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.
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Cross sectional view of the Browns Waterhole Track bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Browns Waterhole Track bushwalking track
Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track
Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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.
This whole walk, 1.3km is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 1.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
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.
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).
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End of Kissing Pt Rd, Turramurra
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.
Int of GNW and Kissing Point Road trail
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 along the wide, shared, concrete path. After about 50m, this path leads under some high tension power lines then bends right. About 50m after passing under the power lines, this path leads to an intersection with a track (on your left, that leads to an informal unfenced lookout), just before a GNW arrow post. Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads fairly steeply downhill along the concrete path. The path passes a few signs over about 100m, then comes to an intersection with a track (on your left), marked with a timber barricade and a GNW arrow post. 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. This intersection is beside the Lane Cove River crossing (on your left) and is marked with a 'The Great North Walk' sign here.
Browns Waterhole int
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'.
Alt = 31 m
Browns Waterhole is a wide, shallow section of the Lane Cove River, downstream of a concrete weir. 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 and small clearing with a view over this section of the river.
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.
Int of Terry's Creek Walking Track and Brown's Waterhole Servicetrail
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.
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 4 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.
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 ParkLink 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 feesCampingFacilities 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: