Galston Gorge to Mt Kuringgai (GNW)

New South Wales
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This walk follows the eastern side of the steep Berowra Creek valley from Galston Gorge to Crosslands and then heads over the ridge to follow Lyrbird Gully up to the train station at Mt Kuring-gai. This enjoyable section of The Great North Walk spends most of the time enjoying the wide tidal creeks in the deep valleys. There are many grass trees and sandstone caves to enjoy as well as several lovely places to camp. Crosslands provides road access, a chance to fill up the water bottle and an optional side trip to motel style accommodation at Crosslands Conventions centre.

Picnic Facilities
Toilets
Scrambling or Climbing
Eucalypt Forest
216m
Maximum Elevation
611m
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at the trackhead Galston Rd, GALSTON.  The carpark is on the north side of the bridge crossing Berowra Creek.

Maps

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Route/Trail notes

See reference link for step-by-step instructions, also see attached GPS file.

Galston to Crosslands (return) is a good variant to the full trip - a 14km round trip, with a nice pit stop at Crosslands.

Permits/Costs

NIL

Other References

www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/berowra-valley-regional-park/galston-gorge-to-mt-kuring-gai.html

https://youtu.be/EsZLF04QJQs

 

Comments

Calna Bridge is fixed! Good walk to do just after the rain. If you are up for it I recommend starting the walk from Hornsby. If you do this way you can park at Rosemead Rd, at Ku-ring-gai get the train back to Hornsby, then get a taxi back to your car (there's a taxi rank right outside the station).

rob.bushman on 19 Sep, 2015

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