Garie Beach to Helensburgh (The Burgh Track)


4 hrs 30 mins

11 km One way

664 m

Hard track
This walk has a great mixture of ocean cliffs, with fantastic views, and beautiful forest. The walk follows the well maintained Burgh Track, passing great views of the ocean and the cliffs, before turning inland and exploring some eucalypt forest on the way to Helensburgh. The environment and views near Lady Wakehurst Dr are incredibly special as the track winds its way through a shrouded eucalypt forest.

Maps for the Garie Beach to Helensburgh (The Burgh Track) 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
Appin 1:25 000 Map Series 90291S APPIN NSW-90291S
Campbelltown 1:50 000 Map Series 90291 CAMPBELLTOWN CW-90291
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129
Wollongong 1:100 000 Map Series 9029 WOLLONGONG 9029

Cross sectional view of the Garie Beach to Helensburgh (The Burgh Track) bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Garie Beach to Helensburgh (The Burgh Track)

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 11 km
Time 4 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard 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 (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

11km of this walk has short steep hills and another 250m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (85m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 3.8km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 3.2km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 3.8km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 11km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 3.5km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). 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 Garie Beach to Helensburgh (The Burgh Track) walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Garie Beach to Helensburgh (The Burgh Track) walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Garie Beach to Helensburgh (The Burgh Track) walk starts 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)



The Garie Beach to Helensburgh (The Burgh Track) ends at the Helensburgh Railway Station (gps: -34.176925, 150.99472)
Your transport options to Helensburgh Railway Station are by;
Train. (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

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 :)