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Warrah Trig to Patonga
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2 km E of Patonga
Length: 2.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 2.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Brisbane Water National Park
Climb: 39 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 39 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the end of this walk There is a ferry stop near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This walk starts at the top of the ridge and leads through a field of wildflowers (in spring and early summer), past some panoramic water views and down to Patonga Village for fish and chips. Starting on the Tony Doyle Track, this walk passes the old Warrah Trig and then visits Warrah Lookout, a great site. After a short walk along a wide trail, you then follow the Patonga Track down the hill, passing some large angophoras and more water views before heading down to the beach at Patonga. (open in app)


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  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Warrah Trig to Patonga

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Warrah Trig to Patonga
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Warrah car park
Warrah Trig Station
Warrah Lookout intersection
Warrah Lookout intersection
Int of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail and Patonga track
Broken Bay View
Eastern end of Patonga Beach
Warrah Reserve boat ramp
Starting point for this hiking track: Warrah car park

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91301N 
 Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Warrah Trig Station carpark
 
Warrah Trig Station carpark +
 
Steps to Warrah Trig Station
 
Steps to Warrah Trig Station +
 
Sign at Warrah car park
 
Sign at Warrah car park +

 
Plaque at the start of the Tony Doyle Track
 
Plaque at the start of the Tony Doyle Track +
 
Steps north of Warrah trig
 
Steps north of Warrah trig +
 
Warrah Trig
 
Warrah Trig +

 
View from Warrah Trig
 
View from Warrah Trig +
 
Timber stairs south of Warrah trig
 
Timber stairs south of Warrah trig +
 
Tony Doyle Track
 
Tony Doyle Track +

 
Footpath through the bush
 
Footpath through the bush +
 
Wildflower
 
Wildflower +
 
scribbly gum
 
scribbly gum +

 
A ball ready to burst
 
A ball ready to burst +
 
Path along the rock
 
Path along the rock +
 
Steps on Tony Doyle Track
 
Steps on Tony Doyle Track +

 
Tony Doyle track leading through rock
 
Tony Doyle track leading through rock +
 
Path to Warrah Lookout
 
Path to Warrah Lookout +
 
Warrah Lookout sign
 
Warrah Lookout sign +

 
Path to Warrah Lookout
 
Path to Warrah Lookout +
 
Warrah Lookout
 
Warrah Lookout +
 
Warrah Lookout
 
Warrah Lookout +

 
Warrah Lookout view
 
Warrah Lookout view +
 
Warrah Lookout view
 
Warrah Lookout view +
 
Trail north of Warrah Lookout
 
Trail north of Warrah Lookout +

 
Moss on the side of the Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail
 
Moss on the side of the Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail +
 
Trail near top of Patonga Track
 
Trail near top of Patonga Track +
 
Top of Patonga Track
 
Top of Patonga Track +

 
Dampiera Stricta
 
Dampiera Stricta +
 
Near top of Patonga Track
 
Near top of Patonga Track +
 
Lambertia formosa (Mountain Devil) in Spring
 
Lambertia formosa (Mountain Devil) in Spring +

 
Grevillea Buxifolia (Grey Spider Flower)
 
Grevillea Buxifolia (Grey Spider Flower) +
 
Patonga Track
 
Patonga Track +
 
Rock platform at Broken Bay View
 
Rock platform at Broken Bay View +

 
Broken Bay View
 
Broken Bay View +
 
Track north of Broken Bay View
 
Track north of Broken Bay View +
 
Flat section of Patonga Track
 
Flat section of Patonga Track +

 
View from beside track east of Patonga
 
View from beside track east of Patonga +
 
Steps through cleft in rock
 
Steps through cleft in rock +
 
A large angophora
 
A large angophora +

 
Flat section of Patonga track
 
Flat section of Patonga track +
 
Near the bottom end of Patonga track
 
Near the bottom end of Patonga track +
 
Looking across dark corner to Patonga from track
 
Looking across dark corner to Patonga from track +

 
Bottom of Patonga Track
 
Bottom of Patonga Track +
 
Great North Walk sign at bottom of Patonga Track
 
Great North Walk sign at bottom of Patonga Track +
 
Dark Corner
 
Dark Corner +

 
Towards Patonga
 
Towards Patonga +
 
Looking across the water from Dark Corner
 
Looking across the water from Dark Corner +
 
Near boat ramp
 
Near boat ramp +

 
Patonga Boat ramp
 
Patonga Boat ramp +
 
Patonga Beach from the Boat Ramp
 
Patonga Beach from the Boat Ramp +
 
carpobrotus glaucescens or 'Pig Face'
 
