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Berowra to Bobbin Head
Time: 4 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.2 km NNE of Berowra
Length: 8.7 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 8.7 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 473 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 473 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 train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

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. (open in app)


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  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Berowra to Bobbin Head

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Berowra to Bobbin Head
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Berowra Railway Station
End of the old Berowra Parade
Waratah Gully Crossing
Waratah Bay
Lords Bay headland
Cowan Creek View
Int of Mt Kuring-gai and Berowra Tracks
Apple Tree Bay Kiosk
Int of Apple Tree Bay Road and Harbour to Hawkesburry Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Berowra Railway Station

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

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Photo Gallery

 
Berowra Station
 
Berowra Station +
 
Path beside Berowra Station
 
Path beside Berowra Station +
 
View of Berowra Station from bridge
 
View of Berowra Station from bridge +

 
View of freeway from near Berowra Station
 
View of freeway from near Berowra Station +
 
The Bridge over the SydneyNewcastle Freeway
 
The Bridge over the SydneyNewcastle Freeway +
 
Berowra Track signpost
 
Berowra Track signpost +

 
View from near the top of Berowra Track
 
View from near the top of Berowra Track +
 
Boronia flower
 
Boronia flower +
 
Top most hairpin bend in the Berowra Track
 
Top most hairpin bend in the Berowra Track +

 
View across the valley
 
View across the valley +
 
Berowra Track in Waratah Gully
 
Berowra Track in Waratah Gully +
 
Waratah Gully
 
Waratah Gully +

 
Waratah Gully crossing
 
Waratah Gully crossing +
 
Walking along the Berowra Track east of the Waratah Gully crossing
 
Walking along the Berowra Track east of the Waratah Gully crossing +
 
Near the apex of Waratah Bay
 
Near the apex of Waratah Bay +

 
Rusty hulk of Windybank boat in Waratah Bay
 
Rusty hulk of Windybank boat in Waratah Bay +
 
Footings for Windybank's old boatshed in Waratah Bay
 
Footings for Windybank's old boatshed in Waratah Bay +
 
Looking across Waratah Bay
 
Looking across Waratah Bay +

 
Small cave on the Berowra Track
 
Small cave on the Berowra Track +
 
Looking over Cowan Creek
 
Looking over Cowan Creek +
 
Mushroom on Berowra Track beside Cowan Creek
 
Mushroom on Berowra Track beside Cowan Creek +

 
Overhang near Lord's Bay
 
Overhang near Lord's Bay +
 
Orange Fungus growing beside Cowan Creek
 
Orange Fungus growing beside Cowan Creek +
 
Walking alongside Lord's Bay
 
Walking alongside Lord's Bay +

 
Walking along the edge of one of many bays on Cowan Creek
 
Walking along the edge of one of many bays on Cowan Creek +
 
Fungus south of Lord's Bay
 
Fungus south of Lord's Bay +
 
Track beside Cowan Creek north of Winson Bay
 
Track beside Cowan Creek north of Winson Bay +

 
Cowan Creek
 
Cowan Creek +
 
Looking up Cowan Creek from Winson Bay
 
Looking up Cowan Creek from Winson Bay +
 
Berowra Track south of Winson Bay
 
Berowra Track south of Winson Bay +

 
Crossing an unnamed Bay
 
Crossing an unnamed Bay +
 
Cowan Creek viewpoint
 
Cowan Creek viewpoint +
 
Cowan Creek viewpoint view
 
Cowan Creek viewpoint view +

 
Nav marker on Cowan Creek
 
Nav marker on Cowan Creek +
 
Berowra track north of int with Mt Kuring-gai track
 
Berowra track north of int with Mt Kuring-gai track +
 
Int of Mt Kuring-gai and Berowra Tracks
 
Int of Mt Kuring-gai and Berowra Tracks +

 
View of Cowan creek near Intersection of Berowra and Mt Ku-ring-gai tracks
 
View of Cowan creek near Intersection of Berowra and Mt Ku-ring-gai tracks +
 
Rusting water tank relic
 
Rusting water tank relic +
 
Historic steps near the Intersection of Berowra and Mt Ku-ring-gai tracks
 
Historic steps near the Intersection of Berowra and Mt Ku-ring-gai tracks +

 
Walking track north of Apple Tree Bay
 
Walking track north of Apple Tree Bay +
 
View south to Apple Tree Bay
 
View south to Apple Tree Bay +
 
