A pleasant walk with some great views, mostly along service trails. The walk passes through heath and some areas of trees (flowering in spring). This walk follows the Coastal Track along the headland, giving great views along the coast and out to sea.
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Cross sectional view of the Curra Moors Loop bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Curra Moors Loop 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.
3 hrs 30 mins
Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track
Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
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Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk. Gradient
Around 5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 4km has short steep hills.
Quality of track
Around 7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 1.9km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.
Around 7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2.1km is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
This whole walk, 9km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
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Curra Moors Car Park
Middle Rill Ck Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 930 m
Time = 21 mins
Climb = 1 m
Descent = -72 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.
Middle Rill Ck
Curra Moors Cross Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.89 km
Time = 32 mins
Climb = 17 m
Descent = -29 m
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. Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to 'Curracurrong 2.6km' along the management trail, with the ocean far to the right. After approximately 1km, the walk comes to an intersection.
Curra Moors Cross
Int. Coastal Walk and Curra Moors Brook Trail Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.52 km
Time = 26 mins
Climb = 3 m
Descent = -68 m
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the sign to 'Curracurrong 1.6km' along the management trail, with the ocean far to the right. After approximately 300m, the walk drops into a creek. Continue straight: The walk crosses the creek to head up the hill, with the ocean far to the right. The walk leads along the management trail for some time, then comes to the cliff edge.
Int. Coastal Walk and Curra Moors Brook Trail
Int of North Rill and Coastal Track Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 2.1 km
Time = 45 mins
Climb = 107 m
Descent = -53 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads along the bush track and the rockshelf, keeping the ocean on the left. This continues, with the track becoming a narrow trail that goes through the scrub. In various sections, metal walkways have been built to stabilise the environment in the area. This continues until reaching an intersection with a track, heading off to the right.
Int of North Rill and Coastal Track
Garie Beach Car Park Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack,beach,beach
Length = 1.63 km
Time = 35 mins
Climb = 44 m
Descent = -127 m
Continue straight: 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. 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. 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. (Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)
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
Int. Coastal Walk and North Rill Trk
Int. Curra Moors Trail and North Rill Trk Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.08 km
Time = 18 mins
Climb = 37 m
Descent = -4 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the hill, away from the cliff edge and sea. The track is narrow for approximately 30m then turns into a management trail. The trail continues for approximately 1km, with the heath surrounding becomes taller. The trail leads to an overgrown grassy area in the heath that leads to the intersection.
Int. Curra Moors Trail and North Rill Trk
Curra Moors Car Park Track: Hard - servicetrail,bushtrack
Length = 1.74 km
Time = 34 mins
Climb = 77 m
Descent = -17 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads south-west along the management trail into the taller, more dense vegetation. The track continues for approximately 500m through a dense wall of heath vegetation to the end of the management trail. Continue straight: From the cul-de-sac, this walk leads along the bush track, away from the service trail. The track is enclosed in sections by dense heath vegetation as it slowly rises up the hill. The track is deeply cut in sections from watercourses, as the walk makes its way up to the car park at the top of the hill.
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.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds Park feesCampingFacilities 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.