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Garadi Track
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.5 km W of Chatswood
Length: 1.5 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.5 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Willoughby(LGA)
Climb: 66 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 66 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: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This walk, also know as the Black Cockatoo track, starts from Mowbray Park and explores the area where the Camaraigal Clan of the Guringai Tribe once lived. The walk leads across the top of a small escarpment and winds down and back along the Lane Cove river bank. The change in vegetation is quite defined and interesting. A boardwalk section through the mangroves gives a close view of river life that changes with the tides. (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 Garadi Track

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Garadi Track
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Map Scale 1 km
Mowbray car park (near oval)
Int. River Trk and Bus Stop Trk
Int. Upper and Athletic Field Access Trks
Int. Upper and River Access Trks
End of Avro Rd
Int. Avro Rd Trk and River Access Trk
Int. River Trk and Upper Access Trk
Mowbray Park
Int. Upper and Athletic Field Access Trks
Int. River Trk and Bus Stop Trk
Int. River Trk and Bus Stop Trk
Starting point for this hiking track: Mowbray car park (near oval)

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

 
Mobray Park Carpark
 
Mobray Park Carpark +
 
Track above Mowbray Park
 
Track above Mowbray Park +
 
Sign above Mowbray Park
 
Sign above Mowbray Park +

 
Sign marking Upper and River Trks
 
Sign marking Upper and River Trks +
 
Upper Track
 
Upper Track +
 
View of Lane Cove River from Upper Track
 
View of Lane Cove River from Upper Track +

 
Track near water
 
Track near water +
 
Boardwalk east of Mowbray Park
 
Boardwalk east of Mowbray Park +
 
Handles in rock
 
Handles in rock +

 
Reflection in Lane Cove River
 
Reflection in Lane Cove River +
 
River track
 
River track +
 
River Track
 
River Track +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Garadi Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Garadi Track bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Garadi 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 1.5km
Time 1 Hr
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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 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
780m of this walk has short steep hills and another 500m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (260m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
1.1km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 240m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (240m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.5km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 1.4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 140m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 1.4km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 140m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 830m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 710m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Mowbray car park (near oval)
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 Mowbray car park (near oval)
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) Mowbray car park (near oval) to Int. Upper and Athletic Field Access Trks
Track: Moderate - footpath,bushtrack
Length = 330 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -14 m
From the intersection, this walk heads up the stairs, keeping the oval on the left of the walk as it winds around the hill. The walk leads to a park bench and intersection, above the spectators' stand.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk leads across the grassed area to a 'Mowbray Park' sign before a bridge. The track passes the sign and bridge to continue to wind through the bush for approximately 60m, to a signposted intersection.

(0.33 km) Int. Upper and Athletic Field Access Trks to Int. Avro Rd Trk and River Access Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 428 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = -28 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads up the hill away from the athletics oval, keeping the valley of the river on the left. The track winds through the bush, passing by a track (which leads to a rockshelf lookout on the left) and continuing on to a signposted intersection.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Upper Track' arrow along the hillside. The walk goes down some stairs before skirting underneath a rocky outcrop (on the right) and continuing along a boardwalk. The track then climbs up to Avro Rd.
Continue straight: From the road, this walk follows the signpost for the 'Upper Track'[1] away from the road and down to a rock shelf. After only 30 metres, the track tends left under power lines, and turns right down some stairs beside a rocky outcrop. From the stairs, the track winds down the hill to the rocky surface at the 3-way intersection.

(0.76 km) Int. Avro Rd Trk and River Access Trk to Int. River Trk and Bus Stop Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 667 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 28 m Descent = -17 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads west along the Lane Cove River bank, with the water to the right of the track. The track quickly opens out onto a clearing next to the river bank. The walk continues over two sections of boardwalked track, leading to a signposted intersection.
Turn right: From the signposted intersection, this walk heads towards the large rock next to the water (below on the right). The walk uses pins bolted into the rock as handholds, and climbs to the other side of the river bank. The track then continues along the gap between the mangroves and a rocky outcrop, to come to the Mowbray Park athletics field.
Turn sharp left: From the oval's far corner, closest to the river and furthest from the road, this walk heads up the steps to the signposted intersection.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads along the hillside towards the oval (below on the right). The track winds through the bush for approximately 60m to pass over a bridge and a 'Mowbray Park' sign in a grassed area. The walk crosses this grass area to come to the intersection with the footpath.

(1.43 km) Int. River Trk and Bus Stop Trk to Mowbray Park bus stop
Alternate Exit: Track: Moderate - footpath ( Show detail)
Length = 42 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the footpath away from the oval, climbing the steps to the bus stop next to Mowbray Rd. (End of the alternative exit track)

(1.43 km) Int. River Trk and Bus Stop Trk to Mowbray car park (near oval)
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 118 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the park bench, this walk heads down the footpath, keeping the oval below on the right. The walk continues down the hill for a short time to soon come to the intersection to the side of the oval.

Catch the bus from Mowbray car park (near oval)
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 Mowbray car park (near oval)
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
Lane Cove River tourist park


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 3.6 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 3.6 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 3.7 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 4.5 km
One Stop Adventure Shop 1045 Victoria Rd , West Ryde (02) 9858 5844 5.7 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Garadi Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Garadi Track
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
8 km (to the NNW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 19 km (to the SSW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 21 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 22 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 43 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 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 )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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