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Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.1 km ESE of Waterfall
Length: 4.4 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.4 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 65 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 65 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: One way
Track: Hard

This walk is another Royal National Park classic. The walk comes off a ridge to join with the Coastal Track's tour of the beaches. The walk starts at the small Curra Moors car park and heads through the heath and bush to the rock shelf at the coast. The track ends at Garie Beach. The beach has a kiosk and is an excellent spot for a swim (when patrolled) and a picnic. This walk is good for those who can get dropped off at the top and meet their driver at the bottom, or you may choose to do a car shuffle, or retrace your steps back to Curra Moors car park. (open in app)


There are closures in Royal National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach
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Curra Moors Car Park
Middle Rill Ck
Int. Curra Moors Trail and North Rill Trk
Int of North Rill and Coastal Track
Garie Beach Lookout
North-East End of Garie Beach
Int. Garie Beach YHA Trk
Starting point for this hiking track: Middle Rill Ck

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Photo Gallery

 
Corner of Curra Moors car park
 
Corner of Curra Moors car park +
 
Curra Moors car park Trk
 
Curra Moors car park Trk +
 
Sandy Curra Moors service trail
 
Sandy Curra Moors service trail +

 
End of servie track before intersection
 
End of servie track before intersection +
 
Int. of North Rill and Coastal Track
 
Int. of North Rill and Coastal Track +
 
View from intersection North Rill and Coastal Tracks
 
View from intersection North Rill and Coastal Tracks +

 
Looking at Garie Beach and the coast from the north
 
Looking at Garie Beach and the coast from the north +
 
Clearing east of Garie Beach
 
Clearing east of Garie Beach +
 
Garie Beach SLSC
 
Garie Beach SLSC +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach 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 4.4km
Time 1 hr 45 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 Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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
2.6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 930m has short steep hills. Whilst another 510m is very steep and the remaining 380m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
2.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.3km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (930m) 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 1.1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 3.9km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 510m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 4.4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 3.8km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 690m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Curra Moors Car Park
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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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(0 km) Curra Moors Car Park to Int. Coastal Walk and North Rill Trk
Track: Hard - bushtrack,servicetrail,servicetrail
Length = 2.81 km Time = 52 mins
Climb = 21 m Descent = -114 m
From the far corner of the car park, with the road to the left, this walk heads away from the road and into the thick heath. The track is enclosed in sections by dense foliage as it slowly descends the hill. The track in some places is deeply cut by watercourses as it makes its way to the cul-de-sac with the open service trail.
Continue straight: From intersection, this walk heads along the management trail away from the cul-de-sac. The track continues for approximately 500m through a dense wall of heath vegetation to the intersection with another management trail on the right.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the grassy management trail towards the ocean. The vegetation either side of the track lowers in height as the track comes closer to the cliff edge. The track continues for approximately 1km before the management trail narrows into a bush track, approximately 30m before coming to the intersection.

(2.81 km) Int of North Rill and Coastal Track to Garie Beach Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 436 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 22 m Descent = -11 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track around the left-hand side of the 'Curra Moors car park' sign, following the cliffs and keeping the ocean on the left of the track. After several hundred metres of high scrub, the track emerges out into the opening which has fantastic views of Garie Beach and the hills to the south.

(3.25 km) Garie Beach Lookout to North-East End of Garie Beach
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 508 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -105 m
Continue straight: From Garie Beach Lookout, this walk follows the bush track heading down towards Garie Beach, winding down the long hill, descending the steep rock and wooden steps to the bottom of the hill where the walk continues through the grassy clearing to the end of the beach.

Garie Beach Alt = 4 m
Garie Beach, Royal National Park, is a large, south-east facing, yellow sand beach. The beach is backed by steep headlands and gullies. There is a large car park at the end of Garie Rd for access to the beach. Garie Beach is popular for surfing, patrolled 9am-5pm from December to January. Facilities include toilets, kiosk, picnic tables, cold showers and Surf Life Saving Club. The water from the shower should be treated before drinking, this water comes from a tank and may be unavailable during dry periods. More info

(3.76 km) North-East End of Garie Beach to Garie Beach Car Park
Track: Moderate - beach
Length = 687 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = -11 m
Continue straight: From the end of Garie Beach, the walk follows the coast across the beach, keeping the ocean to the left until coming to the base of some timber steps, which lead up the hill on the right.
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk heads along the beach, keeping the ocean on your left, for approximately 200m to Garie Beach car park on the right.

Drive from Garie Beach Car Park
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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


Campsites in the park
Bonnie Vale camping ground
North Era camping ground
Uloola Falls camping ground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Engadine Disposal & Outdoor Centre Pty Ltd 1042 Old Princes Hwy, Engadine (02) 9520 3367 11.5 km
Paddy Pallin Adventure Equipment 587 Kingsway, Miranda (02) 9525 6829 14.9 km
Boots Great Outdoors 23 Koonya Cct, Caringbah (02) 9542 8988 16 km
Hurstville Disposals & Outdoor Centre 235 Forest Rd , Hurstville (02) 9580 4445 22.1 km
Ute Van & 4WD Accessory World Cnr King Georges & Moorefields Rds, Beverly Hills (02) 9758 2500 24.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 22 km (to the N)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 22 km (to the WSW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 44 km (to the NNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
48 km (to the N)
8 ROB08 Communications Site MT MURRAY 59 km (to the SW)

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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A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Royal National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Royal National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: The Coast track upgrade
The Coast track will be undergoing construction works between Beachcomber Ave and Marley Beach over a 9 month period. Works include resurfacing, installation of raised board walk and stairs and will be undertaken between October 2015 and May 2016. During the works it will be necessary, at times, to close the Coast Track for visitor safety. Please be aware that during closures the full coast track walk will not be possible and you may need to plan your route to start and finish at a different location. The Royal National Park alerts page will be updated regularly so please check it before you leave home. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Royal National Park area office on (02) 9542 0632 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Wedding Cake Rock
Access to Wedding Cake Rock is prohibited. National Parks and Wildlife Service has undertaken a geotechnical assessment of the rock, which found that there is high chance that it could collapse at any time. Safety fencing has been erected to protect the public while a more permanent solution is developed. This is a really beautiful location and a spectacular rock formation to look at, but the key is doing it at a safe distance from the edge.

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather
Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.


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Mark R - Cub Scout Leader IP:220.239.176.xxx | 2009-08-16 11:03:13
Note that parts of the Coastal Track have been closed and relocated inland away from the cliffs. This means that the intersection between the North Rill and Coastal Track is not signposted.

If doing this walk in the opposite direction you need to look out for the North Rill track to your left.
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