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Great North walk stage 4: Into the gorge

Berowra Valley National Park

Overview

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Challenge yourself to taking on the iconic Great North walk in 2022. On this 14km hike, we'll pass beautiful waterholes, wonderful rock overhangs and a variety of plant life in Sydney's north.

When

Sunday 22 May 2022 and Wednesday 25 May 2022, 8.15am to 3.30pm. Meet at 8am.

Where
Berowra Valley National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Medium. Suitable for adults only (15 years and over). Some bushwalking experience is recommended.
Price

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. Meet at 8am.
Bookings
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'. The bridge is named after the designer, Major General Sir Clive Steele. These bridges were used extensively throughout the Pacific during World War II. Constructed in 1945 and 1946, this is 1 of only 4 remaining in NSW.
  • 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