Hiking Trails and Trips

Trips
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Crosslands to Jungo Rest Area on the Great North Walk
by OzGNW on Apr 14, 2010
Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Hiking | 9.3 miles
Crosslands Park (33° 37′ 51″S, 151° 6′ 32″E) to the Jungo Rest Area (33° 43′ 10″S, 151° 3′ 28″E) from MODERATE to HARD (with two vertical sections up metal ladder steps) (Nl>Sy) 16.0 km on a lovely part of the Great North Walk.  South from the picnic park in Crosslands Reserve following Berowra Creek to Galston Gorge through Berowra Valley Recreational Park. Up the ridge opposite Hornsby Heights (see Chapter 17 of GNW Companion); back down to...
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CedarBrush Downs to Somersby- Great North Walking
by OzGNW on Apr 14, 2010
Somersby, New South Wales, Australia
Hiking | 20 miles
Somersby (33° 21′ 29″S, 151° 17′ 23″E)  to intersection of Beavens Point Road & Brush Creek Road (33° 9′ 52″S, 151° 16′ 29″E). MODERATE (ends EASY) (Sy>Nl) 32.6 km.. Read the Great North Walk Companion as you hike this trail.  Day 1: North from the Somersby Store past the end of Kilkenny Road over a creek and on to Ourimbah Creek Road as far as Tooheys Road. After Stringy Bark Point campsite joining Tooheys Road South past...
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Cowan to Crosslands on the Great North Walk
by OzGNW on Apr 14, 2010
Berrilee, New South Wales, Australia
Hiking | 9.4 miles
COWAN TO CROSSLANDS: 14.1 km (moderate) - near the centre of the Great North Walk and central to the mystery. Walking west from Cowan station down a steep trail eventually coming to the Hawkesbury River at Berowra Waters [A link track to the GNW takes you to Berowra and access to the railway line. In Berowra, there is accommodation at Berowra Village Tavern.]  Then hiking south along Berowra Creek through the relatively undisturbed bushland of Berowra Valley...
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Somersby to Staples Lookout: on the Great North Walk
by OzGNW on Apr 14, 2010
Koolewong, New South Wales, Australia
Hiking | 17.5 miles
SOMERSBY TO STAPLES LOOKOUT: 28.2 km (moderate to hard) South from the Somersby Store passing the spur to Somersby Falls (about 3 km) down to Mooney Mooney Creek; following the river under the freeway and then over Mooney Mooney Creek north of the northern tip of Native Dog Bay. Continuing south joining the Girrakool–Patonga Walking Track, turning off the track to Wondabyne Station (about 4 km), descending past the Kariong Brook Falls turning to Staples Lookout on the Woy Woy Road....
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Warner's Bay to Wakefield on the Great North Walk
by OzGNW on Apr 14, 2010
Killingworth, New South Wales, Australia
Hiking | 8.0 miles
From Warners Bay continue around the tip of Lake Macquarie passing Speers Point  and then crossing the historic Five islands Bridge (not the new one -- lookout for the old one -- named Watkin's Bridge).  Walk into Teralba and continue over the railway bridge to begin transecting an area rich in coal mines -- old and new.  This area was previously an orcharding region with old fruit trees still in evidence as...
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Watagan Forest: Tough hiking on the Aussie Great North Walk
by OzGNW on Apr 12, 2010
Wattagong, New South Wales, Australia
Hiking | 17.6 miles
MODERATE to HARD (Sy>Nl) 28.3 km.  Tough Great North Walking.  Flat Rock Lookout (33°  0′ 10″S, 151° 16′ 17″E) to Watagan Road (32° 58′ 5″S, 151° 23′ 41″E)            Day 1: From Flat Rock Lookout in the north west of the Watagan Mountains along the Watagan Track through parts of the Corragare, Heaton and Awaba State Forests with eucalypt woods and patches of rich rainforest, following the Congewai Valley. Day 2: Climbing from the valley floor to cross the...
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Hawkesbury & Broken Bay: Discover The Great North Walk
by OzGNW on Apr 12, 2010
Berowra, New South Wales, Australia
Hiking | 19.8 miles
Best River Experience - South from Woy Woy Bay to the coast of Broken Bay (Patonga) then west upstream on the Hawkesbury to Brooklyn. Climbing up past Brooklyn Dam and on through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, past Jerusalem Bay to Cowan station. [Plus about 7.8 km by boat].  Pre-book your trip between Brooklyn and Patonga on the Dangar Ferry Service , opposite Hawkesbury River Marina, Brooklyn. Both en route on the Great North Walk.  Learn more about European discovery of this bay...
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Mount Warrawolong: Highest Point on Great North Walk
by OzGNW on Apr 11, 2010
Wattagong, New South Wales, Australia
Hiking | 1.3 miles
The first Australians, the Aboriginal or indigenous people, arrived in the north of Australia between 70,000 and 50,000 years ago. They probably walked across a land bridge from what is now Indonesia or perhaps came by canoe. Trade and cultural exchanges continued between these new Australians and their ancestral families in the north for many generations. Over time some indigenous people moved south, travelling across Australia’s interior by what seemed to the Europeans who came much later to...
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West Pymble to Hunters Hill on Great North Walk
by OzGNW on Apr 10, 2010
Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Hiking | 9.8 miles
This section of the Aussie Great North Walk is particularly lovely - more a stroll than a hike -- so enjoy with your family. South from West Pymble (near Mars Creek confluence with Lane Cove River) to De Burgh’s Bridge; then alongside the river, past Fiddens Wharf and Lane Cove Park through the Fairyland Park near Delhi Road/M2 (at Mowbray); onwards down-river past Field of Mars and Buffalo Reserves and Boronia Park;...
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Cherry Lane to Somersby Store on Great North Walk
by OzGNW on Sep 19, 2009
Yarramalong, New South Wales, Australia
Hiking | 12.0 miles
Beginning 3km south of Yarramalong at the intersection of Greta Road and Cherry Lane.  Walk along Cherry Lane turning left onto footpath near it end to regain the Great North Walk proper.  Trail leads past fields and then down into small deep gullies to meet Toohey’s Road just at Milligans Range (campsite here).  After about 2km on Toohey’s Road the trail heads south (right) through woodland forest with deep gullies passing Stringy Bark Point (campsite) where you...