The Wilkins Track
Guringai Country

1 h 45 min to 3 h 30 min

5.2 km
return

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Moderate track
This walk follows a well-defined management trail to one of the best views of Cowan Creek in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. At the halfway point, there is a great spot to sit, relax and enjoy the scenery and the surrounds. 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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Perimeter Trail sign near Terrey Hills. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Locked gate on western end of Perimeter Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Horse riding information sign near Terrey Hills. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Perimeter Trail near Terrey Hills. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Long Trail sign on Perimeter Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Perimeter Trail near Terrey Hills. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Perimeter Trail near Terrey Hills. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Boots a bit muddy :). | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Wilkin's Track near Terrey Hills. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
The sandy Wilkin's Track near Terrey Hills. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Wilkins Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Wax Flowers (Eriostemon australis) on Wilkins Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Trees on Wilkin's Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
'Walkers only' sign on Wilkins Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
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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 (-33.6631787,151.1897597)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Booralie Road
  • Turn on to Eurabba Road then drive for 540 m
  • Turn right onto Mallawa Road and drive for another 790 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail around the locked gate with 'Perimeter Track 7.1km One-Way' sign. This walk continues on the trail (passing an information sign after about 30m) for about 300m. This walk continues to follows the trail for about 400m, until coming to a signposted (The Long Trail) three-way intersection (on the left) This intersection is reached about 10m after a track on the right is passed.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
After 25 m head through/around the gate.
After another 130 m pass the sign (20 m on your left).
After another 580 m continue straight.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 1.2 km turn left.
After another 620 m come to a gate.
Then find the "Wilkins Track Lookout" (on your right).
Wilkins Track Lookout
Wilkins Track Lookout

The Wilkins Track Lookout of Terrey Hills, offers good views over Cowan Creek after a short, mostly level walk. Wilkins Track Lookout consists of an unfenced level sandstone platform with the ground dropping away dramatically to the north, offering fabulous views through trees down over Cowan Creek.
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The Wilkins Track Lookout of Terrey Hills, offers good views over Cowan Creek after a short, mostly level walk. Wilkins Track Lookout consists of an unfenced level sandstone platform with the ground dropping away dramatically to the north, offering fabulous views through trees down over Cowan Creek.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.6 km to get back to the start.
A viewpoint.
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The Wilkins Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 5.2 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
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)
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