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Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.8 km N of Ryde
Length: 5.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 5.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Lane Cove National Park
Climb: 178 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 178 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 end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

A well maintained and signposted track that follows the Lane Cove River, along a section of the Great North Walk. The section of bush track just west of De Burghs Bridge has great views of the river. Brown's Waterhole is a good spot to break, although early in the walk. Watch out for cyclists in the Brown's Waterhole area as this is a popular bike riding trail. (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 Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge bushwalking tracknotes
Map of Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge
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End of Vimiera Rd
Int of Terry's Creek Walking Track and Brown's Waterhole Servicetrail
Browns Waterhole
Browns Waterhole int
Int of Browns waterhole trail and pipe bridge track
Int of flat rock view
Int of GNW and Kissing Point Road path
Creek crossing
Int near the end of Koombalah Ave
Int of the GNW and the South Turramurra High School trail
Int of GNW and the Turramurra High School bushtrack
Int of GNW and the old weir track
Int of the GNW and the Avondale creek service trail
Int of the Great North Walk and the West Pymble service trail link track
Int of the GNW and mid Gloucester Ave fire trail access track
Int of the GNW and Powerline access track
Int of GNW and Christie Park track
Int of the GNW and Powerline access track
Green shed
Int of GNW and Gloucester Ave service trail (sth)
Int of GNW and Gloucester Ave fire trail
Int of GNW and Yanko Road tracks
Int of Great North Walk and Ryde Road track
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Terry's Creek Walking Track and Brown's Waterhole Servicetrail

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Photo Gallery

 
Tunnel under the M2 Motorway
 
Tunnel under the M2 Motorway +
 
The Biketrack
 
The Biketrack +
 
Up the hill from Browns water hole
 
Up the hill from Browns water hole +

 
Browns Waterhole Picnic Area
 
Browns Waterhole Picnic Area +
 
Brown's Waterhole
 
Brown's Waterhole +
 
Lane Cove River at Browns Water Hole
 
Lane Cove River at Browns Water Hole +

 
Browns Water hole causeway
 
Browns Water hole causeway +
 
Great North Walk near Kissing point Rd
 
Great North Walk near Kissing point Rd +
 
Great North Walk with a reminder of technology
 
Great North Walk with a reminder of technology +

 
Some Nice rock formations
 
Some Nice rock formations +
 
Mind the step
 
Mind the step +
 
A bridge
 
A bridge +

 
Close in forest section
 
Close in forest section +
 
Some rock sections
 
Some rock sections +
 
Plenty of nice trees
 
Plenty of nice trees +

 
Rocky section of track
 
Rocky section of track +
 
Track Intersection near Ryde Road
 
Track Intersection near Ryde Road +
 
near Ryde Road
 
near Ryde Road +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge 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 5km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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
3.3km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.6km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (280m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
2.1km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.4km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 1km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 620m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
Around 3.3km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.9km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.1km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 4.4km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 700m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 2.7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 2.4km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


(0 km) End of Vimiera Rd to Browns Waterhole
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 674 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -42 m
From the end of Vimiera Road, this walk follows the footpath through the tunnel under the M2 Motorway. The walk then follows the concrete path past the 'Lane Cove National Park' sign, zigzagging down the side of the valley. The track continues down until it flattens to a gentle downward slope, and comes to intersection with a bush track signposted as the 'Terrys creek walking track'.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the concrete management trail down the gentle hill to the picnic tables and clearing 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[1]. 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[2] and small clearing with a view over this section of the river.

(0.67 km) Browns Waterhole to Browns Waterhole int
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 90 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -5 m
Continue straight: From Browns Waterhole picnic area, this walk follows the management trail down to the causeway and across Browns Waterhole (caution is needed during and after rain, may become impassable). Immediately after the river, the walk comes to an intersection with the Great North Walk trail.

