Berowra to Bobbin Head


4 hrs

8.7 km One way

473 m

Hard track
Following Cowan Creek, this walk is one of the most pleasant in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, with great views over the water as well as nice views from the ridge at Berowra. Be sure to stop at the cafe for a cuppa in Bobbin Head before going home. Apple Tree Bay is also a very pleasant spot to take a break and enjoy the day.

Maps for the Berowra to Bobbin Head 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
Cowan 1:25 000 Map Series 91304N COWAN NSW-91304N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Berowra to Bobbin Head bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Berowra to Bobbin Head

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 8.7 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 Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

4.8km of this walk has short steep hills and another 2.4km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 1.2km is very steep and the remaining 370m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.9km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 1.3km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 200m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2.5km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 5km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 3.6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 5km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 3.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 2.8km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (1.9km) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Berowra to Bobbin Head walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Berowra to Bobbin Head walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Berowra to Bobbin Head walk starts at the Berowra Railway Station (gps: -33.623159, 151.15329)
Your transport options to Berowra Railway Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Car. The train station is on the Pacific Hwy about 10 km north of Hornsby. There is parking in the area (although this can fill up mid week with commuters). Parking is permitted in many of the back streets. (get details)


The Berowra to Bobbin Head ends at the Bobbin Inn (gps: -33.659694, 151.15912)
Your main transport option to Bobbin Inn is by;
Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
(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

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/12


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 :)