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Great North walk stage 4: Into the gorge

Berowra Valley National Park

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On this 16km hike we'll traverse Galston Gorge, beautiful waterholes, and wonderful rock overhangs in Berowra Valley National Park. Start and end the day at Hornsby station. Sign up now and challenge yourself on stage 4 of the Great North walk.


Sunday 19 May and Wednesday 22 May 2024, 8.15am to 3.30pm. Meet at 8am.

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 in Berowra Valley National Park.

Highlights include:

  • 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 so 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.

See more of the Great North walks for 2023.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info