Rocky gully crossing north of Apple Tree Bay
 
Rocky gully crossing north of Apple Tree Bay +

 
Stone steps near Apple Tree Bay
 
Stone steps near Apple Tree Bay +
 
Picnic area on the north side of Apple Tree Bay
 
Picnic area on the north side of Apple Tree Bay +
 
Berowra Track sign north of Apple Tree Bay
 
Berowra Track sign north of Apple Tree Bay +

 
Bridge crossing Apple Tree Creek and Bay
 
Bridge crossing Apple Tree Creek and Bay +
 
Apple Tree Bay
 
Apple Tree Bay +
 
Looking across Apple Tree Bay from the boat ramp
 
Looking across Apple Tree Bay from the boat ramp +

 
Kiosk at Apple Tree Bay
 
Kiosk at Apple Tree Bay +
 
Road into Apple Tree Bay
 
Road into Apple Tree Bay +
 
Walking along Apple Tree Bay Road
 
Walking along Apple Tree Bay Road +

 
Apple Tree Bay Road
 
Apple Tree Bay Road +
 
Glimpse of Bobbin Head from Apple Tree Bay Road
 
Glimpse of Bobbin Head from Apple Tree Bay Road +
 
Picnic area at Bobbin Head
 
Picnic area at Bobbin Head +

 
Lower end of Cockle Creek lookout track.
 
Lower end of Cockle Creek lookout track. +
 
Bobbin Inn
 
Bobbin Inn +
 
Information Centre
 
Information Centre +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Berowra to Bobbin Head bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Berowra to Bobbin Head bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Berowra to Bobbin Head 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 9km
Time 4 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
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)
*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
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).

Track Notes


Catch the train to Berowra Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Berowra Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
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Drive to Berowra Railway Station
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk 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. You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
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(0 km) Berowra Railway Station to End of the old Berowra Parade
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 196 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -5 m
From the front of Berowra Station[1], this walk follows the footpath[2][3] between the Pacific Highway and railway line, whilst keeping the highway to your left. After about 50m this walk comes to 'Berowra Parade'[4] marked with a large 'Harbour to Hawkesbury' information sign and map[5]. Here the walk turns right and follows the little used road down over railway bridge[6][7] then around the green metal gate[8] to cross over the F3 on a large concrete bridge[9]. On the other side of the freeway this walk comes to a small clearing marked with a large 'Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - Berowra Track' sign[10].

(0.2 km) End of the old Berowra Parade to Waratah Gully Crossing
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.15 km Time = 29 mins
Climb = 31 m Descent = -167 m
Veer right: From the clearing, this walk follows the track beside the large 'Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - Berowra Track' sign[11] heading directly away from the freeway[12]. The track is initially slightly overgrown and leads over a series of concrete drains[13]. The track then leads gently down through a tall casuarina and eucalypt stand[14] for about 30m to come to the edge of an unfenced cliff, with filtered valley views[15]. Here the walk turns left and leads gently down along the clear track[16] and beside a long rock wall (on your left)[17] for about 150m to a sharp right hand bend[18]. From here the track becomes a little steeper and continues through a series of 9 more hairpin bends[19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27] for 800m becoming moderately steep and passing through a grass tree forest[28] to come beside Waratah Gully creek[29]. Here the track flattens out and heads down through the canyon like gully for 100m then down some stone steps[30] to the Waratah Gully creek[31] crossing. The walk crosses the slippery sandstone creek bed at the site of an old bridge to find a small constructed sandstone buttress on the far side[32]. This creek may become impassable after heavy or prolonged rain.

