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St Johns Lookout
Time: 10 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.4 km SE of Lisarow
Length: 0.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
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
Style: Return
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible

This is a very short walk across the picnic area to the lookout - you can see the end of the walk from the start. The council has installed a sandstone footpath that arcs around the picnic area and leads to St Johns Lookout. The path also leads to picnic tables and accessible toilets. You will also find electric BBQs, just off from the path. A great spot with some shade, the view from the lookout is great on a sunny day. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Katandra's Mobility Parking
Toilet block
Starting point for this hiking track: Katandra's Mobility Parking

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

 
Accessible car parks
 
Accessible car parks +
 
Path leading to picnic table
 
Path leading to picnic table +
 
Toilet block at St Johns Lookout picnic area
 
Toilet block at St Johns Lookout picnic area +

 
St Johns Lookout picnic area toilet
 
St Johns Lookout picnic area toilet +
 
Path passing the toilet
 
Path passing the toilet +
 
Path leading to St Johns Lookout
 
Path leading to St Johns Lookout +

 
St Johns Lookout
 
St Johns Lookout +
 
View from St Johns Lookout
 
View from St Johns Lookout +
 
View from the lookout
 
View from the lookout +

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 St Johns Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the St Johns Lookout  bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the St Johns Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the St Johns Lookout  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 170m
Time 10 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, 85m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 85m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 85m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 85m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 85m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 85m 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.
Drive to Katandra's Mobility Parking
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) Katandra's Mobility Parking to Toilet block
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 42 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
From the mobility parking spots (marked with blue wheelchair symbol, on Toomey Rd), this walk follows the sandstone footpath past the picnic table to come to the front of the toilet block.

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].

(0.04 km) Toilet block to St Johns Lookout
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 41 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -12 m
Veer right: From the toilet block, this walk follows the footpath past the information sign to the fenced and signposted 'St Johns Lookout'

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[10] 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.

Drive from Katandra's Mobility Parking
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

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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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 3.6 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 3.9 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 5.5 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 5 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 10.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to St Johns Lookout .
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from St Johns Lookout
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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
46 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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