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Elvina Bay Aboriginal Engraving Walk
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.2 km NNE of Terrey Hills
Length: 0.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 3 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 3 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 walk offers good examples of local aboriginal rock engravings on an attractive elevated rock platform, with views into the distance. From the car park, the walk travels through mostly flat, scrubby bush, before gently rising through heath onto a tessellated rock platform. Rock engravings are best observed in the early morning or late afternoon, or after rain. The track and trail are followed back to the car park. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Elvina Bay Aboriginal Engraving Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Elvina Bay Aboriginal Engraving Walk
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Elvina Track carpark
Int of Elvina and Engravings Tracks
Starting point for this hiking track: Elvina Track carpark

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
 Mona Vale 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91301S 
 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

 
Elvina Bay Car Park
 
Elvina Bay Car Park +
 
Elvina Track trackhead gate
 
Elvina Track trackhead gate +
 
Elvina Track near West Head Rd
 
Elvina Track near West Head Rd +

 
Elvina Track near West Head Rd
 
Elvina Track near West Head Rd +
 
Intersection of Elvina Track and rock engagings
 
Intersection of Elvina Track and rock engagings +
 
Coral Heath (Epacris microphylla) in early spring on Elvina Track
 
Coral Heath (Epacris microphylla) in early spring on Elvina Track +

 
Track to Aboriginal Engraving
 
Track to Aboriginal Engraving +
 
Aboriginal Engravings, near West Head Rd
 
Aboriginal Engravings, near West Head Rd +
 
Rock Engravings
 
Rock Engravings +

 
Aboriginal Engaving close to Elvina track
 
Aboriginal Engaving close to Elvina track +
 
Tessellated Rock Platform close to West Head Rd.
 
Tessellated Rock Platform close to West Head Rd. +
 
Aboriginal Rock Engraving, close to West Head Rd.
 
Aboriginal Rock Engraving, close to West Head Rd. +

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 Elvina Bay Aboriginal Engraving Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Elvina Bay Aboriginal Engraving Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Elvina Bay Aboriginal Engraving Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Elvina Bay Aboriginal Engraving Walk 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 510m
Time 15 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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
This whole walk, 250m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 160m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 90m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 160m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 90m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 160m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 90m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 250m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 160m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 90m 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 Elvina Track carpark
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) Elvina Track carpark to Int of Elvina and Engravings Tracks
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 164 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
From Elvina Track car park[1] (on West Head Rd, 1.3km north of General San Martin Dr), this walk follows the management trail around the 'Elvina Track' locked gate[2], then past the 'Elvina Track' map sign[3] (on the left). This walk continues along the management trail tending right[4] through the scrubby bush[5]. About 70m after leaving the locked gate, the walk comes to an intersection with a narrow track[6] (on your right).

(0.16 km) Int of Elvina and Engravings Tracks to Rock Platform
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 90 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection[7], this walk leaves the management trail and heads slightly uphill along the narrow track[8] through low heath. After about 50m, the track leads right at a faint Y-intersection[9] and soon comes to the northern edge of a large rock platform[10]. Upon reaching the rock platform, there is a small eucalyptus[11] on your right and further left there is an engraving of an emu[12].

Aboriginal Engraving Rock Platform Alt = 161 m
On the northern end of the rock platform are rock carvings of an emu, large fish and a giant whale. Further to the south, the rock platform contains rock carvings of shields, wallabies, fish, eels, and other shapes that are not easily classified[13]. The entire rock platform appears to have a rare erosional feature called tessellation[14]. This occurs over many thousands of years, resulting in a rock surface that is eroding at different rates, creating divot holes and depressions. More info

Drive from Elvina Track carpark
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 3.8 km
Outdoor Shack 1131 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9981 6933 10.4 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 12.7 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 1024 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9971 8711 11.1 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 17.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Elvina Bay Aboriginal Engraving Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Elvina Bay Aboriginal Engraving Walk
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 12 km (to the WNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
18 km (to the SW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 23 km (to the N)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 34 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 36 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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