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Queens Beach to Hermit Point
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.4 km WNW of Vaucluse
Length: 0.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 39 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 39 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 end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This short walk explores a memorable section of the Hermitage Foreshore Walk. Starting from Queens Ave, this walk heads down the fairly steep stone steps and enjoys a short side trip to Queens Beach. From the beach, this walk heads back up the steps a short way, then follows the main walk around to Hermit Point. Hermit Point is a great place for a picnic and to enjoy the water views. There is access to the water, natural shade, and picnic tables. A short walk with great harbour views. (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 Queens Beach to Hermit Point

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Queens Beach to Hermit Point
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Map Scale 500 meters
Int of Queens Ave and Little Queens Lane
Bottom of Queens Rd Track
Bottom of Queens Rd Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Bottom of Queens Rd 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 
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Photo Gallery

 
Above Queens Beach
 
Above Queens Beach +
 
Steps near Queens Ave
 
Steps near Queens Ave +
 
Steps between Queens Ave and Beach
 
Steps between Queens Ave and Beach +

 
Queens Beach
 
Queens Beach +
 
Intersection just above Queens Beach
 
Intersection just above Queens Beach +
 
Track leading through the bush
 
Track leading through the bush +

 
Hermitage Foreshore Walk
 
Hermitage Foreshore Walk +
 
Rosky section of the Hermitage Foreshore Walk
 
Rosky section of the Hermitage Foreshore Walk +
 
Stone wall near Hermit Point
 
Stone wall near Hermit Point +

 
Old road south of Hermit Point
 
Old road south of Hermit Point +
 
Looking to Hermit Point
 
Looking to Hermit Point +
 
Picnic tables at Hermit Point
 
Picnic tables at Hermit Point +

 
Boat launch at Hermit Point
 
Boat launch at Hermit Point +
 
Sea wall at Hermit Point
 
Sea wall at Hermit Point +
 
Sign and water views at Hermit Point
 
Sign and water views at Hermit Point +

 
Sea wall at Hermit Point
 
Sea wall at Hermit Point +
 
Looking into Hermit Bay
 
Looking into Hermit Bay +
 
Cave at Hermit Point
 
Cave at Hermit Point +

 
Boat launch at Hermit Point
 
Boat launch at Hermit Point +
 
Wharf at Hermit Point
 
Wharf at Hermit Point +
 
Boat pen
 
Boat pen +

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 Queens Beach to Hermit Point bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Queens Beach to Hermit Point bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Queens Beach to Hermit Point bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Queens Beach to Hermit Point 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 550m
Time 20 mins
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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 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 240m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 40m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 240m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 40m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 280m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 280m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 280m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 280m 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 of Queens Ave and Little Queens Lane
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 from Int of Queens Ave and Little Queens Lane
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|

(0 km) Int of Queens Ave and Little Queens Lane to Bottom of Queens Rd Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 41 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -16 m
From the 'Hermitage Foreshore Walk - Queens Beach' sign[1] on Queens Ave (just near Little Queens Lane[2]), this walk heads down the sandstone steps towards the water. Partway down the steps (before the beach), this track comes to three-way intersection[3] with the main Hermitage Foreshore walking track.

(0.04 km) Bottom of Queens Rd Track to Queens Beach
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 13 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the steps towards the beach. The track then comes to a boardwalk[4], a 'Hermitage Foreshore Walk - Queens Beach' sign[5] and a short set of steps leading down to the beach[6].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

Queens Beach Alt = 4 m
Queens Beach is a small, 50m wide sandy beach that faces west, near Queens Ave Vaucluse. The beach has the Hermitage Foreshore walk[7] running behind it. The beach is protected from the ocean surf and is not patrolled. There are great views across the harbour to the city and Harbour Bridge[8]. A quiet spot, providing an excuse to enjoy the view and splash the feet.

(0.04 km) Bottom of Queens Rd Track to Hermit Point
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 235 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -16 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads along the short flat path[9] (keeping the water down to your left) and soon heads up some steps[10]. The track crosses a small creek[11] and then leads behind some houses. Next, the walk heads down some steps and turns left, following a wide concrete path[12] down the hill to the signposted 'Hermit Point'[13].

Hermit Point Alt = 1 m
Hermit Point hosts a grassy open area and is surrounded by a sandstone sea wall[14]. The sea wall has been shaped to host some boat pens[15], a launch[16] and a timber wharf[17]. The area is now protected as part of the Sydney Harbour National Park. Here, you will find a number of picnic tables[18], a small sandstone cave[19], natural shade and some great water views[20]. The headland, bay and ultimately the Hermitage Foreshore Walk, derive their names from the large home behind this point. The Hermitage was originally built in 1840 by Alexander Dick, then in the 1870's, Edward Mason Hunt undertook some significant renovations, turning it into a Victorian Rustic Gothic house[21].

Catch the bus from Int of Queens Ave and Little Queens Lane
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 of Queens Ave and Little Queens Lane
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
Sorry there are no
public roads to
the start of this walk
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 4 km
Inski 46 York St , Sydney (02) 9233 3200 5.9 km
Mitchells Adventure 81 York St , Sydney (02) 9299 6321 5.9 km
Venus Repair Workshop Suite 36a 104 Bathurst St , Sydney (02) 9267 0706 5.9 km
Trek & Travel 447 Kent St , Sydney (02) 9261 3435 6.1 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Queens Beach to Hermit Point.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Queens Beach to Hermit Point
Click to re-center search
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 20 km (to the SW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
21 km (to the NW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 30 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 34 km (to the WNW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 47 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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