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Bellamy fire trail

Berowra Valley National Park


Bellamy fire trail is a northern Sydney secret. This short walk through Berowra Valley National Park connects Pennant Hills and Thornleigh along a dog-friendly bushland trail.

Berowra Valley National Park
0.6km one-way
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade 5
Opening times

The Bellamy fire trail is open from sunrise to sunset and may be closed at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Please note

It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water

This short walk through Berowra Valley National Park is perfect for a daily breather. A level path takes you down to Zig-Zag Creek, over a bridge and up to the high walls and towering forest of the old railway quarry, an attractive natural amphitheatre of sandstone. Even though there's no directional signage, you'll find the path easy to follow.

You’ll see fern trees, grass trees, coachwood and a variety of tall eucalypts while hearing the joyful call of kookaburras. Interpretive signs tell the history of the historic Zig-Zag railway that used to pass through here. Take a seat on the old railway sleepers and enjoy the peace and beauty of the bush before heading back to daily life.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Berowra Valley National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
    • Berowra Valley National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger
    • Crosslands Reserve is open 8am to 7.30pm during daylight savings and 9am to 5pm the rest of the year
    • Barnetts Road Reserve and the lookout is closed from sunset to sunrise
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Looking along the Bellamy Fire Trail. Photo: John Yurasek