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Yanina Walk
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.5 km NW of Kincumber
Length: 3.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Climb: 55 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 55 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
Walk: Easy

Yanina Walk is a gentle walk, exploring one of the ridges at the top of Kincumber Mountain. The walk follows a wide management trail from the main Honemans Picnic area, leading to the good views of Colin Watters Lookout. The notes describe a side trip to Nyari Lookout, but the views are very limited. The view from Colin Watters Lookout is arguably the best in the park, extending down Picketts Valley to Avoca Lake and Beach. There is a picnic table at the lookout, encouraging a snack before returning to the start. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Yanina Walk
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Mudbrick building car park
Main car park
End of Island View Dr
Int of Yanina Walk and link track
Int of Kanning and Yanina walks
Int of Nyari and Colin Watters lookout trails
Tower clearing
Tower clearing
Watters intersection
Starting point for this hiking track: Mudbrick building car park

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)

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Photo Gallery

 
View from the Mud Brick Building
 
View from the Mud Brick Building +
 
Mud brick building 'kiosk'
 
Mud brick building 'kiosk' +
 
Honeman Rock Picnic Area
 
Honeman Rock Picnic Area +

 
Walking along Island View Dr
 
Walking along Island View Dr +
 
Looking across Honeman's Picnic Area
 
Looking across Honeman's Picnic Area +
 
Clearing of Honeman's Picnic Area
 
Clearing of Honeman's Picnic Area +

 
Gate at Yanina Walk trackhead
 
Gate at Yanina Walk trackhead +
 
Yanina Walk sign at track head
 
Yanina Walk sign at track head +
 
Passing the cottage
 
Passing the cottage +

 
Purple Native Orchid
 
Purple Native Orchid +
 
Walking along Yanina Trail
 
Walking along Yanina Trail +
 
Termite Mound
 
Termite Mound +

 
Fan flower (Scaevola ramosissima)
 
Fan flower (Scaevola ramosissima) +
 
Needlebush (Hakea sericea)
 
Needlebush (Hakea sericea) +
 
Int of Kanning and Yanina walks
 
Int of Kanning and Yanina walks +

 
Walking along Yanina Walk
 
Walking along Yanina Walk +
 
Fern at the base of gum
 
Fern at the base of gum +
 
A large angophera
 
A large angophera +

 
Int of Nyari and Colin Watters lookout trails
 
Int of Nyari and Colin Watters lookout trails +
 
Tower clearing
 
Tower clearing +
 
Sign to Nyari Lookout
 
Sign to Nyari Lookout +

 
The limited from Nyari Lookout
 
The limited from Nyari Lookout +
 
Sign to Colin Watters Lookout
 
Sign to Colin Watters Lookout +
 
Near Colin Watters Lookout
 
Near Colin Watters Lookout +

 
Information sign near Colin Watters Lookout
 
Information sign near Colin Watters Lookout +
 
Colin Watters Lookout
 
Colin Watters Lookout +
 
Information about Colin Watters Lookout
 
Information about Colin Watters Lookout +

 
Colin Watters Lookout
 
Colin Watters Lookout +
 
View from Colin Watters Lookout
 
View from Colin Watters Lookout +
 
view from Colin Watters Lookout
 
view from Colin Watters 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 Yanina Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Yanina Walk bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Yanina Walk 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 3.2km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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
Around 1.4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 180m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 1.4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 180m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.6km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.6km 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 Mudbrick building 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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Honeman's Rock picnic area Alt = 171 m
Honeman's Rock picnic area is a large picnic area at the top end of Island View Drive. This picnic area has a couple of large grassy areas[1], composting toilets[2], free electric BBQs[3], picnic tables[4], shelters, garbage bins[5], drinking water[6] and information signs[7]. The picnic area is home to a mud brick building[8] (available for hire) and Honeman's Rock[9], from which the area derives its name. There is a fair amount of parking available next the picnic area, and some extra spaces a few hundred meters down the road.

Honeman's Rock Alt = 163 m
Honeman's Rock (aka Honeyman's Rock) is a large rock outcrop in front of the mud brick building, in the Honeman's Rock Picnic area. The exposed section of rock is 60m long and about 30m wide, with the western side having a significant unfenced drop. The rock is named after Cecil Lyle Honeman who became a lease holder on the mountain in 1962[10]. The rock has a large depression that once filled with water, and a drain has been dug to keep the pool empty and clear of rubbish.