(0.76 km) Browns Waterhole int to Int of GNW and Kissing Point Road trail
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 263 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'The Great North Walk' sign[3] uphill along the wide concrete path, initially keeping the river to your right. The path leads up for about 50m, passing a few signs to come to an intersection with a track (on your right) marked with a timber barricade and a GNW arrow post[4].
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the concrete path uphill. The path winds up for about 100m, passing a few signs before coming to an intersection with a track[5] (on your right, that leads to an informal, unfenced lookout), just after a GNW arrow post[6], where the path mostly flattens out.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads uphill along the wide concrete path as it bends left. After about 50m, the path leads under some high tension power lines[7], then about 50m later, comes to an intersection with a track[8] (on your right), marked with a GNW arrow post and an aluminium 'Lane Cove Valley' map[9].

(1.03 km) Int of GNW and Kissing Point Road path to Int of the GNW and the Turramurra High School service trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 873 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 35 m Descent = -24 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow post away from the face of the aluminium 'Lane Cove Valley' map sign[10] along the dirt trail. After about 30m, this walk crosses an ephemeral creek on a rock platform[11], coming to a spot behind some houses[12].
Continue straight: From the creek, this walk follows the management trail along the side of the hill, initially keeping the houses up to your left. The trail soon leads past a high tension power line tower[13] and along the side of the hill and gently up for about 200m to another metal high tension power line tower[14]. Here the trail bends left and leads up a fairly steep but short hill[15], where the trail then leads more gently uphill for another 400m before another short, steep climb[16]. From the top of this climb, the trail continues for about 70m before crossing over a rock platform[17] and coming to an intersection (about 25m below the Koombalah Ave gate[18], on your left).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the main trail gently along the side of the hill, keeping the valley to your right. After about 40m, this trail leads to an intersection with a track[19] (on your right), marked with a GNW arrow post (just as this trail bends left).

(1.9 km) Int of the GNW and the South Turramurra High School trail to Int of the GNW and the West Pymble service trail link track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 697 m Time = 17 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -51 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow post[20] east down along the rocky track (away from the management trail). The rocky track[21] follows a series of concrete access points[22] and timber steps[23] for about 230m to then cross a short section to timber boardwalk/bridge[24]. After this the track continues, keeping the Lane Cove River[25] a short distance to your right, for about 80m to come to a three-way intersection marked with a GNW arrow post[26].
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow post[27] gently downhill, keeping the valley to your right for about 30m to come to a faint intersection with a track (on your right - this faint track leads down to an old weir).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the main track east, keeping the valley to your right. After about 120m, this track leads down (becoming steeper as it goes) to the cross the weir and bridge[28] over Avondale Creek to find a pleasant sandy beach on the Lane Cove River[29]. This last crossing may become impassable after heavy or prolonged rain. Here the track bends left and climbs up the timber steps[30] a short distance to come to a T-intersection with a wide trail marked with a GNW arrow post and a 'Lane Cove Valley' aluminum sign and map[31].
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow post[32] downhill along the management trail, keeping the Lane Cove River a short distance to your right[33]. After about 120m, the trail crosses a small gully[34] then leads gently uphill for about 70m to come to an intersection with a track (on your right) marked with a GNW arrow post[35].

(2.6 km) Int of the Great North Walk and the West Pymble service trail link track to Int of the GNW and mid Gloucester Ave fire trail access track
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 616 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 36 m Descent = -29 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the GNW arrow post[36] south along the track (leaving the wide trail behind). The track gently winds along the side of the hill for about 300m to pass under some high tension power lines. Then over the next 300m, the track becomes rockier[37] and undulates more, passing among some grass trees[38] to come to the top of a small rocky rise. Here the walk heads down these rocks[39] to find a three-way intersection, marked with a GNW arrow post[40] (almost under the high tension power lines[41]).

