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Bradleys Head Walk
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.1 km SSE of Mosman
Length: 1.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 83 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 83 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 There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

The walk around Bradleys Head is packed with great views and cultural heritage. The views over Sydney Harbour can be enjoyed from many vantage points. There are a number of places of historic significance, including HMAS Sydney's Mast and Athol Hall. Athol Hall has a wonderful, grassed lawn with excellent views over the city, a great place for a coffee or picnic. (open in app)


There are closures in Sydney Harbour National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Bradleys Head Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Bradleys Head Walk
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HMAS Sydney Mast, Bradleys Head
Int. Bradleys Head Amphitheatre Trk and Borogegal Walking Trail
Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Cannons Picnic Area Trk
Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Athol Hall Trk
Athol Hall
Athol Hall car park
Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Taylors Bay Lookout track
Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Taylors Bay Lookout track
Starting point for this hiking track: HMAS Sydney Mast, Bradleys Head

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
 Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91303N 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
HMAS Sydney mast
 
HMAS Sydney mast +
 
Sunset from Bradleys Head
 
Sunset from Bradleys Head +
 
The amphitheater at Bradleys Head
 
The amphitheater at Bradleys Head +

 
View from Borogegal Walk
 
View from Borogegal Walk +
 
Angophora Forest on western side of Bradleys Head
 
Angophora Forest on western side of Bradleys Head +
 
Borogegal Track
 
Borogegal Track +

 
Atholl Hall Lawns
 
Atholl Hall Lawns +
 
Atholl Hall
 
Atholl Hall +
 
Track down from Atholl Hall car park
 
Track down from Atholl Hall car park +

 
Track intersection near Taylors Bay lookout
 
Track intersection near Taylors Bay lookout +
 
Track on western side of Bradleys head
 
Track on western side of Bradleys head +
 
Lighthouse at Bradleys Head
 
Lighthouse at Bradleys Head +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Bradleys Head Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bradleys Head Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bradleys Head Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bradleys Head Walk 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 1.7km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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
950m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 610m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (180m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 1.6km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 110m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 1.6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 180m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 1.6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 110m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to HMAS Sydney Mast, Bradleys Head
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to HMAS Sydney Mast, Bradleys Head
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk Parking fees apply in the area.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

HMAS Sydney Memorial Mast Alt = 13 m
The HMAS Sydney Memorial Mast was erected in 1934, following the HMAS Sydney's decommissioning in 1928[1]. The mast stands as a sign of respect for 'Australian officers, sailors and ships lost at sea and in combat'[2]. HMAS Sydney itself was a Chatham Class light cruiser which saw action in WW1.
More info

(0 km) HMAS Sydney Mast, Bradleys Head to Athol Hall
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 741 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 49 m Descent = -31 m
From the intersection, this walk heads to the end of the car park, with Sydney Harbour to the left. The walk continues to the intersection with Bradleys Head amphitheatre.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads along the hillside, with the amphitheatre and harbour on the left, for approximately 10m to the intersection signposted as the way to 'Cannons Picnic Area'.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads around the hillside, keeping the water below on the left. After a few hundred meters, there is a seat overlooking Sydney Harbour. This walk continues around for another 400m, undulating with the boardwalk, to meet the signposted stairs to 'Athol Hall'.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to 'Athol Hall' up the stairs, crossing a large grassy area. The walk then continues up to Athol Hall entrance.

Athol Hall Alt = 33 m
Athol Hall, built in 1908, was once a hotel. Sections of the original building date back to the 1800's. The hall has an excellent vantage point over the harbour with the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and city all well within its scope. Athol Hall today is a cafe and function centre with the cafe open Tues-Fri and Sun, 11am -3pm. More info

(0.74 km) Athol Hall to Athol Hall car park
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 103 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the entrance to Athol Hall, this walk heads up the hill, with the views of Sydney Harbour on the left. The walk continues up the road, where it crosses to the parking toll booth.

(0.84 km) Athol Hall car park to Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Taylors Bay Lookout track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 110 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -10 m
Continue straight: From the corner of Bradley Head Rd and the car park, this walk heads down the hill just behind the parking pay booth. The track meanders down the hill to a signposted intersection.

(0.95 km) Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Taylors Bay Lookout track to Taylors Bay Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 49 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads away from the main tracks winding into the bush. The track winds past two white benches, to a small rock shelf overlooking the water.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

(0.95 km) Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Taylors Bay Lookout track to HMAS Sydney Mast, Bradleys Head
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 787 m Time = 17 mins
Climb = 29 m Descent = -42 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Bradleys Head' sign along the hillside, keeping the water glimpses to your left. After about 600m this track leads to a boardwalk which then leads to a road. Here the walk turns left to follow the footpath down the hill for about 150m, to the clearing with the HMAS Sydney's mast, a car park and toilets.

Catch the bus from HMAS Sydney Mast, Bradleys Head
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from HMAS Sydney Mast, Bradleys Head
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.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

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

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

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From the end of the walk

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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Outdoor Equipment 60 Spring St , Bondi Junction (02) 9389 8122 4.4 km
Inski 46 York St , Sydney (02) 9233 3200 4.1 km
Mitchells Adventure 81 York St , Sydney (02) 9299 6321 4.1 km
Venus Repair Workshop Suite 36a 104 Bathurst St , Sydney (02) 9267 0706 4.3 km
Wildsports Upper Floor 447 Kent St , Sydney (02) 9264 2095 4.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Bradleys Head Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bradleys Head Walk
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 19 km (to the SW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
19 km (to the NW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 28 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 32 km (to the WNW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 46 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
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A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Sydney Harbour National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
One of Sydney's most diverse parks, Sydney Harbour National Park is formed from 11 pockets of harbour islands and shoreline. Highlights include coastal walks and swimming, breath-taking viewpoints, tours of colonial buildings and Aboriginal cave art.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Sydney Harbour National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Park closure sunset to sunrise for pest management
Pest management activities are taking place between sunset and sunrise at the following selected sites within Sydney Harbour National Park. Please abide by all park signage. Closed areas are:​
  • Middle Head
  • North Head
  • Quarantine Station
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Bobbin Head Information Centre (02) 9472 8949 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Shark Island upcoming closures
Shark Island in Sydney Harbour will be closed to public access due to essential wharf repairs on the following dates:
16 to 17 September 2015
24 to 27 September 2015.

Other incidents: Sydney Harbour National Park accommodation
Constables, Green Point and Steele Point Cottages are no longer available for accomodation bookings. New options are being considered for the conservation, management and use of these buildings.

Closed areas: Collins Flat Beach unavailable for venue hire
Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire due to the impact of high visitation on the critical habitat found at this location. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Mosman office on (02) 9960 6266 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.


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