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Lovetts Pools
Time: 1 hr 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: 3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 75 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 75 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: Hard

This walk takes you to a small but picturesque waterhole above Lovett Bay. You start with a short walk along a management trail, with an optional side track to an Aboriginal engraving site. Then continuing along the wide trail a little further, you'll turn left and following a couple of fainter tracks through the heath to the sandstone platform and creek. At the pool, there are a series of small cascades and a view over Lovett Bay, a lovely place for lunch before retracing your steps back to the car. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Lovetts Pools
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Elvina Track carpark
Int of Elvina and Engravings Tracks
Int of Elvina and Engravings Tracks
Int of Elvina and Fredericks Tracks
Int of Fredericks and Lovetts Pool 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 Track car park
 
Elvina Bay Track car park +
 
Elvina Track trackhead gate
 
Elvina Track trackhead gate +
 
Elvina Track sign
 
Elvina Track sign +

 
Elvina Track near West Head Rd
 
Elvina Track near West Head Rd +
 
 Wild flower (Grevillea Speciosa), near West Head Rd
 
Wild flower (Grevillea Speciosa), near West Head Rd +
 
Coral Heath (Epacris microphylla) in early spring on Elvina Track
 
Coral Heath (Epacris microphylla) in early spring on Elvina Track +

 
Intersection with Engraving track
 
Intersection with Engraving track +
 
Rock Engravings
 
Rock Engravings +
 
Elvina Track near intersection with top of Fredricks track
 
Elvina Track near intersection with top of Fredricks track +

 
Fredericks track intersection with management trail
 
Fredericks track intersection with management trail +
 
Grey Spider Flower (Grevillea buxifolia) on Elvina Track
 
Grey Spider Flower (Grevillea buxifolia) on Elvina Track +
 
Wild Flowers on Elvina Track
 
Wild Flowers on Elvina Track +

 
Pink Spider Flwoer (Grevillea sericea) in spring on Elvina Track
 
Pink Spider Flwoer (Grevillea sericea) in spring on Elvina Track +
 
Fredericks Track
 
Fredericks Track +
 
Walking along Fredericks Track
 
Walking along Fredericks Track +

 
Heath on Fredericks Track
 
Heath on Fredericks Track +
 
Fredericks Track
 
Fredericks Track +
 
Roots exposed on Fredericks Track
 
Roots exposed on Fredericks Track +

 
Banksia Forest along Lovetts Pool track
 
Banksia Forest along Lovetts Pool track +
 
First Glimpse of Lovetts Pools
 
First Glimpse of Lovetts Pools +
 
Wildflowers (Pink wax flower - Eriostemon australis) at Lovetts Pools
 
Wildflowers (Pink wax flower - Eriostemon australis) at Lovetts Pools +

 
Lovetts Pools
 
Lovetts Pools +
 
Lovetts Pools looking towards the bay
 
Lovetts Pools looking towards the bay +
 
Lovetts Pools
 
Lovetts Pools +

 
Smaller fall at Lovetts Pools
 
Smaller fall at Lovetts Pools +
 
View over the Pittwater from Lovetts Pools
 
View over the Pittwater from Lovetts Pools +
 
Small cascade at Lovetts Pools
 
Small cascade at Lovetts Pools +

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 Lovetts Pools bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Lovetts Pools bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lovetts Pools bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Lovetts Pools 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 3km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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, 1.5km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
1.1km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 290m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (170m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 1.2km of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 290m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 1.2km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 290m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 1.4km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 170m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
1.1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 290m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (170m) 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
Optional sidetrip: 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].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

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

(0.16 km) Int of Elvina and Engravings Tracks to Int of Elvina and Fredericks Tracks
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 130 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[15], this walk heads east following the management trail gently downhill, while keeping the lower heath on your right[16]. After about 45m, the trail leads over a water bar (hump) then comes to an intersection[17] with a faint track on the left. This faint track looks like a water course and is marked with a cairn[18].

(0.29 km) Int of Elvina and Fredericks Tracks to Int of Fredericks and Lovetts Pool Tracks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.06 km Time = 22 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -59 m
Turn left: From the intersection[19], this walk follows the narrow track[20] gently downhill (that initially looks like a water course), heading north though scrubby bush. This walk continues to follow the track, passing a large heath clearing[21] after about 500m (on the right). This walk then continues to follow the track, until coming to a three-way intersection[22] at about 430m (with an eroded track leading gently downhill to the left[23], to Lovetts Pool).

(1.35 km) Int of Fredericks and Lovetts Pool Tracks to Lovett Pools
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 167 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -6 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the eroded track[24] north-west gently downhill. The track leads directly away from the large angophora trees[25] through the dense banksia forest[26]. After about 150m, the track leads to a small creek bed on a large sandstone platform[27]. (Another faint track leads further downstream on the south side of the creek and visits the pools[28]). Be aware of the many unfenced and slippery cliff edges[29].

Lovett Pools Alt = 98 m
Lovett Pools is the informal name for a lovely set of water holes[30] and cascades[31][32] at the top of a cliff, above Lovett Bay[33]. The unnamed creek works its way along a sandstone platform forming a couple of larger pools and a series of cascades. There are also many smaller carved holes[34] in the rock, adding interest for the budding geologists. The creek flows over a large cliff[35] forming a tall waterfall just before the Pittwater. The rocks are slippery and there are many cliff edges, please take care.

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 Lovetts Pools.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Lovetts Pools
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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 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 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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