(1.35 km) Waratah Gully Crossing to Waratah Bay
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 759 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -64 m
Continue straight: From the sandstone buttress on the south side of Waratah Creek[33], this walk follows the clear and mostly flat track down through the steep sided canyon like gully[34], keeping the creek steeply below and to your left[35]. After passing through the dense moist forest for about 500m the rocky track leads over an exposed section of old pipes[36] then 70m later the track comes to the start of Waratah Bay[37]. Here the rocky track continues to lead beside the bay, keeping the water to your left[38] for 80m to pass a 'No Camping' and a 'Gas fires only' sign[39]. The walk now climbs up and over a short rocky rise[40] for about 35m to come back to the waters edge beside the rusted steel skeleton of a boat[41].

Waratah Bay Alt = 10 m
Waratah Bay sits on the eastern extent of Cowan Waters east of Berowra. The bay is home to a rusting metal boat hull[42], this boat marks the spot where the Edward Windybank and his family once worked and lived. Edward Windybank worked on the construction nearby railway line from 1886 to 87[43]. Windybank also named the bay and acquired a life-long lease to use it[44]. It seems that he built a small home, boat shed[45] and a narrow road up the hill. Windybank operate a boat building a hire business on site[46]

(2.11 km) Waratah Bay to Lords Bay headland
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 2.08 km Time = 53 mins
Climb = 143 m Descent = -150 m
Continue straight: From beside the rusty remnants of Windybank boat[47], this walk follows the track along the foreshore keeping the water to your left[48]. The track leads over a small rise for about 120m to come to a set of old peers[49] that once supported the Windybank's boat shed. There are other remnant of their home in the area[50]. The rocky track continues to undulate along the southern shoreline of Waratah Bay for about 400m passing some large boulders to where the track bends right, following the shoreline, to come alongside Cowan Creek[51]. This walk follows the rocky track as it leads upstream along the western shore of Cowan Creek for about 50m to pass a deep but short sandstone overhang[52] (on your right). Continuing to undulating along the rocky shoreline, this walk heads through the bracken ferns and tall forest for 500m to cross a shallow rocky gully[53]. About 180m later this walk veers right to follow the formal track[54] up the timber steps, over a rise to continue long the shoreline over a few more rises for 300m before crossing a deep moist gully[55] just beyond a large sandstone cave[56], just inside the northern headland of Lords Bay. The walk now leads along the northern shore into Lords bay for 250m to cross the usually small creek and densely forest gully[57] at the apex of Lords Bay. About 60m later the track crosses another usually small creek[58] on the slippery sandstone rocks to then follow the clear track[59] along the southern shoreline of Lords bay for 200m to a small rock platform[60] on the southern headland of Lords Bay.

(4.19 km) Lords Bay headland to Cowan Creek View
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.93 km Time = 49 mins
Climb = 132 m Descent = -130 m
Continue straight: From the small rock platform[61] on the southern headland of Lords Bay, this walk follows the track along foreshore keeping the water to your left for 350m to then head alongside a natural rock wall[62] (on your right) and a shorter wall (on your left). From here the walk continues along the foreshore for 400m to cross the rocky apex of Winson Gully bay[63] then along the southern foreshore of this bay for just shy of 200m to an unfenced flat rock with great views[64] down Cowan Creek. This walk now continues to follow the track for 200m past a small cave[65] to the where the track bends right at the southern headland of Winson Gully bay to continue along side Cowan Creek for 250m to pass a section of track where large sandstone boulders have been placed to stabilise the shoreline[66]. The track then bends right to follow the shoreline into another bay then along north shore of this bay for 300m to cross the usually shallow but wide (unnamed) creek flowing over sandstone platform and around boulders[67]. Now this walk follows the track out of the bay along the southern shoreline[68] past a section where more large rocks have been placed to protect the track[69] then up a few steps to a timber boardwalk[70] and viewing platform[71] on Cowan Creek.

Cowan Creek View Alt = 7 m
Cowan Creek View, is a timber platform[72] lookout on Cowan Creek. The lookout is on the northern side of a headland and provide great views[73] down along Cowan Creek. This is a great place to rest and enjoy the water views.

