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Strickland House and Milk Beach
Time: 25 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.9 km NW of Vaucluse
Length: 0.7 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.7 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 31 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 31 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

Starting from Vaucluse Rd, you will head down past the stately Strickland House to the small but lovely Milk Beach on Sydney Harbour. There are several interesting buildings in the Strickland House complex as well as some interesting open exotic gardens to explore. From behind Strickland House, you will then turn right and head along a short section of the Hermitage Foreshore Walk down to Milk Beach, where you will find more great harbour and city 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 Strickland House and Milk Beach

Map of Walk

Location

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Top of Strickland House Driveway
Strickland House
Strickland House picnic area
Starting point for this hiking track: Top of Strickland House Driveway

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

 
Welcome to Stricland House
 
Welcome to Stricland House +
 
Gates at the top of driveway to Stricland House
 
Gates at the top of driveway to Stricland House +
 
Srtickland House driveway
 
Srtickland House driveway +

 
Lawns at the Strickland House complex
 
Lawns at the Strickland House complex +
 
Looking down driveway to Strickland House
 
Looking down driveway to Strickland House +
 
Strickland house
 
Strickland house +

 
Stricland house with city and Harbour views
 
Stricland house with city and Harbour views +
 
Well maintained building
 
Well maintained building +
 
Great views from Stricland House
 
Great views from Stricland House +

 
Back yard of Strickland House
 
Back yard of Strickland House +
 
Strickland House
 
Strickland House +
 
Lookout behind Strickland House
 
Lookout behind Strickland House +

 
Lookout from the back of Strickland House
 
Lookout from the back of Strickland House +
 
Path leading through the back of Strickland House
 
Path leading through the back of Strickland House +
 
Steps between Milk Beach and Strickland House
 
Steps between Milk Beach and Strickland House +

 
Sign behind Milk Beach
 
Sign behind Milk Beach +
 
Seat looking over Milk Beach and Sydney Harbour
 
Seat looking over Milk Beach and Sydney Harbour +
 
View to Strickland House from just behind Milk Beach
 
View to Strickland House from just behind Milk Beach +

 
Track at southern end of Milk Beach
 
Track at southern end of Milk Beach +
 
Milk Beach
 
Milk Beach +
 
Milk Beach
 
Milk Beach +

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 Strickland House and Milk Beach bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Strickland House and Milk Beach bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Strickland House and Milk Beach bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Strickland House and Milk Beach 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 710m
Time 25 mins
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Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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 190m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 160m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 190m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 160m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 350m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 350m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 350m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 350m 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 Top of Strickland House Driveway
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 Top of Strickland House Driveway
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) Top of Strickland House Driveway to Strickland House
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 163 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -15 m
From beside Vaucluse Rd (number 52), this walk heads through the gates[1] (only open 9-5 daily[ref_img=254849]) and follows the Strickland House driveway downhill[2]. The driveway soon leads past a caretaker's cottage[3] (on your left) and then bends left. This walk ignores the side tracks, soon coming to the front of the main grand, white Strickland House building[4].

Strickland House Alt = 14 m
First established in 1913 and named after Sir Gerald Strickland (Governor of NSW 1913-1917[5]), Strickland House was a women's convalescent home until 1989[6]. Today, the house and gardens are hired out for private functions, however, if just walking through, this is a great spot to take a break, enjoy the views and rest from the walk. For more information, phone Strickland House on (02) 9337 5999.

(0.16 km) Strickland House to Strickland House picnic area
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 93 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
Turn right: From the front of Strickland House[7], this walk heads around the back of the house towards the water view[8], keeping the house to your left[9]. After enjoying the building, this walk heads across the back lawn[10] to the line of trees, where there are a few picnic tables[11] and an intersection with the Hermitage Foreshore Walk.

(0.26 km) Strickland House picnic area to Milk Beach
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 97 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -9 m
Turn right: From Strickland House picnic area, this walk follows the NPWS arrow through a small grove of trees (keeping the water to your left). The track soon leads down some stairs[12], then turns left to find a bench seat[13] and a large 'Hermitage Foreshore Walk' sign[14] behind Milk Beach. From here, the walk heads down the hill and onto Milk Beach[15].

Milk Beach Alt = 2 m
Milk Beach is a small, secluded, sandy beach in Sydney Harbour National Park, on the inside of South Head. In the 'back yard' of Strickland House[16], this beach is a memorable spot along the Hermitage Foreshore Walk[17]. The beach is about 50m wide and faces south-east. The views across the water to the city and to Shark Island are great[18]. A seat on the grassy clearing behind the beach makes a very inviting offer to sit[19] and enjoy for a while. This is also a great place to get the toes wet.

Catch the bus from Top of Strickland House Driveway
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 Top of Strickland House Driveway
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 4.6 km
Inski 46 York St , Sydney (02) 9233 3200 6 km
Mitchells Adventure 81 York St , Sydney (02) 9299 6321 6 km
Venus Repair Workshop Suite 36a 104 Bathurst St , Sydney (02) 9267 0706 6 km
Wildsports Upper Floor 447 Kent St , Sydney (02) 9264 2095 6.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Strickland House and Milk Beach.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Strickland House and Milk Beach
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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 29 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 34 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
°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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