Garawarra Farm to Garie Beach


2 hrs

3.9 km One way

156 m

Moderate track
This walk starts at the large Garawarra Farm car park taking the ridge straight down to the coast. Look for the change in vegetation as you descend along the spur to the Coastal Track, before beach hopping your way to Garie Beach. The track is a great way to see some of Sydney’s best coast, with plenty of opportunities to cool down, and maybe do a spot of fishing along the way. About half the track is through open grass land, giving panoramic ocean views, with opportunities to wander among some buildings from the depression era.

Maps for the Garawarra Farm 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 Garawarra Farm to Garie Beach bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Garawarra Farm 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 3.9 km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 3/6



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

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

Around 3.8km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 85m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 3km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 930m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 3km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 840m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 2.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.3km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 3.9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 3km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 840m 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 Garawarra Farm to Garie Beach walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Garawarra Farm to Garie Beach walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Garawarra Farm to Garie Beach walk starts at the Garawarra Farm Carpark (gps: -34.180069, 151.03931)
Your main transport option to Garawarra Farm Carpark is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)



The Garawarra Farm to Garie Beach ends at the Garie Beach Car Park (gps: -34.170208, 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 Illawarra 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 :)