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Rouse Hill Estate walk
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.1 km WSW of Rouse Hill
Length: 1.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Rouse Hill Regional Park
Climb: 21 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 21 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
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

This walk is a great way to step back in time and explore the old Rouse Hill Estate. There are optional side trips that take you to some well-equipped picnic areas if you have the extra time. The walk mostly follows wide grassy trails and gives you good views of the whole estate. There are a series of information signs that help give you a deeper understanding of the history of the area. A pleasant stroll around an old farm site. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Rouse Hill Estate walk

Map of Walk

Location

Rouse Hill Estate walk bushwalking track notes
Map of Rouse Hill Estate walk
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Map Scale 500 meters
Rouse Hill main car park
Northern edge of main car park
Rebels intersection
Tree hollow intersection
Upper crossing south int.
Pavilion Intersection
Rebels intersection
Fenceline trail intersection
Generations int.
Lower welcome int.
Generations intersection
Buildings intersection
Starting point for this hiking track: Northern edge of main car park

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
 Riverstone 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-90301S 
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Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Rouse Hill Estate walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Rouse Hill Estate walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Rouse Hill Estate walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Rouse Hill Estate walk 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 1.8km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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
Around 670m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 240m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 900m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 900m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 900m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 900m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 900m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to Rouse Hill main car park
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.
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Rouse Hill main car park Alt = 47 m
The main car park is found at the end of the 750m long driveway off Worcester Rd, Rouse Hill. There is room to park about 60 cars in the shade of the tall trees[1]. There is no signposted mobility parking but each parking bay is marked and 2.7m wide.

Rouse Hill main Picnic area and playground Alt = 45 m
Nestled among the tall eucalypt forest at the southern end of the main car park in Rouse Hill Regional Park is a lovely playground, picnic area and toilet block.
The well equiped children's playground has a timber maze[2], climbing equipment[3], slides[4], and other equpment[5][6][7].
The picnic facilities between the car park and the playground include two large sheltered tables[fac=8348] and BBQ's[fac=8349]. There are other seats and picnic tables around the area as well. About 20m west of the playground is a quieter elevated picnic shelter[fac=8345] and BBQ[fac=8346].
There is a toilet block[fac=8333][fac=8334] about 150m walk from the playground around the edge of the large clearing[8].

(0 km) Rouse Hill main car park to Northern edge of main car park
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 101 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -1 m
From the southern edge of the main Rouse Hill Regional Park car park, this walk heads through the asphalt car park to the large 'Rouse Hill Estate Walk' sign[9] near the car park exit.

(0.1 km) Northern edge of main car park to Rebels intersection
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 426 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 14 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the northern edge of the car park, this walk follows the large 'Rouse Hill Estate Walk' sign[10] between the wide timber bollards and across the dirt trail for 20m to then cross rough gravel driveway [11]. The walk continues straight to follow the dirt and grassy trail as it winds uphill for 400m (ignoring the narrower side tracks) to find a 'rebels' information sign[12]. Less than 10m past this sign, this walk comes to a t-intersection marked with a 'Horse Trail' sign[13].

(0.53 km) Rebels intersection to Pavilion toilet
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - servicetrail,footpath,footpath,footpath
Length = 197 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the mostly flat grassy trail towards the road, initially keeping the 'Horse Trail' sign[14] to the left, for just shy of 50m to pass an arrow post[15] and come to an intersection with an asphalt footpath just before the road[16].
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the asphalt footpath towards[17] and then between the timber bollards[18] (1.2m gap), then across the road[19] (watch for traffic). This walk then follows the asphalt path on the other side of the road for about 10m to come to a three-way intersection[20] near the picnic shelters.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads gently uphill[21] along the asphalt footpath, keeping the road a short distance to the right for about 30m to come to a paved intersection[22].
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads directly away from the road, gently downhill along the asphalt path towards the picnic shelters. After about 15m this walk leads past the signposted 'Crebra Pavilion' picnic shelter[23][fac=8352][fac=8355][fac=8356]. About another 20m later this path leads to the 'Fibrosa Pavilion' picnic shelter[24][fac=8353][fac=8354][fac=8357]. The walk continues along the footpath for about 35m to come to the toilet block[fac=8358][fac=8359] (on the left)
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

Crebra & Fibrosa Pavilions Alt = 61 m
Nestled in the trees in Rouse Hill Regional Park is this very well equipped picnic area. There are two large (11x12m) sheltered areas. Closest to the road is the 'Crebra Pavilion' picnic shelter[25] with two large tables[fac=8352], a BBQ[fac=8355] and tank water[fac=8356]. About 20m away is the similarly designed 'Fibrosa Pavilion' picnic shelter[26][fac=8353][fac=8354][fac=8357]. Further down the path, you will find the toilet block[fac=8359] with an accessible cubicle[fac=8358]. There is parking nearby and sloping open grassy areas around. These facilities can be booked for exclusive use[27][28]. A lovely place to spend time with family or friends.

