Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge

2 hrs

5.1 km One way

178 m

Hard track
A well maintained and signposted track that follows the Lane Cove River, along a section of the Great North Walk. The section of bush track just west of De Burghs Bridge has great views of the river. Brown’s Waterhole is a good spot to break, although early in the walk. Watch out for cyclists in the Brown’s Waterhole area as this is a popular bike riding trail.

Maps for the Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge 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.
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 Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge

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 5.1 km
Time 2 hrs

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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


3.3km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.6km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (280m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

2.1km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.4km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 1km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 620m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.


Around 3.3km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.9km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.1km requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 4.4km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 700m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 2.7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 2.4km 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 Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge walk starts at the End of Vimiera Rd (gps: -33.764966, 151.10605)
Your main transport option to End of Vimiera Rd is by;
Important Note: There is no car transport option to the start of this walk.

The Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge ends at the Int. Opposite the end of Lady Game Drive (gps: -33.77338, 151.1352)
Your transport options to Int. Opposite the end of Lady Game Drive are by;
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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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 :)