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Resolute Track
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
13.3 km NNE of Terrey Hills
Length: 3.7 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.7 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 201 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 201 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

The Resolute Track, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, is a great way to see two major Aboriginal sites and Resolute Beach. The return-style walk starts from Resolute picnic area and heads down to Resolute Beach, passing a Red Hands Cave and an Aboriginal engraving site. The Resolute Track uses management trails and bush tracks which have views over the sea as they pass through heath, rainforest and bushland. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Resolute Track
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Resolute Picnic Area
Resolute Picnic Area
Int. West Head Lookout Trk and Red Hands Cave Trk
Red Hands Cave
Int. West Head Trk and Red Hands Cave Trk
Engravings
Int. Headland Track and Engravings Bushtrack
Int. Headland Track and Resolute Beach Trk
Int. Cave Trk and Resolute Beach Trk
Int. Cave Trk and Resolute Beach Trk
Int. Resolute Bch Trk and Mackerel Bch Trk
Int. Resolute AND West Head Beach Tracks
Starting point for this hiking track: Int. West Head Lookout Trk and Red Hands Cave Trk

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
 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

 
Track from Resolute Picnic Area
 
Track from Resolute Picnic Area +
 
Headland Service Trail
 
Headland Service Trail +
 
Flowers
 
Flowers +

 
Aboriginal Engravings
 
Aboriginal Engravings +
 
Track from engravings to service trail
 
Track from engravings to service trail +
 
Headland Service Trail
 
Headland Service Trail +

 
New shoots
 
New shoots +
 
Resolute Beach Track
 
Resolute Beach Track +
 
Resolute Beach
 
Resolute Beach +

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 Resolute Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Resolute Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Resolute Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Resolute 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 3.7km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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 Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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
1.3km of this walk has short steep hills and another 360m is flat with no steps. The remaining (150m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
1km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 600m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (190m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
1.4km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 260m has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (190m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
Around 1.3km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 510m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 510m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (290m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

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 Resolute Picnic Area
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|

Resolute Picnic Area Alt = 169 m
Resolute picnic area, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, is a large grassed area with benches, shelter, interpretive signs, electric BBQ's and an environmentally-friendly toilet block. The picnic area does not have drinking water, but does have a pay phone and wheelchair-accessible bathroom with baby-changing area. Resolute picnic area is a great place for lunch, with Red Hands Cave, West Head and Resolute Beach and West Head Lookout tracks starting from the picnic area. The picnic area has adequate parking and a bus turn-around area.

(0 km) Resolute Picnic Area to Int. West Head Lookout Trk and Red Hands Cave Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 132 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -6 m
From Resolute Picnic Area car park, the walk heads through the picnic area, away from the road, to follow the 'Red Hands Track 50m' sign. The walk then descends a flight of stairs to the intersection at the bottom.

(0.13 km) Resolute Picnic Area to Int. West Head Trk and Red Hands Cave Trk
Alternate Route: Track: Moderate - servicetrail ( Show detail)
Length = 117 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From Resolute Picnic Area, this walk follow the signs for 'Red Hands Cave' away from the picnic area. The track heads down the sandy service trail for approximately 100m to the intersection marked by the sign on the left.
Continue straight to rejoin the main walk, following the notes from 0.29km 'Int. West Head Trk and Red Hands Cave Trk'.

(0.13 km) Int. West Head Lookout Trk and Red Hands Cave Trk to Red Hands Cave
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 22 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads down the hill, following the rocky outcrop to the right of the track. The walk follows this for approximately 30m to the interpretation signs for Red Hands Cave.

Red Hands Cave Alt = 163 m
Red Hands Cave, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, is a small rock overhang just near Resolute Picnic Area. The red hands are made by ochre, clay, being blown over an outspread hand. This Aboriginal rock art has been given an estimation of approximately 2000 years in age.

(0.15 km) Red Hands Cave to Int. West Head Trk and Red Hands Cave Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 132 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From Red Hands Cave, this walk heads along the bottom of the rocky outcrop, keeping it to the right of the track. The walk then ascends some stairs, passing up and around the rock shelf. After this, the track turns left as it continues, climbing slightly to the signposted intersection with the service trail.

(0.29 km) Int. West Head Trk and Red Hands Cave Trk to Engravings
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 359 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -17 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill for a short time, to the information sign on the left of the track.

Engavings Alt = 151 m
The engravings on West Head were made by the indigenous Guringai people. The engravings depict a man, shark/whale and two eels.

(0.65 km) Engravings to Int. Headland Track and Engravings Bushtrack
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 188 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -18 m
Turn left : From the engraving of the man, this walk heads off the rock shelf near a vegetation-covered sign indicating the 'Headland Track'. The track winds through dense scrub for about 200m to the intersection with the management trail, the Headland Track.

(0.83 km) Int. Headland Track and Engravings Bushtrack to Int. Headland Track and Resolute Beach Trk
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 683 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -51 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill towards the water for some time. After a few turns in the service trail, the track winds down a steep slope for approximately 300m to the intersection, where there is a sign indicating the way to 'Resolute Beach'.

(1.52 km) Int. Headland Track and Resolute Beach Trk to Int. Cave Trk and Resolute Beach Trk
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 63 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -12 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads down a flight of stairs following the sign to 'Resolute Beach'. The walk then turns left down more steps to head below a small cliffline, and comes to a sign at an intersection with a track on the left (which heads down to a cave).

(1.58 km) Int. Cave Trk and Resolute Beach Trk to Cave
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 22 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = 0 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads towards the rock formations, following the hillside. The track then enters an overhang of a cave.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

(1.58 km) Int. Cave Trk and Resolute Beach Trk to Resolute Beach
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 255 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -76 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill for approximately 50m towards the sea. The track then heads down a flight of stairs and continues down another staircase to the intersection, marked 'Mackerel' and 'Resolute' beaches.
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Resolute' Beach arrow along the hillside to an un-signposted intersection.

Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill towards the water, following the creek line to the beach. The track winds down the hill for approximately 30m to a small creek waterfall. The track is hidden in parts by grasses for approximately 20m before it heads down a few flights of stairs to where the track reaches the beach.

Resolute Beach Alt = 3 m
Resolute Beach, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, is a small stretch of sand sitting on the West Head Peninsula between steep headlands. The easterly aspect of the beach overlooks Barrenjoey Headland across the Pittwater.

Drive from Resolute Picnic Area
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 9.1 km
Outdoor Shack 1131 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9981 6933 17.1 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 1024 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9971 8711 17.7 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 17.4 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 19.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Resolute Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Resolute Track
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 15 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
26 km (to the SW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 26 km (to the NE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 43 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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