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Place of Winds interpretive trail

Berowra Valley National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Place of Winds interpretive trail.

Track grading

Grade 5

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

    30min - 1hr

  • Quality of markings

    No directional signage

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    1.2km one-way

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    For the Place of Winds interpretive trail from Hornsby:

    • Take the Pacific Highway north from Hornsby
    • Turn left onto Galston Road
    • Turn right onto Somerville Road
    • Follow the road through the gate to the carpark at the end of the road for Crosslands Reserve
    • The trackhead is 300m from the northern end of the carpark

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available for the Place of Winds interpretive trail at Crosslands Reserve at the end of Somerville Road, Hornsby Heights.

    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 youre 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.

    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.

    Prohibited

    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.

    Place of Winds interpretive 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
    • 688 Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah, NSW 2079

    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