Kalkari Discovery trail

30 mins

798 m Circuit

25 m

Very easy
This pleasant walk starts with a wander through the interesting Kalkari Discovery Center. Enjoy the displays and chat with the volunteers before heading out the back door to find the rest of the walk. The walk follows the concrete path past more information signs and a lovely pond. As would wander through the large fenced enclosure keep an eye out for wallabies, bush turkeys and other animals. The main lookout provides stunning views and well worth spending time to enjoy.

Maps for the Kalkari Discovery trail 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
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 Kalkari Discovery trail bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Kalkari Discovery trail

Accessibility summary information for the Kalkari Discovery trail

Parking: There are 1 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 7 places to sit on this walk. They are on average 0m apart, with a maximum gap of 270m.
Hazards: There are 0 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.

Accessibility Details

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 798 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 1/6

Very easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


This whole walk, 800m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 800m follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 800m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 800m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 800m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 800m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Kalkari Discovery trail walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Kalkari Discovery trail walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Kalkari Discovery trail walk starts and ends at the Kalkari car park (gps: -33.665258, 151.14905)
Your main transport option to Kalkari car park is by;
Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
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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



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

Gallery images
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 :)