(0.53 km) Rebels intersection to Generations intersection
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 180 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads away from the face of the 'Horse Trail' sign[29] and away from the road along the mostly flat grassy trail for just shy of 150m to come to a three-way intersection (near the corner of a black chainlink fence[30] on the right).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the main grassy trail keeping the fence a short distance to the right for nearly 50m to come to a three-way intersection marked with a 'Rouse Hill Estate Walk' arrow post[31] and a 'follow 7 generations' information sign[32].

(0.71 km) Generations int. to Western picnic area int.
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - servicetrail,footpath
Length = 245 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -4 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Extention Loop 1km' arrow post[33], distinctly downhill along the dirt and grassy trail. The trail leads downhill for 90m to continue straight at the unsignposted intersection[34], then 100m later this trail leads past a bench seat[35][fac=8365] and comes to a t-intersection with an asphalt path marked with a 'Welcome to Rouse Hill Regional Park' information sign[36].
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads downhill along the asphalt footpath for about 30m to then cross[37] the road/driveway (watching for traffic). About 10m after crossing the road, this walk comes to a faint intersection, above the Western Picnic area[fac=8366][fac=8367][fac=8368][fac=8369] (on your right), just as the path bends left[38].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Western Picnic area Alt = 55 m
Just near the entrance (250m along driveway) of the Rouse Hill Regional Park is this queit and lovely picnic area. There are two sheltered picnic tables[39][fac=8366] with BBQs[40][fac=8369]. There is also a scattering of picnic platforms[41] and seats[fac=8367][fac=8368]. The picnic area is near an unfenced pond[42] and there is plenty of open grassy area around[43]. There is road side parking for about 6 cars[44]. A pleasant spot to stop while exploring the area.

(0.71 km) Generations intersection to Buildings intersection
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 105 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the higher 'Rouse Hill Estate Walk' arrow[45] past the 'Follow 7 generations' information sign[46], alongside the fence (on your right). The trail leads for 100m with views of the Rouse Hill Farm buildings[47] (through the fence) to come to an intersection with a grassy trail (on the left)[48].

Rouse Hill House & Farm Alt = 61 m
During the 1800s and 1900s this area was farmed by six generations of Rouse and Terry families. The land is now divided in the regional park where you are walking and the fenced off Rouse Hill House & Farm building area managed by Sydney Living Museums. Through the fence, you can see the farm buildings and get a taste of the grand property. You can explore the area by driving to 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill and paying a reasonable entry fee[49]. Well worth exploring.

(0.81 km) Buildings intersection to Property intersection
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 92 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads gently uphill along the grassy trail keeping the fence to the right for about 15m to pass the 'buildings frozen in time?' information sign[50]. The walk continues along the trail gently uphill for 70m to pass under the power lines[51] then about 15m later come to a seat[fac=8362] and an 'a significant property?' information sign[52].

Drive from Rouse Hill main car 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
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

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Driving Directions
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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Anglers Leisure World 3/ 2 Garling Rd , Blacktown (02) 9679 8977 7.3 km
Castle Tarpaulin Warehouse 14/ 10 Victoria Ave, Castle Hill (02) 9899 3959 8.1 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 7 Homebase Centre Stoddart Rd , Prospect (02) 9636 9266 13.3 km
Cub Campers Pty Ltd 361 Wentworth Ave, Pendle Hill (02) 9896 3550 13.5 km
Coleman Service Centre Outlet Shop 43/44 Great Western Hwy, Minchinbury (02) 9675 0800 13.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Rouse Hill Estate walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Rouse Hill Estate walk
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7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 12 km (to the S)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
18 km (to the ESE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 23 km (to the ENE)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 27 km (to the WSW)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 31 km (to the WNW)

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 wx67007
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A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Rouse Hill Regional Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Rouse Hill Regional Park is in Sydney's hills district and is a great place for the whole family - you can even bring your dog. The kids will love the adventure playground and space to run around. There are walks to explore in open grassland or winding among a lovely forest. You explore the area by on foot, bike, scooter or wheelchair. The park is locked at night and open 8am to 8pm during daylight savings (8am to 5pm at other times). There are picnic areas, seats and toilets in different parts of the park. The traditional custodians of this land are the Deerubbin People, the area was farmed by the Rouse family and now manged by NSW National Parks and Wildlife service.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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