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Mambara Track
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.6 km SE of Pennant Hills
Length: 0.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Hornsby(LGA)
Climb: 23 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 23 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
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible

The Mambara Track is a short walk, accessible to everyone, and a great walk for gaining some knowledge about the local bush. The walk follows a concrete footpath and has many signs with information about the surrounding bush. A great loop walk for the whole family and great introduction to the walking experiences in the area. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of Mambara Track bushwalking tracknotes
Map of Mambara Track
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Map Scale 500 meters
Pennant Hills Park entry
Mambara loopback int.
Britannia St shortcut int.
Mambara fourway int.
Mambara turning area int.
Mambara east int.
Mambara loopback int.
Starting point for this hiking track: Pennant Hills Park entry

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 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

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Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Mambara Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Mambara Track bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Mambara 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 720m
Time 20 mins
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Grade 1/6

Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*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
This whole walk, 720m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 720m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 720m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 720m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 720m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 720m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Pennant Hills Park entry
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 Pennant Hills Park entry
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|

Pennant Hills Park Alt = 124 m
Pennant Hills Park is a large sporting complex located in the back of Pennant Hills and on the border of the Land Cove National Park. This large venue consists of four large ovals (3 with cricket pitches), 16 tennis courts, a hockey court and an archery range. If you would like to book a tennis court then contact David Cochrane (02) 9481 0970. There are also BBQ and picnic facilities provided at the park.

(0 km) Pennant Hills Park entry to Mambara loopback int.
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 74 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -4 m
From the 'Pennant Hills Park’ entry sign[1] (beside the Britannia St roundabout, near the car park[fac=8071]), this walk leads gently downhill along the narrow concrete footpath[2], keeping the road to your right (and ignoring the short path on your right)[3]. After 10m this walk comes to a log seat[4][fac=8069] (on your right), and ‘Wildlife Protection Area’[5], 'Mambara Track'[6] and 'Mambara Access Track'[7] signs (on your left). This walk continues for 40m along the path around the sharp left bend [8] then continues for another 20m to come to a 3-way intersection[9], marked with an arrow post[10] (on your left).

(0.07 km) Mambara loopback int. to Mambara turning area int.
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 288 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -12 m
Turn right: From the intersection[11], this walk follows the arrow post[12] gently downhill along the concrete path[13], keeping the road (a short distance) to your right. After 5m this walk passes 'The Ultimate Jigsaw' sign[14] (on your left) then continues gently uphill[15] for about 140m over a series of rough concrete sections[16] to come to a 3-way intersection with a dirt track[17] (on the right).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the concrete path gently up over a rise[18] (keeping the road to your right). After about 15m this walk leads gently downhill and soon bends left[19]. This walk continues along the path for about 70m past a 'Bush Recycling' sign[20] (on the left) to come to a 4-way intersection[21] (with two dirt tracks on the right).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads distinctly but gently downhill[22] along the concrete path as the track bends left. This walk then gently meanders downhill for about 20m through the open forest[23], passing a potential trip hazard[fac=8070] on the path. This walk then continues for about 35m along the path which soon bends right[24], then comes to a sharp left hand bend[25]. Half way through the bend there is a 3-way intersection with a dirt track[26] (on the right).

(0.36 km) Mambara turning area int. to Mambara loopback int.
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 281 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 14 m Descent = -6 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk leads downhill along the concrete path, immediately passing the turning rest bay[27] (on the left) and a 'You scratch my back' sign[28] (on the right). This walk then continues gently downhill through the open forest[29] for another 35m to a distinct 3-way intersection with a short concrete path (on the right)[30].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads gently uphill (keeping the main valley to your right), following the concrete path as it bends to the left[31]. This walk continues gently uphill for about 230m, passing the 'Sunshine On My Shoulder'[32], 'Up In The Trees'[33] and 'Bush Webs – Pieces Of A Puzzle'[34] signs (all on the right) as it meanders through the open forest[35] to come to a sharp left bend[36] (ignoring the intersection with a dirt track on the right). After another 20m this walk comes to a 3-way intersection, marked with an arrow post[37].

(0.64 km) Mambara loopback int. to Pennant Hills Park entry
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 74 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[38], this walk follows the arrow post[39] along the concrete path gently uphill towards the road[40]. The path soon bends right and continues gently uphill for about 60m to a log seat[fac=8069] (on the left), and 'Mambara Access Track'[41], 'Mambara Track'[42] and 'Wildlife Protection Area'[43] signs (on the right). After about 10m this walk comes to the Britannia St roundabout[44] (near the car park[fac=8071][45]).

Catch the bus from Pennant Hills Park entry
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 Pennant Hills Park entry
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)
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 1.4 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 4.9 km
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 4.8 km
One Stop Adventure Shop 1045 Victoria Rd , West Ryde (02) 9858 5844 7.1 km
Snowgum Rhodes Shopping Centre Level 1, Shop 66, Rhodes (02) 8765 1035 10.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Mambara Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Mambara Track
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
2 km (to the ENE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 16 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 16 km (to the WSW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 25 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 )
Wed      33°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|28°Possible shower.
Fri18°|33°Partly cloudy.
Sat16°|26°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Walker Feedback

Comments
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Jay Co IP:49.176.67.xxx | 2012-10-10 07:22:43
Hi, good app but I believe your prices are too high. Would certainly buy several maps at .99 cents but not the others. All the best. Kay
admin - re: Super Administrator | 2012-10-10 09:48:09
Jay Co wrote:
Hi, good app but I believe your prices are too high. Would certainly buy several maps at .99 cents but not the others. All the best. Kay

Thanks Kay
Can you please update you price list on the app. Some apps seem to have the wrong (fairly random) price list. Most walks are .99 and multiway walks are upto $2.99

Thanks for the feedback

To update the price list pull the full list of walks down a bit to see the update button top left. It takes about 4 mins to run

Hope that helps

Matt :)
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