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East Hills to Padstow along the Georges River
Time: 5 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.5 km NNE of East Hills
Length: 15.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 15.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Georges River National Park
Climb: 347 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 347 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 There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This pleasant day walk starts from the East Hills train station and follows Henry Lawson Drive to Lambeth Reserve, at the Georges River's edge. Following the boardwalks, footpaths and bushtracks, the walk explores the edge of the river, including Yeramba Lagoon (popular amongst birdwatchers) and Salt Pan Creek before returning to the streets and finishing at the Padstow train station. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW-MODERATE (No Ban)
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Location

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East Hills Railway Station
Lambeth Reserve carpark
Georges river boardwalk north
Georges river boardwalk south
The bottom of Henry Lawson drive steps
Int of Georges river walk and Carinya road
Picnic Point Boatshed
Gate on Fitzpatrick Park drive way
End of Fitzpatrick Park drive way
Int of Lagoon bushtrack and Henry Lawson Drive
Int of Lagoon and clearing access tracks
Int of Lagoon and western bushtracks
Int of Lagoon and north western bushtracks
Int of Lagoon and northern bushtracks
Int of Lagoon and north eastern bushtracks
Int of Lagoon and Sub Station bushtracks
Int of Lagoon and eastern bushtracks
Observation frame
Yeramba Lagoon carpark
Int of Henry Lawson Drive and Ridgetop bushtrack
Int of Ridgetop bushtrack and loop
Int of Ridgetop service trail and loop track
Int of Ridge Track and Ridgetop service trail
Int of Ridge and Cattle Duffers Flats tracks
Int of Mid-Burrawang Reach and Ridge Track
Int of Ridge and Burrawang Flat tracks
Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track
Int of Henry Lawson Drive and the Georges River National Park driveway
Boomerang Reserve
Int of the Henry Lawson drive and Georges River National Park service trail
End of Gorges river service trail
West end of Mickeys Point Beach
Base of Alfords Point Bridge
Int of One Tree Point service trail
Int of Playford road track
Int of One Tree Point bushtrack and Playford road
Int of Villiers and Dilke road
End of Riverview road
Int of Henry Lawson drive and Riverview road footpath.
Western end of Salt Pan Creek Bridge
Bottom of Alma Road track
Salt Pan Creek picnic area
Bottom of Weenamana Place steps
Picnic area at base of Pipe Bridge
Davies Reserve
Int of Truro Parade boardwalk
End of Meager Ave
Int of Salt Pan Creek footbridge
End of Bridge Street
Int of Davies Road and Meager Avenue
Starting point for this hiking track: East Hills Railway Station

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Photo Gallery

 
lambeth reserve
 
lambeth reserve +
 
riverside walk
 
riverside walk +
 
riverside boardwalk
 
riverside boardwalk +

 
water view seat
 
water view seat +
 
winding around to picnic point
 
winding around to picnic point +
 
start of the yeramba lagoon track
 
start of the yeramba lagoon track +

 
yeramba lagoon
 
yeramba lagoon +
 
rock steps
 
rock steps +
 
between a rock and a hard place
 
between a rock and a hard place +

 
through the dence forest surrounding the lagoon
 
through the dence forest surrounding the lagoon +
 
passing a right off
 
passing a right off +
 
the birdwatchers observatory frame
 
the birdwatchers observatory frame +

 
following the track around the lagoon
 
following the track around the lagoon +
 
winding around the waters edge
 
winding around the waters edge +
 
along the ridge track
 
along the ridge track +

 
following the georges river service trail
 
following the georges river service trail +
 
georges river chair
 
georges river chair +
 
mickeys point beach
 
mickeys point beach +

 
under the alfords point bridge
 
under the alfords point bridge +
 
winding through some pine trees
 
winding through some pine trees +
 
climbing up out of the valley
 
climbing up out of the valley +

 
looking down along the boardwalk
 
looking down along the boardwalk +
 
salt pan creek boardwalk
 
salt pan creek boardwalk +
 
Salt Pan Creek picnic area
 
Salt Pan Creek picnic area +

 
following the side of the river
 
following the side of the river +
 
the salt pan creek boardwalk crossing under the railway bridge
 
the salt pan creek boardwalk crossing under the railway bridge +
 
heading through the trees to the end of bridge street
 
heading through the trees to the end of bridge street +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the East Hills to Padstow along the Georges River bushwalking track

