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Taronga to Musgrve Wharf
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.1 km SSE of Mosman
Length: 1.7 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 1.7 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Mosman(LGA)
Climb: 111 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 111 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 There is a ferry stop near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This wharf-to-wharf walk is a great way to see Sydney Harbour. The walk is very scenic, with frequent views of the harbour. A stop in Sirius Cove to have a swim, play on the swings or a picnic is a great way to make an outing of this walk. (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 Taronga to Musgrave Wharf

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Taronga to Musgrave Wharf
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Taronga Zoo Wharf
Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Curlew Camp Trk
Curlew Loop Junction
Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Curlew Camp Trk
Bottom of Whiting Beach Rd steps
Sirius Cove Reserve
Int. Illawarra St and Curlew Camp Rd
No. 4 Curlew Camp Rd
End of Curraghbeena Rd
Curraghbeena Point
Starting point for this hiking track: Taronga Zoo Wharf

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

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Photo Gallery

 
Track near Taronga Wharf
 
Track near Taronga Wharf +
 
Stairs at Taronga Wharf
 
Stairs at Taronga Wharf +
 
View of Sydney Harbour from above Sirius Cove
 
View of Sydney Harbour from above Sirius Cove +

 
Track behind Taronga Zoo
 
Track behind Taronga Zoo +
 
View from track to Sirius Cove
 
View from track to Sirius Cove +
 
Sirius Cove
 
Sirius Cove +

 
Sirius Cove playground
 
Sirius Cove playground +
 
Stairs behind houses near Sirius Cove
 
Stairs behind houses near Sirius Cove +
 
View over Sirius Cove
 
View over Sirius Cove +

 
Sign along track
 
Sign along track +
 
Curragbeena Rd
 
Curragbeena Rd +
 
Near Musgrave St Ferry wharf
 
Near Musgrave St Ferry wharf +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Taronga to Musgrave Wharf bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Taronga to Musgrave Wharf bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Taronga to Musgrave Wharf bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Taronga to Musgrave Wharf 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 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 Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
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
990m of this walk has short steep hills and another 580m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (95m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 840m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 820m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.7km is clearly signposted.

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 1.5km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 160m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the ferry to Taronga Zoo
Public transport (ferry) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for upto date running time info
Use these links to plan your Ferry (and train) trip to the end of this walk.

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Catch the bus to Taronga Zoo Wharf
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)
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Drive to Taronga Zoo Wharf
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.
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(0 km) Taronga Zoo Wharf to Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Curlew Camp Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 341 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 26 m Descent = -22 m
From the entrance to Taronga Zoo wharf, this walk heads down and across the cul-de-sac at the bottom of the road. The walk then follows the footpath around the building on the right to soon come to a section of boardwalk. The walk continues along boardwalked sections with a tall barbed-wire fence on the right. After a short time, the track turns left, above a small beach, then turns right and continues along the fenceline to the intersection with Camp Curlew on the left.

(0.34 km) Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Curlew Camp Trk to Camp Curlew
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 124 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -11 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill following the 'Welcome to Curlew Camp' sign. The track quickly turns right, over a boardwalk, then turns left down more stairs. The walk then winds down the hill to the corner of a large rock, just above the water.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down towards the water and onto the wooden platform.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Camp Curlew Alt = 4 m
Camp Curlew was created in 1890 as an artists' retreat, as was popular at the time. Artists of the day would visit for long periods (although women were not permitted to stay overnight), enjoying the surrounds and painting some of Australia's most prized works[1]. Arthur Streeton is a notable artist who stayed at the camp. The site was less than rustic, with tents to accommodate billiards and dining, and also a hired cook and youth to help with odd jobs[ref url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_artists'_camps#Curlew_Camp]. Camp Curlew was abandoned after the siting of Taronga Zoo in the area in 1912.

