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Browns Waterhole Track
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.5 km SW of Turramurra
Length: 1.3 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 1.3 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Lane Cove National Park
Climb: 49 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 49 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: One way
Track: Moderate

This is a short walk down into the Lane Cove Valley, crossing the Lane Cove River, and out the other side. The entire track is concrete, making it a favourite trail for bike riders taking the short cut from Turramurra to Maquarie University. There are picnic tables at Browns Water Hole. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Lane Cove National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Browns Waterhole Track

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of Browns Waterhole Track bushwalking tracknotes
Map of Browns Waterhole Track
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End of Kissing Pt Rd, Turramurra
Int of GNW and Kissing Point Road trail
Int of flat rock view
Int of Browns waterhole trail and pipe bridge track
Browns Waterhole int
Browns Waterhole
Int of Terry's Creek Walking Track and Brown's Waterhole Servicetrail
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Great North Walk and Kissing Point road trail

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
 Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91303N 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Track at end of Kissing Point Rd
 
Track at end of Kissing Point Rd +
 
Bradley Reserve sign
 
Bradley Reserve sign +
 
Between Kissing point Rd and Browns water hole
 
Between Kissing point Rd and Browns water hole +

 
Browns Water hole causeway
 
Browns Water hole causeway +
 
Lane Cove River at Browns Water Hole
 
Lane Cove River at Browns Water Hole +
 
Browns Water Hole
 
Browns Water Hole +

 
Near Browns water hole picnic area
 
Near Browns water hole picnic area +
 
Brown's Waterhole
 
Brown's Waterhole +
 
Browns Waterhole Picnic Area
 
Browns Waterhole Picnic Area +

 
Surrounding bush- possible to see the other part of the biketrack below
 
Surrounding bush- possible to see the other part of the biketrack below +
 
Tunnel under M2
 
Tunnel under M2 +
 
Tunnel under the M2 Motorway
 
Tunnel under the M2 Motorway +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Browns Waterhole Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Browns Waterhole Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Browns Waterhole Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Browns Waterhole 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 1.3km
Time 30 mins
.


Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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
630m of this walk has short steep hills and another 470m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (240m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.3km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.3km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 1.3km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 90m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 1km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 320m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to End of Kissing Pt Rd, Turramurra
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 End of Kissing Pt Rd, Turramurra
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) End of Kissing Pt Rd, Turramurra to Int of Great North Walk and Kissing Point road trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 318 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -19 m
From the end of Kissing Point Rd, the track heads down the asphalt management trail. The track heads down the hill passing several houses and comes to an intersection with a track going off to the left at the 'Walking and Service Trails in the Lane Cove Valley' sign.

(0.32 km) Int of GNW and Kissing Point Road trail to Browns Waterhole int
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 263 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -17 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow post downhill[1] along the wide, shared, concrete path. After about 50m, this path leads under some high tension power lines[2] then bends right[3]. About 50m after passing under the power lines, this path leads to an intersection with a track[4] (on your left, that leads to an informal unfenced lookout), just before a GNW arrow post[5].
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads fairly steeply downhill along the concrete path. The path passes a few signs[6] over about 100m, then comes to an intersection with a track (on your left), marked with a timber barricade and a GNW arrow post[7].
Veer right: From the intersection, this follows the concrete path downhill for just shy of 50m to come to a intersection with a dirt management trail[8]. This intersection is beside the Lane Cove River crossing[9] (on your left) and is marked with a 'The Great North Walk' sign here[10].

(0.58 km) Browns Waterhole int to Browns Waterhole
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 90 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk crosses the the causeway of Browns Waterhole. (Caution is needed during and after rain, may become impassable) From here the track continues up the hill on the other side until reaching a small picnic area signposted as 'Browns Waterhole'.

Browns Waterhole Alt = 31 m
Browns Waterhole is a wide, shallow section of the Lane Cove River, downstream of a concrete weir[11]. There is a concrete shared cycle/footpath crossing over the top of the weir, linking Kissing Point Road, South Turramurra to Vimiera Rd, Macquarie Park. On the western side of the waterhole, there is a picnic table[12] and small clearing with a view over this section of the river.

(0.67 km) Browns Waterhole to Int of Terry's Creek Walking Track and Brown's Waterhole Servicetrail
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 40 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From Browns Waterhole, at the picnic tables, this walk follows the concrete management trail away from the river, up the gentle hill until reaching the large green 'Terrys Creek Walking Track' sign.

(0.71 km) Int of Terry's Creek Walking Track and Brown's Waterhole Servicetrail to End of Vimiera Rd
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 634 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 39 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads south up the concrete track. The track soon starts to zigzag up the side of the valley and past a 'Lane Cove National Park' sign, just before the tunnel under the M2. The track the heads through the tunnel and follows the foot path to the end of Vimiera Road, Epping.

Catch the bus from End of Vimiera Rd
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 End of Vimiera Rd
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
Map Car Shuffle
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by


Campsites in the park
Lane Cove River tourist park


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 4.1 km
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 6.1 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 6.2 km
One Stop Adventure Shop 1045 Victoria Rd , West Ryde (02) 9858 5844 5.9 km
Snowgum Rhodes Shopping Centre Level 1, Shop 66, Rhodes (02) 8765 1035 8.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Browns Waterhole Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Browns Waterhole Track
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
3 km (to the NNW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 16 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 19 km (to the W)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 24 km (to the S)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 40 km (to the NNE)

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 )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Bradley Reserve Bradley Reserve is a large natural bushland area owned and managed by Ku-ring-gai council. The reserve extends from Lane Cove River to the end of Kissing Point Road north to George Christie playing fields. The reserve is home to the locally well know STEP track, and is cared for by the STEP inc, the "South Turramurra Environment Protection". The Great north walk also heads through this reserve, and is also home to Browns water hole.
Region:
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.


Lane Cove National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
This small but picturesque city park is a haven of peaceful bushland along the winding Lane Cove River. Home to the Kukundi Wildlife Shelter and 27 km of the Great North Walk, you can also hire a boat, take a stroll or enjoy a picnic by the weir.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Lane Cove National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Terrys Creek walking track maintenance
Some areas of this park will experience temporary disruptions and delays due to walking track maintenance, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Closed areas are:
  • Terrys Creek walking track
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Bobbin Head Information Centre on (02) 9472 8949 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.


Walker Feedback

Comments
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Trevor Andrews IP:220.239.224.xxx | 2008-03-30 15:45:09
To make this a more circular walk, after passing Brown's Water Hole, take the signposted Terry's Creek Track, but not all the way to Eastwood! About 1 minute after passing under the M2, there is a National Park sign post showing the track forking to the right to Eastwood. But go STRAIGHt on to Crimea Road. Cross straight over Crimea Road (at the bottom of the dip) and follow the easement that runs along the back of houses on one side and Epping Boy's High School grounds on the other. At the end there is a small park (Midgee Reserver). Cut diagonally across this park past play equipment to Shipway St. Turn left & walk up the small hill to Waterloo Road. Turn right down Waterloo Road, then left down Vimiera Road and back through the tunnel under the M2 to the concrete Brown's Water Hole Track. This round walk takes 1 hour.
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