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America Bay Waterfall
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
9.9 km NNE of Terrey Hills
Length: 1.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 76 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 76 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
Track: Moderate

This short walk is a great way to see a slice of what Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park has on offer. The track visits some historic Aboriginal engravings, and enjoys water views, heath and forest environments. The America Bay track also throws in a waterfall for your enjoyment - from the top of the fall, walkers won't see much of the fall itself, however the outlook is lovely and the walk very enjoyable. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of America Bay Waterfall
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Int. West Head Rd and America Bay Trk
Int. America Bay Trk and Aboriginal Engravings Trk
Int. America Bay Trk and Aboriginal Engravings Trk
Starting point for this hiking track: Int. West Head Rd and America Bay Trk

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
 Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91301N 
 Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
America Bay Track sign
 
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America Bay Track
 
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Aboriginal Engravings
 
Aboriginal Engravings +

 
America Bay Track
 
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America Bay Track
 
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America Bay Track past creek
 
America Bay Track past creek +

 
Creek running into America Bay Waterfall
 
Creek running into America Bay Waterfall +
 
America Bay from Waterfall
 
America Bay from Waterfall +
 
America Bay Waterfall cliff
 
America Bay Waterfall cliff +

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 America Bay Waterfall bushwalking track

Cross Section of the America Bay Waterfall bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the America Bay Waterfall bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the America Bay Waterfall 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 1.9km
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 Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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
Around 840m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 90m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 930m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 930m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 840m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 90m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 930m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 930m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

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 Int. West Head Rd and America Bay Trk
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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) Int. West Head Rd and America Bay Trk to Int. America Bay Trk and Aboriginal Engravings Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 90 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
From the road, this follows the 'America Bay Track' sign into the bush following the clear track to soon come to an intersection marked with a pole (and a track leading off to the right)

America Bay Aboriginal Engravings Alt = 119 m
The engravings, just off the America Bay track, depict a woman over a whale, with sharks or fish surrounding. These engravings are situated in a small flat rock clearing - be careful not to step on the engravings or mark the rock surface.

(0.09 km) Int. America Bay Trk and Aboriginal Engravings Trk to America Bay Waterfall
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 896 m Time = 17 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -77 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads north, tending right for a short time to come to a rock surface, with Aboriginal engravings.
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk heads west following the white arrow. After about 700m the track comes to and then crosses a small creek. The track, with creek now on the left, continues downstream to come to a rocky surface which is followed to the unfenced cliffs, which make the waterfall.

America Bay Waterfall Alt = 51 m
America Bay Waterfall, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, is a large 30m cliff, over which a creek cascades. From the top of the fall, views over America Bay can be enjoyed.

Drive from Int. West Head Rd and America Bay Trk
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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

Drive to:


Near by


Campsites in the park
The Basin campground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddlecraft 3B / 1714 Pittwater Road, Bayview 02 9997 8015 6.9 km
Outdoor Shack 1131 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9981 6933 14.8 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 17.3 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 1024 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9971 8711 15.4 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 20.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to America Bay Waterfall.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from America Bay Waterfall
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 12 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 18 km (to the N)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
22 km (to the SW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 30 km (to the NE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 39 km (to the WSW)

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      29°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|25°Possible shower.
Fri18°|30°Partly cloudy.
Sat16°|24°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
A largely untouched wilderness on the northern boundary of Sydney, Ku-ring-gai Chase NP is one of Australia's oldest national parks. Here at the head of the Hawkesbury River, you'll find Aboriginal engravings and sites, as well as sandstone escarpments,
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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