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Woolwich Wharf to Boronia Park
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.3 km E of Hunters Hill
Length: 5.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 5.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Hunters Hill(LGA)
Climb: 175 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 175 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 ferry stop near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

Going through the streets of Hunters Hill, this walk is on the first segment of the Great North Walk. The majority of the walk is on roads and footpaths so you may not really consider it a bush walk. The track does pop into some pockets of nice bushland, but these are short, relative to the walking along the streets. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Woolwich Wharf to Boronia Park

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Woolwich Wharf to Boronia Park
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Woolwich Ferry Wharf, Valentia St
Goat Paddock
Woolwich Lookout
Bottom of Kellys Bush
Top of Kellys Bush
Int of Gladstone Ave and Woolwich Rd
End of Serpentine Rd
Int of Brookes and Vernon Sts
Hunters Hill Shops
End of Mount St
Joubert Street Reserve
Starting point for this hiking track: Woolwich Ferry Wharf, Valentia St

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Photo Gallery

 
Woolwich Wharf
 
Woolwich Wharf +
 
Shelter at Woolwich wharf
 
Shelter at Woolwich wharf +
 
Valentia Street Reserve
 
Valentia Street Reserve +

 
Walking along Valentia Street
 
Walking along Valentia Street +
 
Walking along The Point Rd
 
Walking along The Point Rd +
 
Top gates of Goat Paddock
 
Top gates of Goat Paddock +

 
Woolwich Lookout sign
 
Woolwich Lookout sign +
 
Woolwich lookout
 
Woolwich lookout +
 
Looking down at Woolwich Dock
 
Looking down at Woolwich Dock +

 
GNW arrow post on Edgecliff Rd
 
GNW arrow post on Edgecliff Rd +
 
Walking along Edgecliff Rd
 
Walking along Edgecliff Rd +
 
Walking through Kelly's Bush
 
Walking through Kelly's Bush +

 
Top of Kelly's Bush
 
Top of Kelly's Bush +
 
Walking along Prince George Parade
 
Walking along Prince George Parade +
 
Int of Gladstone Ave and Woolwich Rd
 
Int of Gladstone Ave and Woolwich Rd +

 
Steps at the end of Serpentine Rd
 
Steps at the end of Serpentine Rd +
 
Pedestrian lane at the end of Vernon St
 
Pedestrian lane at the end of Vernon St +
 
Kangaroo Paw
 
Kangaroo Paw +

 
Walking behind the Vernon St houses
 
Walking behind the Vernon St houses +
 
Lane Cove River
 
Lane Cove River +
 
Pedestrian Alleyway on Vernon St
 
Pedestrian Alleyway on Vernon St +

 
GNW arrowpost in Hunters Hill
 
GNW arrowpost in Hunters Hill +
 
St Peter Chanel
 
St Peter Chanel +
 
Intersection with Crescent St
 
Intersection with Crescent St +

 
Alley near Garrick St
 
Alley near Garrick St +
 
Walking along Passy Ave
 
Walking along Passy Ave +
 
Cross at the front of All Saints Anglican Church
 
Cross at the front of All Saints Anglican Church +

 
Hunters Hill Shops
 
Hunters Hill Shops +
 
Cafes at Hunters Hill Shops
 
Cafes at Hunters Hill Shops +
 
Jaspers Restaurant
 
Jaspers Restaurant +

 
Vienna
 
Vienna +
 
Hunters Hill post office
 
Hunters Hill post office +
 
Hunters Hill Town Hall
 
Hunters Hill Town Hall +

 
Congregational Church building
 
Congregational Church building +
 
Park at the the int of Alexandra and Mount Sts
 
Park at the the int of Alexandra and Mount Sts +
 
End of Mount St
 
End of Mount St +

 
Following the concret footpaths
 
Following the concret footpaths +
 
Lane Cove River from the end of Mount St
 
Lane Cove River from the end of Mount St +
 
Walking behind Hunters Hill High School
 
Walking behind Hunters Hill High School +

 
Lane cove River behind Hunters Hill High School
 
Lane cove River behind Hunters Hill High School +
 
Under the Burns Bay road bridge
 
Under the Burns Bay road bridge +
 
Walking along Figtree Rd
 
Walking along Figtree Rd +

 
Kids play area at Boronia Park
 
Kids play area at Boronia Park +
 
playing oval at Boronia Park
 
playing oval at Boronia Park +
 
Picnic area at Boronia Park
 
Picnic area at Boronia Park +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Woolwich Wharf to Boronia Park bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Woolwich Wharf to Boronia Park bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Woolwich Wharf to Boronia Park bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Woolwich Wharf to Boronia Park 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 6km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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
Around 3.4km of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 2.4km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
2.8km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 2.5km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (420m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 5km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 420m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 6km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the ferry to Woolwich (Valentia Street)
Public transport (ferry) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for upto date running time info
Use these links to plan your Ferry (and train) trip to the end of this walk.