Cross Section of the East Hills to Padstow along the Georges River bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the East Hills to Padstow along the Georges River bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the East Hills to Padstow along the Georges River 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 16km
Time 5 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
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)
*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
9km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 6km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (1.1km) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
8km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (1.9km) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 10km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 5km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 11km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 5km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 16km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 13km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 2.3km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the train to East Hills Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at East Hills Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
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Catch the bus to East Hills Railway Station
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
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Drive to East Hills Railway Station
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.
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(0 km) East Hills Railway Station to Lambeth Reserve carpark
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 1.97 km Time = 33 mins
Climb = 25 m Descent = -29 m
From the railway station, the walk heads out along the Thompson Lane exit and follows the lane to the end. The walk turns right onto Broe Avenue, then left onto Maclaurin Avenue. Once at Henry Lawson Drive, the walk turns turns left and follows the road for about 1.5km until arriving at the signposted 'Lambeth Reserve' driveway[1]. Here, the walk turns left and winds down the hill to the car park.

Lambeth Reserve Alt = 6 m
This reserve is a great little riverside park with ample parking, play equipment, a jetty, a small section of beach, sheltered picnic benches and plenty of open space. As well as the facilities, this reserve also links onto a wheelchair accessible track that follows the Georges river along boardwalks and footpaths, all the way to Picnic Point. Dogs are permitted at the park if on a leash. The reserve is signposted from Henry Lawson Drive.

(1.97 km) Lambeth Reserve carpark to Georges river boardwalk north
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 125 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the car park, the walk follows the gravelly footpath between the play equipment and the river (keeping the river on the right), past the picnic shelters. The footpath passes through some trees and soon comes to the start of the wooden Georges river boardwalk.

(2.09 km) Georges river boardwalk north to Georges river boardwalk south
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - duckboard
Length = 393 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the junction of the footpath and boardwalk, the walk follows the boardwalk, keeping the river to the right. The footpath passes a seat with a view of the river and continues, winding through Pine trees, reeds and mangroves, to the end of the boardwalk (The last section of the boardwalk is fenced).

(2.48 km) Georges river boardwalk south to Picnic Point Boatshed
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 804 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -19 m
Continue straight: From the end of the boardwalk, the walk follows the gravel footpath, keeping the river on the right. The footpath passes a seat at a viewpoint and continues along the river, coming to the bottom of a set of timber steps that head up to Henry Lawson drive.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the footpath south along the Georges river. The footpath runs through a long grassy clearing, between Carinya road and the river, and comes to the intersection with Carinya road, at the metal Gate near the sheltered picnic bench.
Continue straight: From the picnic shelter, the walk follows the dirt and sandy track between Carinya road and the river (keeping the river on the right). The track follows the rivers edge until it passes around a very small beach and comes to the Picnic Point Boat shed. (Wheelchair access along Carinya Rd a few meters to the left)

Picnic Point Boatshed Alt = 4 m
This boatshed and cafe can be found beside the Georges rivers at Picnic Point (on Carinya Rd). They serve a variety of simple hot foods (pies and sausage Rolls), ice creams and cold drinks. They also provide ice, fishing bait and tackle. There is a small jetty for boats to re-fuel and a boat repair service.

(3.29 km) Picnic Point Boatshed to End of Fitzpatrick Park drive way
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 489 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -8 m
Continue straight: From the Picnic Point Boatshed, the walk follows Carinya Road, keeping Georges River on the right. The walk heads past Picnic Point Scout hall and past a number of houses until coming to the end of the road, at the gate on Fitzpatrick Park driveway.
Continue straight: From the end of the road, this walk passes around the metal gate, into Fitzpatrick Park (signposted) and along the driveway that follows, keeping Georges River on the right. The road passes a number of picnic tables and great gums before coming to a small car park at the end of the driveway, near a small sandy beach on the river bank.

