Great North walk - Berowra Valley National Park
Berowra Valley National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Great North walk - Berowra Valley National Park.
Grade 5Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
3 - 4 days
Quality of markings
No directional signage
Very steep and difficult
Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles
Very experienced bushwalkers
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Great North walk – Berowra Valley National Park is in 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
You can also join the walk from:
- Quarter Sessions Road, Westleigh.
- Manor Road, Hornsby.
- Galston Gorge picnic area on Galston Road
- Near Dusthole Bay in Berowra Waters
Alternatively, if taking public transport:
- The track is about 1km from either Hornsby or Pennant Hills train stations
Check out the Transport Info website for more information.
Park entry points
- Berowra Waters See on map
- Manor Road, Hornsby See on map
- Quarter Sessions Road, Westleigh See on map
- Somerville Road access See on map
Parking is available at the end of Bellamy Street, Pennant Hills, and on other residential streets in Hornsby and Westleigh, with limited spaces at Galston Gorge picnic area.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Berowra Valley National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Enjoy the spring wildflowers and take on the challenge of the Great North walk before the weather gets too warm
Swim in Berowra creek in the warmer months - remember safety precautions around waterways
Winter is generally great for bushwalking in the Sydney region but bring warm gear if youre camping - nights can be cold in the bush
Visitors are encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - no wheelchair access
Under the Firearms Act 1996 it's prohibited for the public to walk through Hornsby Rifle Range without permission. Walk leaders can contact the rifle range to pre-arrange access along Quarry fire trail, when the range is not in use.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- 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
- 688 Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah, NSW 2079
- 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