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Willunga Track

Time: 40 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.8 km NNE of Terrey Hills
Length: 1.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 62 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 62 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

On this walk you will visit the highest point in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. At the top of the hill is an old trig point and some stunning panoramic view. On a clear day, there is an uninterrupted 180-degree view across large parts of the park, including Pittwater to the east and distant glimpses of Sydney city on the horizon, far to the south. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of Willunga Trig Walk bushwalking tracknotes
Map of Willunga Trig Walk
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Map Scale 500 meters
Int of West Head Rd and Willunga track
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of West Head Rd and Willunga 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
 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

 
Willunga trackhead
 
Willunga trackhead +
 
On the Willunga track
 
On the Willunga track +
 
Rock outcrop on the Willunga track
 
Rock outcrop on the Willunga track +

 
Distant views from the Willunga track
 
Distant views from the Willunga track +
 
Thick heath vegetation on the Willunga track
 
Thick heath vegetation on the Willunga track +
 
Along the Willunga track
 
Along the Willunga track +

 
A rocky section of the Willunga track
 
A rocky section of the Willunga track +
 
Glimpses through the trees on the Willunga track
 
Glimpses through the trees on the Willunga track +
 
Climbing to the Willunga trig point
 
Climbing to the Willunga trig point +

 
Views of Pittwater from the end of the Willunga track
 
Views of Pittwater from the end of the Willunga track +
 
Pittwater from the Willunga trig point
 
Pittwater from the Willunga trig point +
 
Subtle colours on the Willunga track
 
Subtle colours on the Willunga track +

 
The Willunga trig point
 
The Willunga trig point +
 
Part of the panoramic view from the Willunga trig point
 
Part of the panoramic view from the Willunga trig point +
 
Rock stack at the end of Willunga track
 
Rock stack at the end of Willunga track +

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 Willunga Trig Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Willunga Trig Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Willunga Trig Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Willunga Trig Walk 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 1.4km
Time 40 mins
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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 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, 700m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 700m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 700m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 700m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 700m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 700m 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 Int of West Head Rd and Willunga track
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) Int of West Head Rd and Willunga track to Willunga trig point
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 700 m Time = 16 mins
Climb = 56 m Descent = -6 m
From West Head Rd, at the 'Willunga Track' signpost[1] (~4.8km north from the intersection with 'General San Martin Dr'), the walk heads around the gate[2] past the 'Willunga Track' information sign[3] and follows the overgrown management trail[4]. After a while the track climbs more steeply[5] and narrows[6] to arrive at the top of the hill at the old Willunga trig point[7], on an unfenced rocky outcrop.

Willunga trig view Alt = 227 m
The Willunga trig view is at the end of the Willunga Track, off West Head Rd in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. This viewpoint is an informal, unfenced lookout from a rock outcrop. You get a fantastic 180degree panoramic view over the national park, including views of the ocean and Pittwater to the east and distant glimpses of the city to the south. This is the highest point in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Drive from Int of West Head Rd and Willunga track
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 5.5 km
Outdoor Shack 1131 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9981 6933 13 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 15.4 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 1024 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9971 8711 13.7 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 20.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Willunga Trig Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Willunga Trig Walk
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 11 km (to the W)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
20 km (to the SW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 20 km (to the N)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 32 km (to the NE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 38 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 2 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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