Little Wobby to Rocky Ponds


8 hrs

18.1 km Return

923 m

Hard track
This great walk starts from Brooklyn with a ferry trip to Little Wobby and explores some fantastic panoramic views of the Hawkesbury River and Tank Creek. The alternate route, for more experienced walkers, cuts a fair bit of walking and gets you to the views quicker. The views along the ridge are great and the Tumblecow2 flat rock makes a lovely rest spot. From here, much of the walk is through heath until arriving at the picturesque Rocky Ponds on Tanks Creek. There is a campsite for people wanting more time to explore before walking back.

Maps for the Little Wobby to 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.
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
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

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

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Little Wobby to 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 18.1 km
Time 8 hrs
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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 Minimal directional signs (4/6)
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

6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 3.5km is flat with no steps. The remaining (2.7km) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

6km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 6km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (360m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

6km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 5km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (550m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 5km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

9km 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 (220m) is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

7km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 4.4km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (990m) 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 Rocky Ponds walk.

Other Nearby walks

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

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Little Wobby to Rocky Ponds walk starts and ends at the Brooklyn Ferry Terminal (gps: -33.546533, 151.22724)
Your transport options to Brooklyn Ferry Terminal are by;
Train. (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 :)