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Robertson's Roundabout
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.7 km ENE of Heathcote
Length: 2.3 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.3 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Royal National Park
Climb: 146 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 146 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

From the Royal National Park Centre, this walk crosses the Hacking River before rising steeply up onto the ridge to fantastic views of the Hacking River. If you look into the distance you can see Cronulla on the horizon at the highest points. Towards the end of the circuit, with good views of the surrounding bushland, the track descends to the river and back to the visitor centre. (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 Robertson's Roundabout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Robertson's Roundabout
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Ironbark Flat Picnic Area
Royal National Park Information Centre
Eastern side of Currawong bridge
Currawong Flats
Int of Engadine, Audley and Uloola Tracks
Int of Robertson Roundabout (Northwest) and Engadine Bushtrack
Int of Uloola Track and Robertson Roundabout
 Int of Engadine, Audley and Uloola Tracks
Currawong Flats
Eastern side of Currawong bridge
Visitor Centre
Starting point for this hiking track: Ironbark Flat Picnic Area

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
 Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91294N 
 Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 

Photo Gallery

 
Ironbark Flat Picnic Area
 
Ironbark Flat Picnic Area +
 
Audley Visitor Centre
 
Audley Visitor Centre +
 
The Hacking River
 
The Hacking River +

 
The Robertson Roundabout is very well signposted
 
The Robertson Roundabout is very well signposted +
 
The view of Cronulla from the top of the Roundabout
 
The view of Cronulla from the top of the Roundabout +
 
The track
 
The track +

 
The view of the Hacking River from the top
 
The view of the Hacking River from the top +
 
The track between Audley and the roundabout
 
The track between Audley and the roundabout +
 
Audley Park
 
Audley Park +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Robertson's Roundabout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Robertson's Roundabout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Robertson's Roundabout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Robertson's Roundabout 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 2.3km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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
940m of this walk has short steep hills and another 760m is flat with no steps. Whilst another 340m has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 270m is very steep.

Quality of track
1.2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 790m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (310m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 1.2km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 1.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 730m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 1.3km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Ironbark Flat Picnic Area
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) Ironbark Flat Picnic Area to Visitor Centre
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 99 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = 0 m
From the Ironbark Flats, this walk heads alongside the visitor centre to turn up the stairs between the Visitor Centre and the toilet block, meeting Sir Bertram Stevens Drive.

(0.1 km) Royal National Park Information Centre to Eastern side of Currawong bridge
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 153 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
Turn sharp right: From the Royal National Park Information Centre, this walk heads west off Sir Bertram Stevens Drive and along Lady Carrington Drive, through the gate (open during the day). The walk continues down along this road to come to a white bridge on the right.

(0.25 km) Eastern side of Currawong bridge to Currawong Flats
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 128 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -2 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk crosses the bridge over to the western bank of the Hacking River. On the other side of the river, the track turns right and goes through the Currawong Flats until coming to an intersection with a bush track going up to the left, signposted with a 'Robertons Roundabout' sign.

(0.38 km) Currawong Flats to Int of Engadine, Audley and Uloola Tracks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 137 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 34 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From Currawong Flats, this walk follows the steps beside the 'Robertson Roundabout' sign heading up the hill. The track then winds up the hill through the bush for a while until it flattens and comes to the signposted intersection of the Robertson Roundabout a short distance later.

(0.52 km) Int of Engadine, Audley and Uloola Tracks to Int of Engadine and Robertson Track (North-West)
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 339 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 40 m Descent = -1 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Heathcote', 'Engadine' and 'Kangaroo Creek' arrows[1] along the bush track, steadily climbing up and along the side of the hill. The track provides views of the river (down to the right) as it heads up to the intersection, and a sign pointing back towards 'Audley'[2].

(0.86 km) Int of Robertson Roundabout (Northwest) and Engadine Bushtrack to Int of Uloola Track and Robertson Roundabout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 387 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 54 m Descent = -1 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads south up the hill. (It is necessary to follow the arrow markers in this area as the track becomes quite faint and overgrown in places.) Once reaching the top of the hill, there are great views as far as Cronulla. From here, the track turns to the south-east and continues through the bush, coming to an intersection, signposting the way to 'Uloola Falls'.

(1.24 km) Int of Uloola Track and Robertson Roundabout to Ironbark Flat Picnic Area
Track: Hard - bushtrack,road,road,footpath
Length = 1.07 km Time = 29 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -135 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Audley 0.5km' on the 'Robertsons Roundabout' signpost, heading along the bush track. The track steps up onto the short rock shelf and continues up the short hill to the top of the ridge and down the other side, winding steadily down the long rocky hill. The walk then zigzags down a few sets of rock steps before coming down to the signposted intersection of the 'Robertson Roundabout' track.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading in the opposite direction to the Heathcote and Engadine arrows, winding down the hill via the rock steps that the track continues down to the banks of the Hacking River at Currawong Flats.
Turn right: From the end of the bush track, this walk heads through Currawong Flats, keeping the river on the left, until reaching the bridge. The track turns left and crosses the Hacking River on the bridge, to come to Lady Carrington Drive.
Turn left: From the bridge, this walk heads along the road, keeping the river to the left. Passing the park lands and picnic area, the road the meets Sir Bertram Stevens Drive and a short distance further comes to the Royal National Park Information Centre.
Turn sharp left: From the visitor centre, this walk passes between the centre and the toilet block, heading down the stairs and onto the large, grassed clearing of Ironbark Flats.

Drive from Ironbark Flat Picnic Area
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk Parking fees apply in the area.
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

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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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 4.1 km
Paddy Pallin Adventure Equipment 587 Kingsway, Miranda (02) 9525 6829 6.3 km
Boots Great Outdoors 23 Koonya Cct, Caringbah (02) 9542 8988 8 km
Hurstville Disposals & Outdoor Centre 235 Forest Rd , Hurstville (02) 9580 4445 12.8 km
Ute Van & 4WD Accessory World Cnr King Georges & Moorefields Rds, Beverly Hills (02) 9758 2500 15.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Robertson's Roundabout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Robertson's Roundabout
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 12 km (to the NNE)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 27 km (to the SW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 35 km (to the NNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
38 km (to the N)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 52 km (to the N)

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
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
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.


Walker Feedback

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Karen - Robertsons Roundabout IP:58.111.198.xxx | 2012-08-06 06:51:08
Described as "Moderate" on walk signage, but I found it hard. Many steep sections. Signage at start indicates 45 minute round trip, but I did it in 1 hour, 20 min.
admin - re: Robertsons Roundabout Super Administrator | 2012-08-06 11:09:31
Karen wrote:
Described as "Moderate" on walk signage, but I found it hard. Many steep sections. Signage at start indicates 45 minute round trip, but I did it in 1 hour, 20 min.

Thanks Karen
I have passed your feedback onto NPWS. Will post a response if I hear back.
Matt :)
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