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Curra Moors Loop
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
12.3 km SW of Bundeena
Length: 9.2 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 9.2 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Royal National Park
Climb: 242 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 242 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: Circuit
Track: Hard

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. (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 Loop

Map of Walk

Location

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

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)

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 Otford 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91294S 
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Photo Gallery

 
Curra Moors Carpark
 
Curra Moors Carpark +
 
Track to Curra Moors car park
 
Track to Curra Moors car park +
 
Sandy Curra Moors service trail
 
Sandy Curra Moors service trail +

 
Grassed Service track
 
Grassed Service track +
 
Sign post on Curra Moors Track
 
Sign post on Curra Moors Track +
 
View from coastal walk intersection
 
View from coastal walk intersection +

 
Coastal Track
 
Coastal Track +
 
Sign posted intersection to car park
 
Sign posted intersection to car park +
 
Curra Moors service track
 
Curra Moors service track +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Curra Moors Loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Curra Moors Loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Curra Moors Loop bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of 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.
Length 9km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins
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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 No experience required (1/6)
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
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.

Signs
Around 7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2.1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 9km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Drive to Curra Moors 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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(0 km) Curra Moors Car Park to 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.

(0.93 km) Middle Rill Ck to 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.

(2.82 km) Curra Moors Cross to 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'[1] 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.

(4.34 km) Int. Coastal Walk and Curra Moors Brook Trail to 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.

(6.43 km) Int of North Rill and Coastal Track to 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.)

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

(6.43 km) Int. Coastal Walk and North Rill Trk to 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.

(7.51 km) Int. Curra Moors Trail and North Rill Trk to 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.

Drive from Curra Moors 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


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 Loop.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Curra Moors Loop
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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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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 11:42:08
I did this walk with a group of 10yo cub scouts. It takes a good 3.5 hours without long stops.

Trails are easy, the hardest being the walk down the hill from the car park at the start.

Note that parts of the Coast Track have been closed and relocated inland from the cliffs. The intersection with the North Rill track is not signposted, so look out for the service trail to the right as you head south toward Garie.

The flowers were just starting to bloom in August, so the track would look great in Spring.
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