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Gordon to Roseville Station (Riverside Walk)
Time: 4 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2 km ESE of Gordon
Length: 13.3 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 13.3 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Lane Cove National Park
Climb: 344 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 344 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 There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk goes from Gordon, to Roseville station, using the Riverside Walking Track. From DeBurghs Bridge, the walk follows the western bank of the Lane Cove River, passing many picnic areas and the Lane Cove River Boat Shed. The scenic walk along the Lane Cove River provides plenty of opportunities for a picnic or to kick the ball around before heading up to Roseville Station. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Lane Cove National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
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Gordon Station
Gordon Station Bus Depot
Int. Blackbutt Creek Trk and Vale St
Int. Minnamurra East Trk and Blackbutt Ck Trk
Int. Blackbutt Ck Pathway and Blackbutt Ck Trail
Int. St Johns Ave and Kiparra St Trks
Int. Falls Ck and Blackbutt Ck Trks
Int. Lady Game Drive and Falls Creek Trk
Allen Park
Int. Great North Walk and Blaxland Rd Service Trail
Int. Great North Walk and Blue Hole Trk
Int. Great North Walk and Ryde Rd Access Trk NE
DeBurghs Bridge North
DeBurghs Bridge South
Int. Riverside Trk and Ryde Rd Access Trk SE
Int. Riverside Trk and Riverside Dr at park entrance
Porters Creek bridge West
Porters Creek bridge East
20 Fern Valley
18 Korong
13 Cottonwood Glen
9 Carters Creek
8 Ironbarks
Boat Shed
Illoura Picnic Area
Lane Cove River Lookout
Lane Cove Weir South
Koonjeree Middle Trk
Koonjeree Toilets
Fullers Bridge Bus Stop
Fullers Bridge Pedestrian Crossing
Int. Lady Game Dr and Delhi Rd
End of Fullers Park
Int. Blue Gum Ck and Greville St Trks
Int. Blue Gum Ck and Valley View Cl Trks
Valley View Close
Longford St Steps
Int. Longford St and Shirley Rd
Int. Shirley Rd and The Rifleway
Int. The Rifleway and Larkin St
Int. The Rifleway and Larkin Lane
Starting point for this hiking track: Gordon Station Bus Depot

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Photo Gallery

 
Vale St entrance to Blackbutt Servicetrail
 
Vale St entrance to Blackbutt Servicetrail +
 
Blackbutt Servicetrail
 
Blackbutt Servicetrail +
 
Sign on Blackbutt Servicetrail
 
Sign on Blackbutt Servicetrail +

 
Track up from Lady Game Drive
 
Track up from Lady Game Drive +
 
Track down from Allen Park
 
Track down from Allen Park +
 
Sign next to Ryde Rd
 
Sign next to Ryde Rd +

 
Track to Riverside walk
 
Track to Riverside walk +
 
Riverside Walking Track
 
Riverside Walking Track +
 
Porters Creek Bridge
 
Porters Creek Bridge +

 
Ironbark Picnic Area
 
Ironbark Picnic Area +
 
Sign below weir
 
Sign below weir +
 
Fullers Park
 
Fullers Park +

 
Track up to Valley View Close
 
Track up to Valley View Close +
 
Track at Valley View Close
 
Track at Valley View Close +
 
Stairs up the Rifleway
 
Stairs up the Rifleway +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Gordon to Roseville Station (Riverside Walk) bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Gordon to Roseville Station (Riverside Walk) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Gordon to Roseville Station (Riverside Walk) bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Gordon to Roseville Station (Riverside Walk) 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.
Length 13km
Time 4 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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
4.8km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 3.9km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 3.1km has short steep hills and the remaining 1.5km is very steep.

Quality of track
6km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 3.4km follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 2.5km follows a clear and well formed track or trail and the remaining 1.5km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
7km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 4.6km has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (1.5km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 13km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 13km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 3.2km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (1.5km) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Track Notes


Catch the train to Gordon Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Gordon Station
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Catch the bus to Gordon Station
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Drive to Gordon Station
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
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(0 km) Gordon Station to Int. Blackbutt Creek Trk and Vale St
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 980 m Time = 20 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -54 m
From the top of the station, this walk heads towards the shops, down the stairs and to the road next to Gordon Station bus depot.
Continue straight: From Gordon Station bus depot, this walk heads up the hill of St Johns Ave to the Pacific Highway. The walk crosses to the other side at the pedestrian crossing. From here, this walk follows the shop fronts up the Pacific Highway, then turns left onto Moree St. This street is followed until the walk turns right onto Vale St. This walk continues along Vale St for a short time to the intersection with the bush track on the left of the street.

