2 hrs 45 mins
Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park – children’s area
(0km) Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park → Int of Lindfield Park and Lindfield Rocks track
(0.47km) Int of Lindfield Park and Lindfield Rocks track → Int of Gordon Creek service trail and Lindfield Park track
(0.58km) Int of Gordon Creek service trail and Lindfield Park track → Int of Gordon Creek Crossing track and servicetrail
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the service trail as it heads through the bush with the ground sloping up to the right, passing a ‘Garigal National Park’ sign a little while later. The walk continues on, crossing over a short wooden bridge as it follows the side of the hill to the signposted intersection of the Barrie Street Track, where there is a short flight of stairs on the left.
(1.85km) Int of Gordon Creek Crossing track and servicetrail → End of Gordon Creek service trail
Continue straight: From the pipe bridge, this walk follows the service trail (with the ground sloping up to the right) as it heads through the bush for a short while before it comes to a clearing at the end of the trail, at some rock steps.
(2.13km) End of Gordon Creek service trail → Western end of Two Creeks detour
(2.23km) Western end of Two Creeks detour → Eastern end of Two Creeks detour
(2.45km) Eastern end of Two Creeks detour → Int of Two Creeks and Carlyle Road tracks
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track (keeping Middle Harbour Creek on the left) as it heads through the ferns and around some mangroves (down to the left). After a little while,the track bends to the right and following Moores Creek, heading along the side of the hill and under a shallow rock overhang and passing an old stone chair. The walk crosses a short wooden bridge and follows the wide bush track as it continues along the side of the hill, until it comes to the signposted intersection with the ‘Carlyle Road’ bush track at the next wooden bridge, near another stone chair.
(4.47km) Int of Two Creeks and Carlyle Road tracks → Carlyle Road track and Little Digger Track Int
Little Diggers Park
(4.6km) Carlyle Road track and Little Digger Track Int → Moores Creek bridge
(4.69km) Moores Creek bridge → Int of Little Digger and Babbage Falls Tracks
(5.01km) Int of Little Digger and Babbage Falls Tracks → Babbage Falls
(5.01km) Int of Little Digger and Babbage Falls Tracks → Int of Little Digger and Little Falls Tracks
(5.15km) Int of Little Digger and Little Falls Tracks → Little Falls
(5.15km) Int of Little Digger and Little Falls Tracks → End of Carnarvon Road
(5.39km) End of Carnarvon Road → Lindfield Soldiers Memorial Park
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows Mycumbene Avenue to the end. The walk continues straight ahead to cross Woodlands Road, then heads to the right. Straight away, between houses number 60 & 62, the walk turns left up the steps and into the alleyway. At the end of the alley, the walk crosses Hobart Avenue and turns left, coming to a narrow alleyway on the right (between houses number 16 & 18). At the end of this alley, the walk crosses Perth Ave and turns right, turning straight away into another alleyway (on the left, between houses number 18 & 20). At the end of this alley, the walk crosses Adelaide Avenue and turns left, coming to yet another alleyway on the right, between houses number 14 & 16. At the end of this alley, the walk turns left onto Brisbane Avenue, following it to the end. Here, the walk turns right onto Sydney Road and follows this road to the end. The walk then turns left onto Tryon Road, following for a short distance before crossing the road to the Soldiers Memorial Park entrance.
Maps for the Lindfield Park and Little Digger Track Loop walkYou 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.
|Parramatta River||1:25 000 Map Series||91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER||NSW-91303N|
|Sydney||1:100 000 Map Series||9130 SYDNEY||9130|
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.
|Time||2 hrs 45 mins|
|AS 2156.1||Gradient||Short steep hills (3/6)|
|Quality of track||Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)|
|Signs||Directional signs along the way (3/6)|
|Experience Required||Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)|
|Weather||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)|
|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
3km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 2.7km is flat with no steps. The remaining (1km) has short steep hills.
Quality of track
3.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 3.1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (300m) follows a smooth and hardened path.
Around 4.2km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 2.5km has directional signs at most intersection.
Around 6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 220m requires some bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 5km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.7km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
This walk follows Moores Creek through several reserves in east Roseville and East Lindfield. The track is named after Australia’s 7th Prime Minster, who once lived in the area. The walk explores the ferns and sandstone overhangs of the area, and there are several small waterfalls on Moore creek, which are worth the very short detour to visit. Officially, the Little Digger track finishes near the bottom of the Carlyle road service trail, but we included this section to get back to the road.
Total climbing: 93m
2.2 km One way
6 km One way
2 hrs 45 mins
A popular walk that explores Gordon, Middle Harbour and Moores Creeks. This walk crosses a section of Garigal National park and a few reserves managed by Ku-ring-gai Council, you will see some great water views, sandstone caves and heritage sandstone works. The track is well signposted. The optional short section at the end of this walk takes you to Echo Point park, a great place for a picnic to finish off your walk.
Total climbing: 237m
6.1 km One way
2 hrs 30 mins
Exploring both the eastern and western sides of Middle Harbour Creek, this walk follows the Little Digger and Two Creeks Tracks down to the Roseville Bridge, and into Davidson Reserve. This is a fantastic spot to take a break before following the waterline along the Lyrebird Track for a while and looping back to Davidson reserve along the ridge, via the Casuarina track.