Fitzpatrick Park Alt = 1 m
This large park is situated on the Georges River and has the basic facilities such as water and toilets, as well as plenty of shade from trees and a lot of open space, making it a great spot for a family outing.

(3.78 km) End of Fitzpatrick Park drive way to Int of Lagoon bushtrack and Henry Lawson Drive
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 318 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the end of the driveway, this walk heads through the grassy park, keeping the river on the right. There is no 'real' track as such, the walk simply follows the bank of the Georges Rivers around the park. At the end of the park, this walk crosses Yeramba Lagoon creek bridge, then turns left and heads up to the gate on Henry Lawson Drive. From the gate, the walk crosses Henry Lawson Drive to the grassy strip through the gap in the safety railing on the other side.

(4.1 km) Int of Lagoon bushtrack and Henry Lawson Drive to Yeramba Lagoon car park
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.66 km Time = 30 mins
Climb = 36 m Descent = -36 m
Veer left: From the the gap in the safety railing, this walk heads away towards the lagoon, across the grassy clearing. The track passes the faded information sign and crosses the short wooden bridge. The track continues winding through thick grass trees and bracken ferns to the bottom of a winding rock staircase. This walk heads to the top of these stairs then follows the bush track through the trees (keeping the lagoon on the right), winding along until coming to the intersection with the bush track, marked by a signpost with an arrow on it.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the arrow north (away from the sign on the left side of the track), heading along the bush track for a short while until coming down through a gap in a rock to the intersection with the lagoon bush track, marked by an arrow.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading north down the rocky hill (keeping the lagoon on your right). The track then heads around side of the lagoon, and passes through a patch of grass trees, continuing through the bush to the intersection just before the dense tree canopy.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading down under the thick leafy tree canopy. The walk crosses the creek and continues up the hill, winding to the top at an intersection with a bush track.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track down the gentle hill, passing the top of a large rock platform and continuing up the other side. At the top of the hill, the track comes to an intersection with the north-eastern bush track.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading south towards the lagoon, down the gentle rocky hill. The track is fairly flat for a short while before coming to a 'Y' intersection with the Lagoon and Sub Station tracks.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading down the rock outcrop (keeping the lagoon on the right). The track soon passes a burnt car and continues among some short grass trees to the water's edge. The track follows the lagoon for a short distance until turning up and away from the water, to the intersection with another bush track.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track downhill, keeping the lagoon on the right. After a short distance, the track comes to the birdwatchers' observatory frame (looks a little like monkey bars).
Continue straight: From the frame, this walk follows the bush track, keeping the lagoon on the right. The track soon starts winding down a rocky hill then crosses a short wooden bridge. This walk then heads up a short set of rock steps and across a grassy area to the Yeramba Lagoon car park on Henry Lawson Drive.

(5.75 km) Yeramba Lagoon carpark to Int of Henry Lawson Drive and Ridgetop bushtrack
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 66 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left : From the car park entrance, this walk follows Henry Lawson Drive up the hill (with Georges River on the right) for just over 60m until coming to a faint intersection with the Ridgetop bush track, on the righthand side of the road.

(5.82 km) Int of Henry Lawson Drive and Ridgetop bushtrack to Int of Ridgetop service trail and loop track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 273 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 33 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the side of Henry Lawson Drive, this walk heads up the rocky bush track, winding past some small rock outcrops and continuing up the hill. The track continues almost to the top of the hill, where it flattens out and comes to the intersection of the unsignposted Ridgetop loop track.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading south-east through the bush, winding around for a short distance to the intersection of the Ridgetop service trail.

(6.09 km) Int of Ridgetop service trail and loop track to Int of Ridge Track and Ridgetop service trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 138 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail heading south-east through the bush (with Georges River off to the right, though not visible). The walk passes an intersection with a bush track then continues along until coming to the intersection with the Ridge Track (not signposted).

