Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach


1 hr 45 mins

4.4 km One way

65 m

Hard track
This walk is another Royal National Park classic. The walk comes off a ridge to join with the Coastal Track’s tour of the beaches. The walk starts at the small Curra Moors car park and heads through the heath and bush to the rock shelf at the coast. The track ends at Garie Beach. The beach has a kiosk and is an excellent spot for a swim (when patrolled) and a picnic. This walk is good for those who can get dropped off at the top and meet their driver at the bottom, or you may choose to do a car shuffle, or retrace your steps back to Curra Moors car park.

Maps for the Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach 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.
Otford 1:25 000 Map Series 91294S OTFORD NSW-91294S
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach

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 4.4 km
Time 1 hr 45 mins
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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 Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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

2.6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 930m has short steep hills. Whilst another 510m is very steep and the remaining 380m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

2.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.3km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (930m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

Around 3.3km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 3.9km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 510m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 4.4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 3.8km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 690m 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 Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach walk starts at the Curra Moors Car Park (gps: -34.162178, 151.05645)
Your main transport option to Curra Moors Car Park is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)



The Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach ends at the Garie Beach Car Park (gps: -34.170224, 151.06645)
Your main transport option to Garie Beach Car Park 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 :)