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Darri Track
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.2 km NE of Turramurra
Length: 4.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Cowan Creek Reserve
Climb: 200 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 200 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
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

Named after the traditional owners, the Darri People, this track starts at Bedford Ave, Turramurra. The track follows a narrow piece of bushland along the upper reaches of Cowan Creek, into Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. The official Darri track finishes at the intersection with Warrimoo track, however this walk continues back to Warrimoo Rd. (open in app)


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  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Darri Track

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Darri Track
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Bedford Ave, Turramurra
Int. of Darri Track and Malborough Rd Servicetrail
Darri and Somerset Ave tracks Int.
Cowan Creek and Darri track Int.
Tokanue Place Track Intersection
Waipori Street Track Intersection
Int of the Lower valley link trail
Gould Avenue Creek crossing
Int of Darri and Timbarra Road tracks
Int of Darri and Warrimoo Tracks
Starting point for this hiking track: Bedford Ave, Turramurra

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)

Print a map and track notes here
 Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91304S 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Start of the Darri Track
 
Start of the Darri Track +
 
Following the service trail
 
Following the service trail +
 
Heading through the bush
 
Heading through the bush +

 
Dropping down into the valley
 
Dropping down into the valley +
 
Crossing the creek
 
Crossing the creek +
 
Continuing through the valley
 
Continuing through the valley +

 
Following the Darri Track signs
 
Following the Darri Track signs +
 
Following the track
 
Following the track +
 
Crossing a small creek
 
Crossing a small creek +

 
Climbing up the side of the valley
 
Climbing up the side of the valley +
 
Metal staircase
 
Metal staircase +
 
Following the side of the hill
 
Following the side of the hill +

 
Entering Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
 
Entering Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park +
 
Rock steps
 
Rock steps +
 
The Darri Track
 
The Darri Track +

 
Intersection of the Warrimoo Track
 
Intersection of the Warrimoo Track +
 
The Warrimoo Track
 
The Warrimoo Track +
 
Coming to the carpark off Warrimoo Road
 
Coming to the carpark off Warrimoo Road +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Darri Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Darri Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Darri Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Darri Track 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 4.2km
Time 1 hr 45 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
Around 2.5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 1.8km has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 2.6km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 1.6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 3.3km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 940m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 2.8km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.5km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 4.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 3.3km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 980m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Bedford Ave, Turramurra
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)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Bedford Ave, Turramurra
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.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Bedford Ave, Turramurra to Int. Darri Track and Malborough Rd Servicetrail
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 485 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -25 m
From opposite 18 Bedford Ave, this walk follows the service trail around the metal gate and past the 'Terramerragal Reserve' sign, soon passing the information sign about the Darri Track. This wide track winds down the hill and crosses a small creek, and then follows Cowan Creek downstream. After passing through the dense bush, enjoying the occasional view of the small creek (and avoiding a small false track off to the right), this track comes to an intersection with a service trail coming in from the left, at the concrete ditch.

(0.49 km) Int. of Darri Track and Malborough Rd Servicetrail to Cowan Creek and Darri track Int.
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.03 km Time = 21 mins
Climb = 27 m Descent = -47 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail that heads up the hill and away from Cowan Creek. The trail soon turns to the right and starts to flatten out. Just before the trail starts heading downhill, it comes to an intersection with a small bush track coming down from the left.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads north along the service trail, passing a large Scribbly Gum on the right and then heading down the hill. The track continues to wind down to the bottom of the valley where it crosses Cowan Creek and continues along the other side, steadily climbing up the side of the valley until coming to the intersection of the Glengarry Road service trail, and a Darri Track information sign.

(1.52 km) Cowan Creek and Darri track Int. to Tokanue Place Track Intersection
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 229 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -5 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the service trail heading north-east up the hill, climbing up the side of the valley for a short while until it flattens out and comes to the intersection with the Tokanue Place access trail at the large metal gate.

(1.75 km) Tokanue Place Track Intersection to Waipori Street Track Intersection
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 326 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 31 m Descent = -19 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the service trail heading north-east, keeping the asphalt service trail on the right, winding around the back of some houses and through the bush for a while until it comes to the intersection of the Waipori Street service trail.

(2.07 km) Waipori Street Track Intersection to Gould Avenue Creek crossing
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 395 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 21 m Descent = -27 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Darri Track' sign past the 'Terramerragal Reserve' sign and along the service trail, heading through the bush and down the long gentle hill, until it comes to the intersection of the lower valley link trail at the information sign.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the service trail past the "No Through Road" sign and along the side of the hill, gently undulating until it comes to a small creek crossing, where the service trail becomes a bush track.

(2.47 km) Gould Avenue Creek crossing to Int of Darri and Timbarra Road tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 724 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 63 m Descent = -18 m
Continue straight: From the end of the service trail, this walk crosses the small creek and continues along the bush track, winding up the long hill, keeping the metal handrail on the right. The walk continues up the rocky hill, and up a metal staircase to a flat rock platform at the top. From here, the track turns left onto the rock platform and continues along the bush track, passing a 'Kuringai Chase National Park' sign before dropping down a small hill then continuing up some rock steps. From the top of the steps, the walk follows the bush track through the gum trees until it comes to a 'Y' intersection with another bush track at a Darri Track marker.

(3.19 km) Int of Darri and Timbarra Road tracks to Int of Darri and Warrimoo Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 528 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -22 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track, heading north past some blackened gum trees and through the bush, undulating gently for a while before coming to the signposted intersection of the 'Warrimoo Track'.

(3.72 km) Int of Darri and Warrimoo Tracks to End of Warrimoo Ave
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 522 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 23 m Descent = 0 m
Turn sharp right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'St Ives' arrow up the long, gentle hill and along the management trail, heading through the bush for a while before coming to a small car park, just off Timbarra Road and almost directly opposite Warrimoo Road.

Catch the bus from End of Warrimoo Ave
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.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from End of Warrimoo Ave
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.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

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
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by


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 4.9 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 5 km
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 6.7 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 9.1 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 9.1 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Darri Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Darri Track
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
5 km (to the WSW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 12 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 23 km (to the WSW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 28 km (to the S)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 34 km (to the NNE)

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
Clear.
Clear.
13.9°C (feels like 10.0°)
13 km/h from the SE (gusting 19)
49% humidity     (as at 01/05:35pm)
Wed      °Clear.
Thu|22°Sunny.
Fri11°|19°Possible shower.
Sat12°|23°Partly cloudy.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Cowan Creek Reserve Cowan Creek Reserve (aka Terramerragal Reserve) is a large reserve owned and managed by Ku-ring-gai council. The reserve is home to the Darri track and some wonderful stands of She-oak trees.
Region:
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.


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 I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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