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.
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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
- 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