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 Castle Rock to Grotto Point Lighthouse bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Castle Rock to Grotto Point Lighthouse bushwalking trackOverview 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.
||Short steep hills (3/6)
|Quality of track
||Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
||Directional signs along the way (3/6)
||Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
||Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testingSome more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.Gradient
Around 700m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 300m has short steep hills.
Quality of track
Around 950m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 55m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
Around 840m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 160m is clearly signposted.
Around 730m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 280m requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 720m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 280m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region
fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE
rating and No fire ban
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 4 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 ClimateWeather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Sydney Harbour National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
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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:
Penalties apply for non-compliance.
- Middle Head
- North Head
- Quarantine Station
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.