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Apple Tree Bay Birrawanna Loop
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.1 km N of North Turramurra
Length: 3.9 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 3.9 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 281 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 281 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: Circuit
Track: Hard

This walk enjoys some great views and quiet bushland in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. From Apple Tree Bay, the walk soon heads over the hill and loops down to Bobbin Head, with the option of a bite to eat at the kiosk before returning along a similar but different route to Apple Tree Bay. The walk has some steep sections but is well worth the effort. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Apple Tree Bay Birrawanna Loop

Map of Walk

Location

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Apple Tree Bay Kiosk
Int of Apple Tree Bay Road and Apple Tree Flat bushtrack.
Apple Tree Flat Picnic Area
Apple Tree Flat Picnic Area
National Parks Regional Office
Birrawana Loop Int
Int of Regional Office and Link tracks
Int of Birrawanna and Regional Office tracks
Bobbin Inn Cafe
Int of Birrawana track and Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Road
Int of Birrawana and Cockle Creek Lookout tracks
Int of Birrawana and Cockle Creek Lookout tracks
Birrawana Loop Int (behind the Regional Office)
National Parks Regional Office
Apple Tree Flat Picnic Area
Int of Apple Tree Bay Road and Harbour to Hawkesbury Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Apple Tree Bay Road and Harbour to Hawkesbury Track

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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 Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91304S 
 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

