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Great North walk stage 5: Hidden valleys part 1

Berowra Valley National Park

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


Sunday 25 June and Wednesday 28 June 2023, 8.10am to 4pm. Meet at 8am.

Berowra Valley National Park in Sydney and surrounds
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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Here are some highlights:

  • There'll be a steep downhill walk where we'll follow the path through lyrebird country. From here, we’ll emerge at Berowra Creek near Crosslands Reserve.
  • Early on, our route crosses Calna Bridge and then passes on wooden pathways over a delicate salt marsh and its postcard-like scenery.
  • We'll continue our journey north along Berowra Creek for most of the day.
  • After lunch we stop at 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.

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