Named after the traditional owners, the Darri People, this track starts at Bedford Ave, Turramurra. The track follows a narrow piece of bushland along the upper reaches of Cowan Creek, into Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. The official Darri track finishes at the intersection with Warrimoo track, however this walk continues back to Warrimoo Rd.
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Cross sectional view of the Darri Track bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Darri Track bushwalking track
Overview 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.
1 hr 45 mins
Short steep hills (3/6)
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 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 2.5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 1.8km has short steep hills.
Quality of track
Around 2.6km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 1.6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.
Around 3.3km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 940m has directional signs at most intersection.
Around 2.8km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.5km requires some bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 4.2km 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 980m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
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Bedford Ave, Turramurra
Int. Darri Track and Malborough Rd Servicetrail Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 485 m
Time = 9 mins
Climb = 9 m
Descent = -25 m
From opposite 18 Bedford Ave, this walk follows the service trail around the metal gate and past the 'Terramerragal Reserve' sign, soon passing the information sign about the Darri Track. This wide track winds down the hill and crosses a small creek, and then follows Cowan Creek downstream. After passing through the dense bush, enjoying the occasional view of the small creek (and avoiding a small false track off to the right), this track comes to an intersection with a service trail coming in from the left, at the concrete ditch.
Int. of Darri Track and Malborough Rd Servicetrail
Cowan Creek and Darri track Int. Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.03 km
Time = 21 mins
Climb = 27 m
Descent = -47 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail that heads up the hill and away from Cowan Creek. The trail soon turns to the right and starts to flatten out. Just before the trail starts heading downhill, it comes to an intersection with a small bush track coming down from the left. Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads north along the service trail, passing a large Scribbly Gum on the right and then heading down the hill. The track continues to wind down to the bottom of the valley where it crosses Cowan Creek and continues along the other side, steadily climbing up the side of the valley until coming to the intersection of the Glengarry Road service trail, and a Darri Track information sign.
Cowan Creek and Darri track Int.
Tokanue Place Track Intersection Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 229 m
Time = 5 mins
Climb = 17 m
Descent = -5 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the service trail heading north-east up the hill, climbing up the side of the valley for a short while until it flattens out and comes to the intersection with the Tokanue Place access trail at the large metal gate.
Tokanue Place Track Intersection
Waipori Street Track Intersection Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 326 m
Time = 9 mins
Climb = 31 m
Descent = -19 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the service trail heading north-east, keeping the asphalt service trail on the right, winding around the back of some houses and through the bush for a while until it comes to the intersection of the Waipori Street service trail.
Waipori Street Track Intersection
Gould Avenue Creek crossing Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 395 m
Time = 9 mins
Climb = 21 m
Descent = -27 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Darri Track' sign past the 'Terramerragal Reserve' sign and along the service trail, heading through the bush and down the long gentle hill, until it comes to the intersection of the lower valley link trail at the information sign. Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the service trail past the "No Through Road" sign and along the side of the hill, gently undulating until it comes to a small creek crossing, where the service trail becomes a bush track.
Gould Avenue Creek crossing
Int of Darri and Timbarra Road tracks Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 724 m
Time = 18 mins
Climb = 63 m
Descent = -18 m
Continue straight: From the end of the service trail, this walk crosses the small creek and continues along the bush track, winding up the long hill, keeping the metal handrail on the right. The walk continues up the rocky hill, and up a metal staircase to a flat rock platform at the top. From here, the track turns left onto the rock platform and continues along the bush track, passing a 'Kuringai Chase National Park' sign before dropping down a small hill then continuing up some rock steps. From the top of the steps, the walk follows the bush track through the gum trees until it comes to a 'Y' intersection with another bush track at a Darri Track marker.
Int of Darri and Timbarra Road tracks
Int of Darri and Warrimoo Tracks Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 528 m
Time = 10 mins
Climb = 9 m
Descent = -22 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track, heading north past some blackened gum trees and through the bush, undulating gently for a while before coming to the signposted intersection of the 'Warrimoo Track'.
Int of Darri and Warrimoo Tracks
End of Warrimoo Ave Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 522 m
Time = 10 mins
Climb = 23 m
Descent = 0 m
Turn sharp right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'St Ives' arrow up the long, gentle hill and along the management trail, heading through the bush for a while before coming to a small car park, just off Timbarra Road and almost directly opposite Warrimoo Road.
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 8 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.
Cowan Creek Reserve Cowan Creek Reserve (aka Terramerragal Reserve) is a large reserve owned and managed by Ku-ring-gai council. The reserve is home to the Darri track and some wonderful stands of She-oak trees. Region: I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.
Ku-ring-gai Chase National ParkLink 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 feesCampingFacilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.