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Great North walk stage 5: Hidden valleys part 1

Berowra Valley National Park

Overview

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Take on the Great North walk challenge in 2019! In stage 5, you'll walk 12km and explore the hidden valleys of Berowra Valley National Park.

When

Sunday 23 June and Wednesday 26 June 2019, 8.10am to 4pm.

Where
Berowra Valley National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Medium. Suitable for adults and children, 12 years and over. All children must be accompanied by an parent or guardian.
Price

Adult $19 per person. Child $14 per person. Price includes park entry fee.

Meeting point
West side of Hornsby Station. Meet at 8am.
What to
bring
Drinking water, snacks, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, hat
Bookings
Bookings required. Phone 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757) or book online. For more information phone Kalkari Discovery Centre on 02 9472 9300.
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You'll walk from the top of Hornsby Heights into the depths of Berowra Valley National Park.

Here are some highlights:

  • There will be a steep downhill route where you'll follow the path through lyrebird country. From here, we’ll emerge at Berowra Creek near Crosslands Reserve.
  • Shortly into the walk you'll come across Calna Bridge. Here you'll see spectacular scenery of a wooden pathway passing over a delicate salt marsh.
  • We'll continue our journey north along Berowra Creek for most of the day.
  • If we're on time, we’ll have lunch at the subterranean 'sandstone settee' just above Sams Creek. From here we'll climb to Naa Badu lookout to see the breathtaking views of track we just traversed. Naa Badu means 'see water' and is distinctive to the Darug People.
  • The last part of our journey will be a steep climb to the top of the ridge. This will lead us into beautiful Berowra where you'll get a chance to stop for a coffee near the station.

Bring snacks and lunch to enjoy along the way, and plenty of drinking water. We’ll need to use public transport for one section, so remember to bring your Opal card.

Find out about the next walk in the Great North walk challenge.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • 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
    • Bobbin Head Information Centre
      02 9472 8949
      Contact hours: 10am to 4pm daily. 9am to 4pm during summer school holidays, closed 12pm-12:30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
    • Bobbin Head, Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah NSW 2080
    • Email: bobbin.head@environment.nsw.gov.au
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View of Berowra Valley creek. Photo: John Yurasek