Browns Waterhole Track
Darug Country

30 min to 1 h

1.2 km
oneway

↑ 43 m
↓ -28 m

Moderate track
This is a short walk down into the Lane Cove Valley, crossing the Lane Cove River, and out the other side. The entire track is concrete, making it a favourite trail for bike riders taking the short cut from Turramurra to Maquarie University. There are picnic tables at Browns Water Hole. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darug 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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Track at end of Kissing Point Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Bradley Reserve sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Between Kissing point Rd and Browns water hole. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Browns Water hole causeway. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Lane Cove River at Browns Water Hole. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Browns Water Hole. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Near Browns water hole picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Surrounding bush- possible to see the other part of the biketrack below. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Tunnel under M2. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.7598972,151.1082984)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom The Comenarra Parkway
  • Turn on to Maxwell Street then drive for 940 m
  • Turn right onto Geoffrey Street and drive for another 110 m
  • Turn left onto Kissing Point Road and drive for another 750 m
Finish (-33.7651757,151.1060664)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Bus   Car   (There is free parking available.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of Kissing Point Rd, the track heads down the asphalt management trail. The track heads down the hill passing several houses and comes to an intersection with a track going off to the left at the 'Walking and Service Trails in the Lane Cove Valley' sign.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 100 m continue straight.
After another 50 m pass the "Walking and Service Trails in the Lane Cove Valley" (9 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 165 m veer right.
After another 30 m pass the "The Great North Walk" (6 m on your left).
After another 15 m veer left.
After another 70 m pass the "Walking and Service Trails in the Lane Cove Valley" (7 m on your right).
After another 6 m pass the "The Great North Walk" (9 m on your right).
Then cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 20 m find the "Browns Waterhole" (15 m on your left).
Browns Waterhole
Browns Waterhole

Browns Waterhole is a wide, shallow section of the Lane Cove River, downstream of a concrete weir. There is a concrete shared cycle/footpath crossing over the top of the weir, linking Kissing Point Road, South Turramurra to Vimiera Rd, Macquarie Park. On the western side of the waterhole, there is a picnic table and small clearing with a view over this section of the river.
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Browns Waterhole is a wide, shallow section of the Lane Cove River, downstream of a concrete weir. There is a concrete shared cycle/footpath crossing over the top of the weir, linking Kissing Point Road, South Turramurra to Vimiera Rd, Macquarie Park. On the western side of the waterhole, there is a picnic table and small clearing with a view over this section of the river.

After another 8 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 55 m veer left.
After another 80 m pass the picnic table (9 m on your left).
After another 120 m veer right.
After another 335 m pass the "Weerona Reserve" (270 m on your left).
Turn right.
After another 10 m head through the tunnel (about 45 m long)
After another 65 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Browns Waterhole Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.2 km
Time 30 min to 1 h
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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