Girrakool to Staples Lookout via Kariong Brook Falls

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5 hrs 30 mins

12.3 km One way


697 m

Hard track

This walk starts from the Girrakool picnic area and winds down alongside Piles creek, before climbing up through the Brisbane Waters National Park to Scopas peak, and then on to the lovely Kariong brook falls. The walk finishes at the Staples Lookout. This walk mostly follows a section of the Great North Walk. Depending what time you start, either Scopas Peak or Kariong Brook can make great lunch and rest stops.




Maps for the Girrakool to Staples Lookout via Kariong Brook Falls 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.

Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Girrakool to Staples Lookout via Kariong Brook Falls bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Girrakool to Staples Lookout via Kariong Brook Falls

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 12.3 km
Time 5 hrs 30 mins
.

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

Gradient

6km of this walk is very steep and another 3km has short steep hills. Whilst another 2.7km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 130m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

5km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 4.6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (2.6km) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 3.5km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (2.2km) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 8km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 4.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 11km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.7km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 3.5km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Girrakool to Staples Lookout via Kariong Brook Falls walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Girrakool to Staples Lookout via Kariong Brook Falls walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Girrakool to Staples Lookout via Kariong Brook Falls walk starts at the Girrakool picnic area car park (gps: -33.43168, 151.2766)
Your main transport option to Girrakool picnic area car park is by;

Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

The Girrakool to Staples Lookout via Kariong Brook Falls ends at the Staples Lookout (gps: -33.471741, 151.2883)
Your main transport option to Staples Lookout is by;
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 Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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Patonga to Wondabyne station via Pindar Caves overnight

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2 Days

28.1 km One way


1164 m

Experienced only

This overnight hike starts from Patonga beach and winds along a section of the Great North Walk, into the Brisbane Waters National Park. The walk climbs up and around the Warra reserve headland, continuing to Wondabyne station via Pindar Caves. The overnight stay is at the Mt Wondabyne campsite. There is no water available at the campsite so you will nee to carry sufficient supplies for both days.* This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.




Maps for the Patonga to Wondabyne station via Pindar Caves overnight 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.

Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Patonga to Wondabyne station via Pindar Caves overnight bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Patonga to Wondabyne station via Pindar Caves overnight

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 3 hrs 55 mins 11.3 km
2 6 hrs 18 mins 17.7 km

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 28.1 km
Time 2 Days
.

Grade 5/6

Experienced only

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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

12km of this walk is very steep and another 8km has short steep hills. Whilst another 7km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 1.3km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

13km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 12km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 1.7km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and the remaining 1.6km follows a rough unclear track.

Signs

14km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 8km has minimal directional signs. Whilst another 4.4km is clearly signposted and the remaining 1.6km Has no directional signs.

Experience Required

15km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 12km requires no previous bushwalking experience. The remaining (1.6km) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 27km 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.

Infrastructure

12km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 9km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (7km) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Patonga to Wondabyne station via Pindar Caves overnight walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Patonga to Wondabyne station via Pindar Caves overnight walk.


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 Hunter 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)
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Special Maps/ brochures
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* 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 🙂






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

Gradient

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.

Signs

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.

weather

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.

Infrastructure

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

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Wondabyne to Woy Woy walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Wondabyne to Woy Woy walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Wondabyne to Woy Woy walk starts at the Wondabyne Station (gps: -33.492083, 151.25696)
Your main transport option to Wondabyne Station is by;

Train. (get details)
Important Note: There is no car transport option to the start of this walk.

The Wondabyne to Woy Woy ends at the Woy Woy train station (gps: -33.485814, 151.32361)
Your transport options to Woy Woy train station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (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 Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/wtww

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 🙂






Patonga to Somersby

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3 Days

41.5 km One way


1811 m

Hard track

This three day walk follows the Great North Walk from Patonga, through Brisbane Waters National Park, to the Somersby General Store. The two campsites can be found near the summit of Mt Wondabyne, and along the banks of the Mooney Mooney Creek. Water is available from Kariong Brook and often from tributaries feeding into the Mooney Mooney Creek, and should be treated before drinking.




Maps for the Patonga to Somersby 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.

Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Wyong 1:25 000 Map Series 91312N WYONG NSW-91312N
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Patonga to Somersby bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Patonga to Somersby

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 3 hrs 55 mins 11.3 km
2 6 hrs 32 mins 17.8 km
3 4 hrs 28 mins 12.7 km

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 41.5 km
Time 3 Days
.

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 Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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

14km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 14km has short steep hills. Whilst another 8km is very steep and the remaining 5km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

19km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 10km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 8km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 3.9km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

27km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 11km is clearly signposted. The remaining (3.5km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

26km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 15km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (1.3km) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 39km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 2.6km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

31km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 9km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (1.7km) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Patonga to Somersby walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Patonga to Somersby walk.


