Galston Gorge to Mt Kuring-gai


5 hrs 30 mins

12.6 km One way

846 m

Hard track
This walk follows the eastern side of the steep Berowra Creek valley from Galston Gorge to Crosslands and then heads over the ridge to follow Lyrbird Gully up to the train station at Mt Kuring-gai. This enjoyable section of The Great North Walk spends most of the time enjoying the wide tidal creeks in the deep valleys. There are many grass trees and sandstone caves to enjoy as well as several lovely places to camp. Crosslands provides road access, a chance to fill up the water bottle and an optional side trip to motel style accommodation at Crosslands Conventions centre.

Maps for the Galston Gorge to Mt Kuring-gai walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Cowan 1:25 000 Map Series 91304N COWAN NSW-91304N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Galston Gorge to Mt Kuring-gai bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Galston Gorge to Mt Kuring-gai

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 12.6 km
Time 5 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

9km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.8km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (1.7km) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

6km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 4km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 2.1km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 110m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 11km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.7km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 10km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 10km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 3km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 9km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 3.7km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Galston Gorge to Mt Kuring-gai walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Galston Gorge to Mt Kuring-gai walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Galston Gorge to Mt Kuring-gai walk starts at the Galston Gorge track head (gps: -33.664577, 151.08031)
Your main transport option to Galston Gorge track head is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Galston Gorge to Mt Kuring-gai ends at the Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station (gps: -33.653812, 151.13673)
Your transport options to Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)


Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)