(6.12 km) Cowan Creek View to Int of Berowra and Mt Kuring-gai Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 333 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 27 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the viewing platform[74], this walk heads along the timber boardwalk[75] keeping Cowan Creek to your left. The boardwalk bends right where the walk then heads up some steps[76] and follows the rocky track as it undulates along the shoreline for 150m to pass close to a green channel marker[77]. From here the walk continues along shoreline for just over 160m to then head up some timber steps[78] and come to a signposted intersection[79] at the bottom of the the signposted 'Mt Ku-ring-gai Track'[80] (up to your right).

(6.46 km) Int of Mt Kuring-gai and Berowra Tracks to Apple Tree Bay
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 936 m Time = 26 mins
Climb = 66 m Descent = -82 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[81], this walk follows the clear track along the shoreline, keeping the water to your left. After about 40m this walk comes to a constructed stone wall[82] and series of disused stone steps (on your right)[83]. This is the site of the Woodnutts Boatshed[84] that was built in 1910. The rusting water tank and a few other relics remain[85].
From here this walk continues along the shore line for just over 300m veering right a few times to pass over small rises using some timber steps[86] to then cross two small rock gully and grove of sassafras[87]. From this second gully the walk continues for 200m along side Cowan creek to here the now mostly flat track[88] tends right (still on the shoreline) and into Apple Tree Bay. The track then becomes rocky and leads up and down a series of stone steps for about 100m to find small fenced clearing and picnic area where a sign points back along the 'Berowra Track'[89]. Here the walk turns left and crosses Apple Tree Creek on the timber bridge[90] to find a sheltered 'Information' sign[91] on the other side. Now the walk leads past the top of the boat ramp[92] and wanders across the car park[93] just shy of 100m to find the kiosk at and 'Welcome to Apple Tree Bay' sign[94] at the main entrance to the parking area.

(7.39 km) Apple Tree Bay Kiosk to Int of Apple Tree Bay Road and Harbour to Hawkesbury Track
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 173 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -4 m
Turn left: From the Kiosk and 'Welcome to Apple Tree Bay' sign[95], this walk follows the road out of the car park[96] and gently uphill keeping the water down to your left. After about 150m the road leads past a footpath (to a small gated marina[97], on your left) to continue up the road for another 30m to find the intersection with the signposted 'Regional Office' track[98] (on your right).

(7.57 km) Int of Apple Tree Bay Road and Harbour to Hawkesburry Track to Bobbin Inn
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 1.16 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 67 m Descent = -64 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the sealed road gently uphill. After just over 150m (and after passing a speed bump), this walk comes to the top of the rise where the road bends right[99]. Here the walk continues to follow the road gently downhill for 900m passing a few more speed bumps to then head between six sandstone pillars[100] at the edge of Orchard Park. The walk now heads through the car park[101] for about 100m passing between the toilet block[102] (on your right) and 'The Pavillion'[103] and other shelters (on your left) to come to a T-intersection with Bobbin Head Road. Here the walk crosses the road to find the 'information centre'[104] and then turns left to find the 'Bobbin Inn'[105] cafe at the back of the building, just before the carpark.

Bobbin Inn Cafe, Bobbin Head Alt = 16 m
At the centre of Bobbin Head, this cafe offers inside and outdoor dining, and a range of foods and drinks. Food includes fish and chips, wraps, focaccia, sandwiches and snack foods. Tea, coffee and cold drinks are also on offer. The old sandstone building is also home to the information centre and was once the Bobbin Inn. Opening hours are 9 - 4pm Mon to Fri (closed Tuesdays) & 9 - 5pm weekends. For more information, phone the cafe on 9457 7170.

The NPWS Bobbin Head Information Centre is open 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day) 10 - 4pm (closed 12 - 12:30pm lunch).