(0.98 km) Int. Blackbutt Creek Trk and Vale St to Int. Lady Game Drive and Falls Creek Trk
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.76 km Time = 33 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -54 m
Turn left : From the intersection next to house No. 31, this walk heads past a gate to follow a line of houses on the right. The track continues down a slight gradient for approximately 300m, turning left to come to the intersection, approximately 10m above a concrete sewerage inspection hole.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill, passing a concrete sewerage inspection hole on the right. The trail continues along the creek line for another 20m, to the intersection which leads down to the creek on the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the creek downstream for approximately 200m to the signposted intersection.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the left-hand arrow on the 'Blackbutt Creek Track' sign, down the hill. The track contours with the creek on the right, and the houses high on the left, for approximately 1km to then steeply descend to the intersection above the concreted water-crossing.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill, across the concrete ford (creek), to then turn right and follow along side the creek. The trail tends left away from the creek, up to a white gate.

(2.74 km) Int. Lady Game Drive and Falls Creek Trk to Allen Park
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 1.21 km Time = 23 mins
Climb = 49 m Descent = -23 m
Turn left : From the white metal gate, this walk heads up the hill along Lady Game Dr, crossing to the right side where safe. This walk then turns right on De Burgh Rd, then right again onto Beaumont Rd. At the end of Beaumont Rd, this walk turns left onto Blaxland Rd, then comes to an intersection at 'Allen Park' at the end of Blaxland Rd.

Allen Park Alt = 48 m
Allen Park is a very small grassed clearing at the end of Blaxland Rd. The park is not shaded and backs onto a house. The park is a thoroughfare to access the Great North Walk from Blaxland Rd.

(3.95 km) Allen Park to Int. Great North Walk and Blaxland Rd Service Trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 130 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -20 m
Veer right: From the corner of Terrace and Blaxland Roads, this walk heads around the locked gate[1] and then straight across the grassy clearing of 'Allen Park'. The walk soon tends left at the 'Lane Cove National Park' sign[2] and follows a wide trail down through the bush for about 60m, coming to an intersection where a 'Terrace Rd' sign[3] points back up the hill.

(4.08 km) Int. Great North Walk and Blaxland Rd Service Trail to DeBurghs Bridge North
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 600 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 25 m Descent = -20 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Great North Walk - Deburghs Bridge' sign[4] downhill along the wide management trail. The trail soon bends right and follows the power lines[5] down, stepping over a partially buried, green metal pipeline[6] (sometimes hissing[7]). After this, the trail follows a GNW arrow[8] left as the trail significantly narrows and leads down a series of timbers steps[9] then across the rocky Blackbutt Creek[10][11]. Here, the walk follows the GNW arrow up onto the rock platform[12], where the track turns left then leads along the flat to a T-intersection with a GNW arrow post[13], and a set of steps[14] (up to your right AND down to your left).
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the GNW arrow post up the timber steps[15]. The track then leads up some stone steps[16] and comes to a three-way intersection, where a sign points back to 'Lane Cove River Weir via Great North Walk'[17].
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Lane Cove River Weir via Riverside walk' sign[18] up the steps with 'GNW' painted on them[19]. The walk then gently winds up for about 130m to pass a 'Lane Cove National Park' sign[20]. The walk turns left here, heading around the locked gate[21] to the edge of Lane Cove Rd[22], on the north side of DeBurghs Bridge[23].

(4.68 km) DeBurghs Bridge North to DeBurghs Bridge South
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 268 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 29 m Descent = -23 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the concrete footpath downhill alongside Lane Cove Rd, passing under the large 'Lane Cove National Park' sign[24]. The walk then follows the footpath across 'De Burghs Bridge'[25][26] to an intersection on the far side, marked with a NPWS arrow marker[27][28].

(4.95 km) DeBurghs Bridge South to Int. Riverside Trk and Ryde Rd Access Trk SE
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 30 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the stairs to the signposted intersection.

