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Patonga to Pearl Beach - waratahs

Brisbane Water National Park


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Join this stunning 4-hour, 9km guided walk and explore the wonders of Brisbane Water National Park. This walk starts at Patonga and finishes at Pearl Beach.


Saturday 28 September 2019, 9.30am to 1.30pm. Meet at 9.15am.

Patonga to Pearl Beach walking track, Brisbane Water National Park
No wheelchair access
Medium. Suitable for adults and children 8 years and over. All children 14 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Adult $15 per person. Child $10 per person.

Meeting point
Pearl Beach Cafe on Pearl Parade
What to
Hat, suitable clothing, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, lunch, snacks, drinking water
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 or book online.
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The highlight of this walk is the waratah patch up on Patonga Drive. The eastern side of the road was hit by a wildfire in December 2016. After good rain, the burn site responded with resprouting waratahs and young woody pears.

From Patonga Beach we head up the escarpment along the Great North Walk, taking in the views across Broken Bay and Barrenjoey. We'll then walk up the Tony Doyle track through beautiful wildflower woodland to Warrah Trig. From the trig, we follow dirt road through heathland up to Patonga Drive. Then we'll walk back down to Pearl Beach via the Crommelin Native Arboretum.

We'll do a car shuffle between Pearl Beach and Patonga.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Brisbane Water National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Two picnic areas within the park close of an evening:

    • Girrakool picnic area is open 9am to 5pm every day
    • Somersby Falls picnic area is open 8am to 8pm during daylight savings and is open 8am to 5pm at other times

    Other areas of Brisbane Water National Park will be open at all times, however may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies at Girrakool and Somersby Falls picnic areas. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Other fees:

    You will need a permit to hold a wedding or undertake commercial photography within the park.

    Buy a pass
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A couple enjoying the view from the lookout. Photo: John Yurasek