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Great North walk stage 4: Into the gorge

Berowra Valley National Park

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Challenge yourself to taking on the iconic Great North walk in 2023. On this 16km hike, we'll pass beautiful waterholes, wonderful rock overhangs and a variety of plant life in Sydney's north.


Sunday 21 May and Wednesday 24 May 2023, 8.15am to 3.30pm. Meet at 8am.

Berowra Valley National Park in Sydney and surrounds
No wheelchair access
Medium. Suitable for adults only (15 years and over). Some bushwalking experience is recommended.

Adult (15 years and over) $25 per person. Concession (Student, Australian pension, Veterans Affairs and Seniors card holders) $20 per person.

Meeting point
West side of Hornsby Railway Station.
What to
Drinking water, lunch, snacks, sturdy shoes, hat, raincoat, sunscreen, insect repellent
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online.
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We'll explore some of Sydney's best-known landmarks during this 7-hour walk.

Here are some highlights:

  • Our journey will take us to various vantage points around the rim and upper sections of Galston Gorge.
  • Throughout the day the undulating track passes through a range of habitats and microclimates.
  • We'll take a break at the historic 'Steele Bridge', installed in the late 60s to allow bushfire trucks to cross the creek.
  • Next, we'll follow the creek as it descends toward the valley floor.
  • Finally, we climb to the top of the ridge where the track emerges at Hornsby Heights. A bus takes us back to our starting point at Hornsby Station. Remember to bring your Opal card.

Bring at least 2 litres of drinking water, lunch and snacks. It's a good idea to wear enclosed shoes and bring a hat, rain gear, sunscreen, insect protection and emergency contact information. We'll be using public transport for one section, so don't forget your Opal card.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info