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Stockyard spur to Garie Beach
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.3 km SE of Waterfall
Length: 3.3 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 3.3 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 142 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 142 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

The walk down Stockyard Spur to Garie Beach is an excellent way to take in coastal views before following the Coastal Track. This is great if you are with a driver who is happy to drop you and wait for you are Garie Beach, or if you can do a car shuffle. You can always just walk back up. There are plenty of opportunities to get your feet wet if you wish to cool down on the walk, and you can see some of the houses built during the depression at North Era and Little Garie. (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 Stockyard spur to Garie Beach

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Stockyard spur to Garie Beach
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Int. Garie Rd and The Squeeze way
The Squeeze way and Stockyard Gully Trk
Int. Stockyard Spur Trk and Coastal Walk
North Era Bush Campground
Little Garie
Starting point for this hiking track: Int. Garie Rd and The Squeeze way

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Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

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Photo Gallery

 
Parking at the top of Garie Rd
 
Parking at the top of Garie Rd +
 
The Squeeze Way
 
The Squeeze Way +
 
Top of Stockyard Spur Trk
 
Top of Stockyard Spur Trk +

 
Rocks on Stockyard Spur track
 
Rocks on Stockyard Spur track +
 
Open woodlands on Stockyard Spur Trk
 
Open woodlands on Stockyard Spur Trk +
 
South Era Beach
 
South Era Beach +

 
North Era camping ground
 
North Era camping ground +
 
Garie Beach from southern headland
 
Garie Beach from southern headland +
 
Track across headland
 
Track across headland +

 
The track between Garie and Little Garie
 
The track between Garie and Little Garie +
 
Garie Beach SLSC
 
Garie Beach SLSC +
 
Garie Beach
 
Garie Beach +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Stockyard spur to Garie Beach bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Stockyard spur to Garie Beach bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Stockyard spur to Garie Beach bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Stockyard spur 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 3.3km
Time 1 hr 45 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 Minimal directional signs (4/6)
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 2.9km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 430m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
1.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.1km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (980m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
1.5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 1.1km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (750m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 3.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 3.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 2.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 750m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Int. Garie Rd and The Squeeze way
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) Int. Garie Rd and The Squeeze way to The Squeeze way and Stockyard Gully Trk
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 428 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -22 m
From the intersection, this walk heads away from Garie Rd and the gate towards the 'No parking along this road' sign and the 'No Stopping' signs. The walk then continues for approximately 200m along the relatively flat management trail, before heading downhill. The trail leads to the bottom of a small rise where there is an unmarked intersection with a bush track on the left. There is a round soccer ball-sized rock here.

(0.43 km) The Squeeze way and Stockyard Gully Trk to North Era Bush Campground
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.3 km Time = 31 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -206 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk heads away from the management trail, winding through the bush for approximately 50m before heading down the hill. The track follows the top of the ridge, winding down among many large rocks for approximately 100m, then continuing south-east down the hill to an area with an open, clear, forest floor. After approximately 100m, the forest floor becomes thick with grasses, and the walk continues through this to an open canopy, which overlooks houses to the right of the ridge. The walk then heads up through the open grass area to the intersection.
Turn left : From the top of the ridge, the walk crosses the headland and open grassy area, down towards the beach (keeping the ocean to the right), coming to a 'North Era Bush Campground' sign just before the beach.

North Era camping ground Alt = m
North Era camping ground, Royal National Park, is a large dune area situated directly behind North Era Beach. This camping spot is popular with surfers, and it also has a toilet and a cleared area to pitch your tent. A maximum of 36 people (12 sites) can camp here[1], so there is plenty of room for everyone. Open fires are not permitted, you can carry a fuel stove for cooking. A camping permit is required from NPWS before arriving (Phone:(02) 9542 068). Water is often available from the creek (treat before drinking), If dry you can walk to Garie Beach for water, although the water here may also be dried up, during a dry period it is best to carry all your water with you.

(1.73 km) North Era Bush Campground to Little Garie
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 845 m Time = 23 mins
Climb = 74 m Descent = -62 m
Continue straight: Keeping the ocean and the coast to the right, the walk heads north across the North Era Bush Campground to the base of the large grassy hill, which it climbs steeply to the top. Upon reaching the top, the walk continues down the other side of the hill, winding down the bush track and wooden steps, until reaching the Little Garie Community Hall at the base of the hill.

(2.57 km) Little Garie to Garie Beach Car Park
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 754 m Time = 20 mins
Climb = 47 m Descent = -59 m
Continue straight: From the Little Garie Community Hall, the walk heads down the hill, keeping the sea to the right of the track as it leads into the gully. The walk passes several old cabins as it approaches the bottom, where the track passes a 'Coast Walk' sign, providing information on erosion issues in this area. From here, the walk heads between the ocean on the right and the base of the large grassy hill on the left as the track narrows. This continues until arriving in the Garie Beach car park.

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

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 12.2 km
Paddy Pallin Adventure Equipment 587 Kingsway, Miranda (02) 9525 6829 16 km
Boots Great Outdoors 23 Koonya Cct, Caringbah (02) 9542 8988 17.1 km
Hurstville Disposals & Outdoor Centre 235 Forest Rd , Hurstville (02) 9580 4445 23.2 km
Ute Van & 4WD Accessory World Cnr King Georges & Moorefields Rds, Beverly Hills (02) 9758 2500 25.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Stockyard spur to Garie Beach.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Stockyard spur to Garie Beach
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3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 21 km (to the WSW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 23 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 45 km (to the NNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
49 km (to the N)
8 ROB08 Communications Site MT MURRAY 58 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)
This walk passes Illawarra/Shoalhaven 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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