Great North walk stage 4: Into the gorge
Berowra Valley National Park
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.
Sunday 22 May 2022 and Wednesday 25 May 2022, 8.15am to 3.30pm. Meet at 8am.
- Berowra Valley National Park
- 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. Meet at 8am.
- 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'. 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.
- 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