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Pipeline and Bungaroo tracks to Stepping Stones Crossing

Garigal National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Pipeline and Bungaroo tracks to Stepping Stones Crossing.

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    1hr - 1hr 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    3.6km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Pipeline and Bungaroo tracks to Stepping Stones Crossing route is in the western part of Garigal National Park, to get there:

    • From St Ives shopping village, head east on Mona Vale Road then turn right onto Link Road
    • At the roundabout, take the second exit to Horace Street.
    • Continue to the next roundabout, then take the first exit onto Hunter Avenue.
    • You’ll find the Pipeline trackhead on the right hand side

    Park entry points

    Parking

    On-street parking is available nearby on Hunter Avenue, St Ives.

    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

    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.

    If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to take a map or a GPS.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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.

    After heavy rain, Middle Harbour Creek may be unsuitable to cross. If the stepping stones are covered in water, remember to check and assess the depth and speed of the water before attempting to cross. If you’re in any doubt, please do not cross.

    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.

    Pipeline and Bungaroo tracks to Stepping Stones Crossing

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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 only at Davidson Park only. There are pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted. 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.

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