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11km Circuit northern lookout
Time: 2 hrs 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.3 km ESE of Wisemans Ferry
Length: 4.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 4.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Dharug National Park
Climb: 382 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 382 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
Track: Hard

A beautiful walk along part of the 11km Circuit walk, climbing up through a beautiful moist gully before emerging to drier forest and a nice viewpoint. The walk provides a great variety of scenery with a mixture of vegetation and some great boulder and cliff scenery along the way. The climbs and descents are pretty steep at times but not too long. (open in app)


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  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for 11km Circuit northern lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Mill Creek Picnic Area car park
End of Mill Creek picnic area
Starting point for this hiking track: Mill Creek Picnic Area car park

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
 Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91313S 
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Photo Gallery

 
Wooden bridge near Mill Creek picnic area
 
Wooden bridge near Mill Creek picnic area +
 
Narrow track through the greenery
 
Narrow track through the greenery +
 
Lovely walking through ferns
 
Lovely walking through ferns +

 
Beautiful atmosphere on the track
 
Beautiful atmosphere on the track +
 
Narrow track through nice ferns
 
Narrow track through nice ferns +
 
Rough track and great scenery
 
Rough track and great scenery +

 
Varied scenery
 
Varied scenery +
 
Great rock overhang
 
Great rock overhang +
 
Towering scenery
 
Towering scenery +

 
Steep and rocky section of track
 
Steep and rocky section of track +
 
Rocks and tangled trees
 
Rocks and tangled trees +
 
Nice views into the valley
 
Nice views into the valley +

 
Distant views
 
Distant views +
 
Steep and rocky section of track
 
Steep and rocky section of track +
 
Views across the valley
 
Views across the valley +

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 11km Circuit northern lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the 11km Circuit northern lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the 11km Circuit northern lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the 11km Circuit northern lookout 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 4.5km
Time 2 hrs 15 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
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 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 2.1km of this walk is very steep, whilst the remaining 100m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 2.1km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 100m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 2.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 100m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 2.1km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 100m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 2.1km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 100m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.2km 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 Mill Creek Picnic Area car park
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk Wisemans Ferry Dialacar provides a taxi style mini-bus service based in Wisemans Ferry. The cost is typically about $1 per km (ex Wisemans Ferry). They will pick-up and drop-off from Sydney or the Central Coast and will happily drop walkers off or pick them up from tracks in the area. The cost for a pick-up from Gosford and drop off near Wisemans Ferry would be approximately $150 (please call for up-to-date pricing) and the minivan can carry up to 13 passengers. Phone: 0448 122 374
Drive to Mill Creek Picnic Area car park
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|

Mill Creek picnic area Alt = 12 m
This beautifully situated picnic area is located a short distance along an unsealed road, off Wisemans Ferry Rd, about 5.5km east of Wisemans Ferry. There are picnic tables, fireplaces, an information board and pit toilets. There is some excellent bush walking in the area with two signposted circuit walks starting from the end of the picnic area. There is a 'large group' camping area adjacent.

(0 km) Mill Creek Picnic Area car park to 11km Nth rock platform
Track: Hard - openland,bushtrack
Length = 2.25 km Time = 57 mins
Climb = 301 m Descent = -81 m
From the Mill Creek picnic area (signposted on Wisemans Ferry Rd, about 6km east of Wisemans Ferry crossing), the walk crosses from the information signs to the the 'Start/Finish' walking track signpost at the far end of the picnic area.
Turn sharp left: From the signposts at the end of Mill Creek Picnic area, the walk crosses the picnic area to a visble handrail and steps going down to a wooden bridge. The walk crosses the bridge and bends to the left, following the bush track. After climbing gently around the hill for a while, the track climbs, steeply at times, through areas with beautiful boulder and moist forest scenery.
As the track climbs higher, it moves through drier forest and zigzags up the side of the hill. Keep an eye out for the track markers, ensuring you follow a cluster of markers up over some stepped rocks. After reaching the top of a ridge, the track swings to the left and climbs along the ridge line, passing over the small hill and down the ridge line on the other side. The track then passes a track marker on the right, keeping the large open rock platform to the left, and arrives at the junction on a small rock platform (the main track bends to the right here, going past a track marker with an old arrow nailed to the tree above it). There are minor tracks from this small rock platform to the nearby, large open platform with nice views.

11km circuit Nth Viewpoint Alt = 230 m
This informal, unfenced lookout is on a large rock platform on the northern part of the 11km Circuit, in Dharug National Park. The nice views and atmosphere make this a good spot for a break while doing the circuit walk.

Catch the bus from Mill Creek Picnic Area car park
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk Wisemans Ferry Dialacar provides a taxi style mini-bus service based in Wisemans Ferry. The cost is typically about $1 per km (ex Wisemans Ferry). They will pick-up and drop-off from Sydney or the Central Coast and will happily drop walkers off or pick them up from tracks in the area. The cost for a pick-up near Wisemans Ferry and drop off at Gosford would be approximately $150 (please call for up-to-date pricing) and the minivan can carry up to 13 passengers. Phone: 0448 122 374
Drive from Mill Creek Picnic Area car park
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

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Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

Catch a bus to Wisemans Ferry Dialacar
Wisemans Ferry Dialacar provides a taxi style mini-bus service based in Wisemans Ferry. The cost is typically about $1 per km (ex Wisemans Ferry). They will pick-up and drop-off from Sydney or the Central Coast and will happily drop walkers off or pick them up from tracks in the area. The cost for a pick-up from Gosford and drop off near Wisemans Ferry would be approximately $150 (please call for up-to-date pricing) and the minivan can carry up to 13 passengers. Phone: 0448 122 374 Get Timetable
From the end of the walk

Catch a bus to
Wisemans Ferry Dialacar provides a taxi style mini-bus service based in Wisemans Ferry. The cost is typically about $1 per km (ex Wisemans Ferry). They will pick-up and drop-off from Sydney or the Central Coast and will happily drop walkers off or pick them up from tracks in the area. The cost for a pick-up near Wisemans Ferry and drop off at Gosford would be approximately $150 (please call for up-to-date pricing) and the minivan can carry up to 13 passengers. Phone: 0448 122 374 Get Timetable

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Mill Creek camping ground
Ten Mile Hollow campground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 26.5 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 28 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 27.5 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 34 km
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 34.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to 11km Circuit northern lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from 11km Circuit northern lookout
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 23 km (to the E)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 25 km (to the SSE)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
38 km (to the S)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 39 km (to the E)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 43 km (to the WSW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
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
Clear.
Clear.
22.3°C (feels like 20.5°)
6 km/h from the NW (gusting 9)
38% humidity     (as at 30/10:35pm)
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Dharug National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Named after the traditional custodians (the Darug People), this park has much history and some great sandstone formations. The wildflowers in spring add a wonderful touch of colour to the bushland. The Old Great North Road including its quarries, bridges and other features improves access and provides a great deal of interest for visitors. Close to Sydney and Gosford, it feels like stepping back in time when visiting this park.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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