199 Bay Rd Berowra Waters, NSW 2082, Continue straight: From ‘Berowra Waters Trackhead’, Continue straight: From the end of Kirkpatrick Way, Continue straight: From beside the creek, this walk follows the GNW arrow post, Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow along the sandy management trail, About 800m from Turners Rd, Berowra Heights lies this pleasant ridge top campsite. Find the travel option that best suits you. This three day walk follows the Great North Walk from Hornsby Station to Brooklyn, staying overnight at the Crosslands Reserve and the Great North Walk ridge top campsite. This re-route is due to the multi-agency decision to close the Fishponds to Steele Bridge section of the Benowie Track. Soon after visiting the site of the historic Zig Zag railway you start wandering through the Berowra Creek valley, passing a few cascading creeks. The bridge is designed on the Warren truss style and is one of only 4 ‘Steele’ bridges still in use in NSW. There is no drinkable water along the track but there are some good cafes in Brooklyn and a pub if you prefer a cold beer. There are many different views to be seen and a variety of flora and fauna throughout makes this walk quite interesting. I made a point of hitting the gym for some core, back and leg work to avoid a repeat of the previous year’s injuries. Total climbing: 1423m, This overnight walk starts from Gordon train station and winds through bush filled valleys to Hornsby station. The restaurant is open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch, with dinner available on Friday through Sunday. Once the track flattens out again, it comes to an intersection with the Simon Pl management trail on the right, at a fairly large clearing. Salt Marsh, Calna Creek, Berowra Valley NP. Apparently you and Peter are partly responsible for John’s knee problems , […] Group overnight walk in Kuring-gai Chase National Park (Mt Kuring-gai to Brooklyn) […], […] ‘Really?’ exclaimed Cole and Adam, who were on their first overnight hike and starting to flag. Cowan to Brooklyn (GNW) - This Cowan to Brooklyn Station walk is a popular section of the Great North Walk, with scenery ranging from foreshore to ridge top lookouts. The trail gently undulates along the side of the hill, enjoying some glimpses up to the cliff faces (on the right). Brooklyn Motel: Newly renovated accommodation on Bridge St,nearly opposite The Anglers Rest. The campsite is not the best, and you will need to carry in water. The views are good, providing a broad idea of what this park has to offer. Hornsby to Brooklyn three day walk Unnamed Falls to Berowra Creek campsite track 3.4km 1 Hrs 25 mins (From 9.51 km) Continue straight: From the waterfall, this walk follows the GNW markers out of the gully, initially keeping the waterfall up to your right. The walk starts and finishes at Thornleigh train station. The walk follows a management trail and is one of three dog friendly walks in Berowra Valley Regional Park. After about 100m this walk comes to another flat saltmarsh, Turn left: From the south side of the creek, this walk follows the ‘Berowra Waters’ sign, Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘Berowra Waters’ sign, Naa Badu Lookout offers magnificent views south over Berowra Creek as well as over Sams and Calna Creeks. This walk, which joins up with the Great North Walk, reveals the many ecotones behind the seemingly impenentrable sclerophyll forests that line the steep shores of Berwowra Waters valley and the Hawkesbury river. It proved to be a smart move. Total climbing: 374m, This is a hilly walk out of the beautiful Berowra Waters valley to Cowan Station. Along the way are signs providing interesting information about the mangroves, estuaries and other surrounding flora and fauna. This walk wanders down the ridge to follow the bank of Cowan Creek to Bobbin Head. Some of the highlights along this walk are the sandstone cliffs at Fishponds, the great restaurants at Berowra Waters, and the beautiful Jerusalem Bay at Cowan Creek. This campsite can be found on the Great North Walk, off the service trail just before it descends into Galston Gorge (when coming from the south). The walk ends at the popular Bobbin Head picnic area and kiosk, giving you the chance to relax and reflect on the journey. The extensive rock platforms of Refuge Rock make a beautiful place to relax and explore. Total climbing: 296m, This pleasant walk follows the Great North Walk from Berowra Station down to Berowra Waters. Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘Berowra Waters’ sign gently down along the management trail, keeping the valley to your left. Conserve your energy for the section between Berowra Waters and Cowan as there are several solid hills. The lookout provides a great view down, across the valley and along Berowra creek. This re-route is due to the multi-agency decision to close the Fishponds to Steele Bridge section of the Benowie Track. John on the other hand was doing well, especially considering his past knee problems. There are picnic tables, Veer left: From the toilet block, this walk follows the dirt footpath, Crosslands Reserve is lovely and long mixed use picnic area, spanning along the edge of Berowra Creek. The Bridge at Calna Creek, which links up the Hornsby to Brooklyn section of the Great North Walk, is well and truly out of action (as of August 2014), following flood damage. Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘Cowan Station’ sign, Continue straight: From the western bank, this walk crosses Joe Crafts Creek, Turn left: From the intersection near the ‘viewing point’, Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘Cowan’ sign, Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow post. Breakfast can be organised for an extra fee. There are several small cafe/restaurants in the area, good choice for cooked meals. Total climbing: 705m, Initially following Terry’s Creek, and then the Lane Cove River, this walk goes through some of the prettier sections of the Lane Cove National Park before climbing up to Thornleigh and continuing into the Berowra Valley Regional Park. The creek is fairly wide at this point and the bridge provides a great view of the sandstone overhangs along the creek’s edge. Another adventurous walking track is the 13km hike between Cowan and Berowra via Berowra Waters. Take your time to enjoy the views, and rock formations, and creek crossings along the way as the track leads a nearly direct route to Cowan Station, through a wonderfully remote section of bushland. Some sittings offers A la Carte meals from $25, and other sittings offer a fresh and cooked seafood buffet. Not too bad for roughing it on a bushwalk! With a train station at each end and a chance to fill the tummy at Thornleigh, this is an enjoyable day out. The campsite is not the best, and you will need to carry in water. This short walk links Clarinda St and Simon Pl in Hornsby Heights. Conserve your energy for the steep sections between Berowra Waters and Cowan. Highlights include the views from the top of the ridges between Galston Gorge and Crosslands, and the section of track west of Calana Creek. A challenging and hard walk, Jerusalem Bay track, from Cowan Station to Hawkesbury River, near Brooklyn, offers scenic views in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Note this walk was re-routed in early 2016 to go via the streets of Hornsby Heights. Note this walk was re-routed in early 2016 to go via the streets of Hornsby Heights. The dam was enlarged six times before 1924, then in in 1989 the dam was added to the expanded Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. With the promise of gorgeous weather today, I made the decision earlier in the week to complete the Great North Walk from Berowra to Brooklyn. You can even book a campsite and enjoy the area for longer. The timber lookout platform provides great views over Berowra Creek, Continue straight: From the intersection at the estuaries viewing platform, this walk follows the timber ramp down to the dirt track, Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘Berowra Waters’ sign, Continue straight: From the clearing, this walk leads down the north eastern side of this ridge, keeping the main valley to your left. The lookout is in the Berowra Valley Regional Park and also on the Great North Walk. After 600m we veer right, off the fire trail and onto a narrow bushwalking track, signposted with a small Great North Walk marker. Phone (02) 9456 2633 Following Berowra Creek and the side of the valley, the surrounds change from the wet environment of Lane Cove to the dry scrub and bushland of Berowra. The steep ascents and descents through dry sclerophyll forest and across open ridge tops are lined by angophoras, scribbly gums, and heath-leaved banksia (Banksia ericifolia), and open to sweeping views over densely forested slopes and the snaking waterways of the region. The campsite has many tall, shady trees and is a fuel stove only site. Walk north along the track by the side of the creek past the car park and look for a large rock next to the path on your right. Excellent views of the creek can be expected, especially at places like Crosslands and Fishponds. Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk. Kayak hire is available from the marina building. Water is scarce on the trail (few of the freshwater creeks were running when we walked): fill up at Berowra Waters and Cowan. The concrete dam wall was built in 1884 to provide water for the steam trains passing about 500m to the north. The bridge was designed by Major General Sir Clive Steele in 1942. Total climbing: 1319m, One of the longer day walks in Berowra Valley National Park, this walk mostly follows Berowra Creek along the Great North Walk. There are some interesting rock formations on the right and the occasional valley view on the left. Total climbing: 180m, Starting with a walk through the streets of Wahroonga, this walk then heads bush, following the Gibberagong Track to Bobbin Head. Along this walk you will see a dense and thriving forest filled with Blue Gums and Bracken Ferns, plenty of wild flowers and a wide variety of native animals. 15km of this walk has short steep hills and another 14km has gentle hills with occasional steps. There are good spots to eat or grab a coffee near Thornleigh station before or after the walk. Plotted with the plotaroute.com route planner. Turn left : From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill along the narrow track, following the ‘Great North Walk’ sign, Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘Galston Gorge 4km’ arrow. The walk at a glance. The walk explores two rivers and ridge tops, giving a great variety of views. This is a short and interesting walk to one on those really beautiful pockets of bush in the middle of the suburbs. The walk follows the management trail, which soon bends left and gently winds through the bushland. Here you follow the Blue Gum walk through one of Sydney’s rare Blue Gum Forest stands to then cross Berowra Creek a few times at Fishponds waterhole. The walk includes some boardwalks. The scenery includes beautiful scenes along Zig Zag creek and nice forest while going up Stringybark ridge, plus as an optional side trip to see the remnants of the historic Thornleigh Quarry and Zig Zag railway. You can refill the tummy in Berowra Waters with a couple cafes to choose from. Crosslands and Tunks Ridge Reserve are popular rest places. This day walk provides great views of the Berowra creek from the Naa Badu lookout and, as it finishes at the Cowan train station, there are fairly frequent trains running, providing a good transport option for the trip home. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. […], Overnight in Barrington Tops via the Corker Trail, Off-track, overnight in Sydney: Waterfall to Engadine via Kangaroo Creek, Review: Boreas Lost Coast 60 backpack | The Life Outdoors, Tent Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 | The Life Outdoors, Walking from Girrakool to Patonga, Brisbane Water NP | The Life Outdoors. Total climbing: 472m, Starting in suburban Wahroonga, this well-maintained track follows Cockle Creek down to Bobbin Head in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. There is plenty of room for a group of tents, however there is no available water or facilities. Main campsite is a large open area at Berowra Ridge but there are a couple of other options, including a beauty on top of the ridge just after the ascent from Berowra Waters, Walk could also be done in reverse for an easier Day 2 but there’s something nice about arriving at the water (especially when there’s a pub too). There are two options for overnight visits, both need to be booked in advance. The walk winds down to Cowan Creek, providing some great views as the creek becomes wider. This decision has upset many people and the protest continues. There are shared bathroom facilities. The railway is long gone, but the quarry site is interesting to explore and crossing Zig Zag Creek on the bridge gives a lovely view down on the fern trees. The walk was organised by Helen for SUBW. Take the time to enjoy the many creek side rest areas along the way. Total climbing: 34m, This short walk follows a concrete management trail between Bellamy St and De Saxe Close. Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk. Takeaway is also available, and the nearby reserve provides picnic tables, toilets, children’s playground and parking. Continue straight: From the clearing at Jerusalem Bay, this walk follows the ‘Great North Walk’ sign, Continue straight: From the small clearing, Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘Brooklyn’ sign, Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘Great North Walk’ sign. Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the ‘Galston Gorge’ sign, Galston Gorge track head is located at a small car park, Turn left: From the Galston Gorge trackhead, this walk follows the ‘Crosslands’ sign, Continue straight: From the waterfall, this walk follows the GNW markers, This shady campsite is located on the Benowie Track a short distance back from Berowra Creek, south of the Crosslands Reserve. Route map for 'Brooklyn To Berowra' - a 24.48km walking route near Brooklyn, AU. Despite being within the Berowra Valley Regional Park, this is an ‘Authorised On-Lead Dog Walking Track’. 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