(4.98 km) Int. Riverside Trk and Ryde Rd Access Trk SE to Int. Riverside Trk and Riverside Dr at park entrance
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 277 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -8 m
Turn right: From the intersection the the track follows the signs to Chatswood West and the Riverside Walk. The track is near straight along a fence line for approximately 150m to turn left at the road to a signposted intersection.

(5.26 km) Int. Riverside Trk and Riverside Dr at park entrance to Porters Creek bridge West
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.51 km Time = 28 mins
Climb = 23 m Descent = -53 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Riverside Walk' sign down the stairs. The track winds above the Lane Cove River for approximately 600m, passing some cliffs on the right. The track continues to wind above the river for another 400m, to then turn right, up Porters Creek. The track follows Porters Creek for approximately 100m to the intersection with Riverside Drive at Porters Creek bridge.

(6.77 km) Porters Creek bridge West to Porters Creek bridge East
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 32 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: At the bridge, this walk crosses the creek using the road/bridge, to the signposted intersection with the bush track, on the left.

(6.8 km) Porters Creek bridge East to 13 Cottonwood Glen
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 2.06 km Time = 35 mins
Climb = 26 m Descent = -34 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the stairs and follows Porters Creek, on the left of the track, for approximately 100m. The track then turns right to follow the Lane Cove River for approximately 1km, winding and undulating. The track comes to an opening at Fern Valley, with picnic tables.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk passes through to Fern Valley, winding left past a small creek from a drain high on the right, which drains into the Lane Cove River below on the left. The track continues along the river bank for approximately 1km, passing through some clearings before opening out onto picnic area '19 Halfway Point'. The track heads across this clearing up to the gate on the right, to continue down the road passing the toilet block (above on the right). The track passes through picnic area '18 Korong' to the other side of its grass clearing, where the bush track starts.
Continue straight: From the clearing, this walk follows the bush track around the Lane Cove River bank, keeping the river on the left, for approximately 400m to cross the '13 Cottonwood Glen' picnic area, over a small bridge to come to a car park beside the river.

13 Cottonwood Glen Alt = 2 m
Cottonwood Glen picnic area is a large open grassy spot on the bank of the Lane Cove River. There is a grove of trees along the edge of the river, but you can still get clear views across the water from the car park area. There are several picnic tables[29] and a small toilet block[30][31] just up the hill.

(8.87 km) 13 Cottonwood Glen to 9 Carters Creek
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 363 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the car park on the south side of 'Cottonwood Glen', this walk follows the NPWS arrow post[32] along the track into the bush, keeping the river to your left. The track leads along side the river for about 300m, first through a lovely she-oak stand[33], then through a re-vegetating tall gum forest[34] before heading down a sealed footpath[35] to come to a car park (beside the toilet block[36]) at Carters Creek picnic area.

9 Carters Creek Alt = 4 m
Carters Creek Picnic Area is the ninth formal picnic space along this stretch of the Lane Cove River. This picnic area is home to a couple of sheltered picnic tables[37], a gas BBQ[38] a large open grassy area[39], garbage bins, toilets[40] and a car park[41]. There is some limited access to the river view[42]. A pleasant spot among the tall gums.

(9.23 km) 9 Carters Creek to 8 Ironbarks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 216 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -5 m
Continue straight: From in front of the toilets at Carters Creek picnic area, this walk heads across the grass clearing[43] and across the small timber bridge[44] to come to the car park[45]. After crossing the car park, this walk continues over the grass[46], beside the road, keeping the river to your left, and then veers left and follows the NPWS arrow post[47] down around the locked gate. Here the walk follows the narrow trail for about 60m to come to an intersection[48] with a footpath on your right, just before the '8 Ironbarks' sign[49] and picnic area.

(9.44 km) 8 Ironbarks to Boat Shed
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 473 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -12 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[50] just west of '8 Ironbarks'[51], this walk follows the track through the picnic area, keeping the river on the left. On the far side of the picnic area, this walk follows the NPWS arrow post[52] for about 180m up over a rocky outcrop[53] to then head down a metal staircase[54]. The track winds down alongside the river for another 70m to come to the edge of another large grassy clearing. Here, this walk heads across '7 Moola' picnic area (with toilets[55] and water), crossing a small flat timber bridge[56] in the middle. The track soon leaves this clearing and continues for another 80m to come to the shop-front side of the sandstone boatshed building[57].

