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Crater Cove Lookout
Time: 3 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.1 km S of Balgowlah
Length: 0.1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Manly(LGA)
Climb: 9 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 9 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: Return
Track: Moderate

This is a great, short walk to a lookout with a fantastic views. The lookout has great views out through the heads, and also much of the upper reaches of Sydney Harbour. From the lookout, you can even see down into Crater Cove, to the old houses built during the great depression. The walk is very short and starts on Dobroyd Scenic Drive. Whilst in the area, it is worth looking at Arabanoo Lookout at the north-eastern corner of Tania Park. (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 Crater Cove Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Crater Cove Lookout
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Map Scale 100 meters
Bottom of Tania Park track
Bottom of Tania Park track
Starting point for this hiking track: Top of Tania Park - Dobroyd Heads track

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
 Sydney Heads 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91302N 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
The view from Dobroyd Head
 
The view from Dobroyd Head +
 
Track down to Crater Cove Lookout
 
Track down to Crater Cove Lookout +
 
View from the lookout
 
View from the lookout +

 
Boardwalked Track
 
Boardwalked Track +
 
View from Crater Cove Lookout
 
View from Crater Cove Lookout +
 
View from Manly to Spit walk
 
View from Manly to Spit walk +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Crater Cove Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Crater Cove Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Crater Cove Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Crater Cove Lookout 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 60m
Time 3 mins
.


Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*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
This whole walk, 30m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 30m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 30m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 30m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 30m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 30m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to Bottom of Tania Park track
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 Bottom of Tania Park track
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.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Bottom of Tania Park track to Crater Cove Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 30 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -9 m
From the 'Sydney Harbour National Park - Dobroyd Head' sign[1], this walk follows the steps that wind down the hill away from the road, soon coming to an intersection with the Arabanoo Walk.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track down the short hill towards the ocean, soon coming to the Crater Cove Lookout.

Crater Cove Lookout Alt = 76 m
From this fenced lookout, vistas far out to sea can be enjoyed, with Middle and South Heads just in view. Many yachts sail past, with the container ships out to sea. This is a popular spot for watching the start of the Sydney to Hobart race, or for watching whales as they pass by Sydney.

Catch the bus from Bottom of Tania Park track
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 Bottom of Tania Park track
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.
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

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 6.2 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 7 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 7.8 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 7.7 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 7.7 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Crater Cove Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Crater Cove Lookout
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
18 km (to the WNW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 23 km (to the SW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 25 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 33 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 41 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 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.

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

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