Sydney to Thornleigh via Lane Cove Tourist Park


2 Days

33 km One way

1114 m

Hard track
This overnight walk starts from the Obelisk in Macquarie Park, Sydney, at the official start of the Great North Walk. The walk soon boards the ferry from Circular Quay to Woolwich, and follows the Great North Walk through the streets of Hunters Hill and into the Lane Cove National Park. After staying the night in a caravan park here, the walk backtracks a little, then heads north, winding through the Lane Cove Valley, up to Thornleigh train station.

Maps for the Sydney to Thornleigh via Lane Cove Tourist Park 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
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Sydney to Thornleigh via Lane Cove Tourist Park bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Sydney to Thornleigh via Lane Cove Tourist Park

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 33 km
Time 2 Days
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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, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

16km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 13km is flat with no steps. Whilst another 8km has short steep hills and the remaining 560m is very steep.

Quality of track

14km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 12km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 10km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 1.3km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

Around 27km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 11km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 32km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 6km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 35km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 3.1km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 28km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 10km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

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Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Sydney to Thornleigh via Lane Cove Tourist Park walk starts at the The Obelisk (gps: -33.863268, 151.21023)
Your transport options to The Obelisk are by;
Ferry. (get details)
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Sydney to Thornleigh via Lane Cove Tourist Park ends at the Thornleigh Train Station (gps: -33.731948, 151.07815)
Your transport options to Thornleigh Train Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(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

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