carpobrotus glaucescens or 'Pig Face' +

 
Patonga Beach and wharf
 
Patonga Beach and wharf +
 
Patonga Beach
 
Patonga Beach +
 
Patonga Beach
 
Patonga Beach +

 
Patonga Ferry Wharf
 
Patonga Ferry Wharf +
 
Patonga Fish and Chips and general store
 
Patonga Fish and Chips and general store +
 
Patonga Hotel
 
Patonga Hotel +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Warrah Trig to Patonga bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Warrah Trig to Patonga bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Warrah Trig to Patonga bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Warrah Trig to Patonga bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 2.2km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
1km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 590m has short steep hills. The remaining (560m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 2.2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 1.8km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 330m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 1.2km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 920m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Drive to Warrah car park
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
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(0 km) Warrah car park to Warrah Trig Station
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 32 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
From Warrah car park, this walk follows the 'Tony Doyle Track' sign[1] up the steps and sandstone footpath. The path winds a short distance up to a rock platform with the old Warrah Trig station, and offering filtered distant views.

Warrah Trig Station Alt = 164 m
Warrah Trig Station is part of a national geodetic survey established during the 1970's. The 'Triangulation station' (aka trigonometrical or trig station) is a distinct marker once clear of trees, and would have been visible for many kilometers in the area. There are many such trig stations around Australia, which were used to help in surveying. Each station has a know position and altitude, which allows surveyors to use triangulation and determine another point's location. With advances in technology, these trig stations have been abandoned and superseded. The trig station is now surrounded by trees, with some filtered views along the Hawkesbury River[2]. The area is rich with wildflowers in spring.

(0.03 km) Warrah Trig Station to Warrah Lookout intersection
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 308 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -39 m
Continue straight: From the trig station, this walk heads toward the water view, down the timber staircase. At the bottom of the timber stairs, the walk follows the sandstone footpath (and another set of timber stairs) and stone steps, winding down the hill. The footpath passes over and between a few rock platforms on the way. The path leads to a signposted intersection with the Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail and a sign pointing back up to 'Warrah Car Park'[3].

(0.34 km) Warrah Lookout intersection to Warrah Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 70 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -12 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads between the timber posts and follows the 'Warrah Lookout' sign[4] along the sandstone footpath. The path leads through the bush for a short distance, coming to the fenced Warrah Lookout. (Beware of informal side tracks that lead to unfenced sections of cliff.)
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Warrah Lookout Alt = 114 m
Warrah Lookout is a mostly fenced lookout on a large sandstone platform. The lookout provides fantastic views across the Hawkesbury River. From left to right, you can see along the escarpment which forms the southern boundary of Brisbane Water National Park, out to the Pacific Ocean, Barrenjoey Headland, West Head, along Cowan Creek, Juno Point and along the escarpment to Patonga. This is a great place to spend some time soaking up the views.

(0.34 km) Warrah Lookout intersection to Int of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail and Patonga track
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 369 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 26 m Descent = -12 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows 'Patonga' sign[5] uphill along the management trail. After 100m, the trail passes a track on the left (marked with 5 large boulders - this informal track leads to an unfenced view). This walk continues along the management trail and, after a short steeper uphill section, the trail comes to an intersection with the signposted 'Patogna' track[6] on the left.

(0.71 km) Int of Pearl Beach / Patonga fire trail and Patonga track to Broken Bay View
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 328 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -14 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the Great North Walk arrow and 'Patonga' sign[7] along the narrow track. The track winds gently through the bush, with the occasional water glimpse to the left. After a short time, the track leads to a few large Sydney Red Gums and a large unfenced rock platform on the left (just before a few Great North Walk arrow markers) - this is the Broken Bay view.

Broken Bay View Alt = 124 m
Broken Bay View is an informal, unnamed and unfenced vantage point at the top of the cliffs, east of Patonga. The large rock platform has a number of large Sydney Red Gums, providing some shade. There are great views across the Hawkesbury River, along Cowan Creek and to West Head. The views to the left extend past Lion Island to Barrenjoey Head and out to the Pacific Ocean.

