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WW1 Hospital to Georges Heights Lookout
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km ESE 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)
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 26 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 26 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
Walk: Easy

The WW1 hospital above Georges Head is an interesting collection of historic buildings, which are nicely complemented by Georges Heights Lookout. The walk follows a well-marked footpath with some excellent views and heathy bushland around it. (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 WW1 Hospital to Georges Heights Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of WW1 Hospital to Georges Heights Lookout
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Int. WW1 Hospital and Chowder Bay Trk
Int. Chowder Bay Trk and Georges Heights Rd
Starting point for this hiking track: Int. WW1 Hospital and Chowder Bay Trk

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

 
WW1 Hospital
 
WW1 Hospital +
 
Track down to Georges Heights Lookout
 
Track down to Georges Heights Lookout +
 
View over the Gunners Restaurant
 
View over the Gunners Restaurant +

 
Plaque on Georges Heights
 
Plaque on Georges Heights +
 
Georges Heights
 
Georges Heights +
 
View from Georges Heights
 
View from Georges Heights +

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 WW1 Hospital to Georges Heights Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the WW1 Hospital to Georges Heights Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the WW1 Hospital to Georges Heights Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the WW1 Hospital to Georges Heights Lookout 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 900m
Time 30 mins
.


Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
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 380m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 70m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 450m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 450m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 450m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 450m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 450m 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 Int. WW1 Hospital and Chowder Bay Trk
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 Int. WW1 Hospital and Chowder Bay Trk
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|

WW1 Hospital Alt = 77 m
This military hospital was in use from 1916 to 1923, and could treat up to 420 troops at any one time. Sydney Harbour Trust completed restoration of the buildings mid-2005. These buildings are New South Wales' only surviving military hospital buildings from WW1.

(0 km) Int. WW1 Hospital and Chowder Bay Trk to Georges Head Lookout
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 452 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -15 m
From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill, with the sea on the left. The track continues for a short while, coming to a signposted intersection at the road.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to Georges Head Lookout, down the hill to the circular paved lookout above the fortifications.

Georges Heights Alt = 69 m
Georges Heights is a gun emplacement with a commanding 180degree view over the entrance to the harbour. The old gun emplacements are still in position, with their arcs of fire explained in the signs nearby. The view from this lookout is magnificent.

Catch the bus from Int. WW1 Hospital and Chowder Bay Trk
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 Int. WW1 Hospital and Chowder Bay Trk
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)
Outdoor Equipment 60 Spring St , Bondi Junction (02) 9389 8122 6.6 km
Inski 46 York St , Sydney (02) 9233 3200 6.3 km
Mitchells Adventure 81 York St , Sydney (02) 9299 6321 6.3 km
Venus Repair Workshop Suite 36a 104 Bathurst St , Sydney (02) 9267 0706 6.5 km
Wildsports Upper Floor 447 Kent St , Sydney (02) 9264 2095 6.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to WW1 Hospital to Georges Heights Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from WW1 Hospital to Georges Heights Lookout
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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 21 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 33 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 44 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

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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