Cross sectional view of the Bobbin Head to Mt Kuring-gai via Apple Tree Bay bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bobbin Head to Mt Kuring-gai via Apple Tree Bay bushwalking trackOverview of this walks Grading
- Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
||2 hrs 30 mins
||Very steep (4/6)
|Quality of track
||Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
||Directional signs along the way (3/6)
||Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
||Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testingSome more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.Gradient
2.7km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1.9km is very steep. The remaining (580m) is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
2.9km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.7km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (650m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
Around 3.3km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 1.9km has directional signs at most intersection.
Around 3.3km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.9km requires some bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 3.3km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.9km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region
fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE
rating and No fire ban
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 4 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 ClimateWeather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
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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. Berowra Valley National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Following the Berowra Creek the Berowra Valley National Park is located on the Hornsby Plateau and is made up of typical Hawkesbury Sandstone. The great North walk, Benowie walking track, and many other great walks stretch spann this park. The area has varied vegetation including many different sorts of Eucalyptus and plenty of native animals, includingl swamp wallibies, water dragons, bandicoots, Lyre Birds, and bush turkeys. There are several campsites within the Park, and Crosslands Reserve is also a popular spot near the middle of the park.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds Park fees Camping Current Park Closure information for Berowra Valley National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM Safety alerts: Quarry trail and Benowie walking track restricted access
Access restrictions are in place along trails that traverse the land managed by the Hornsby Rifle Range. Restricted areas include:
- an 800m section of trail, 2km in from the Quarry Road entrance at Dural
- an 800m section of trail, 300m in from the Stewart Avenue entrance at Hornsby
- a 750m section of the Benowie walking track between Steele Bridge and Fishponds Waterholes.
Shooting times are between 9am and 4.30pm, 7 days a week. All visitors wishing to access the restricted sections of trail during these times must request prior authorisation by contacting the Hornsby Rifle Range on their 24 hour contact number 0417 201 606. Consult the map on Page vii of the Berowra Valley National Park Draft Plan of Management
to plan alternative routes during these hours. Visit the website for further information about the Hornsby Rifle Range.