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Elvina Track Walk
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.2 km NNE of Terrey Hills
Length: 4.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 4.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 218 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 218 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
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

On this walk, you will explore the isolated community of Elvina Bay, accessible only by boat or on foot. Starting at the Elvina Track car park, you follow a mostly level management trail, before descending steeply through she oaks and large eucalyptus to the coast and houses. At Elvina Bay Park, you will find picnic areas and a fabulous rope swing. There are optional side trips to aboriginal rock engravings and an historic grave site. Please remember you are visiting a small community please respect the privacy of the local people. (open in app)


There are closures in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
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  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Elvina Track Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Elvina Track Walk
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Elvina Track carpark
Int of Elvina and Engravings Tracks
Int of Elvina and Engravings Tracks
Int of Elvina and Fredericks Tracks
Int of Elvina Track and Wirringulla Avenue
Top of Elvina Bay Park
Int of Wirringulla Avenue and Fredericks Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Elvina Track carpark

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
 Mona Vale 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91301S 
 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

 
Elvina Bay Car Park
 
Elvina Bay Car Park +
 
Elvina Track trackhead gate
 
Elvina Track trackhead gate +
 
Elvina Track trackhead sign on gate
 
Elvina Track trackhead sign on gate +

 
Elvina Track, near West Head Rd
 
Elvina Track, near West Head Rd +
 
Intersection of Elvina Track and rock engagings
 
Intersection of Elvina Track and rock engagings +
 
Coral Heath (Epacris microphylla) in early spring on Elvina Track
 
Coral Heath (Epacris microphylla) in early spring on Elvina Track +

 
Rock Engravings
 
Rock Engravings +
 
Elvina Track near West Head Rd.
 
Elvina Track near West Head Rd. +
 
Grey Spider Flower (Grevillea buxifolia) on Elvina Track
 
Grey Spider Flower (Grevillea buxifolia) on Elvina Track +

 
Pink Spider Flwoer (Grevillea sericea) in spring on Elvina Track
 
Pink Spider Flwoer (Grevillea sericea) in spring on Elvina Track +
 
Wildflower (Dillwynia elegans) on Elvina Track
 
Wildflower (Dillwynia elegans) on Elvina Track +
 
Scribbly Gum on Elvina Track
 
Scribbly Gum on Elvina Track +

 
Elvina Track
 
Elvina Track +
 
Waratah (Telopea Speciosissima) in flower September-October on Elvina Track
 
Waratah (Telopea Speciosissima) in flower September-October on Elvina Track +
 
Rocks next to Elvina Track
 
Rocks next to Elvina Track +

 
Views from Elvina Track
 
Views from Elvina Track +
 
Views from Elvina Track
 
Views from Elvina Track +
 
Elvina Track near West Head Rd.
 
Elvina Track near West Head Rd. +

 
Elvina Track near West Head Rd.
 
Elvina Track near West Head Rd. +
 
Elvina Track, near West Head Rd.
 
Elvina Track, near West Head Rd. +
 
Views from Elvina Track
 
Views from Elvina Track +

 
Views of Elvina Bay from Elvina Track
 
Views of Elvina Bay from Elvina Track +
 
Elvina Track through She Oak
 
Elvina Track through She Oak +
 
Elvina track, near West Head Rd
 
Elvina track, near West Head Rd +

 
Elvina Track
 
Elvina Track +
 
Plant on Elvina Track
 
Plant on Elvina Track +
 
House by Elvina Track
 
House by Elvina Track +

 
House and boat piers near Elvina Track
 
House and boat piers near Elvina Track +
 
House near Elvina Track
 
House near Elvina Track +
 
Elvina Bay Park from Elvina Track
 
Elvina Bay Park from Elvina Track +

 
Boat ramp at Elvina Bay Park
 
Boat ramp at Elvina Bay Park +
 
Public pier at Elvina Bay
 
Public pier at Elvina Bay +
 
Elvina Bay Park, showing seat and rope swing
 
Elvina Bay Park, showing seat and rope swing +

 
Elvina Bay Park
 
Elvina Bay Park +
 
Elvina Bay Bush Fire Brigade Building
 
Elvina Bay Bush Fire Brigade Building +
 
Frederick Olivers Grave Site
 
Frederick Olivers Grave Site +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Elvina Track Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Elvina Track Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Elvina Track Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Elvina Track Walk 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 4.8km
Time 2 hrs
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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 Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*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
Around 1.7km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 710m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 2.4km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 2.4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.4km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to Elvina Track carpark
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Elvina Track carpark to Int of Elvina and Engravings Tracks
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 164 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
From Elvina Track car park[1] (on West Head Rd, 1.3km north of General San Martin Dr), this walk follows the management trail around the 'Elvina Track' locked gate[2], then past the 'Elvina Track' map sign[3] (on the left). This walk continues along the management trail tending right[4] through the scrubby bush[5]. About 70m after leaving the locked gate, the walk comes to an intersection with a narrow track[6] (on your right).