Drive from Bobbin Inn
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk Parking fees apply in the area.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
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Campsites in the park
The Basin campground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 10.3 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 10.2 km
Paddlecraft 3B / 1714 Pittwater Road, Bayview 02 9997 8015 14 km
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 13.9 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 19.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Berowra to Bobbin Head.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Berowra to Bobbin Head
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 2 km (to the NW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
13 km (to the SSW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 24 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 29 km (to the SW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 39 km (to the S)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
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
Windy. Showers and storms.
Windy. Showers and storms.
24.6°C (feels like 23.3°)
11 km/h from the NNW (gusting 15)
46% humidity     (as at 01/07:35am)
Sat20°|33°Windy. Showers and storms.
Sun13°|21°Sunny.
Mon13°|19°Possible shower.
Tue12°|22°Partly cloudy.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
A largely untouched wilderness on the northern boundary of Sydney, Ku-ring-gai Chase NP is one of Australia's oldest national parks. Here at the head of the Hawkesbury River, you'll find Aboriginal engravings and sites, as well as sandstone escarpments,
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Closure information last downloaded Saturday 1st of November 2014 06:00 AM
CLOSED AREAS
Bobbin head Information Centre access
Due to necessary construction works to the entrance, customers may access the Bobbin Head Information Centre through the Bobbin Head Cafe Wednesday's to Monday's. The Information Centre is not be accessible to visitors on Tuesdays, but remains open for phone and email enquiries. Throughout Tuesday exemption applications can be completed at the Operations Office on Ku-ring-gai Chase Road. We apologise for any inconvenience experienced during this time. For more information, please contact the Bobbin Head Information Centre (02) 9472 8949 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

Locations affected: Bobbin Head, Bobbin Head Information Centre
FIRE BAN
A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Saturday 1 November)
A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Saturday 1 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire
 
All tracks and trails are CLOSED within the park to walkers and cyclists. Designated picnic areas remain open.

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Robin IP:20.139.226.xxx | 2008-07-01 16:20:13
if you drive to the start of the track, how do you get back from the end of the track to where you parked??
admin - re: getting back out ?? Super Administrator | 2008-07-01 17:19:42
Robin wrote:
if you drive to the start of the track, how do you get back from the end of the track to where you parked??

This is a one way walk that some people do to meet up with firend who drive down to the picnic area (and then get a lift back up). So this walk is realy only for those who can do the car shuffle (or who are happy to pay for a taxi out). Alternative try this walk
http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/ku-ring-gai-chase-national-park/berowra-to-mt-ku-ring-gai.html And add to it the side trip to the picnic area. (then you can catch the train back to your car) :)
Mike Cuming - Mr IP:58.173.42.xxx | 2010-07-26 00:30:43
The track from Berowra has recently been re-opened having been closed for over two years for repair due to bushfire damage. It is more practical to backtrack from Bobbin Head to just north of Appletree Bay, from where you can pick up the track west to Mt Ku-ring-gai station and hence rejoin the railway to home base.
It is a very scenic walk with much variety and I recommend it.
admin - re: Loop walk Super Administrator | 2010-07-26 10:43:34
Mike Cuming wrote:
It is more practical to backtrack ...

Thanks Mike, Great that this walk is open again, I am looking foward to getting back down there again. The walk variation that Mike mentions can be found at http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/ku-ring-gai-chase-national-park/berowra-to-mt-ku-ring-gai.html
Thanks
Matt :)
Rob Gosford IP:203.219.177.xxx | 2013-07-18 21:53:23
Mike Cuming wrote:
It is more practical to backtrack from Bobbin Head to just north of Appletree Bay, from where you can pick up the track west to Mt Ku-ring-gai station and hence rejoin the railway to home base.
It is a very scenic walk with much variety and I recommend it.


exactly ! i did this walk last weekend by parking at Berowra rail station, enjoying a most beautiful walk to the Apple Tree Bay Kiosk, THEN returned to Berowra. Total distance return >>>> about 15 klms.....too far really for me.

Best way is to park at Mt. Ku-Ring-Gai rail station, catch a train north next stop to Berowra, walk to Apple Tree Bay, on your return from ATB take the Mt. Ku-Ring-Gai track up to Mt. Ku-Ring-Gai rail station and your car. Total distance about 11 klms.

a real nice walk. Loved watching the boats on Cowan Creek :)
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