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Taronga Zoo to Camp Curlew
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.1 km SSE of Mosman
Length: 0.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Mosman(LGA)
Climb: 61 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 61 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: Return
Track: Moderate

This track takes you from Taronga Zoo Ferry, directly to Camp Curlew. A perfect little walk for the Impressionist wanting to recreate the attraction to Camp Curlew for painting. Little Sirius Cove is a secluded beach, worth the short sidetrip. Camp Curlew is a secluded spot on Sydney Harbour and has historically been used as a retreat by artists. (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 Zoo to Camp Curlew

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Taronga Zoo to Camp Curlew
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Taronga Zoo Wharf
Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Curlew Camp Trk
Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Curlew Camp Trk
Curlew Loop Junction
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

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 
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Photo Gallery

 
Track near Taronga Wharf
 
Track near Taronga Wharf +
 
View over the harbour
 
View over the harbour +
 
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 between Little Sirius Cove and Taronga Zoo
 
Track between Little Sirius Cove and Taronga Zoo +
 
Bridge behind Little Sirius Cove
 
Bridge behind Little Sirius Cove +

 
Sign above Camp Curlew
 
Sign above Camp Curlew +
 
Boardwalk to Camp Curlew
 
Boardwalk to Camp Curlew +
 
View from Camp Curlew
 
View from Camp Curlew +

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 Taronga Zoo to Camp Curlew bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Taronga Zoo to Camp Curlew bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Taronga Zoo to Camp Curlew bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Taronga Zoo to Camp Curlew 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 930m
Time 30 mins
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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 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
Around 340m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 120m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
340m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 110m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (20m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 470m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 470m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 470m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 470m 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 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.

Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
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)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
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.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(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 Little Sirius Cove
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 59 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
Turn left : From the intersection, the walk heads down the steps, winding slightly for a short time to the beach.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

(0.34 km) Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Curlew Camp Trk to Camp Curlew
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.

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.

Catch the ferry from Taronga Zoo
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.

Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus from Taronga Zoo 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 Taronga Zoo 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.
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

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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 Zoo to Camp Curlew.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Taronga Zoo to Camp Curlew
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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 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
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km/h from the
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