East Killara Bushtrack
Darug Country

1 h to 1 h 15 min

2.7 km
oneway

↑ 119 m
↓ -141 m

Hard track
This walk explores a section of Middle Harbour and Gordon Creek following a narrow bush track. The walk provides some great views across Middle Harbour Creek and the bushland of the area. This walk also gets close to the mangroves along Middle Harbour creek. With the right tide, these mangroves can be very interesting to explore. 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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Top of Koola Avenue management trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Heading down the hill. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Start of the bushtrack. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Looking up the hill. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track dividing the burnt and unburnt bushland. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Down the rocky hill. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Middle Harbour Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Following the creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Heading through the trees. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Following the bushtrack. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Crossing a small creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Middle Harbour Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Climbing up some steps to the pipe bridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Pipeline at Gordon Creek Int. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Following the service trail up the hill. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Passing a Garigal National Park sing. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Top of the Barrie Street service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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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 (-33.7502636,151.188096)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Birdwood Avenue
  • Turn on to Koola Avenue then drive for 2 km
Finish (-33.7568769,151.1875282)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Bus   Car   (There is free parking available.)
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the corner of Koola Avenue and Albany Crescent, this walk heads past the 'Koola Track' sign and through the metal gate. The walk heads along the management trail as it bends to the left and drops down the steep hill, coming to the 'Y' intersection with another management trail.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 90 m turn right.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 580 m continue straight.
After another 460 m pass the waterfall (15 m on your right).
After another 440 m continue straight.
After another 380 m come to the viewpoint (165 m on your left).
After another 80 m turn sharp right.
After another 100 m pass the "Gordon Creek Bridge" (100 m on your left).
After another 540 m come to the end.
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East Killara Bushtrack


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 2.7 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
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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