St Ives to Davidson Park via Casuarina Track


4 hrs

9 km One way

399 m

Hard track
This walk starts in St Ives and follows the Pipeline and Bungaroo tracks down to Middle Harbour Creek, crossing the creek at the stepping stones and continuing to Davidson Picnic area. Much of this walk follows Middle Harbour Creek, providing great water views and passing some interesting sandstone caves along the way. The Davidson park picnic area is a great place for a rest and play after this walk.

Maps for the St Ives to Davidson Park via Casuarina 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.
Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
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 St Ives to Davidson Park via Casuarina Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the St Ives to Davidson Park via Casuarina 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 9 km
Time 4 hrs
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
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 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

Gradient

3.7km of this walk has short steep hills and another 3.6km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 1.4km is very steep and the remaining 330m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

4.2km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 3.4km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 1.2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail and the remaining 160m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 4.9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 4.1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 6km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 3.5km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the St Ives to Davidson Park via Casuarina Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the St Ives to Davidson Park via Casuarina Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The St Ives to Davidson Park via Casuarina Track walk starts at the Hunter Ave (opposite Yarrabung Rd) (gps: -33.74178, 151.16694)
Your transport options to Hunter Ave (opposite Yarrabung Rd) are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The St Ives to Davidson Park via Casuarina Track ends at the Int of Davidson Park driveway and Rotary Rotunda path (gps: -33.768199, 151.20325)
Your transport options to Int of Davidson Park driveway and Rotary Rotunda path are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(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 :)