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Catch the bus to Woolwich Ferry Wharf, Valentia St
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.
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Drive to Woolwich Ferry Wharf, Valentia St
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) Woolwich Ferry Wharf, Valentia St to Goat Paddock
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 724 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 23 m Descent = -6 m
From Woolwich Wharf[1] (at the end of Valentia Street[2]), this walk follows the footpath, past the toilets[3] and the large 'Great North Walk' sign[4] (and past the children's playground[5] which is across the road) to the top of 'Valentia St'[6]. The walk turns left and follows the tree-lined 'The Point Rd'[7], which bends left and becomes 'Gale St'[8]. Not far along Gale St, this walk comes to the front of the gates at the top of the signposted 'Goat Paddock' park[9][10] (on your left)

Goat Paddock Alt = 17 m
Goat Paddock is the open area north of Woolwich Dock. The park has a path winding down through the middle[11], providing access to the waters edge. In 1835, the Clarke family received a grant of the land at the eastern end of the peninsula, what we now call Woolwich. In 1898, Morts Dock and Engineering Company bought this land and commissioned the excavation of the dock[12]. The area is well maintained and is used by many locals for their morning strolls.

(0.72 km) Goat Paddock to Woolwich Lookout
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 78 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the gates at the top of 'Goat Paddock'[13][14], this walk follows the footpath uphill beside Gale St, which soon bends right. The walk passes 'Woolwich Pier Hotel'[15] (on the opposite side of the road), then veers left across the grass on the signposted 'Woolwich Lookout' park[16], and soon comes to the fenced[17] lookout platform[18] on the left, about 80m from the lookout.

Woolwich Lookout Alt = 19 m
Woolwich Lookout is a fenced lookout[19] atop of the cliffs at the western end of Woolwich Dock[20]. There are great views down the sandstone cutting[21], through the dock at the mouth of the Lane Cove River and to North Sydney. In December 1901, the W. Solomon & Sons company (commissioned by Morts Dock and Engineering Company) completed the excavation of 85,000 cubic metres of sandstone to construct this dry dock. At the time, this 188 metres long, and 27 metres wide, pit was the largest dry dock in Australia. In 1963, the Army purchased the site and now it is managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust[22].

(0.8 km) Woolwich Lookout to Bottom of Kellys Bush
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 356 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -11 m
Continue straight: From 'Woolwich Lookout'[23], this walk winds down the concrete footpath[24], initially keeping the water view to your left. Crossing the road[25], this walk then follows the GNW arrow post[26] downhill along Edgecliff Rd[27][28], which soon bends right (enjoying the water views across to Cockatoo Island[29]), then crosses Margaret St[30] to become Alfred St. Continuing to the end of Alfred St[31], this walk comes to a short sandstone wall and a 'Kellys Bush' sign[32]

(1.16 km) Bottom of Kellys Bush to Top of Kellys Bush
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 229 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 25 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the end of Alfred St[33], this walk follows the 'Nelson Parade' sign[34] up the sandstone steps[35]. At the top of the steps, this walk turns right, following the 'Picnic Area' sign[36] along the dirt track[37] for about 80m to a three-way intersection just past a bench seat[38]. This walk veers right, following the 'Nelson Parade' sign[39] up the steps[40], passing a 'Kellys bush' information sign[41] at the top of the hill, then leaves the park through a gap in the timber fence[42] to come to a road[43] beside Weil Park[44] (a large playing field[45]).

Kellys Bush Alt = 40 m
In the late 1880s, pocket of bushland between Prince George Parade and Alfred St, Woolwich was set aside to to act as a buffer zone between the Parramatta River and the Sydney Smelting Company. The area was named after the owner of the land and smelting company, T.H. Kelly [46]. From the passion of the local people who fought to protect this area, Kelly's Bush is now owned by the Hunters Hill Council and cared for by a team of local bush regenerators[47].

(1.39 km) Top of Kellys Bush to End of Serpentine Rd
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 413 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -14 m
Continue straight: From the top of Kellys Bush, this walk follows the GNW arrow[48] gently uphill along Prince George Parade[49] (directly away from the park). Soon after passing a set of swings[50] (on the central reservation), this walk turns right[51] (crossing over the other part Prince George Parade) to follow another GNW arrow post along 'Gladstone Ave'[52] until coming to an intersection with 'Woolwich Rd'[53].
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow west alongside Woolwich Rd[54] for about 100m, then turns right across the road[55] and heads to the end of Serpentine Rd[56]. There are some GNW arrows here and a footpath[57] on the left.

(1.8 km) End of Serpentine Rd to Int of Brookes and Vernon Sts
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 416 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 22 m Descent = -32 m
Continue straight: From the end of Serpentine Rd[58], this walk follows the GNW arrows down a few steps[59], then downhill along the footpath[60]. The path soon leads down to Vernon St to turn left[61], following the street for about 30m. Here the walk turns right[62], leading down a pedestrian lane-way[63] and steps[64][65] between two house, coming to 'Mornington Reserve', beside Alexandra Bay on the Lane Cove River[66][67]. Here the walk turns left, leading up along the grassy track reserve behind some houses[68] for about 180m to turn left at a GNW post[69] marking another pedestrian lane-way. The walk heads up this lane-way[70] then up the steps to turn right on Vernon St[71], coming almost immediately to an intersection with Brookes St[72] (on your right).