(3.21 km) Int of the GNW and mid Gloucester Ave fire trail access track to Green Shed
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 554 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -21 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow post south, gently downhill for about 100m to come to a faint intersection with a track (on your left) marked with a GNW arrow post[42].
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the GNW arrow post[43] south, downhill for about 30m to come to a three-way intersection, marked with a GNW arrow post[44] (and a sign pointing right to 'Marsfield'[45]).
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the GNW arrow post east, gently down along the side of the hill (keeping the valley to your right). After about 80m, this walk steps off a small rock platform[46] then crosses two flat timber bridges[47] over Congham Creek. Here the track continues for another 100m (passing close to a few houses[48]) to cross a small gully then climb up a few timber steps. About 70m further along the track, this walk passes a concrete sewerage access point[49] to come to an intersection with a faint track on your left (that leads a short distance to a management trail), marked with a GNW arrow post[50].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow post[51] along the mostly flat track, keeping the valley to your left (running parallel with the high tension power lines, up to your left). After about 150m, this track leads close to a high tension power line tower[52], then comes to a locked green shed[53] opposite a fenced-off pipe bridge[54] (down in the valley to your right).

(3.77 km) Green shed to Int of GNW and Gloucester Ave service trail (sth)
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 139 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the green shed, this walk follows the track as it winds along the side of the hill, keeping the valley to your right and initially keeping the high tension power line tower[55] on your left. After about 150m, this track winds up to a clear intersection with the Gloucester Ave fire trail, marked with a set of NPWS AND GNW arrow posts[56] (just under the high tension power lines[57]).

(3.91 km) Int of GNW and Gloucester Ave service trail (sth) to Int of GNW and Ryde Road trail (west)
Track: Moderate - servicetrail,bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 901 m Time = 19 mins
Climb = 30 m Descent = -35 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows GNW arrow post[58] gently downhill along the wide trail[59], keeping the power poles to your right. After about 30m, the trail leads to an intersection with a track (on the right, near the second power pole), marked with another set of NPWS & GNW arrow posts[60] (before the locked gate).
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow post, heading under the power lines and along track whilst leaving the management trail behind. After about 30m, this track leads down the hill and a few stone steps to cross Quarry Creek[61] then climbs up a few steps and follows the mostly flat track through the bush for about 400m, to come to the end of a weedy section marked with a concrete sewerage access point[62]. Here the rocky track climbs up the side of the hill for about 200m, through open eucalypt forest[63] with some limited views right over the valley, for about 200m before passing large metal pipe (crossing the Lane Cove River[64]). About 30m after passing the pipe, the track winds up to come to a clear intersection with a wide management trail, where a 'Thornleigh Oval' sign[65] points back down the hill.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Lane Cove Weir' sign[66] south and gently downhill along the management trail. The trail winds downhill for about 200m to cross a concrete bridge[67] over Rudder Creek (beside a concrete sewerage pipe[68]). Here the trail leads uphill for another 80m to come to an intersection with the GNW track (on your left), marked with 'The Great North Walk' sign[69].

(4.81 km) Int of Great North Walk and Ryde Road track to Int. Opposite the end of Lady Game Drive
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 316 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 23 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the service trail following the sign to 'Ryde Rd, West Pymble'. The track tends right before slowly turning left, as it heads up the hill for approximately 200m to the intersection opposite the Lady Game Drive intersection.

Catch the bus from Int. Opposite the end of Lady Game Drive
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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Drive from Int. Opposite the end of Lady Game Drive
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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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)
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 4.5 km
One Stop Adventure Shop 1045 Victoria Rd , West Ryde (02) 9858 5844 5 km
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 6.7 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 6.9 km
Snowgum Rhodes Shopping Centre Level 1, Shop 66, Rhodes (02) 8765 1035 8.1 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge.
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(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge
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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 17 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 18 km (to the W)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 23 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 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.

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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.



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.

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rogal - p IP:202.7.166.xxx | 2008-08-13 17:47:08
It is possible to climb on to the pipeline and cross the river. The track comes out at Khartoum Road.
rogal - parallel track IP:202.7.166.xxx | 2008-08-13 17:51:12
rogal wrote:
It is possible to climb on to the pipeline and cross the river. The track comes out at Khartoum Road.

From the Khartoum Road end there is a bush track that can be followed which comes out at the south side of de burghs bridge onto the bike path.
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