]. The seeds may fall on logs or rocks and the roots will make their way to the ground (to provided water, nutrients and a firm anchor), whilst the rest of the tree grows upwards for light. More info

(1.24 km) Strangler Fig Tube to Strangler Fig platform
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 421 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 35 m Descent = -8 m
Continue straight: From the Number '4' post, this walk heads to the top of the stairs and turns left around the Strangler Fig. The track soon crosses a small creek on a bridge then heads up a long flight of timber stairs. After gently winding through the forest, the track comes to post '3' (a large Turpentine Tree[7]). The track then continues, crossing a few more creeks on small timber bridges and heading along the valley floor to a large timber platform and an even larger Strangler Fig tree.

Strangler Fig platform Alt = 50 m
The Strangler Fig platform on Toomey Walk has been built to help walkers better appreciate this amazing feat of survival. The tree is formally know as Ficus obliqua and is listed on the Significant tree Register[8]. More commonly know as a 'Small-leaved Fig' [9], this tree has an amazing root structure that grasps onto a large mossy boulder before heading underground. The platform is in a lovely shaded spot on the valley floor and the bench seat makes an inviting offer to sit whilst you soak up the surroundings. More info

(1.66 km) Strangler Fig platform to End of Ridgeway Rd trail
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.04 km Time = 25 mins
Climb = 121 m Descent = -29 m
Turn right: From the Strangler Fig Tree platform, this walk heads up the stairs and bends right to follow the track, which gently winds through the valley. After crossing a few creeks (on small timber bridges), this walk leaves the dense forest as is starts to climb the hill. The track zigzags a couple of times then climbs more gently for a while. The track then becomes steeper again and climbs a couple of longer sets of stairs before coming to a large clearing with a 'Toomey walk' arrow pointing back, marking the end of the 'Ridgeway Road' trail.

(2.7 km) End of Ridgeway Rd trail to Lower Int of Toomey walk and Katandra Horse track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 126 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -16 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the right-hand arrow on the 'Toomey Walk' sign north-west along the clear track. The track soon comes to a three-way intersection marked with some arrows and timber posts (on the left).

(2.82 km) Lower Int of Toomey walk and Katandra Horse track to Int of Toomey and Guringai Walks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 327 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 78 m Descent = -27 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the lower arrow through the timber posts and along the narrower track. After about 100m, the track passes some interesting rock formations then starts to zigzag up the hill. The track then leads through a cleft in a rock and up a few steps to a three-way intersection, with a 'Toomey Walk' sign pointing back down the steps.

(3.15 km) Int of Toomey and Guringai Walks to Post 8
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 362 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 22 m Descent = -30 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Guringai Walk' sign south, down the hill and stairs, keeping the valley on the left. The track soon follows the base of the cliff and passes a short section of track with broken glass (this is directly below St Johns Lookout). From here, the track keeps the cliff face on the right as it dips down then up some stairs, coming close to the cliff. The track continues along the base of the cliff, passing a long section of handrail, after which the walk comes to a post '8' next to a large Blackbutt tree[10].

Blackbutt Alt = 171 m
This Blackbutt tree is found at the base of the cliff next to post 8 on Guringai walk. The Eucalyptus pilularis is the scientific name for this tree that can grow as high as 70m. The tree has a brown fibrous bark on the lower half then a smooth grey bark at the top. The trees name 'pilularis' is Latin for small pill, referring to the tree's fruit[11]

(3.51 km) Post 8 to Southern end of Guringai walk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 424 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 47 m Descent = -18 m
Continue straight: From post '8', this walk heads up the stairs, keeping the valley to the left. The track leads along the base of the cliff for a little while until crossing a small bridge. The track then zigzags up the hill, passing some angophoras and grass trees before coming out of the bush to a large clearing and a sign pointing back down along 'Guringai Walk'.

(3.94 km) Southern end of Guringai walk to St Johns Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack,footpath
Length = 250 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -17 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads through the clearing towards the picnic area, soon coming to the car park and information sign.
Continue straight: From the car park (signposted as 'Katandra' on Toomeys Rd), this walk heads across the picnic area and past the BBQ shelters, keeping the road up the hill to the left. Soon the walk comes to a sandstone footpath in front of the toilet block.
Turn right: From the toilet block, this walk follows the footpath past the information sign to the fenced and signposted 'St Johns Lookout'
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

St Johns Lookout picnic area Alt = 200 m
St Johns Lookout picnic area[12] is a large open area found at the top of Katandra Reserve on Toomeys Rd. The picnic area provides wheelchair accessible toilets[13], picnic tables[14], free electric BBQ's[15], parking areas[16] [17] and information boards[18]. There is plenty of open space with some natural shade provided by the surrounding trees. There are garbage bins provided[19] but no drinking water[20].

St Johns Lookout Alt = 182 m
This fenced lookout is found at the top of Katandra Reserve, near the toilets. The lookout was upgraded by Gosford Council in September 2009[21] and now provides a safer platform and easier access. From the lookout, there are extensive views south-east over Matcham, Erina Heights and Terrigal, out to the ocean. The Guringai Walk passes below the lookout - please take extra care to not drop anything from the platform.

(3.94 km) Southern end of Guringai walk to Int of Graves and Mouat Walks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 70 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk heads through the clearing towards the 'Mount Mouat Walk' and 'Graves Walk' signs[22]. 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'[23].

(4.01 km) Int of Graves and Mouat Walks to Behind the Rangers Residence
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 792 m Time = 22 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -93 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).
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.

(4.8 km) Behind the Rangers Residence to Katandra Rd Gate
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 519 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -59 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.
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.
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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
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Getting there

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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 2.7 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 4.4 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 5.9 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 5.2 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 11.7 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Katandra Reserve Explorer.
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from Katandra Reserve Explorer
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3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 7 km (to the ENE)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 10 km (to the WSW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 32 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 53 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 )
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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Leanne - Wild after the wet IP:121.212.251.xxx | 2010-11-08 06:14:13
Great, enjoyable walk but I would not recommend it after alot of rain as the path was very slippery turning into a river in places and whole trees across the track uprooted by the soil erosion. Abundance of birdlife and very peaceful.
Alan Monroe - Pleasant Afternoon IP:125.254.75.xxx | 2010-11-25 23:02:37
Enjoyable, especially given the size of the reserve and the housing surrounding it.

The only down point was the junk thrown down from the lookout on to the nice walk below the cliff.

Did this walk after a few rainy days (suffering from cabin fever!) so plenty of leeches around.

Video on Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNCoYIgG4Sk
Fiona - Great walk IP:120.18.28.xxx | 2011-12-04 07:06:06
Have done this walk a few times, it is great with lots of variation in vegetation. Most recently doing the walk on the 4th Dec, the section that goes under the lookout along the cliff wall is closed due to danger of falling rocks. The sign did not say how long it would be closed for.
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