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Wilkins Track
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
4.6 km WNW of Terrey Hills
Length: 5.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 5.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 130 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 130 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 There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This walk follows a well-defined management trail to one of the best views of Cowan Creek in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. At the halfway point, there is a great spot to sit, relax and enjoy the scenery and the surrounds. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of The Wilkins Track
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Int of Cullamine Rd & Perimeter Track
Int of Perimeter & Long Tracks
Int of Perimeter & Wilkins Tracks
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Cullamine Rd & Perimeter Track

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
 Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91304S 
 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

 
Perimeter Trail sign, near Terrey Hills
 
Perimeter Trail sign, near Terrey Hills +
 
Locked gate on western end of  Perimeter Trail
 
Locked gate on western end of Perimeter Trail +
 
Horse riding information sign, near Terrey Hills
 
Horse riding information sign, near Terrey Hills +

 
Perimeter Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Perimeter Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Long Trail sign on Perimeter Trail
 
Long Trail sign on Perimeter Trail +
 
Perimeter Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Perimeter Trail, near Terrey Hills +

 
Perimeter Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Perimeter Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Boots a bit muddy :)
 
Boots a bit muddy :) +
 
Wilkin's Track, near Terrey Hills
 
Wilkin's Track, near Terrey Hills +

 
The sandy Wilkin's Track, near Terrey Hills
 
The sandy Wilkin's Track, near Terrey Hills +
 
Wilkins Track
 
Wilkins Track +
 
Wax Flowers (Eriostemon australis) on Wilkins Track
 
Wax Flowers (Eriostemon australis) on Wilkins Track +

 
Trees on Wilkin's Track
 
Trees on Wilkin's Track +
 
'Walkers only' sign on Wilkins Track
 
'Walkers only' sign on Wilkins Track +
 
Wilkins Lookout
 
Wilkins Lookout +

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 The Wilkins Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the The Wilkins Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Wilkins Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the The Wilkins 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 5km
Time 1 hr 45 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
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, 2.6km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 2.6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 2.6km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 2km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 610m 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.
Catch the bus to Int of Cullamine Rd & Perimeter Track
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Int of Cullamine Rd & Perimeter Track
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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) Int of Cullamine Rd & Perimeter Track to Int Perimeter and Long Tracks
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 757 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -23 m
From the intersection[1], this walk follows the management trail [2]around the locked gate with 'Perimeter Track 7.1km One-Way' sign[3]. This walk continues on the trail (passing an information sign[4] after about 30m) for about 300m. This walk continues to follows the trail for about 400m, until coming to a signposted (The Long Trail) three-way intersection (on the left) This intersection is reached about 10m after a track on the right is passed.

(0.76 km) Int of Perimeter & Long Tracks to Int of Perimeter & Wilkins Tracks
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 1.25 km Time = 23 mins
Climb = 33 m Descent = -22 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[5], this walk follows the management trail east, with the hill on the right for about 500m. Then this walk bends left and continues for about 700m, until coming to the three-way intersection, with a 'Wilkins Track' sign[6] (on the left).

(2.01 km) Int of Perimeter & Wilkins Tracks to Wilkins Track Lookout
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 612 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -21 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail gently downhill past the 'Wilkins Track' sign [7](on the right). Then this walk continues along the sandy trail, passing around the 'Walkers Only Beyond This Point' sign[8] after about 600m. This walk then follows the bush track[9] for about 10m to Wilkins Viewpoint and views [10]into Smith Creek and the surrounding bushland.

Catch the bus from Int of Cullamine Rd & Perimeter Track
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Int of Cullamine Rd & Perimeter Track
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

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 10.1 km
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 9.5 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 9.5 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 14.4 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 14.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to The Wilkins Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from The Wilkins Track
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 7 km (to the NW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
12 km (to the SW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 27 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 29 km (to the WSW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 35 km (to the SSW)

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.

Walker Feedback

Comments
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Sydnat - Nice little walk, easy IP:121.44.107.xxx | 2010-04-02 06:38:20
The walk could quite easily be done in an hour, excluding time to take in the view at the end. Pretty flat, unchallenging, wide and well defined paths. The bush has got quite a good vibe here! Saw a few horse riders and mtn bikers.
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