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Engadine to Audley
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.2 km SW of Engadine
Length: 5.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 5.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 181 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 181 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

From Engadine Railway Station, this walk ventures into the centre of the Royal National Park, through light scrub. Highlights include Tuckawa Rill Creek, where the cascading water and small rock pools contrast beautifully with the surrounding dry bushland. On from here, there are great views of the Hacking River from the Robertson's Roundabout. The walk then descends into the park lands surrounding the visitor centre at Audley. (open in app)


There are closed areas in Royal National Park
Today's Fire rating
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Engadine to Audley

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Engadine to Audley
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Engadine Railway Station
Int of Engadine Railway Servicetrail and Engadine Track
 Int of Engadine Bush and Servicetrail
Int of Audley and Engadine bushtracks
Int of Engadine Track and The Ave Servicetrail
Int of Engadine and Gnarra Rill Biketrack (nth)
Int of Engadine and Gnarra Rill Bike Track (south)
Int of Engadine Track and Jacana Servicetrail
Int of Engadine and Loop Track (North-west)
Int of Engadine and Loop Track
Kangaroo Creek
Int of Engadine and Robertson Track (North-West)
 Int of Engadine, Audley and Uloola Tracks
Currawong Flats
Eastern side of Currawong bridge
Visitor Centre
Starting point for this hiking track: Engadine Railway Station

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91294N 
 Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 

Photo Gallery

 
Engadine Railway Station
 
Engadine Railway Station +
 
The Engadine Bushtrack
 
The Engadine Bushtrack +
 
Isopgen Anemonifolius (broad leaf drumstick)
 
Isopgen Anemonifolius (broad leaf drumstick) +

 
The scrub surrounding the track
 
The scrub surrounding the track +
 
Most of this trail is bushtrack so bike riders are discouraged
 
Most of this trail is bushtrack so bike riders are discouraged +
 
There are occassional obstacles along the trail
 
There are occassional obstacles along the trail +

 
A rockpool at Tuckawa Rill Creek
 
A rockpool at Tuckawa Rill Creek +
 
Tuckawa Rill Creek
 
Tuckawa Rill Creek +
 
The top of Robertson's Roundabout
 
The top of Robertson's Roundabout +

 
The Hacking River from Robertson's Roundabout
 
The Hacking River from Robertson's Roundabout +
 
Audley Park
 
Audley Park +
 
The Royal National Park Visitor Centre
 
The Royal National Park Visitor Centre +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Engadine to Audley bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Engadine to Audley bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Engadine to Audley bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Engadine to Audley bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 6km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
2.7km of this walk is very steep and another 1.6km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 950m is flat with no steps and the remaining 510m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
3.2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 2.2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (420m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.8km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 3.7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.1km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 4.5km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.3km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the train to Engadine Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Engadine Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
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Drive to Engadine Railway Station
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
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(0 km) Engadine Railway Station to Int of Engadine Track and Bushtracks
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 183 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
From the train station, this walk exits via the gate at the bottom of the platform 2 steps, then follows the management trail north, keeping the train tracks to the left. Soon, the walk turns right at the 'Engadine Track' signpost, following the 'Audley 6km' arrow along the narrow management trail. Soon, the walk comes to an intersection with another management trail, at another 'Audley 6km' sign. (Note: Straight ahead is a bush track, closed for rehabilitation.)
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Audley 6km' arrow along the management trail. Very soon, the walk comes to an intersection with a bush track on the left, marked with a 'track closed for regeneration' sign.

(0.18 km) Int of Engadine Bush and Servicetrail to Int of Audley and Engadine bushtracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 76 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left: From the intersection the track heads south-east along the bushtrack. Approximately 30m along the trail the trail crosses a small creek with steep banks and joins up with the track on the other side. Approximately 30m after this the track comes to an intersection with another bushtrack, coming up from the west.

(0.26 km) Int of Audley and Engadine bushtracks to Int of Engadine Track and The Ave Servicetrail
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 327 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: this track ignores that trail and continues south-east long the bushtrack. After approximately 50m the track changes to being a servicetrail. This continues along the flat for short time before coming to a large intersection with trails going in several directions.

(0.59 km) Int of Engadine Track and The Ave Servicetrail to Int of Engadine and Gnarra Rill Bike Track (south)
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 242 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -1 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Audley' arrow along the bush track. The walk occasionally passes bicycle track markers as it heads through the bush, coming to the signposted intersection of bush tracks.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads south-east along the wide bush track for approximately 25m before coming to an signposted intersection with another bush track.

(0.83 km) Int of Engadine and Gnarra Rill Bike Track (south) to Int of Engadine Track and Jacana Servicetrail
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 505 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -12 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Audley' arrow along the bush track as it heads through the thick gum tree forest. The track crosses the dried up Gnarra Rill Creek bed then continues along until coming to an intersection with a service trail, at some 'no bicycles' signs.