(2.22 km) Int of Brookes and Vernon Sts to Hunters Hill Shops
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 1.21 km Time = 22 mins
Climb = 31 m Descent = -24 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads uphill along Vernon St[73] which soon bends left. At the top of the hill, this walk turns right to follow the footpath beside Woolwich Rd[74] for about 150m, then turns right down Futuna Lane[75]. At the T-intersection, this walk turns left to follow Futuna St past the grand 'St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church' building[76][77] and then come to another T-intersection[78]. Here the walk crosses Crescent St and turns right a short distance and then left into Garrick Ave[79]. At the end of Garrick Ave[80], this walk follows the GNW arrow along the zigzagging pedestrian lane way[81][82] for about 170m to come to Passy Ave[83]. Here the walk crosses the road and turns right, following the footpath for about 150m to then turn left onto Ambrose St[84]. After a further 100m, the walk turns right at Ferry St to pass in front of the large sandstone 'All Saints Anglican Church' building[85][86]. Just past this church, the walk passes a few shops[87] to cross Alexandra St, then turns left. Just after crossing Ady St, this walk comes to to 'Jaspers Restaurant'[88][89], opposite more cafes and shops[90][91].

Hunters Hill Shops Alt = 29 m
Just opposite the intersection of Alexandra and Ady Streets is a community shopping village in Hunters Hill. There are a few cafes and small restaurants[92] set among a lovely series of sandstone buildings[93]. You could even get your hair cut if so desired. The Ricciotti Deli Cafe open 7 days 0800-1700 (weekends 0800-1500) ph: (02) 9817-7388[94].[95]

(3.42 km) Hunters Hill Shops to End of Mount St
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 772 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -43 m
Continue straight: From in front of 'Jaspers Restaurant'[96][97], this walk heads gently downhill along Alexandra St[98] almost immediately passing 'Vienna' Cottage[99][100] (an artisan's home built in 1871[101]). This walk continues along beside Alexandra St[102] for about 500m, passing the post office[103], Masonic Centre[104], town hall[105], Congregational Church[106], a tiny and very old-looking pharmacy[107] to come to a four-way intersection with Mount St[108] (on your right), opposite a children's playground[109]. Here the walk follows the GNW post right[110] and downhill along Mount St[111] to come to a waterfront[112] intersection[113] at the end of the street.

(4.2 km) End of Mount St to Joubert Street Reserve
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 624 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left : From the northern end of Mount St[114], this walk follows the asphalt footpath[115] behind Hunters Hill High School[116], whilst keeping the Lane Cover River[117] to your right. The path leads past a few information signs[118][119], then bends left at the grassy clearing[120] to head up the side of the school. The path leads up a small set of stairs[121] and turns right on Reiby Rd, where the walk follows the road[122] for 100m until the road bends right. Here, the walk crosses the road[123] to follow the GNW arrow[124] up to the right and along the concrete footpath, which leads under under Burns Bay Rd (Fig Tree Bridge)[125]. Just after passing under the bridge, the walk heads left, diagonally up through Joubert Street Reserve to Joubert St[126] (just downhill from the intersection with Figtree Rd).

(4.82 km) Joubert Street Reserve to Boronia Park
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 932 m Time = 17 mins
Climb = 26 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From Joubert Street Reserve, this walk crosses Joubert St and heads uphill to then turn right into Figtree Rd. The walk leads along the footpath beside Figtree Rd[127] for about 350m, then turns right onto Ryde Rd[128] (there is a Coles Express service station to your left[129], if you want a cold drink). Following the footpath alongside Ryde Rd for about 500m (passing St Joseph's College[130] along the way), this walk comes to Boronia Ave, just beside Boronia Park[131].

Boronia Park Alt = 39 m
Boronia Park is found at the intersection of Ryde Rd and Boronia Ave[132]. The park is centered around a couple of large playing fields[133] and a grand stand[134]. Here you will find public toilets[135], tap water, electric BBQs[136] and a children's playground[137]. There is also shade from the trees and rain shelter to provide some relief on the hot or wet days.

Catch the bus from Boronia Park
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 Boronia Park
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
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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)
Rays Outdoors 93- 99 Parramatta Rd , Camperdown 1800 641 867 5.4 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 4.7 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 4.8 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 4.8 km
Bachmann Trading 214 Parramatta Rd , Stanmore (02) 9560 9864 5.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Woolwich Wharf to Boronia Park.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Woolwich Wharf to Boronia Park
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
14 km (to the NNW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 16 km (to the SSW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 25 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 25 km (to the WNW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 46 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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