(6.23 km) Int of Ridge Track and Ridgetop service trail to Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.58 km Time = 38 mins
Climb = 68 m Descent = -104 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading through the thick scrub, away from the service trail and towards the river. The track bends around to the left and continues along the side of the ridge until coming to the intersection of the signposted 'Cattle Duffers Flat' track on the right.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Morgans Creek' arrow along the bush track, crossing over some metal pipes and under two sets of power lines. The walk continues along the ridge for a while until it passing under a third set of power lines. The track then heads down the hill and across a small creek, to the intersection of an un-signposted bush track on the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading up through the thick bush and along the side of the ridge, keeping Georges River on the right. The track heads through some really nice sandstone rock formations, with plenty of gum trees and ferns around. As the track winds around a rock ledge, it comes to signposted track on the right (which heads down to Burrawang Reach).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Morgans Creek 500m' sign as it heads along the side of the ridge, with the Georges River visible through the trees to the right. The walk winds along until it turns down the ridge and heads down to the Georges River National Park driveway.

(7.81 km) Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track to Boomerang Reserve
Track: Moderate - road
Length = 574 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -11 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the road up the gentle hill, passing the entry ticket booth and coming to the intersection with Henry Lawson Drive.
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows Henry Lawson drive, keeping Georges River to the right. The road bends to the right and soon reaches Boomerang Reserve, on the left.

Boomerang Reserve Alt = 8 m
This relatively small park can be found on Henry Lawson drive, between the Little Salt Pan creek and The River road. The park is surrounded by dense forest on three sides and a small timber barrier on the road side. The park has a few sheltered picnic benches and a large map of Bankstown that was erected by the local Rotary club. There is plenty of open space and a few nice large trees for shade.

(8.38 km) Boomerang Reserve to Int of the Henry Lawson drive and Georges River National Park service trail
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 567 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows Henry Lawson drive, keeping the river to the right. The road crosses the Little Salt Pan creek bridge then heads up to the intersection with the Georges River service trail, on the right (approximately 150 metres past the bridge).

(8.95 km) Int of the Henry Lawson drive and Georges River National Park service trail to End of Gorges river service trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 531 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -9 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the service trail away from the road, around the metal gate and towards Mickeys Point. The trail winds past mangroves and through thick bush until it comes out at a large open clearing. At the other end of the clearing the service trail ends at a small turning circle.

(9.48 km) End of Gorges river service trail to West end of Mickeys Point Beach
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 231 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the end of the service trail, the walk follows the bush track through the long grass towards the river. At the river, the track turns left and meanders up and down along the side of the river, until reaching the start (western end) of a long sandy beach.

(9.71 km) West end of Mickeys Point Beach to Base of Alfords Point Bridge
Track: Moderate - beach
Length = 602 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -9 m
Continue straight: From the end of the bush track, the walk follows the beach (keeping the water on the right). The walk stays on the beach until reaching the base of the large Alfords Point bridge.

(10.31 km) Base of Alfords Point Bridge to Int of One Tree Point service trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 324 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the base of the bridge, the walk heads off the sand and winds around mangroves and through reeds (keeping the river on the right). After the clearing on the left, the walk comes to the sandy One Tree point service trail, near the trees.

(10.64 km) Int of One Tree Point service trail to Int of One Tree Point bushtrack and Playford road
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 497 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 38 m Descent = -2 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the old service trail away from the river. The trail passes through the reeds and the pine trees as it winds up a steep rocky hill. At the top of the hill, the trail passes under the powerlines, bends to the left and soon reaches an intersection with a bush track, to the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the bush track beside the powerlines up the small hill to the metal gate at the bend in Playford Rd.

(11.13 km) Int of One Tree Point bushtrack and Playford road to End of Riverview road
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 1.43 km Time = 23 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -38 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the footpath along Playfords road to the north-east, keeping the road on the right. The walk continues to follow Payford Rd when it bends to the right (at the intersection with Roma avenue), then turns left into Dilke road at the 'T' intersection. The walk continues to the intersection with Villers Rd (there is a corner store and public phone on the left plus a large water tank on the right).
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows Villiers road east (initially keeping the water tank on the right). Soon, the walk turns left onto Queensbury road and follows it, before turning right at the 'T' intersection onto Richmond avenue. The walk immediately turns left onto Riverview road, and continues to the end of the road.

