Magazine Track

1 hr 30 mins

3.4 km One way

139 m

Moderate track
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.

Maps for the Magazine Track 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.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Magazine Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Magazine Track

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 3.4 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
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


Around 3.4km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 40m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 3.1km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 330m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 2.5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 960m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 3.1km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 330m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 3.4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 2km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.5km 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 Magazine Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Magazine Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Magazine Track walk starts at the Bend in Cook St (gps: -33.767246, 151.21897)
Your transport options to Bend in Cook St are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Magazine Track ends at the End of Killarney Drive (gps: -33.781928, 151.22375)
Your transport options to End of Killarney Drive are by;
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



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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 :)