Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds


6 hrs 30 mins

16.1 km One way

588 m

Experienced only
This is a great walk, crossing the middle of Brisbane Water National Park and visiting several highlights including Rocky Ponds. Starting with a ferry trip from Brooklyn, this walk follows a series of faint tracks, clear tracks and management trails. There is an alternate route described in the notes as a way around the Defile Track which and be very faint. You will enjoy a wide range of panoramic views from TumblecowII ridge, Rocky Ponds (Tank Creek) and an optional side trip to enjoy the view from Mount Wondabyne. The walk finishes with a walk of contrast, beside the Woy Woy landfill and a road walk to Woy Woy Station. A great day out or make it an overnighter by camping overnight at Tank Creek or Mt Wondabyne.* This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.

Maps for the Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds 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.
Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Cowan 1:25 000 Map Series 91304N COWAN NSW-91304N
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
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
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds

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 16.1 km
Time 6 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 5/6



Experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

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 6km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 3.1km is flat with no steps and the remaining 740m is very steep.

Quality of track

6km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 4.4km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 3.9km follows a smooth and hardened path and a 3.9km section follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining 740m follows a rough unclear track.

Signs

10km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 8km has minimal directional signs. Whilst another 740m Has no directional signs and the remaining 190m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 10km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 9km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

16km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation) and another 2.6km is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety. The remaining (840m) is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

10km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 4.6km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (4.3km) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds walk starts at the Brooklyn Ferry Terminal (gps: -33.546533, 151.22724)
Your transport options to Brooklyn Ferry Terminal are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds ends at the Woy Woy train station (gps: -33.485814, 151.32361)
Your transport options to Woy Woy train 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 :)