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Bellamy fire trail

Berowra Valley National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bellamy fire trail.

Track grading

Grade 3

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  • Time

    30 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    0.6km one-way

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Well-formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Bellamy fire trail is in the regional park precinct of Berowra Valley National Park. To get there:

    • From the M2 motorway, take the Pennant Hills Road exit and head north.
    • Turn left at Observatory Park to stay on Pennant Hills Road
    • Turn left onto Boundary Road in Pennant Hills
    • Turn right onto Bellamy Street and follow all the way to the end of the road, where the track begins.

    From Thornleigh:

    • You can join Bellamy fire trail from De Saxe Close, which leads off the intersection of Quarter Sessions Road and Giblett Avenue, Thornleigh.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available for the Bellamy fire trail at the end of Bellamy Street, Pennant Hills, and on De Saxe Close, Thornleigh.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Berowra Valley National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Spring

    Enjoy the spring wildflowers and take on the challenge of the Great North walk before the weather gets too warm

    Summer

    Swim in Berowra creek in the warmer months - remember safety precautions around waterways

    Winter

    Winter is generally great for bushwalking in the Sydney region but bring warm gear if you're camping - nights can be cold in the bush

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    18°C and 28°C

    Highest recorded

    43.1°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    6°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded

    -3.5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    July

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    253mm

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - medium

    • The walking track follows a concrete path through bushland, between Bellamy Street, Pennant Hills and De Saxe Close, Thornleigh.
    • The path is suitable for wheelchairs, prams, and visitors with limited mobility, for the first 300m. From here, there's a short steep hill after the bridge crossing Zig Zag Creek, which requires assistance. There's a handrail on 1 side of the hill.
    • Assistance may be required to pass through the bollards at either end of this walking track.
    • There's a picnic table near the Bellamy Street end of the walk and low, log seating in the amphitheatre, around half way.

    Medium access presents some minor difficulties, such as a grassy surface. You may require a little assistance to get around in some areas.

    Permitted

    Pets

    You can walk your dog at this location. See other regional parks in NSW that have dog walking areas.

    • On-leash dog walking is permitted along the Bellamy fire trail as it traverses the adjacent park, Berowra Valley Regional Park. Dogs need to be kept on a leash at all times, and please remember to pick up after them. Dog walking is permitted on Bellamy Fire trail, but not on Benowie walking track or Jungo walk.

    Prohibited

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Bellamy fire trail

    Operated by

    • Bobbin Head Information Centre
    • 10am to 4pm daily. 9am to 4pm during summer school holidays, closed 12pm-12:30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
    • 02 9472 8949
    • Bobbin Head, Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah NSW 2080

    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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    Looking along the Bellamy Fire Trail. Photo: John Yurasek