Wondabyne to Woy Woy

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6 hrs

15.4 km One way

646 m

Hard track
This walk starts at a small isolated train station, and takes in some great scenery on the way to Woy Woy station. The walk gets most of the climbing out of the way quickly. Once up on the main ridge there are great views along the Hawkesbury River and Mooney Mooney creek. Highlights of the walk include Kariong Brook Falls and Mt Wondabyne, the highest point in the area. The walk does pass Woy Woy tip, and has a bit of a road slog at the end, but overall is a lovely one way walk.

Maps for the Wondabyne to Woy Woy 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.
Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Wondabyne to Woy Woy bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wondabyne to Woy Woy

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 15.4 km
Time 6 hrs

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 Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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


6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 5km has short steep hills. Whilst another 3.7km is very steep and the remaining 25m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 3.9km follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 3.6km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 1.4km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 6km is clearly signposted. The remaining (1.1km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 10km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 5km requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 15km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 690m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 13km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 2.6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

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