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Great North walk stage 5: Hidden valleys part 1

Berowra Valley National Park

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Stage 5 of the Great North walk takes us from Hornsby to Berowra stations. Explore 12km on this guided walk through the hidden valleys of Berowra Valley National Park.


Sunday 25 June and Wednesday 28 June 2023, 8.10am to 4pm. 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 Station. Meet at 8am.
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 start out with a steep downhill walk following the path through lyrebird country on this 12km journey. From here, we’ll emerge at Berowra Creek near Crosslands Reserve.

Early on, our route crosses Calna Bridge and then passes over a delicate salt marsh on on wooden pathways providing postcard-like scenery.

We then continue our journey north along Berowra Creek for most of the day.

After lunch we stop at Naa Badu lookout to enjoy breathtaking views of track we have just traversed. Naa Badu means 'see water' and is distinctive to the Darug People.

The last part of our walk is a steep climb to the top of the ridge. This will lead us into beautiful Berowra.

Please 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