Mud Brick Building Alt = 170 m
The mud brick building is a landmark in the main picnic area at Kincumber Mountain, and is a popular spot to gather. Also known as 'Kincumber Mountain Information Centre', 'The Kiosk', 'Kincumber Kiosk' and 'Kincumber Mountain Kiosk', the building was constructed in 1986 with funding from Community Employment Programme[11]. The building is generally locked but can be booked through the local Lions Club[12] for special events. The building has a rain water tank, small kitchen and one main large room. The verandah also provides good shelter.

(0 km) Mudbrick building car park to End of Island View Dr
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 178 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = 0 m
From the car park, this walk heads up the road, initially keeping the mud brick building to the left. Soon the road leads to an intersection (next to an information board and fence on the left).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the road up the hill, keeping the picnic area to the left and passing more car parks. The road bends a little, then comes to a large car park (on the left), a locked gate and a 'Yanina Walk' sign[13].

(0.18 km) End of Island View Dr to Int of Kanning and Yanina walks
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 404 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -9 m
Continue straight: From the road, this walk heads around the locked gate and follows the 'Yanina Walk - Colin Watters Lookout' sign[14] along the wide trail. After about 50m, the trail passes a cottage (the house on the left) and as the trail bends to the right, it comes to an intersection with a link track on the left (just after the end of a short fence on the right).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the wide management trail, gently uphill away from the cottage and fence. After a few hundred metres, the trail passes a track and locked gate (on the right, which leads the roof of a cave) and continues along the wide trail for another 40m to a well-signposted intersection, with 'Kanning Walk' & 'Mudbrick Building' signs[15] pointing back along the trail.

(0.58 km) Int of Kanning and Yanina walks to Int of Nyari and Colin Watters lookout trails
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 749 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads north-east, following the 'Yanina Walk' sign[16] along the wide trail. The trail winds through the fern, palm and tall-wooded forest, passing a few small clearings on the side. The trail then comes to a clear, signposted 'Y' intersection with signs for 'Colin Watters Lookout' (leading right) and 'Nyari Lookout' (leading left)[17].

(1.33 km) Int of Nyari and Colin Watters lookout trails to Tower clearing
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 145 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Colin Watters Lookout' sign[18] gently uphill. After about 80m, the trail opens up into a large clearing, which the walk continues through (passing a shortcut track on the right). The walk comes to an intersection near the far end of the clearing (just before the picnic table), marked with another 'Colin Watters Lookout' sign[19] (on the right).

Tower Clearing Alt = 186 m
This clearing is found between Nyari and Colin Watters Lookouts. The clearing is next to a large communication repeater tower[20]. There is some natural shade and a solitary picnic table[21] on the northern side.

(1.48 km) Tower clearing to Nyari Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 131 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -11 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk crosses the clearing (keeping the tower behind and to the right), then follows the 'Nyari Lookout' sign[22] back into the bush. The track gently winds through the ferns and soon comes to a 'T' intersection with a management trail, and 'Nyari Lookout' on the otherside side of the trail[23].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

Nyari Lookout Alt = 175 m
The signposted[24] and unfenced Nyari Lookout is found beside the Sandringham Trail and is also know as Nyari Point[25]. The views from this point are filtered through the trees and extend north-west over Erina and a small section of the Brisbane Water to Rumbalara Reserve[26]. Not the greatest views around.

(1.48 km) Tower clearing to Colin Watters Lookout
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 146 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -12 m
Turn right: From the clearing, this walk follows the 'Colin Watters Lookout' sign[27] along the narrower management trail, keeping the tower through the trees on the left. The trail bends left, soon coming to another intersection.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads east, directly away from the tower along the management trail, towards the sheltered information board. Soon after passing the information sign (and the shortcut track on the right), this walk continues down the trail to the fenced and signposted 'Colin Watters Lookout'[28].

Colin Watters Lookout Alt = 174 m
A plaque[29] explains that this lookout was named in 1992 in honour of the Colin D Watters, who was Senior Parks Supervisor with Gosford Council. The fenced[30] lookout provides great view south-east, down Picketts Valley to Avoca Lake and Beach[31]. The lookout is also home to an information board[32], bench seat[33], picnic table and garbage bin[34]. This lookout offers one of the best views in the park and makes a great spot to stop and rest.


Drive from Mudbrick building car park
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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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 2.5 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 6 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 6.9 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 7.4 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 16.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Yanina Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Yanina Walk
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 9 km (to the WNW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 11 km (to the NE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 29 km (to the SW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
41 km (to the SW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 58 km (to the SW)

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

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