Koolewong Track
Guringai Country

20 min to 40 min

1 km
return

↑ 69 m
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Moderate track
Probably the best word to describe this walk is 'cute'. The circuit walk starts with a few steep steps, but soon flattens out, following a well-defined track through an open forest, via some natural sandstone sculptures. The lookout is notable for wonderful views to Patonga, Lion Island and out through the entrance of Broken Bay at Barrenjoey. A seat at the lookout is well placed to encourage people to stop and enjoy. 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 walk down the hill. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
A rocky outcrop and groovy looking gum trees. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
cute. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
Nice ha. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
Now that is art. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
Some Orange fungus. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
Special thanks to Dorrie Davis. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
Lion Island. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
A panarama of from the lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 1970.
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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 (-33.5779146,151.2998212)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Mona Vale Road, A3
  • Turn on to then drive for 30 m
  • Turn slight left onto McCarrs Creek Road and drive for another 25 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto McCarrs Creek Road and drive for another 5 km
  • Turn left onto West Head Road and drive for another 350 m
  • Turn slight left onto West Head Road and drive for another 12.3 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 10 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
The walk starts opposite the entrance to the Resolute picnic area, at a gap in the guard-rail, marked with a small sign. From the sign, the walk follows the stairs and the main track through the wooded forest, down the hill. After a short distance, the walk passes a rocky outcrop and arrives at an intersection.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 15 m pass the toilet (50 m on your left).
After another 8 m pass the car park (40 m on your right).
After another 305 m turn left.
After another 185 m come to a viewpoint.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 510 m to get back to the start.
A seat.
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Terrain
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Koolewong Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1 km
Time 20 min to 40 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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 No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 15 m from the start.

Seat: There is one 520 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
15 m[toilet]
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