(0.34 km) Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Curlew Camp Trk to Sirius Cove Reserve
Walk: Easy - bushtrack,footpath
Length = 482 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 23 m Descent = -33 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads along clear track, following the tall fence (keeping the fence to your right). The track passes over a few section of boardwalk and soon comes to a three-way intersection at the end of the long fence/wall marked with a sign pointing back to 'Curlew Camp'[2] (and a set of steps on your right).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Curlew Camp' sign pointing to 'Sirius Cove'[3], keeping the water glimpse to your left. The path leads behind some house and past a two-storey scout hall on the beach below (on your left). The path continues and soon winds down to Sirius Cove Reserve.

Sirius Cove Reserve Alt = 3 m
Sirius Cove Reserve is next to the sandy beach of Little Sirius Cove, Mosman. The reserve is open and grassy, with a few picnic tables, a fenced playground and drinking fountain at the western end, and a toilet block at the eastern end. The beach has no surf and faces south to Cremorne Point. Road access is via Sirius Cove Road.

(0.82 km) Sirius Cove Reserve to Int. Illawarra St and Curlew Camp Rd
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 95 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = 0 m
Veer left: From the middle of the park, this walk heads across grassy clearing (keeping the water to your left) past the front of the children's playground. The walk then follows the footpath behind the playground up a series of steps to the intersection of Illawarra St and Curlew Camp Rd.

(0.92 km) Int. Illawarra St and Curlew Camp Rd to No. 4 Curlew Camp Rd
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 93 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill following the 'VERY SLOW' and the 'Curlew Camp Rd' signs[4] along the concrete road. The narrow road soon leads to an intersection with a track on your left marked with a 'Walking track to Curraghbeena Road' sign[5], until opposite No. 4's driveway[6].

(1.01 km) No. 4 Curlew Camp Rd to End of Curraghbeena Rd
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 155 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 30 m Descent = -10 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Walking track to Curraghbeena Road' sign[7] down the steps and along the bush track. The track soon leads up a few timber stairs cases[8][9] to then follows a footpath behind the houses[10] to come to a telegraph pole and great unfenced water view[11]. Here the walk turns left and continues along the footpath up the steps[12] to come to the end of Curraghbeena Road[13].

(1.17 km) End of Curraghbeena Rd to South Mosman Wharf
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 493 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -42 m
Turn left: From the end of Curraghbeena Rd, this walk heads along Curraghbeena Rd[14]. The road soon bends right, and heads up the hill, passing between a lookout (on your the left)[15][16] and a playground[17] (on your right) to come to Raglan St. Here the walk turns left and heads along the upper[18] Raglan St to then follow the 'Public Path' sign[19] beside the house and down the steps[20][21]. The walk continues down Raglan St past 'Herron Park'[22] (on your right) to find the large sandstone 'The Castle' building[23] on your left and the 'Curraghbeena Point Lookout'[24][25] at the top of a few steps.
Turn right: From 'Curraghbeena Point Lookout'[26], this walk walk heads downhill directly away from the front of 'The Castle'[27] following the 'To Musgrave St Ferry via Herron Walk' sign[28]. At the end of the short street the walk heads down a series of steps [29] ignoring the private property paths but turning left at intersection part way down. The steps lead down to Musgrave St and an information sign[30][31]. Here the walk turns right to find the entrance to the 'South Mosman Wharf'[32].

The walk then takes the footpath stairs, to the right of the cul-de-sac, down until arriving next to the entrance of South Musgrave Wharf. The walk heads up to South Musgrave Wharf.

Catch the ferry from South Mosman (Musgrave St)
Public transport (ferry) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for upto date running time info
Use these links to plan your Ferry (and train) trip from the end of this walk.

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Catch the bus from South Mosman Wharf
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 South Mosman Wharf
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.
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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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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
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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 5.2 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 Taronga to Musgrave Wharf.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Taronga to Musgrave Wharf
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
18 km (to the NW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 19 km (to the SW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 27 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 31 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
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