Centre Track
Guringai Country

2 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min

6.6 km
return

↑ 157 m
↓ -157 m

Moderate track
This interesting walk explores a rocky ridge top of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The walk is through heathland that flowers in a mass of colour in spring. The track also visits a tessellated pavement and some Aboriginal engravings. Let us begin by acknowledging the Guringai people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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The start of the walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
If you like sand stone outcrops you will like this walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
A blooming black boy. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
Little overhang at the half way point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
view from Centre trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 1970.
The easy to follow trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
Spring is a great time for this walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
View south from the rocky outcrop. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
Tessellated Pavement. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
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Start (-33.6655541,151.2305941)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
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Track Notes
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Getting started
The track starts on Coal and Candle Drive, about 20 metres in from the toll gate. From the intersection, the walk passes around the gate (signposted 'Centre Track') and follows the management trail along the ridge line. About halfway along the Centre track walk you will find the Rocky Outcrop (there are several rocky outcrops along the walk) on the Southern side of the track, opposite a rocky knoll with a small overhang cave. From here, there are nice views south across the valley.....
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Start.
After another 2.8 km turn right.
After another 120 m come to the viewpoint (90 m on your left).
Continue another 370 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.3 km to get back to the start.
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Centre Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 6.6 km
Time 2 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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