(1.04 km) Broken Bay View to Eastern end of Patonga Beach
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 593 m Time = 21 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -122 m
Veer right: From Broken Bay view, this walk follows the GNW arrows down the hill along the track. After a little while, the track heads down between some rock and comes to an unfenced rock platform with great views across the water. Here, the track turns right then soon heads down some steps between more rocks, after which the track flattens out for a while. Near the end of the ridge, the track turns right and heads down to the beach. The track comes out at the eastern end of Patonga Beach, at a GNW signpost[8] and next to some beach cottages. This area is also know as 'Dark Corner'[9].

(1.63 km) Eastern end of Patonga Beach to Warrah Reserve boat ramp
Walk: Easy - beach
Length = 166 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the eastern end of the beach, this walk follows the power lines across the sand, keeping the water to the left. The walk soon heads around the gate, across the car park and comes to the Warrah Reserve boat ramp.

Warrah Reserve boat ramp Alt = 2 m
Warrah Reserve boat ramp provides a large car park and access to both the boat ramp and Patonga Beach. There are garbage bins, a picnic table and information board. The boat ramp offers good views along the beach to 'Dark Corner', found at the eastern end of Patonga Beach.

(1.8 km) Warrah Reserve boat ramp to Patonga Wharf car park
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 361 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -12 m
Continue straight: From the boat ramp, this walk follows the road[10], keeping the water to the left for 220m to then turn left, following a GNW arrow post[11], down along Patonga Drive. The walk then soon leads past a 'The Great North Walk' sign[12] opposite the toilet block[13] and continues down past 'Eve Williams Memorial Oval'[14][15][16] for 70m to a car park at Patonga Wharf[17], opposite some shops[18]. (Alternatively it is possible to walk along the sandy beach[19] from the Boat ramp to the wharf.)

Patonga Village Alt = 2 m
Patonga Village is a lovely small township on the Hawkesbury River. Just near the ferry wharf are a few helpful facilities:
The Eve Williams Memorial Oval[20], where you will find a large pavilion[21], drinking water[22] and public toilets[23].
A fish and chips shop (and general store)[24] is open reasonable hours, where you can buy lunch, a coffee[25] and basic supplies (fishing needs, milk, canned food)[26].
Patonga Beach Hotel[27] is available for a cold drink at the bar[28] or a meal on the deck[29], or even overnight accommodation[30] (from $242 a couple) ph: 02 4379 1111.

Catch the ferry from Patonga Beach
Public transport (ferry) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for upto date running time info
Use these links to plan your Ferry (and train) trip from the end of this walk.

Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|There is no regular ferry service between Patonga and Brooklyn any more. You can easily grab a water taxi (about $80+). If you are part of a large group they can also organise a larger boat carrying 35 passengers (about $16 pp). Phone 0410 554 777 to book. Enjoy the boat ride.
Catch the bus from Patonga Wharf car park
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
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Drive from Patonga Wharf car park
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

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Catch a ferry to Brooklyn (Haweksburry River Station)
There is no regular ferry service between Patonga and Brooklyn any more. You can easily grab a water taxi (about $80+). If you are part of a large group they can also organise a larger boat carrying 35 passengers (about $16 pp). Phone 0410 554 777 to book. Enjoy the boat ride. Get Timetable

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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddlecraft 3B / 1714 Pittwater Road, Bayview 02 9997 8015 12.2 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 14.8 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 15.6 km
Outdoor Shack 1131 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9981 6933 20.2 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 1024 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9971 8711 20.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Warrah Trig to Patonga.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Warrah Trig to Patonga
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 12 km (to the N)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 15 km (to the WSW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 25 km (to the NE)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
27 km (to the SW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 44 km (to the SW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Sunny.
Sunny.
18.5°C (feels like 15.8°)
7 km/h from the NW (gusting 11)
38% humidity     (as at 02/11:15am)
Thu|22°Sunny.
Fri11°|19°Possible shower.
Sat12°|23°Partly cloudy.
Sun13°|28°Sunny.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Brisbane Water National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Brisbane Waters National Park is situated south west of Gosford perched on the Hawkesbury River. The park is characterised by sandstone features, Aboriginal engravings, flowery heaths, bird life and spectacular water views. Brisbane Waters NP has many bushwalks through the are with the Great North Walk passing through the middle of the park.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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