(12.56 km) End of Riverview road to Western end of Salt Pan creek Bridge
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 189 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -10 m
Turn left: From the end of the road, the walk follows the concrete footpath (following the power lines) between house numbers 5 and 6. After a short distance the walk reaches the footpath on Henry Lawson Drive.
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the footpath on Henry Lawson drive down the hill, (keeping the road on the left) towards the bridge. Just before the bridge, the walk comes to the top of a wooden staircase, to the right.

(12.75 km) Western end of Salt Pan Creek Bridge to Salt Pan Creek picnic area
Track: Moderate - duckboard
Length = 549 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -7 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the boardwalk down the wooden staircase and loops around under the bridge. The walk passes a few picnic chairs and winds around through some mangroves, following the boardwalk to the intersection of the Alma Road concrete footpath track on the left.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the footpath north (keeping the river on the right) onto a bush track and then up some wooden steps. The track continues along for a while until it drops down some more steps to the Salt Pan creek picnic area.

Salt Pan Creek picnic area Alt = 2 m
This small picnic area on the Salt Pan Creek walking track can be accessed directly from the stairs at the end of Werona Ave. This clearing provides a couple of picnic benches and tables, natural shade and a small, grassy clearing. The space if big enough for a bit of running around or to spread out a picnic blanket. The picnic area is on the edge of Salt Pan Creek, with dense mangroves along to river bank. There are a number of houses overlooking the area from the cliffs above.

(13.3 km) Salt Pan Creek picnic area to Bottom of Weenamana Place steps
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 216 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the picnic area, this walk follows the bush track up the steps (keeping the river on the right) and winds along the side of Salt Pan Creek until it drops back down some steps onto a boardwalk. The track continues along the boardwalk, alongside the creek, until it comes to the bottom of Weenamana Place steps on the left.

(13.52 km) Bottom of Weenamana Place steps to Picnic area at base of Pipe Bridge
Walk: Easy - duckboard
Length = 172 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the bottom of the steps, this walk follows the boardwalk as it winds alongside the river (keeping the river on the right), through mangroves for a short while. Soon the boardwalk becomes a bush track and continues to the picnic area under the large pipe bridge.

(13.69 km) Picnic area at base of Pipe Bridge to Davies Reserve
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - servicetrail
Length = 283 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the picnic area, the walk follows the hardened management trail (keeping the creek on the right) as it winds along the side of the river. The walk passes a fenced-off area on the left before it turns left heads up the hill, coming near to the play equipment at Davies Reserve.

Davies Reserve Alt = 6 m
This park can be accessed from the end of Tallawarra Ave or directly from Davies Road in Padstow. The Reserve is one of the spots along the Salt Pan Creek walking track. The facilities provided at this reserve include play equipment, a toilet block and picnic tables and seats. There is plenty of open space, and shade from a few large trees. There is parking for about 20 cars.

(13.97 km) Davies Reserve to End of Bridge Street
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - duckboard
Length = 704 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 14 m Descent = -12 m
Turn right: From Davies Reserve, this walk follows the fenced boardwalk running parallel to the power lines, keeping Salt Pan Creek on the right. The track passes through the wetlands for a short distance, coming to an intersection with the Truro Parade boardwalk on the left.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk continues along the short board walk (keeping the power lines above to the right). Soon the boardwalk joins onto a hardened footpath, which continues along through the grass clearing, running parallel to Salt Pan Creek. The track passes behind a number of houses, and then passes a couple of transmission towers as the footpath tends left to the end of Meager Avenue.
Veer right: ###This section of the track is closed for End of 2010 to sometime in 2011. Please walk along Meager Ave to Davies Rd as an alternate route###[2]
From the end of Meager Ave, the walk follows the footpath lined with wooden posts (with the white house at no.2 initially on the left) into the bush and down the gentle hill. After a short distance, the footpath joins a board walk and continues through some mangroves and out to the creek edge. The boardwalk then turns left, crossing under the railway bridge to the intersection with the Salt Pan Creek footbridge on the right.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the boardwalk around the creek's edge (keeping the train line on the left) and through some mangroves for a short distance, until coming to a concrete footpath. This path continues past a transmission tower to the end of Bridge Street.