 
Looking across Apple Tree Bay from the boat ramp
 
Looking across Apple Tree Bay from the boat ramp +
 
Toilet block at Apple Tree Bay
 
Toilet block at Apple Tree Bay +
 
Apple Tree Bay
 
Apple Tree Bay +

 
Road into Apple Tree Bay
 
Road into Apple Tree Bay +
 
Road into Apple Tree Bay
 
Road into Apple Tree Bay +
 
Birwanna Track above Apple Tree Bay
 
Birwanna Track above Apple Tree Bay +

 
The bottom of the track leading to Apple Tree Flat
 
The bottom of the track leading to Apple Tree Flat +
 
Ferns beside Birwanna Track
 
Ferns beside Birwanna Track +
 
Track between Apple Tree bay and Flats
 
Track between Apple Tree bay and Flats +

 
Birwanna Track above Apple Tree Bay
 
Birwanna Track above Apple Tree Bay +
 
Rocks along Birwanna Track
 
Rocks along Birwanna Track +
 
Apple Tree Flat picnic area
 
Apple Tree Flat picnic area +

 
Track through trees along Birwanna Track
 
Track through trees along Birwanna Track +
 
Footpath up to road
 
Footpath up to road +
 
NPWS North Sydney Regional Office
 
NPWS North Sydney Regional Office +

 
NPWS North Sydney Regional Office
 
NPWS North Sydney Regional Office +
 
Signpost along Birrawana Track
 
Signpost along Birrawana Track +
 
Birwanna Track
 
Birwanna Track +

 
Rocks along the Birrawana Track
 
Rocks along the Birrawana Track +
 
Ferns surrounding the track
 
Ferns surrounding the track +
 
Heath beside track
 
Heath beside track +

 
Log steps on Birrawana Track
 
Log steps on Birrawana Track +
 
Birrawana Track
 
Birrawana Track +
 
Birrawana Track down through the bush
 
Birrawana Track down through the bush +

 
Heading through the bush
 
Heading through the bush +
 
Ferns around Birrawana Track
 
Ferns around Birrawana Track +
 
Birrawana Track signpost
 
Birrawana Track signpost +

 
Birrawana Track steps
 
Birrawana Track steps +
 
Continuing up through the trees
 
Continuing up through the trees +
 
Rock steps down Birrawana Track
 
Rock steps down Birrawana Track +

 
Down the steps
 
Down the steps +
 
Climbing up the hill
 
Climbing up the hill +
 
Birrawana trackhead behind kiosk at Bobbin Head
 
Birrawana trackhead behind kiosk at Bobbin Head +

 
Kiosk at Bobbin Head
 
Kiosk at Bobbin Head +
 
Sign at Bobbin Head
 
Sign at Bobbin Head +
 
Track beside Bobbin Head kiosk
 
Track beside Bobbin Head kiosk +

 
Old Picnic area at base of Cockle Creek lookout track
 
Old Picnic area at base of Cockle Creek lookout track +
 
One of a few Birrawanna trackheads
 
One of a few Birrawanna trackheads +
 
Steps and track passing cliff
 
Steps and track passing cliff +

 
Log Steps on Birrawana Track
 
Log Steps on Birrawana Track +
 
Birrawana Track
 
Birrawana Track +
 
Birrawana Track above Bobbin Head
 
Birrawana Track above Bobbin Head +

 
Birrawana Track
 
Birrawana Track +
 
Birrawana Track towards Apple Tree Bay
 
Birrawana Track towards Apple Tree Bay +
 
Road to Apple Tree Bay
 
Road to Apple Tree Bay +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Apple Tree Bay Birrawanna Loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Apple Tree Bay Birrawanna Loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Apple Tree Bay Birrawanna Loop bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Apple Tree Bay Birrawanna Loop 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 3.9km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
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
1.5km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 820m is very steep and the remaining 500m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
3.2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 350m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (340m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 3.2km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 670m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 3.2km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 690m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 3.9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 2.9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 940m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Drive to Apple Tree Bay Kiosk
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
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Apple Tree Bay Alt = 8 m
Apple Tree Bay, in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase national park, has a popular boat ramp for accessing Cowan creek and plenty of parking. The area has kiosk, electric BBQ's, picnic benches, toilets, drinking water, garbage facilities, and shade provided by trees. If you are after a quiet spot, head to the western end (away from the boat ramp, past the BBQ's), just beyond the car park, to a lovely clearing by the water. The area is closed between sunset and sunrise.
The kiosk/cafe[1] is open on weekend and services hot and cold drinks, ice creams and some hot food.

(0 km) Apple Tree Bay Kiosk to Int of Apple Tree Bay Road and Harbour to Hawkesbury Track
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 173 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -4 m
From the Kiosk and 'Welcome to Apple Tree Bay' sign[2], this walk follows the road out of the car park[3] and gently uphill keeping the water down to your left. After about 150m the road leads past a footpath (to a small gated marina[4], on your left) to continue up the road for another 30m to find the intersection with the signposted 'Regional Office' track[5] (on your right).

(0.17 km) Int of Apple Tree Bay Road and Apple Tree Flat bushtrack. to Apple Tree Flat Picnic Area
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 229 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 60 m Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Regional Office' sign[6] uphill along the rocky track, beside the road[7]. After just over 30m the track leads through a sharp right hand hair pin bend[8] where the track then winds up the side of a gully[9] for about 200m to find a 'HH' AND NPWS arrow post[10]. Here the walk ignores the faint track (on the right) and continues on up the clear track for another 30m to come to a T-intersection, at the signposted 'Apple Tree flat' picnic area[11][12]

Apple Tree Flat Picnic Area Alt = 63 m
Apple Tree Flat Picnic Area is opposite the NPWS North Sydney Regional office on Bobbin Head Rd, in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase national park. The small picnic area should not be confused with the more popular Apple Tree Bay Picnic Area and boat ramp further down the hill. The picnic area provides three bench platforms for sitting and dining. There is also a small, open grassy area and some large trees providing shade.

(0.4 km) Apple Tree Flat Picnic Area to Apple Tree Flat Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 67 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -12 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads behind the 'Apple Tree Flat' sign[13] to follow the flat gravel path, past the picnic tables[14]. After about 30m this walk heads down a few stone steps[15] then just 30m later the path comes to a to the fenced Lookout[16] and views[17] over Cowan Creek.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

Apple Tree Flat Lookout Alt = 52 m
Apple Tree Flat Lookout is a small fenced lookout high up the hill overlooking Apple Tree Bay and Cowan creek. The view is filtered through the tall gum trees. Being perched on a rock platform, the views are great. The lookout is not far from Bobbin Head Rd, near the NPWS North Sydney Regional Office, in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park.

(0.4 km) Apple Tree Flat Picnic Area to National Parks Regional Office
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 42 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From 'Apple Tree Flat'[18] picnic area, this walk follows the clear path towards the road and up a few stone steps. The track leads up to a small clearing[19] to the cross Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Rd, veering a little to the right to enter the car park[20][21] beside the National Parks Regional Office.

NPWS North Sydney Regional Office Alt = 68 m
The NPWS North Sydney Regional Office is a lovely stone building on Bobbin Head Road at one of the trackheads for Birrawanna loop track. There is a car park and an open grassy area. On the opposite side of the road is the Apple Tree Flat Picnic Area with a few picnic tables. Other than this, there are no public facilities.