(1.33 km) Int of Engadine Track and Jacana Servicetrail to Loop Track Servicetrail (south-east)
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 887 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 29 m Descent = -26 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading east. The track heads through the thick gum tree forest for a while before it crosses the small Forest Brook and continues up the short rocky hill on the other side. Shortly, the walk passes a small bush track, signposted 'closed for rehabilitation' then soon comes to the signposted intersection of the Loop Trail.

(2.22 km) Int of Engadine and Loop Track (North-west) to Kangaroo Creek
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.97 km Time = 52 mins
Climb = 23 m Descent = -202 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Audley' arrow along the bush track, winding through the thick gum tree forest for a while before passing a 'no bicycles' signpost and coming to the signposted intersection with the Loop Tail.
Continue straight: From the intersection the track follows the Audley arrow along the bushtrack, passing another sign to Audley shortly after as it heads along to the top of a long hill. From here the track follows the bushtrack as it heads down the long rocky hill until it flattens out after a set of wooden steps. From here the track follows the bushtrack for a while before it starts to head down another long hill, winding all the way down the rocky bushtrack to the bottom of the valley where it passes a sign pointing back to heathcote and comes to Kangaroo Creek.

Kangaroo Creek Pools Alt = 9 m
Kangaroo Creek Pools are found on the junction of Engadine Creek and Kangaroo Creek in the Royal National park. This is where Kangaroo creek begins to widen before it joins the Hacking River. The creek is lined with rock and provides a nice place for a splash and cool down. The is some limited shade from the trees in the valley. There are no facilities.

(4.19 km) Kangaroo Creek to Int of Engadine and Robertson Track
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 842 m Time = 20 mins
Climb = 94 m Descent = -27 m
Continue straight: From the creek the track crosses at the rocks to the base of the large metal staircase which it climbs as it climbs up the side of the valley, all the way to the top of the staircase where it continues along the bushtrack. From here the track follows the bushtrack heading up and around the side of the hill, providing views of the valley down to the left as it heads along to the signposted intersection of the Robertson Roundabout.

(5.03 km) Int of Engadine and Robertson Track (North-West) to Currawong Flats
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 476 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -74 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Audley' arrow[1] along the bush track, winding down and along the side of the hill. There are views of the river down to the left as the walk steadily descends towards the bottom of the valley, until it comes to an intersection and a sign pointing to 'Robertson Roundabout'[2].
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading in the opposite direction to the Heathcote and Engadine arrows, winding down the hill via the rock steps that the track continues down to the banks of the Hacking River at Currawong Flats.

(5.51 km) Currawong Flats to Royal National Park Information Centre
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 281 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -2 m
Turn right: From the end of the bush track, this walk heads through Currawong Flats, keeping the river on the left, until reaching the bridge. The track turns left and crosses the Hacking River on the bridge, to come to Lady Carrington Drive.
Turn left: From the bridge, this walk heads along the road, keeping the river to the left. Passing the park lands and picnic area, the road the meets Sir Bertram Stevens Drive and a short distance further comes to the Royal National Park Information Centre.

(5.79 km) Visitor Centre to Ironbark Flat Picnic Area
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 99 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -7 m
Turn sharp left: From the visitor centre, this walk passes between the centre and the toilet block, heading down the stairs and onto the large, grassed clearing of Ironbark Flats.

Drive from Royal National Park Information Centre
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

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Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

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Manly
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Driving Directions
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Near by


Campsites in the park
Bonnie Vale camping ground
North Era camping ground
Uloola Falls camping ground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Engadine Disposal & Outdoor Centre Pty Ltd 1042 Old Princes Hwy, Engadine (02) 9520 3367 0.3 km
Paddy Pallin Adventure Equipment 587 Kingsway, Miranda (02) 9525 6829 8.9 km
Onrope 11 Nelson Ave, Padstow (02) 9709 6299 14.7 km
Boots Great Outdoors 23 Koonya Cct, Caringbah (02) 9542 8988 10.7 km
Jeffs Camping & Disposals Lvl2/ 444 Hume Hwy, Yagoona (02) 9708 5092 17.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Engadine to Audley.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Engadine to Audley
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 14 km (to the NE)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 25 km (to the SW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 33 km (to the NNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
38 km (to the NNE)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 52 km (to the NW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Sunny.
Sunny.
13.9°C (feels like 6.2°)
33 km/h from the WSW (gusting 48)
50% humidity     (as at 30/04:15am)
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Royal National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Royal National Park
Closure information last downloaded Wednesday 30th of July 2014 04:00 AM
CLOSED AREAS
Jibbon Engraving Site closed for protection works (Ends Thursday 31 July)

Jibbon Aboriginal Rock Engraving site is temporarily closed for site protection works. The engravings site will reopen 31 July 2014. The surrounding walking tracks remain open.
Pool Flat is closed due to construction activities - Pool Flat picnic area
The Pool Flat area at Audley will be partially closed to visitors from Wednesday 26th March until Friday 30th May due to the construction and installation of a pontoon and jetty. Land and water access will be restricted around the works site, pedestrian access will still be available in some areas including to the provided picnic tables and toilets. For more information please contact the local NPWS office on (02) 9542 0632.

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