(14.68 km) End of Bridge Street to Padstow Railway Station
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 1.14 km Time = 19 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = -4 m
Turn left: From the car park at the end of the street, this walk follows the foot path along Bridge Street to the 'T' intersection of Davies Road, where the walk turns left. Following the footpath, this walk soon crosses the railway bridge and comes to the intersection with Meager Avenue.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads south (away from the trail line) along Davies Road, along the footpath. After a short while, the walk turns right into Ryan Rd, crossing at the traffic lights. This walk follows the footpath through the suburbs to cross, straight ahead at the roundabout, onto Howard Road. The road then passes a few shops and comes to the Padstow railway station on the right.

Catch the train from Padstow Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Padstow Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
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Catch the bus from Padstow Railway Station
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
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Drive from Padstow Railway Station
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.
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Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
Map Car Shuffle
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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Onrope 11 Nelson Ave, Padstow (02) 9709 6299 5 km
Jeffs Camping & Disposals Lvl2/ 444 Hume Hwy, Yagoona (02) 9708 5092 7.2 km
Dans Caravans 422 Hume Hwy, Yagoona (02) 9790 7047 7.2 km
The Outback Shack Shop 16-17 11 Sappho Rd , Warwick Farm (02) 9821 2130 7.3 km
Ute Van & 4WD Accessory World Cnr King Georges & Moorefields Rds, Beverly Hills (02) 9758 2500 8.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to East Hills to Padstow along the Georges River.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from East Hills to Padstow along the Georges River
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 11 km (to the E)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 21 km (to the NNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
27 km (to the NNE)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 34 km (to the SSW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 41 km (to the NNE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW-MODERATE rating and No Ban in place. (Downloaded 53 minutes ago)
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
A few showers.
A few showers.
20.3°C (feels like 18.7°)
17 km/h from the E (gusting 19)
72% humidity     (as at 25/01:35pm)
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Georges River National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

Walker Feedback

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Molly - Busy roads! IP:129.78.32.xxx | 2011-11-24 04:00:48
There are some pretty stretches along the river during this walk, but the road it keeps company with in a few stretches is horribly busy. The rock cutting by Boomerang Reserve, where there's hardly any shoulder, has signs saying 'Don't stop: falling rocks!', but you have to trudge along with less than a metre's clearance from the trucks roaring by on both lanes.

I found the trails a bit difficult to find in places (also, in the mangrove sections the track was sometimes underwater because of high tide and copious rain) but just bumbled about in the general direction and didn't get end up anywhere too wrong. But there are at least two mistakes in the tracknotes: going around the Yeramba Lagoon, I don't think 'keeping the lagoon on the left' would work, since the loop is running around it so the lagoon is always on the right when coming from the East Hills direction; at 5.75, coming out of the lagoon and heading up the busy road again, the rack is most definitely NOT on the left of the road - it's on the right. If you look for it on left, you'll have a long fruitless walk up the horribly busy road. Looks like both these instructions have been written from the other direction.

A shame about all the rubbish and graffiti along the track too - graffiti on the angophoras even! Lots of potential for improvements, but I don't think I'll rush back there.
admin - re: Busy roads! Super Administrator | 2011-11-24 05:54:07
Hi Molly

Thanks for the feedback. I hope you enjoyed the walk, sounds like a few tough sections.

Molly wrote:
I don't think 'keeping the lagoon on the left' would work, since the loop is running around it so the lagoon is always on the right when coming from the East Hills direction

Your right, my mistake - I fixed it up now.

Molly wrote:
at 5.75, coming out of the lagoon and heading up the busy road again, the rack is most definitely NOT on the left of the road - it's on the right.

Yep made this much clearer, Added that it is only just over 60m to the intersection, as it is not super clear even once you are on the right side on the road.

Sorry for the mistakes. I am sure you feedback will help the next people.

Thanks again

Happy walking
Matt :)
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