Total climbing: 470m
11.5 km One way
4 hrs 30 mins
This walk explores the upper reaches of Middle Harbour Creek, starting and ending at the great parklands at Davidson Park, in Garigal National Park. There are plenty of nice spots along the way to rest and enjoy the views. There are several sandstone overhangs, plenty of water views and most of the walk enjoys shade from the surrounding bushland. This walk is graded so high because of a tricky creek crossing (Rocky Creek) and the faint section of track afterwards.
Total climbing: 570m
15.1 km Circuit
5 hrs 45 mins
This full day walk starts at the southern end of the Spit Bridge and explores a lot of Garigal National Park and Middle Harbour Creek. The walk follows the ‘Harbour to Hawkesbury’ track into Garigal National Park, skirting around Bantry Bay and along Middle Harbour Creek before crossing Roseville Bridge. The walk continues to explore the other side of Garigal, before leaving the National Park and arriving at Lindfield train station.
Total climbing: 1181m
22.6 km One way
9 hrs 45 mins
Other Nearby walks
This pleasant return walk starts from the end of the Davidson Reserve picnic area and follows the Lyrebird Track through the bush, along the edge of Middle Harbour Creek, to the stepping stone crossing on Carroll Creek. The stepping stones are a great place to take a break before returning along the same route to Davidson Reserve for a picnic.
Total climbing: 100m
5.3 km Return
14.1 km One way
5 hrs 30 mins
Starting at Davidson Picnic area, this walk follows the ridge above Middle Harbour Creek, giving some great views along the way. The walk explores the sandstone formations, and passes an aboriginal midden along the way. Soon after passing the national park office, the walk finishes at the end of Ferguson St in Forestville.
Total climbing: 293m
3.8 km One way
1 hr 45 mins
Starting at Davidson Park, this walk first explores the eastern banks of Middle Harbour Creek before heading up Carroll creek. The walk returns to Davidson Park via the higher Casuarina track. You will enjoy great views of the Middle Harbour and Garigal National Park from two distinctly different vantage points. There are also interesting rock formations and some Aboriginal heritage to appreciate along the way.
Total climbing: 289m
7 km Circuit
2 hrs 30 mins
This walk takes you down into the v-shaped valleys that run between the houses of Roseville and Chatswood. The walk stays predominantly in the valleys, with many sections on road or footpath. This walk has a surprising amount of bushland which is very close to civilisation. The walk also passes the Lane Cove River Steak and Seafood Restaurant which is a great spot for a lunch break.
Total climbing: 185m
6 km One way
2 hrs 30 mins
This walk starts at Roseville station and explores the streets and alleyways of Roseville before joining the main spine of the Great North Walk at Fullers Bridge. Here you head deeper into the bush to explore the eastern bank on the Lane Cove River. There is a great diversity of mostly dry forest and some great sandstone rock formation, as well as a side trip to Blue Hole to enjoy. Soon after Blue hole you leave the river (and GNW) to cross over De Burghs Bridge, past a few cafes and restaurants to find Macquarie Park railway station.
Total climbing: 290m
8.8 km One way
3 hrs 30 mins
This walk is named after the heritage magazine buildings at about the halfway point. There is not a great view of the buildings but the walk provides great views of Bantry bay, and visits the secluded flat rock beach. Most of the walk is on bush track and there are plenty of rocky points along the way to sit and soak up the views.
Total climbing: 139m
3.4 km One way
1 hr 30 mins
Starting at Cook Street in Forestville, this walk follows service trails and bush tracks through Garigal National Park, to the Natural Bridge. The walk uses the arch as a natural bridge to cross the creek. The rock formation is the main highlight of this walk, though the wild flower displays in the warmer months can be quite spectacular as well.
Total climbing: 71m
1.4 km Return
This walk explores a section of Middle Harbour and Gordon Creek following a narrow bush track. The walk provides some great views across Middle Harbour Creek and the bushland of the area. This walk also gets close to the mangroves along Middle Harbour creek. With the right tide, these mangroves can be very interesting to explore.
Total climbing: 133m
2.6 km One way
1 hr 15 mins
This pleasant walk starts at the bottom of Eastern Arterial Road (near the speed camera) and follows the service trails and bush tracks into Garigal National Park and down the side of the valley to Middle Harbour Creek. From here the track follows Middle Harbour Creek north to the pipe bridge, and along the Bungaroo bush track and the pipeline service trail as it climbs up to St Ives.
Total climbing: 400m
6.8 km One way
Following the Lane Cove River, this walk mostly follows a section of the Great North Walk and is well maintained and signposted. Things to lookout for include Fiddens Wharf which is a very pleasant spot to sit and watch the ducks. The walk passes by Lane Cove National Park Headquarters, so pop by and check out the other experiences available in the park.
Total climbing: 200m
6 km One way
2 hrs 30 mins
This walk follows a section of the Great North Walk, starting from De Burghs bridge. The walk winds north west, through the Lane Cove Valley, passing through Browns Waterhole and continuing alongside Lane Cove river as it zigzags along the valley floor. The walk then climbs up to the Thornleigh playing field and along the streets to Thornleigh train station
Total climbing: 363m
9.7 km One way
3 hrs 45 mins
Fire DangerEach 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 ForestThis walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.
Park Information & Alerts
Short URL = http://wild.tl/lpaldtl
There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* 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)
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