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 Cockle Creek Lookout Return bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cockle Creek Lookout Return 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.
||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
300m of this walk is very steep and another 160m is flat with no steps. The remaining (110m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.
Quality of track
Around 410m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 160m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
Around 410m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 160m is clearly signposted.
Around 410m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 160m requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 570m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 450m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 110m 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 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 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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|Wed|| 29°||Showers. Likely storm developing.|
|Sat||16°|24°||Possible late shower.|
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.