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Flint and Steel track
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
12.7 km NNE of Terrey Hills
Length: 2.1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2.1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 209 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 209 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 follows a scenic route to the secluded Flint and Steel Beach, which provides views across the Hawkesbury River to landmarks such as Lion Island, Patonga and Box Head. The walk passes through palm, pine and grass tree forests. There is a great diversity of flora and some fantastic sandstone rock formations along the way. (open in app)

Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Flint and Steel track

Map of Walk


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Flint and Steel carpark
Signpost at Saddle
Spur above Flint and Steel Beach
Starting point for this hiking track: Flint and Steel carpark

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91301N 
 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

Carpark +
Signpost at saddle 2
Signpost at saddle 2 +
Flint and Steel stairs
Flint and Steel stairs +

Rock formation
Rock formation +
Flint and Steel track
Flint and Steel track +
Lion Island
Lion Island +

Pine trees to Flint and Steel beach
Pine trees to Flint and Steel beach +
Flint and Steel Beach
Flint and Steel Beach +
Spider flint and steel beach
Spider flint and steel beach +


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 Flint and Steel track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Flint and Steel track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Flint and Steel track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Flint and Steel track 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 2.1km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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 Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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.
This whole walk, 1.1km has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Around 740m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 330m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 590m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 490m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Around 590m of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 490m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

This whole walk, 1.1km 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 Flint and Steel 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) Flint and Steel carpark to Signpost at saddle
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 332 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -57 m
From the back of the car park, the walk follows the 'Flint and Steel Track' sign along the bush track heading down through the bush. The walk drops down some stairs and turns right at the old 'Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park' sign, then left down the side of the hill. After about 100m, the walk continues down a set of stairs and then down the bush track to the signposted intersection.

(0.33 km) Signpost at Saddle to Flint and Steel beach
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 742 m Time = 21 mins
Climb = 35 m Descent = -116 m
Veer right: From intersection, this walk follows the 'Flint and Steel Beach 700m' arrow through a palm grove, along the ridge, with views across Hawkesbury River to Lion Island. The track runs parallel to rock formations on the left before winding its way through the trees and down the boardwalk, with the large rocks to the left. Soon the track heads through some pine trees and comes to an intersection of a bush track, near some large boulders on the left.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the track heading straight down the hill towards the beach, splitting for a about 10m before coming to a rock shelf above the waterline. From here, the track turns right and follows this rock shelf for about 20m, onto Flint and Steel Beach.

Flint and Steel Beach Alt = 4 m
Flint and Steel Beach, Ku-ring-gai National Park, is a small north-east facing stretch of sand. The beach is hemmed in by prominent headlands on either side, and backed by a grassy hill. A seat on the grassy hill offers views over the Hawkesbury River to Patonga and Lion Island, with Box Head in the background.

Drive from Flint and Steel 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 9 km
Outdoor Shack 1131 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9981 6933 17 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 1024 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9971 8711 17.7 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 19.7 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 17.8 km

A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Flint and Steel track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Flint and Steel track
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 14 km (to the WSW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 16 km (to the N)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
25 km (to the SW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 27 km (to the NE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 42 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 7 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      30°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu20°|26°Possible shower.
Fri20°|31°Partly cloudy.
Sat18°|25°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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