Lane Cove Boatshed Alt = 3 m
Lane Cove Boatshed, in Lane Cove National Park, is situated on the bank of the (you guessed it) Lane Cove River. You can hire rowboats, kayaks, pedal boats, bikes and canoes[58], for different ways to enjoy the river. The shop also sells ice-creams, chips and drinks. The shed is open on weekend from 10am - 5pm. During summer school holidays, the shop is also open from 12-5pm[59]. For more info, call Greg on 0418600695[60].

(9.92 km) Boat Shed to Illoura Picnic Area
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 158 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the shop front of the boatshed[61], this walk follows the concrete path keeping the river to the left to walk to the end of the building. Here, the walk follows the wide dirt track, past the large picnic table[62][fac=8387], keeping to the lower main (but narrowing) track for about 60m to pass through a notably narrow[fac=8386] then short rough steep[fac=8385] section of track in the acacia grove. About 15m later the walk leads below a large brick picnic shelter[63] and 50m later comes to a 'Riverside Walking Track' sign[64] at the edge of the 'Illoura'[65] picnic area.

(10.08 km) Illoura Picnic Area to Lane Cove River Lookout
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 307 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the picnic area, this walk follows the 'Lane Cove River weir 0.35km' arrow[66] on the 'Riverside Walking Track' sign along the track keeping the river to the left to head alongside the 'Illoura'[67] picnic area. The walk then leads past a grove of trees to then head to the far end of the next picnic area, the 'Spoonbill'[68] picnic area[fac=8377][fac=8379][fac=8378]. Here the walk leads past the 'Riverside walking track' sign[69] up the concrete then timber ramp and along the boardwalk for about 80m (enjoying more river views) to come to a fenced lookout with a few seats[fac=8376] (and a stepped seating area[70]) and great views over the Lane Cove River[71].

(10.38 km) Lane Cove River Lookout to Lane Cove Weir South
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 50 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the lookout, this walk follows the timber boardwalk, keeping the river to the left. After about 40m the boardwalk ends and the walk follows a concrete footpath[72] to come to a t-intersection with an asphalt trail marked with a large 'Riverside walking track' sign[73] just above the weir[74] (to the left).

(10.43 km) Lane Cove Weir South to Koonjeree Middle Trk
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 98 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow post[75] along the concrete footpath, keeping the river to the left. The path leads around the edge of the 'Koonjeree picnic area'[76] and comes to an intersection with another footpath[77] (leading through the middle of the picnic area).

Koonjeree Picnic Area Alt = 2 m
Koonjeree Picnic Area[78] is at the southern end of Lane Cove National Park, just near Fullers Bridge. The picnic area boasts free gas barbecues, flushing toilets[79][80][81], town tap water, picnic tables and shelters[82], a large open area[83] and car parking[84]. On the bank of the Lane Cove River[85], this is a pleasant spot to enjoy the park.

(10.53 km) Koonjeree Middle Trk to Fullers Bridge Pedestrian Crossing
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 269 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -7 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads towards the road then passes over it, to the toilet blocks.
Turn left: From the toilets, this walk heads through the low bushes, following the car park (which is on the left). The walk winds through the bushes to pass a stone seat on the left before crossing the entrance road to the Lane Cove National Park. This walk then continues along the footpath for a few metres to the road, which it crosses to come to the bus stop.
Continue straight: From the intersection near the bus stop, this walk follows the footpath beside Delhi Rd, across Fullers Bridge[86] to come to the traffic lights at the intersection[87] of 'Lady Game Dr' and 'Delhi Rd'.

Drive from Roseville Train Station
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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Riverside Cafe Bar & Grill Alt = 2 m
The Riverside Cafe[88] is found at the end of service road on the south-west corner of Fullers Bridge. The nicely renovated building looks over the Lane Cove River and is open 7 days, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner[89]. The food is cafe-style and meals are priced upwards from $13[90]. Ph: (02) 9412 3773.

(10.8 km) Fullers Bridge Pedestrian Crossing to Int. Lady Game Dr and Delhi Rd
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 14 m Time =
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the corner, this walk crosses Lady Game Drive[91] at the traffic lights, heading away from Fullers Bridge [92].

