Lovetts Pools


1 hr 15 mins

3 km Return

75 m

Hard track
This walk takes you to a small but picturesque waterhole above Lovett Bay. You start with a short walk along a management trail, with an optional side track to an Aboriginal engraving site. Then continuing along the wide trail a little further, you’ll turn left and following a couple of fainter tracks through the heath to the sandstone platform and creek. At the pool, there are a series of small cascades and a view over Lovett Bay, a lovely place for lunch before retracing your steps back to the car.

Maps for the Lovetts Pools 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.
Mona Vale 1:25 000 Map Series 91301S MONA VALE NSW-91301S
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 Lovetts Pools bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lovetts Pools

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 3 km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
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

This whole walk, 1.5km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

1.1km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 290m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (170m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 1.2km of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 290m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 1.2km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 290m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 1.4km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 170m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

1.1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 290m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (170m) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Lovetts Pools walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Lovetts Pools walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Lovetts Pools walk starts and ends at the Elvina Track carpark (gps: -33.643268, 151.26214)
Your main transport option to Elvina Track carpark is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(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

 


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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 :)