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Yeomans Track
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.7 km NNE of Terrey Hills
Length: 9.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 9.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 335 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 335 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 is a nice walk in the Ku-ring-gai Chase NP, passing through a mix of thick heath vegetation and more open forest. There are some good views over Cowan Waters from the end of the track and an optional side trip to a large rock outcrop with interesting texture and shapes. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Yeomans Track
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Salvation Picnic Area
Salvation Loop north trackhead
Int of Salvation Loop and Wallaroo track
Salvation Loop south trackhead
Int of Salvation Loop and Wallaroo track
Int of Wallaroo track and Yeomans track
End of Yeomans track
Starting point for this hiking track: Salvation Picnic Area

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 
 Cowan 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91304N 
 Mona Vale 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91301S 
 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

 
West Head Rd near Salvation picnic area
 
West Head Rd near Salvation picnic area +
 
Salvation picnic area
 
Salvation picnic area +
 
Salvation Creek from West Head Rd
 
Salvation Creek from West Head Rd +

 
Salvation Loop north track head
 
Salvation Loop north track head +
 
Banksia Ericifolia on the Salvation Loop track
 
Banksia Ericifolia on the Salvation Loop track +
 
Along the Salvation Loop
 
Along the Salvation Loop +

 
A splash of colour on the Salvation Loop
 
A splash of colour on the Salvation Loop +
 
Wildflowers on the Salvation Loop track
 
Wildflowers on the Salvation Loop track +
 
Dense heath along the Salvation Loop track
 
Dense heath along the Salvation Loop track +

 
Eucalypt beside the Salvation Loop track
 
Eucalypt beside the Salvation Loop track +
 
View over the Salvation Loop hanging swamp
 
View over the Salvation Loop hanging swamp +
 
Rocky outcrop on the Salvation Loop track
 
Rocky outcrop on the Salvation Loop track +

 
A nice view over the trees
 
A nice view over the trees +
 
A rocky management trail
 
A rocky management trail +
 
Glimpses of a distant Cowan Waters
 
Glimpses of a distant Cowan Waters +

 
Grasstrees and gums
 
Grasstrees and gums +
 
Trees and shadows
 
Trees and shadows +
 
Fire scars
 
Fire scars +

 
Slow growing
 
Slow growing +
 
Beautiful patterns and shapes
 
Beautiful patterns and shapes +
 
Textured rock near the end of Yeomans track
 
Textured rock near the end of Yeomans track +

 
Features in the rock near the end of Yeomans track
 
Features in the rock near the end of Yeomans track +
 
Grooves in the rocky outcrop
 
Grooves in the rocky outcrop +
 
Views from the end of Yeomans track
 
Views from the end of Yeomans 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 Yeomans Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Yeomans Track bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Yeomans 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 10km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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
3km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1.7km is very steep. The remaining (300m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 4.6km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 300m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 3.5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 3.1km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 4.9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 4.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 300m 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 Salvation 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|

Salvation Picnic Area Alt = 125 m
The Salvation Picnic Area is beside West Head Rd in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, about 3.6km north of the intersection of West Head Rd and General San Martin Dr.
The picnic area has three picnic benches and a car park. There are no other facilities.
This is a convenient point to start/finish the nearby Salvation Loop, Wallaroo and Yeomans walks.

(0 km) Salvation Picnic Area to Salvation Loop north trackhead
Track: Moderate - road
Length = 297 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 14 m Descent = -2 m
From the 'Salvation Picnic Area' (on West Head Rd, about 3.6km north from the intersection with General San Martin Dr), the walk follows the road, crossing the bridge over Salvation Creek, leaving the picnic area on the right, and soon arrives at the northern trackhead of the 'Salvation Loop Track'.

(0.3 km) Salvation Loop north trackhead to Int of Salvation Loop and Wallaroo track
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.45 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 47 m Descent = -19 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Salvation Loop Track', passing around a gate and along the management trail. The trail gently arcs to the left for some time, offering occasional views over the low, dense heath vegetation. The walk then arrives at the signposted intersection with the 'Walleroo Track'.

Salvation Loop hanging swamp Alt = 126 m
The Salvation Loop hanging swamp is enclosed within the Salvation Loop Track, off West Head Rd in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, about 3.6km north of the intersection of West Head Rd and General San Martin Dr. This area of hanging swamp (swamp formed in a depression on high ground, usually near a cliff) and wet heathland is dificult to see from the surrounding Salvation Loop track due to the drier, tall, dense heath vegetation surrounding it. It may, however, reward the patient, or lucky, observer with the plant and animal life associated with this habitat type, such as reeds and frogs.

(1.75 km) Int of Salvation Loop and Wallaroo track to Salvation Picnic Area
Alternate Exit: Track: Moderate - servicetrail,road ( Show detail)
Length = 2.25 km Time = 38 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -58 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, with the 'Walleroo Track' on the right, the walk follows the management trail to the west and soon swings to the right. The walk passes through an area of dense heath vegetation so there are only limited views away from the track. The track then passes around a gate and arrives at West Head Rd.
Turn sharp left: From the intersection, the walk follows the road gently down the hill leaving the 'Salvation Loop Track' to the left and soon arrives at the 'Salvation Picnic Area'. (End of the alternative exit track)

(1.75 km) Int of Salvation Loop and Wallaroo track to Int of Wallaroo track and Yeomans track
Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 1.66 km Time = 37 mins
Climb = 83 m Descent = -81 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Walleroo Track' arrow going up the hill. This section of the walk has some short, but steep, climbs and descents and soon offers some nice glimpses of Cowan Creek before reaching the intersection with 'Yeomans Track'.

(3.41 km) Int of Wallaroo track and Yeomans track to End of Yeomans track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.54 km Time = 28 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -71 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Yeomans Track' arrow gently down the hill on the management trail. After meandering along a relatively flat section, the management trail descends gently and ends at a rocky outcrop with glimpses of Yeomans Bay through the trees.

Yeomans Track view Alt = 115 m
The Yeomans Track view is at the end of Yeomans Track off the Salvation Loop track and West Head Rd in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
This viewpoint is an informal, unfenced lookout from a rock outcrop. You get limited views, through the trees, over parts of Cowan Waters, including Yeomans Bay.

(4.94 km) End of Yeomans track to Rocky outcrop at end of Yeomans Track
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 76 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = 0 m
Turn sharp right: From the end of Yeomans Track, the walk follows an indistinct track keeping the distant Cowan creek waterways to the left, and soon comes to a large, open, unfenced rocky outcrop.

Yeomans rock outcrop Alt = 120 m
The Yeomans rock outcrop is at the end of Yeomans Track off the Salvation Loop track and West Head Rd in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The unfenced and unmarked area has some interesting textures in the rock and nice views of Cowan Waters, making it a good place to have lunch and explore, at the end of Yeomans Track.

Drive from Salvation 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 5.2 km
Outdoor Shack 1131 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9981 6933 12.3 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 14.6 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 1024 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9971 8711 13 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 19.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Yeomans Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Yeomans Track
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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
19 km (to the SW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 21 km (to the N)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 33 km (to the NE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 37 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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