|Gosford||1:25 000 Map Series||91312S GOSFORD||NSW-91312S|
|Gosford||1:100 000 Map Series||9131 GOSFORD||9131|
Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
|Time||1 hr 15 mins|
|AS 2156.1||Gradient||Very steep (4/6)|
|Quality of track||Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)|
|Signs||Minimal directional signs (4/6)|
|Experience Required||Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)|
|Weather||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)|
|Infrastructure||Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)|
Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk
860m of this walk is very steep and another 140m has short steep hills. The remaining (110m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.
Around 1000m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 110m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
Around 940m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 170m has minimal directional signs.
Around 940m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 170m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 1.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
This whole walk, 1.1km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
Starting from Sandringham Close, this walk follows the Sandringham Track up the hill to the views from Colin Watters Lookout. After enjoying the views, you walk past the tower to the other side of the hill to the much less spectacular Nyari Lookout. From here, you follow a wide management trail down the hill, back to the start of the walk. An enjoyable circuit walk for those who do not mind hills, worthwhile for the views from Colin Watters Lookout.
Total climbing: 201m
2.9 km Circuit
1 hr 30 mins
This walk explores the main highlights of Kincumber Mountain Regional Reserve. Starting on the Glasson’s trail, the walk explores a variety of forests along the way to Honeman’s Rock and picnic area. After a rest, you visit a large cave on Kanning Walk and continue to the views at Colin Watters Lookout. You then follow a track down the ridge, passing some interesting rocky outcrops before arriving at the end of Sandringham Close, Terrigal.
Total climbing: 220m
4.5 km One way
Starting on Bembooka Rd in Erina, this walk heads up the narrow Warri Warri track to Honeman’s picnic area. You will visit the overgrown Warriwarri Lookout about halfway along this walk, but do not expect grand views! From the lookout, the walk follows wider trails along the much flatter ridge top to the popular Honeman’s Lookout.
Total climbing: 147m
1.5 km One way
This short walk follows a clear track to a large sandstone cave on the Kanning Walk. From the Honeman’s Picnic Area, follow Kanning Walk through the bush and along the side of a long rock wall. There are several caves along the way, the main one being quiet large and tucked behind some large boulders. The cave provides a cool spot on hot days. After admiring the cave, walk back the same way, passing some large angophora trees.
Total climbing: 34m
922 m Return
This lovely walk is a great way to explore the bushland at the top of Kincumber Mountain. From near the main picnic area, you follow a clear track before walking along the base of a long rock wall. There are a few sandstone caves, the main one mentioned in the notes is quite large, and a nice cool spot on a hot day. This walk then heads past the cave to loop back to the start via the Yanina Walk management trail. There are good wildflower displays in spring and summer.
Total climbing: 38m
1.3 km Circuit
Yanina Walk is a gentle walk, exploring one of the ridges at the top of Kincumber Mountain. The walk follows a wide management trail from the main Honemans Picnic area, leading to the good views of Colin Watters Lookout. The notes describe a side trip to Nyari Lookout, but the views are very limited. The view from Colin Watters Lookout is arguably the best in the park, extending down Picketts Valley to Avoca Lake and Beach. There is a picnic table at the lookout, encouraging a snack before returning to the start.
Total climbing: 55m
3.2 km Return
1 hr 15 mins
The Ridge Trail loop is a short walk starting from Honeman’s Picnic Area and follows the signposted Ridge Trail until finding Split Rock management trail. Here, you turn sharply right to head back to the picnic area along this wider trail. There are limited views along this walk, but it still makes for a nice stroll through the bush.
Total climbing: 48m
962 m Circuit
Sid Pulsford Walk explores the ridge top of Kincumber Mountain, from Honeman’s Rock to Green Point. The walk mostly follows wide management trails. Halfway along the walk, you will find the By-Pass lookout and rest area, providing good views and a great place to rest. The walk leads past the water reservoir above Green Point, then down the driveway to the end of Beatties Rd.
Total climbing: 118m
4.1 km One way
1 hr 45 mins
This short and fairly flat walk starts from the popular Honeman’s picnic area and follows the Sid Pulsford Walking Track, then another trail to Warriwarri Lookout. The lookout is overgrown and provides no real view. A short distance beyond the signposted lookout is a rocky outcrop that provides some filtered views of the district. A nice walk through the dry ridge top forest, just don’t expect grand views.
Total climbing: 34m
1.5 km Return
Glasson’s Trail starts near the main entrance to Kincumber Mountain Reserve and follows a series of management trails and tracks up to the main picnic area. The walk offers a great way to explore the diverse vegetation and visiting some interesting rock formations. The walk is signposted and crosses the road a few times before coming across a single picnic table near the end of the walk. The walk finishes at the more popular picnic area at Honeman’s Rock.
Total climbing: 158m
1.7 km One way
This walk is a great way to explore the many highlights of Katandra Reserve. Starting at the lower picnic area, you circumnavigate Seymour Pond via the Waterman Walk, then discover some wonderful Strangler Fig trees in the rainforest. As the walk climbs, the forest dries out a little, which opens up more views. Taking the Guringai walk along the base of the cliff will then bring you up to St Johns picnic area and lookout. After enjoying the views from the top, take Graves walk down along the ridge and back to your starting point.
Total climbing: 350m
5.3 km Circuit
2 hrs 45 mins
This walk starts at the bottom of Katandra Reserve and heads up the hill, exploring the ridge on the way to Gosford Station. You will visit a wide variety of plant communities and some lovely vistas over the surrounding towns and water. Along some of the secluded sections, you may forget that you are so close to houses. You will also find a few picnic areas and lookouts along the way, providing great places to rest.
Total climbing: 381m
8.5 km One way
3 hrs 45 mins
Starting from the Katandra Rd Picnic Area, you will head past Seymour Pond and along Toomey Walk to the Strangler Fig platform. You will see two magnificent examples of Strangler Fig trees – one growing on a large rock and the other forming a knotted tubular structure. A lovely walk through the dense forest, along a well-formed track. If you have a little extra time, the Watermans walk is a great addition to your visit to the valley.
Total climbing: 96m
2 km Return
This short walk takes you from the Katandra Rd Picnic Area to Seymour Pond. The pond was made to support a farm that was once in the area, and now the pond support many water birds. There is a simple picnic area and plenty of shady spots at the pond, making a nice place to sit and enjoy the birds. These notes also describe two side trips to some other interesting spots near the pond.
Total climbing: 45m
890 m Return