|Mackerel Beach Community|
This short walk is a great way to see the beautiful Mackerel Beach and community. After a short ferry ride from Palm Beach, the walk heads up the grassed streets of Mackerel, leading to the lagoon. The track is mainly sandy beach or grass stretches, with the area behind the lagoon winding through a bushland area to bring the track back to Mackerel Beach. This loop is a great short walk, and only a hop, skip and jump away from Palm Beach. (open in app)
Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Mackerel Beach Community
Map of Walk
Map of Mackerel Beach Community
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Map Scale 500 meters
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
Cross sectional view of the Mackerel Beach Community bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mackerel Beach Community 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.
Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
800m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 360m has short steep hills. The remaining (230m) is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
Around 810m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 580m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
Around 810m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 580m is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 1.4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 1.4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 940m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 450m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
Getting therePlan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk
Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Campsites in the park
The Basin campground
Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Mackerel Beach Community.
Weather and Park info
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
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.