(0.44 km) National Parks Regional Office to Bobbin Head Kiosk
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 2.12 km Time = 54 mins
Climb = 116 m Descent = -173 m
Veer left: From the driveway entrance to the NPWS Regional Office, this walk heads heads across the car park, keeping the office building to your left. This walk then leads gently downhill across the grassy clearing behind the office building following the 'Birrawana Track' sign[22] a short distance to a a clear Y-intersection, marked with a 'Birrawana Loop Track' sign and map[23].
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Kalkari' arrow[24] along the track which climbs up the ridge. The track winds steeply up the long, rocky hill until it climbs up through a cleft in a rock, then flattens out. A short distance later, the track again starts to climb up the ridge, winding up a long set of wooden steps. The track then flattens again and comes to an intersection and a sign pointing back towards 'Regional Office'[25].
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Bobbin Head' arrow[26] along the track, winding down and along the side of the hill, keeping the valley to the left. After a while, the track comes to an intersection with the Birrawanna track, and a sign pointing back towards 'Regional Office'[27].
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Bobbin Head' sign[28] east and gently down through the tall wooded forest. After about 400m this track passes between two piles of disused sandstone blocks[29] then about 30m later leads past an intersection with an informal track[30] in a casuarina forest (on your right).
The main track continues straight, gently downhill for 80m where this walk almost completely flattens out[31] for about 100m. The track then begins to wind down a series of timber[32] and stone[33] steps for about 300m to find a flat sandstone rock platform beside a large angophora with filtered views over Cowan Creek[34].
From here the rocky track bends right and heads downhill for another 30m to pass through a tunnel formed under a sandstone overhang[35], then about 30m further downhill this walk follows a metal handrail down some steps[36]. Here the track then zig-zags downhill for about 60m before heading down some sandstone stairs[37], where the track comes to the edge of the Bobbin Head clearing, marked with a 'Welcome to the Birrawanna Track' sign[38]. This walk now veers left and follows the brick paved footpath[39], to come to the now visible 'Bobbin Inn' cafe[40], just before Ku-ring-gai Chase Rd.

Bobbin Inn Cafe Alt = 16 m
At the centre of Bobbin Head picnic area, in the old 'Bobbin Inn' building[41], is a cafe offering inside and outdoor dining[42], and a range of foods and drinks. Food includes fish and chips, wraps, focaccia, sandwiches and snack foods. Tea, coffee and cold drinks are also on offer. Opening hours are 9 - 4pm Mon to Fri (closed Tuesdays) & 9 - 5pm weekends. For more information, phone the cafe on 9457 7170.
The NPWS Bobbin Head Information Centre is open 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day) 10 - 4pm (closed 12 - 12:30pm lunch).
Ramp access[43][44] available on the southwestern corner of the building. Ramp access to the information centre through the cafe.

Bobbin Inn Cafe Alt = 16 m
At the centre of Bobbin Head picnic area, in the old 'Bobbin Inn' building[45], is a cafe offering inside and outdoor dining[46], and a range of foods and drinks. Food includes fish and chips, wraps, focaccia, sandwiches and snack foods. Tea, coffee and cold drinks are also on offer. Opening hours are 9 - 4pm Mon to Fri (closed Tuesdays) & 9 - 5pm weekends. For more information, phone the cafe on 9457 7170.
The NPWS Bobbin Head Information Centre is open 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day) 10 - 4pm (closed 12 - 12:30pm lunch).
Ramp access[47][48] available on the southwestern corner of the building. Ramp access to the information centre through the cafe.

Bobbin Head Alt = 9 m
Bobbin Head is a historic recreation area which is still popular today, suiting the needs of many people. At the center of the Bobbin Head area is the old 'Bobbin Inn'[49], built in the 1930s - it is now the park information center and cafe[50]. The area is popular with picnickers, boaters, walkers, canoeists, family groups and people who like to fish. Bobbin Head is roughly divided into three sections (north, south and east).
Southern Bobbin Head is a popular picnic area for families and large groups. The area is surrounded by a car park[51] and dotted with picnic tables[52][53], electric BBQs[54], shelters and a large playground[55]. There are toilets[56][fac=8042] nearby, and 'The Station' is a sheltered accessible area with BBQ and tables[57][58] that can be booked NPWS[59].
The northern Bobbin Head (Orchard Park)[60] area is a more formal picnic area. There is a large picnic shelter[61], surrounded by 14 smaller octagonal shelters[62], each of these divided into 4 walled-off compartments, ideal for small groups.
The eastern side of Bobbin Head is dominated by the Empire Marina[63] and a public wharf. The marina is home to a nice restaurant[64] and public toilets[65].

(2.56 km) Bobbin Inn Cafe to Int of Birrawana and Cockle Creek Lookout tracks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 454 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 68 m Descent = -10 m
Turn left: From the 'Bobbin Inn' cafe[66], this walk heads to the front of the building to the 'Information Centre' main entrance. From here this walk follows the 'Birrawana Loop Track'[67] alongside the road a few meters to find a metal 'Welcome to the Cockle Creek Lookout Track' sign and map[68]. Now the walk follows the track behind the safety barrier (keeping the road to your right) for about 70m to cross a small culverted creek[69] and pass a few old a couple of picnic tables[70] in a shaded and mossy gully. This walk continues for another 30m behind the safety barrier[71] to come to the bottom of the signposted 'Birrawanna Track'[72] steps.
Veer left: From beside Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Road[73], this walk heads down a few steps to cross a small flat concrete bridge[74], to then follow the 'Birrawanna Track' sign[75] up the timber steps. This walk leads quite steeply up the track as it zig-zags up a series of timber and rock steps[76][77] for just over 300m to find the top of small rocky ridge[78]. Here the walk leads down a series of timber steps[79] for about 50m to cross a moist gully[80] that is home to a disused telegraph pole[81]. Now this walk follows the clear rocky track leads uphill[82] for just shy of 200m to come to a faint intersection at the top of the ridge[83] (where the lookout track is on your right).

