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Walks in Greater Sydney

3 km return
2 hrs

Box Head

A nice walk to a scenic lookout over Broken Bay

Walks in The Hills Shire

4.5 km return
2.5 hrs

Burraga Track (Bidjigal Reserve)

Valley views. Sandstone shelter, closed Coachwood forest, Ridgetop Heathland, sandstone gullies and woodland. Wildflowers and orchids in Spring. Eastern Water Dragons at Bidgiwong Rock. Water pools, flowing streams and filtered sunlight.

4.4 km return
2 hrs

Bushland Corridors (Rouse Hill)

An early farm house, original land grants, a mysterious grave, remnant bushland including Forest Red Gum woodland and heathland, waterways and water birds. The Rouse Hill area was settled early in Sydney’s history. The first land grant in this area was to Governor William Bligh in 1806. Richard Rouse was the next landowner in 1813.

1.8 km return
90 mins

Forest Walk (Cumberland State Forest)

A feature of this walk is the tall native trees and Cabbage Tree Palms. As well as cool gullies and ferns there is plenty of birdlife in the forest. Cumberland State Forest is the only urban forest in Australia. The forest was established in 1939. The walks are signposted with interpretive signs and individual plant names. It is possible to see indigenous plants of the Hills District as well as rainforest trees from elsewhere in NSW.

3.6 km return
2 hrs

Geebung Walk (Fred Caterson Reserve, Castle Hill

Shale Sandstone Transition Forest which supports a rich diversity of flora, Sydney Sandstone Ridgetop Woodland and Sydney Sandstone Gully Forest near Cattai Creek. There is a large variety of native plants growing in the reserve which means you will see wildflowers in most months of the year as well as many species of birds which feed on them. Fred Caterson Reserve is Crown land under the care and control of The Hills Shire Council. It has been designated as an area for public recreation since 1895.

2.4 km return
90 mins

Heritage Park (Castle Hill)

An easy to medium grade walk (for pram users and those with small children please note there are two steep hills) on paved paths. This is the site of the former Convict Farm
established in 1801 and scene of the Rebellion of 1804. The site is of national significance and is owned and managed by The Hills Shire Council. Interpretive signs tell the various stories of its many layered history.

6.4 km return
3 hrs

Heritage Trail (Baulkham Hills)

This walk goes through the Headwaters of Toongabbie Creek which was the earliest land to be settled in Baulkham Hills. Following the example of George Suttor who pioneered the citrus growing industry in The Hills, the district hosted fruit orchards until the 1950s. Now houses have replaced farms but lovely bushland can still be enjoyed in the valleys. Interpretive signs tell the stories of the early settlers.

4.9 km return
2.5 hrs

Knightsbridge Circuit (via Fred Caterson Reserve)

Tall trees, ferny gullies and wildflowers. This walk follows a route through the significant bushland corridor in Fred Caterson and Fullers Road Reserves between Castle Hill and Glenhaven. The area is rich in diverse local flora and birdlife.

6.2 km return
2.5 hrs

O'Hara's Creek Walk (Kenthurst)

A large variety of local wildflowers, tall trees, valley and district views. This is a lovely walk along a sandstone ridge with significant Sandstone Ridgetop vegetation and down into a valley of tall trees. O’Hara’s Creek is named after James O’Hara, who is the first documented settler in the area. The creek rises near Round Corner in Dural and flows into Cattai Creek near Maraylya Bridge.

2.2 km return
90 mins

Platypus Track (Castle Hill/Eric Mobs Reserve)

This walk provides the opportunity for views into Bidjigal and Excelsior Creeks and then a walk along the shady valleys of these creeks amongst ferns and Coachwood trees. On warm days Eastern Water Dragons can be seen in Excelsior Creek.