Curry Rd to The Bluff (via the Natural Bridge)
Guringai Country

1 h 30 min to 3 h

3.8 km
return

↑ 152 m
↓ -152 m

Hard track
From Currie Rd in Forestville, this walk visits the sandstone archway known as the Natural Bridge before climbing the hill and continuing to the Bluff. The Bluff is a large rocky point, with its own interesting shapes and a fantastic view down Middle Harbour and across to the city. 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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Currie Rd Service trail trackhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Start of the Currie Road service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Currie Rd Service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Following the powerlines through the bush. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Currie Rd Management Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Currie Rd Service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Currie Road Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Int Currie Rd track and Natural Bridge track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
signs at western end of Natural Bridge track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Epacris Longiflora in Garigal National Park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Natural Bridge Track steps. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Natural Bridge track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Crossing the Natural Bridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Top of the Natural Bridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Looking over edge of the Natural Bridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Natural Bridge Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Following the rocky track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
View from Natural Bridge track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Natural Bridge Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Climbing up through the large rock outcrop. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Following the track markers. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
The Natural Bridge Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bluff track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bluff track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Following the Bluff Track service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Glimpse from the Bluff. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
The Bluff track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from the Bluff Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Warning signs on the Bluff track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Rock formation on the Bluff. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Looking up Middle Harbour from the Bluff. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Top of the Bluff. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
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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
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Currie Road Trail & Currie Road (-33.7601115,151.2246902)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the intersection, this walk heads through the metal gate and along the service trail for a short distance before coming to some power lines. This trail follows the power lines through the bush, winding along beside the telegraph poles for a little while before coming to the intersection with the service trail that heads up the hill to the right.
From the intersection, this walk follows the flat service trail heading south, in the opposite direction of the closest telegraph pole, winding alongside the power lines for a little while. The trail then breaks away from the power lines, heading through thicker vegetation until it comes to the signposted intersection of the Natural Bridge Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Currie Road Trail & Currie Road Start heading along Currie Road Trail (a vehicle track).
After 25 m head through/around the gate.
After another 520 m continue straight, to head along Currie Road Trail.
After another 110 m (at the intersection of Currie Road Trail & Serrata Mountain Bike Track) continue straight, to head along Currie Road Trail.
After another 230 m (at the intersection of Currie Road Trail & Natural Bridge Track) veer left, to head along Natural Bridge Track (a walking track).
After another 220 m (at the intersection of Serrata Mountain Bike Track & Natural Bridge Track) continue straight, to head along Natural Bridge Track.
After another 80 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
Then find the "Natural Bridge" (6 m on your right).
Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge

The Natural Bridge is a sandstone arch in Garigal National Park. The arch spans an unnamed creek feeding into Bantry Bay. The Natural Bridge track uses this arch to cross the creek, and is not always noticed by walkers as the surrounding vegetation hides the full view of the feature from the track. The arch has formed the eroding forces of water flowing down the creek. The arch provides an interesting natural feature to explore and enjoy.
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The Natural Bridge is a sandstone arch in Garigal National Park. The arch spans an unnamed creek feeding into Bantry Bay. The Natural Bridge track uses this arch to cross the creek, and is not always noticed by walkers as the surrounding vegetation hides the full view of the feature from the track. The arch has formed the eroding forces of water flowing down the creek. The arch provides an interesting natural feature to explore and enjoy.

After another 420 m veer right, to head along Natural Bridge Track.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of The Bluff Track & Natural Bridge Track) continue straight, to head along The Bluff Track (a vehicle track).
After another 10 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along The Bluff Track.
After another 80 m (at the intersection of The Bluff Track & Gahnia Mountain Bike Track) continue straight, to head along The Bluff Track (a walking track).
After another 90 m come to a sign.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.9 km to get back to the start.
About 40 m past the end is "Bluff Lookout".
Bluff Lookout
Bluff Lookout

The Bluff is a large, unfenced rocky hilltop, in Garigal National Park, that provides great views up Middle Harbour. The views extend across the bushland of the National Park, along Bantry Bay, to the city of Sydney (You can even see Centrepoint Tower). Apart from the distant views, the bluff is also an interesting rock feature, with a number of caves containing honeycomb rock formations.
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The Bluff is a large, unfenced rocky hilltop, in Garigal National Park, that provides great views up Middle Harbour. The views extend across the bushland of the National Park, along Bantry Bay, to the city of Sydney (You can even see Centrepoint Tower). Apart from the distant views, the bluff is also an interesting rock feature, with a number of caves containing honeycomb rock formations.

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Terrain
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Curry Rd to The Bluff (via the Natural Bridge)


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 3.8 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 3 h
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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