(0.16 km) Int of Elvina and Engravings Tracks to Rock Platform
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 90 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection[7], this walk leaves the management trail and heads slightly uphill along the narrow track[8] through low heath. After about 50m, the track leads right at a faint Y-intersection[9] and soon comes to the northern edge of a large rock platform[10]. Upon reaching the rock platform, there is a small eucalyptus[11] on your right and further left there is an engraving of an emu[12].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Aboriginal Engraving Rock Platform Alt = 161 m
On the northern end of the rock platform are rock carvings of an emu, large fish and a giant whale. Further to the south, the rock platform contains rock carvings of shields, wallabies, fish, eels, and other shapes that are not easily classified[13]. The entire rock platform appears to have a rare erosional feature called tessellation[14]. This occurs over many thousands of years, resulting in a rock surface that is eroding at different rates, creating divot holes and depressions. More info

(0.16 km) Int of Elvina and Engravings Tracks to Int of Elvina Track and Wirringulla Avenue
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.8 km Time = 36 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = -153 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[15], this walk heads east following the management trail gently downhill, while keeping the lower heath on your right[16]. After about 45m, the trail leads over a water bar (hump) then comes to an intersection[17] with a faint track on the left. This faint track looks like a water course and is marked with a cairn[18].
Continue straight: From the intersection[19], this walk follows the management trail east[20], soon tending left, then leading gently downhill over a number of water bars[21]. The trail levels out after about 200m, giving distant views of the ocean (on your right)[22]. This walk continues for a further 400m to find more distant views of the ocean (on the left)[23]. Here the walk turns sharply to the right[24], narrows and steepens for 500m with a noticeable change in vegetation. The vegetation changes from small scrubby eucalyptus to she oak and larger eucalyptus. The trail then comes to a yellow painted steel post[25] (on the left) with distant water views (to the left)[26]. Here the trail is concreted[27] for about 110m, as the trail steepens, winding down through two switch backs[28]. From here the dirt trail continues moderately steeply down over several dirt humps[29] to come to a T-intersection[30] with power lines overhead and directly ahead a house and ocean views.

(1.96 km) Int of Elvina Track and Wirringulla Avenue to Top of Elvina Bay Park
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 412 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 14 m Descent = -34 m
Turn left: From the intersection[31], this walk follows the management trail that heads gently downhill[32], keeping the power lines and water to your right. The trail continues amongst houses and bush for about 400m to come to an intersection with a footpath[33] (on your right). From here you can see an open grassy area[34] and rope swing down to the right.

Elvina Bay Park Alt = 2 m
Elvina Bay Park is located on the western shores of the Pittwater, with views out to Elvina Bay and Scotland Island. A good place to stop and rest, Elvina Bay park has two park benches, grassy areas and a great rope swing. There is also a public jetty and ferry wharf[35]. Elvina Bay has a bush fire brigade building[36] and notably this area encountered the 1994 bush fires [37]. (No drinking water or public toilets are available here). More info

(2.38 km) Top of Elvina Bay Park to Fredericks Grave
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - servicetrail,bushtrack
Length = 367 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail downhill, passing a wide trail (on the right) and crossing a culverted creek after about 25m. This walk continues to follow the trail past houses to the left and right for about 170m, before crossing another culverted creek. This walk then tends right, moderately uphill for about 120m (with ocean views to the right) before leveling out and passing a green electricity box (on the right). This walk continues for about 15m to the intersection with a faint track on the left (opposite the German-looking white house and concrete electricity pole).
Turn left : From the intersection[38], this walk follows a track uphill for about 10m, (away from the concrete pole and houses[39]) before coming to Fredericks Grave.

Fredericks Grave Alt = 25 m
Frederick's Grave is the grave site of Frederick Oliver. This grave site consists of a sandstone head stone and foot stone. The Olivers made their home in the area, cutting valuable timber and establishing an orchard[40]. This grave of one of their children, Frederick, who was accidentally killed in 1867. More info

Drive from Elvina Track carpark
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your 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|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
The Basin campground


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 3.8 km
Outdoor Shack 1131 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9981 6933 10.4 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 12.7 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 1024 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9971 8711 11.1 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 17.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Elvina Track Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Elvina Track Walk
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 12 km (to the WNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
18 km (to the SW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 23 km (to the N)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 34 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 36 km (to the WSW)

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
A few showers. Windy.
A few showers. Windy.
10.6°C (feels like 7.4°)
13 km/h from the SW (gusting 17)
78% humidity     (as at 02/06:34pm)
Tue      °A few showers. Windy.
Wed|16°A few showers. Windy.
Thu|15°Possible shower.
Fri|16°Showers.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
A largely untouched wilderness on the northern boundary of Sydney, Ku-ring-gai Chase NP is one of Australia's oldest national parks. Here at the head of the Hawkesbury River, you'll find Aboriginal engravings and sites, as well as sandstone escarpments,
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Closure information last downloaded Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 07:00 PM
UPCOMING ALERTS
Closed areas: Office closures at Ku-ring-gai Chase (Wednesday 3 September)
The Ku-ring-gai Office and Operations Office located on Ku-ring-gai Chase Road and the Forestville Office on Ferguson Street, Forestville will be closed on Wednesday 3 September 2014. The Bobbin Head Information Centre remains unaffected and may be able to assist with queries on 9472 8949. In an emergency please phone 000.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

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