1 hr 45 mins
(0km) End of Fitzpatrick Park drive way → Int of Lagoon bushtrack and Henry Lawson Drive
(0.32km) Int of Lagoon bushtrack and Henry Lawson Drive → Yeramba Lagoon car park
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.
(1.98km) Yeramba Lagoon carpark → Int of Henry Lawson Drive and Ridgetop bushtrack
(2.04km) Int of Henry Lawson Drive and Ridgetop bushtrack → Int of Ridge Track and Ridgetop service trail
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.
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).
(2.45km) Int of Ridge Track and Ridgetop service trail → Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track
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.
Maps for the Fitzpatrick Park to Morgans Creek via Yeramba Lagoon 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.
|Botany Bay||1:25 000 Map Series||91303S BOTANY BAY||NSW-91303S|
|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||1 hr 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
2.9km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 630m has short steep hills. The remaining (500m) is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
3.8km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 140m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (65m) follows a smooth and hardened path.
Around 2.5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.5km is clearly signposted.
Around 3km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 2.4km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
This short walk follows part of the Ridge Track through the Georges River National Park. The walk follows the first section of the Ridge track before turning down to the Burrawang Flats. From here, the walk follows the driveway and Georges River past a number of picnic areas to return to the start. There are several opportunities for picnics and rest stops along the way.
Total climbing: 37m
769 m Circuit
1.8 km Circuit
This walk starts from the end of the Fitzpatrick Park driveway and follows the Georges River. The walk heads downstream along the waters edge, through the park and across the bridge, to the half way point at Henry Lawson Drive. From here the walk continues along a series of bush tracks, winding along the ridge, around to the Georges River National Park driveway.
Total climbing: 112m
2.5 km One way
1 hr 15 mins
This circuit walk follows the well signposted Ridge Track as it winds up through the bush between Henry Lawson Drive and the Georges River. The walk starts at Morgans Creek picnic area and heads back down to the river at Cattle Duffers Flats, then loops back to the start along the driveway. This walk is a great way to explore the diverse plants, and views of the park.
Total climbing: 123m
2.9 km Circuit
1 hr 15 mins
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.
Total climbing: 347m
15.8 km One way
5 hrs 30 mins
Other Nearby walks
1.3 km One way
This pleasant walk starts from the Morgans Creek park, at Henry Lawsons Drive, and follows the Georges River past the Boomerang Reserve, winding through the bush around Mickeys Point and under the Alfords Point bridge. The walk then continues up through Padstow Heights to the Henry Lawson Drive Bridge where it follows the boardwalks, bushtracks and service trails along Salt Pan Creek. The last section is along the roads to Padstow station.
Total climbing: 144m
8 km One way
2 hrs 45 mins
This short walk starts from the corner of Alma Road and Wainright Avenue and follows the footpath down to Salt Pan Creek walk. The walk then follows the creek upstream along the boardwalks and bushtracks, passing a few great picnic areas and parks to the end of Bridge Street. From here the walk follows the roads across the railway bridge and along to the Padstow train station, where there are a few shops.
Total climbing: 52m
2.8 km One way
This relaxing, return walk starts from the Padstow train station. The walk follows the streets to the end of Bridge street, then the boardwalks, footpaths and service trails along the right hand side of the creek, passing through Davies Reserve. The walk finishes at the pleasant little picnic area at the base of the large pipe bridge, down at the waters edge.
Total climbing: 62m
4.3 km Return
1 hr 30 mins
This walk starts from Pastow train station and follows the streets to the end of Bridge street before it heads down stream along the boardwalks, service trails and bushtracks that follow the creek. As the walk winds along the creek, it passes the Davies Reserve and the small picnic area under the large pipe bridge. The walk then comes to the smaller Salt Pan creek picnic area, on the creeks edge, with a metal staircase providing access to Werona Avenue.
Total climbing: 40m
2.6 km One way
This leisurely creek side walk follows the footpaths and boardwalks from Davies Reserve to the footbridge crossing Salt Pan Creek, just upstream from the railway bridge. The only facilities along this walk include seats and a toilet block at Davies Reserve. This is a nice way to explore the mangroves and willows along the river.
Total climbing: 18m
1 km Return
This great walk starts from Davies Reserve and follows the service trails, footpaths, boardwalks and bushtracks winding downstream along the edge of Salt Pan Creek. This walk passes a few picnic areas along the way, before crossing under the Henry Lawson Drive bridge and climbing up the wooden staircase on the other side, to the road.
Total climbing: 19m
1.2 km One way
566 m Return
Following well-maintained bush tracks and service trails, this walk descends into the Royal National Park, to a spectacular set of pools and cascading falls on South Western Creek. The Royal National Park Information Centre, on Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, is approximately in the middle of this walk and is a great spot to grab a bite to eat before continuing to the falls. Unfortunately, it is necessary to have a car to get from Winifred Falls out of the park.
Total climbing: 400m
11 km One way
From Engadine Railway Station, this walk ventures into the centre of the Royal National Park, through light scrub. Highlights include Tuckawa Rill Creek, where the cascading water and small rock pools contrast beautifully with the surrounding dry bushland. On from here, there are great views of the Hacking River from the Robertson’s Roundabout. The walk then descends into the park lands surrounding the visitor centre at Audley.
Total climbing: 181m
5.8 km One way
2 hrs 30 mins
This is a smooth and mostly flat walk with a fantastic lookout in the Royal National Park. The concrete path starts at the Area Office car park, passes a pleasant and usually quiet picnic area, then winds gently down through the bush. The path leads to the fenced Bungoona Lookout, where you can enjoy views over the Hacking River and a large part of the Royal National Park. Take your time to read the signs and enjoy the plants and rock formations along the way. There are plenty of bench seats along the way to rest.
Total climbing: 30m
918 m Return
Spanning between Heathcote and Waterfall Railway Stations, this walk experiences many of the different environments that Heathcote National Park has to offer. From ridge tops to creek walking, this is a great way to enjoy a day, with a perfect spot for a break at the Heathcote Campsite. If the water’s deep enough, also allow enough time to dip your toes in Heathcote Creek.
Total climbing: 481m
10.1 km One way
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/fptmcvyl
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)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.