Following the edge of Middle Harbour, this walk has excellent views and Special spots, including the views from the end of North Arm Rd and the trail near the Mannerim Rd Turnoff. The change in the track from bush track to mangroves and mudflats south of the Pump Station gives a good feel of the diversity of environments that can be found in the area. Let us begin by acknowledging the Camaraigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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.
Getting started From the end of Emerstan Rd, this walk begins by descending steeply from the road along the asphalted management trail, past the large green gate and information signs. Soon the track flattens out it changes and narrows into a track that curves around to the south-west, running parallel to Middle Harbour. The track continues pass a small boat shed and widens back into an asphalted management trail, heading slightly uphill to an intersection at the end of Willis Road. This is marked by a large gate and more information signs.....
Directions & comments
After 275 m pass the "H.C. Press Park" (35 m on your right).
After another 570 m continue straight.
After another 105 m veer left.
After another 1 km continue straight.
After another 550 m continue straight.
After another 230 m turn left.
After another 65 m cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 780 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
North Arm Walking Track
1 h 15 min to 2 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)