(3.01 km) Int of Birrawana and Cockle Creek Lookout tracks to Cockle Creek Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 112 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -15 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the rocky track, east along the top of the ridgeline towards the rocky outcrop[84]. After about 50m this walk passes through a gap between two large rock outcrops[85], then around another rock to wind gently down the hill for just shy of 50m to come to an unfenced rock ledge overlooking Cockle Creek[86].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Cockle Creek Lookout Alt = 54 m
Cockle Creek Lookout is an informal lookout with no facilities, on the Birrawanna track in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. The lookout provides Glimpses of Cockle and Cowan Creeks. The area is surrounded by some beautiful gum trees and rock boulders, making it a nice place to sit and reflect on the surroundings.

(3.01 km) Int of Birrawana and Cockle Creek Lookout tracks to Int of Apple Tree Bay Road and Apple Tree Flat bushtrack.
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 689 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 27 m Descent = -90 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads north gently down hill for a few meters to follow an NPWS arrow post[87] along the clear track. After just shy of 100m this track bends left[88] to then gently undulate along the side of the hill (with the road down to your right)[89] for about 300m. Here the track mostly flattens out and contours around the side of the hill[90] for about 150m to then lead up a very gently hill to a signposted three way intersection. The intersection is beside a small clearing behind the regional office (on your right) and is marked with a 'Cockle Creek Lookout' and 'Bobbin Head' sign[91] pointing back along the track.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk head gently uphill across the grassy clearing[92], veering left a little to head across the car park and come the the driveway entrance[93] of the sandstone National Parks Regional Office building.
Veer right: From the the NPWS Regional office, this walk heads out of the car park and crosses Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Road, veering right to find a small clearing on the other side[94]. From the clearing, the walk heads down some stone steps to almost immediately come to an intersession marked with an 'Apple Tree Flat' sign[95] just beside the picnic area[96].
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Apple Tree Bay' sign[97] downhill along the clear track. The track soon bends left then after 30m veers right at a faint intersection to follow the 'HH' AND NPWS arrow post further downhill[98]. The track the winds down the side of a gully[99] for about 200m to pass through a sharp left hand hair pin bend[100]. Here the walk continues downhill for just over 30m to an intersection with the sealed Apple Tree Bay road[101] where a 'Regional Office' sign points back up the hill[102].

(3.7 km) Int of Apple Tree Bay Road and Harbour to Hawkesbury Track to Apple Tree Bay Kiosk
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 173 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left: From the intersection at the bottom of the signposted 'Regional Office' track[103], this walk follows the sealed road gently downhill keeping the water and main valley to your right. After about 30m the road leads past a footpath (to a small gated marina[104], on your right) to continue down the road for 150m to the Apple Tree Bay car park[105]. Just across from the entrance this walk comes to a Kiosk and 'Welcome to Apple Tree Bay' sign[106].

Drive from Apple Tree Bay Kiosk
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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)
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 7.7 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 7.7 km
Paddlecraft 3B / 1714 Pittwater Road, Bayview 02 9997 8015 13.3 km
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 11.2 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 16.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Apple Tree Bay Birrawanna Loop.
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from Apple Tree Bay Birrawanna Loop
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 5 km (to the NNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
11 km (to the SSW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 27 km (to the WSW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 27 km (to the NNE)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 36 km (to the S)

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
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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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Vahid IP:203.35.135.xxx | 2011-09-19 01:58:07
Nice walk. and thanks for the info. If I wanted to do it again I would park the car near National Parks Regional Office and the start and the loop there. From apple tree bay to the National Parks Regional Office is just some stairs.
hockey_guy99 - Thanks IP:121.212.128.xxx | 2011-10-17 09:38:02
Walked this on 16 October 2011 with my wife and two sons, aged 5 and 9 months in a child carrier. It is a great walk we did it in less than 2 hours with a small child, so most people would be able to do it quicker.

The track was empty did not see anyone else on it, or evidence of anyone on it.

Great not easy not hard walk.
johnny IP:58.106.229.xxx | 2012-09-09 10:03:47
Walked on 8/9/12 and combined it with "Bobbin Head Rainforest walk". It's a great walk with great views. Some sections are really steep!
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