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 Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/pts

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 🙂






Patonga to Woy Woy

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5 hrs 45 mins

15.5 km One way


497 m

Hard track

This walk explores a variety of environments from the shore line and coastal cliffs near Patonga, to the dry, rocky and open ridge line. The last part of the walk skirts around the edge of Woy Woy tip, but most of the walk offers great views of the water systems around the park. You can catch the ferry from Palm Beach to Patonga, and catch the train home from Woy Woy, making for a grand day out.




Maps for the Patonga 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
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Patonga to Woy Woy bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Patonga 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 15.5 km
Time 5 hrs 45 mins
.

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 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

8km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 5km has short steep hills. Whilst another 1.3km is flat with no steps and the remaining 440m is very steep.

Quality of track

9km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 3.9km follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 2.3km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 280m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 9km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 6km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 13km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.3km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 15km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

10km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 4.6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (440m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Patonga to Woy Woy walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Patonga to Woy Woy walk.


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 Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/ptww

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 🙂






Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds

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6 hrs 30 mins

16.1 km One way


588 m

Experienced only

This is a great walk, crossing the middle of Brisbane Water National Park and visiting several highlights including Rocky Ponds. Starting with a ferry trip from Brooklyn, this walk follows a series of faint tracks, clear tracks and management trails. There is an alternate route described in the notes as a way around the Defile Track which and be very faint. You will enjoy a wide range of panoramic views from TumblecowII ridge, Rocky Ponds (Tank Creek) and an optional side trip to enjoy the view from Mount Wondabyne. The walk finishes with a walk of contrast, beside the Woy Woy landfill and a road walk to Woy Woy Station. A great day out or make it an overnighter by camping overnight at Tank Creek or Mt Wondabyne.* This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.




Maps for the Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds 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
Cowan 1:25 000 Map Series 91304N COWAN NSW-91304N
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds

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 16.1 km
Time 6 hrs 30 mins
.

Grade 5/6

Experienced only

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
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

9km of this walk has short steep hills and another 6km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 3.1km is flat with no steps and the remaining 740m is very steep.

Quality of track

6km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 4.4km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 3.9km follows a smooth and hardened path and a 3.9km section follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining 740m follows a rough unclear track.

Signs

10km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 8km has minimal directional signs. Whilst another 740m Has no directional signs and the remaining 190m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 10km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 9km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

16km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation) and another 2.6km is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety. The remaining (840m) is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

10km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 4.6km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (4.3km) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds walk starts at the Brooklyn Ferry Terminal (gps: -33.546533, 151.22724)
Your transport options to Brooklyn Ferry Terminal are by;

Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Little Wobby to Woy Woy via Rocky Ponds ends at the Woy Woy train station (gps: -33.485814, 151.32361)
Your transport options to Woy Woy train station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (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


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/lwtwwvrp

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 🙂






Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead to Somersby

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6 hrs

16.1 km One way


680 m

Hard track

This enjoyable walk starts from where the old Pacific Hwy where you walk along dirt roads and trails for while alongside the wide Mooney Mooney Creek, and under the huge F3 Mooney Mooney bridge. The wide track continues upstream, passing a few campsites before crossing the wide creek at a pleasant large rock platform. Not too long after crossing the creek you will pass the lower Mooney Mooney Dam where the old trail leads you uphill past another campsite, a quarry to the Somersby Reservoir. The track then leads past some rural properties and across the delightful Robinson Creek among the Gymea Lilies before finishing with a section of road walking to the Somersby Store.




Maps for the Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead to Somersby 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.

Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Wyong 1:25 000 Map Series 91312N WYONG NSW-91312N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead to Somersby bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead to Somersby

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 16.1 km
Time 6 hrs
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

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 Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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

6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 4.9km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 3.9km is flat with no steps and the remaining 1.3km is very steep.

Quality of track

8km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 4.7km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (3.9km) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 10km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 7km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

10km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 4.5km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (1.3km) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 14km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.9km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

14km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 1.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (1.3km) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead to Somersby walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead to Somersby walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead to Somersby walk starts at the Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead (gps: -33.437988, 151.25192)
Your transport options to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead are by;

Car. There is free parking available.
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Bus. A bus service runs along Wisemans Ferry Rd passing Somersby store. The service runs between Gosford and Spencer only a few times a day. Please check timetable for more info or Phone Busway on (02) 4368 2277. The bus only picks passengers up from Somersby to head to Gosford on the morning runs. (get details)

The Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead to Somersby ends at the Somersby Store (gps: -33.358081, 151.29029)
Your main transport option to Somersby Store is by;
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 Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* KML (google earth file)
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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 🙂