(10.81 km) Int. Lady Game Dr and Delhi Rd to End of Fullers Park
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 473 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -6 m
Turn left: From the intersection of Lady Game Dr and Delhi Rd, this walk follows the grassy verge[93] beside Lady Game Drive, keeping the road (and river) on the left. After about 40m, this walk comes to a driveway[94] and locked gate marked with a 'Lane Cove National Park' sign[95]. Here the walk turns right, heading around the gate to follow the management trail (driveway) down the hill and into 'Fullers Park'[96]. The walk continues along the grassy trail[97] on the right-hand side of the park, passing the picnic shelter[98]. The trail continues for another 300m to pass under a concrete sewerage bridge[99] then comes to a grassy clearing at the end of this trail[100] (and start of a track ahead).

(11.29 km) End of Fullers Park to Valley View Close
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 588 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 27 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the clearing, this walk heads east, away from the concrete sewerage bridge[101] along the track[102]. The track meanders through the trees, winding past some rocky ruins[103] for approximately 120m to come to a three-way intersection marked with a 'Blue Gum Creek Track' sign[104].
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to 'Valley View Close', down into the dense, moist forest to soon cross the bouldery and sandy[105] Blue Gum Creek. After crossing the creek, this walk continues up for about 80m through the dense vegetation[106] to then head up a set of stone steps[107]. About 50m from the top of these steps, this walk comes to an intersection (with a faint track[108] on your right) marked with a National Park arrow post[109].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the track directly away from face of the National Park arrow post[110], keeping the valley to your left[111]. After about 130m, this track leads past a large 'Lane Cove National Park' sign[112][113] and continues behind the houses for another 50m. Here, this walk turns right and heads up the footpath[114] (between the houses) to come to Valley View Close[115] (between No.12 and 14)[116].

(11.87 km) Valley View Close to Longford St steps
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 84 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk head up the pedestrian alley between houses No.11 and 15[117]. After about 50m, this walk heads up a couple of sets of steps[118] to come to Longford St[119].

(11.96 km) Longford St Steps to Int. Shirley Rd and The Rifleway
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 968 m Time = 19 mins
Climb = 46 m Descent = -3 m
Turn right: From the the top of the stairs, this walk heads up Longford St[120], keeping the valley (and odd-numbered houses) on your right for about 100m to come to four-way intersection[121] with 'Shirley Rd'[122].
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the footpath uphill [123] beside 'Shirley Rd'[124]. After about 700m (veering left at 'Abingdon Rd'[125]), this walk crosses 'Alston Way'[126] (the second street on your left). Then about 150m after crossing Alston Way, this walk crosses Shirley St (just after it bends left) to come to an intersection with a pedestrian laneway [127] beside house No.20 (just in front of the power pole).

(12.93 km) Int. Shirley Rd and The Rifleway to Roseville Train Station
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 407 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 24 m Descent = -15 m
Veer right: From next to 20 Shirley St[128], this walk heads along the pedestrian alley[129] that leads downhill away from the road, between the houses. After about 80m, this footpath then leads over a 60m long bridge[130]. From here, the walk continues up the alley, then some steps[131], to find Larkin St[132].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk crosses the road and heads up the steps[133] (between houses 21 & 23) to follow the pedestrian lane[134] for about 60m, where the path zigzags up some steps[135] to come to Larkin Lane[136].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads across the road and follows the power lines straight up the alley[137] between the shops. The path continues for about 60m to come to the Pacific Highway, where this walk turns right and follows the footpath[138] for about 40m and crosses the highway at traffic lights[139]. Here the walk continues straight up the footpath[140] to small a shop[141] on the bridge over Roseville Railway Station[142].

Catch the train to Roseville Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Roseville Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
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Catch the bus from Roseville Train Station
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.
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Getting there

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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
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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 Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 5.3 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 5.3 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 5.4 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 5.5 km
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 7.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Gordon to Roseville Station (Riverside Walk).
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Gordon to Roseville Station (Riverside Walk)
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
6 km (to the WNW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 16 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 23 km (to the W)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 24 km (to the SSW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 38 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
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Blackbutt Reserve Blackbutt Reserve is a large area of natural bushland owned and managed by Ku-ring-gai council. The park extends from Lady Game drive up to Vale St, west of Gordon Golf course. The park is supports a number of service trail and bush track allowing visitors to explore large areas of the park. The park is also home to vulnerable Large Forest Owls.
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.


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