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Davidson Park to Stepping Stone Crossing walk

Garigal National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Davidson Park to Stepping Stone Crossing walk.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    2 - 3hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    5.2km one-way

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Davidson Park to Stepping Stone Crossing walk commences at the north-western end of Davidson Park picnic area in Garigal National Park.

The entrance to Davidson Park picnic area is located near Roseville Bridge, Warringah Road, Forestville.

To get there:

  • Travel southwest along Warringah Road from Forestville
  • Take the Healey Way exit on the northeast side of Roseville Bridge

Parking

Parking is available at Davidson Park picnic area, a short walk from the Lyrebird Track.

Best times to visit

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

Spring

Spot wildflowers turning the undergrowth into a painter's palette along the Cascades trail during late winter and early spring.

Summer

Davidson Park is a popular place for a family picnic or barbecue, so pack up the kids and a tasty lunch to enjoy some time in the great outdoors.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

18°C and 26°C

Highest recorded

44°C

Winter temperature

Average

10°C and 16°C

Lowest recorded

-1.7°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

290mm

Facilities

Picnic tables

The picnic area at Davidson is well equipped with picnic tables and barbecues.

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.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Prohibited

Cycling

Cycling is not permitted on this track.

Gathering firewood

Gathering firewood and the use of heat beads is not permitted.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Davidson Park to Stepping Stone Crossing walk

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Park info

  • in Garigal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Garigal National Park is open 6am to 6.30pm (8pm during daylight savings) but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies at Davidson Park only. There are coin-operated or credit card pay and display machines. Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day).

    Daily entry fee exemption for teachers and educational supervisors (1 adult per 10 children) applies only for organised and pre-arranged group bookings.

    Buy annual pass
Waterfall. Photo: Shaun Sursok