Thornleigh to Hornsby (GNW)

New South Wales

Starting at Thornleigh station you walk through suburban streets for a short while before diving into the bush at the southern end of Berowra Valley Regional Park. Soon after visiting the site of the historic Zig Zag railway you start wandering through the Berowra Creek valley, passing a few cascading creeks. The track undulates along the side of the valley visiting a range of environments from moist fern forest to the drier grass tree and eucalypt forests of the ridge. There is a short side trip to visit the Westleigh engravings and a chance to pop down to fishponds, before climbing up the depression era stone steps to Hornsby station.

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No Dogs Permitted
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Getting there

Start at Thornleigh Train Station, NSW.


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Route/Trail notes

See step-by-step instructions on link below.



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Did Thornleigh to Berowra as a day-walk:

Fishpond is nice but was very busy when I was there. You can still walk through the closed section behind the rifle range which is the way I went - it's disappointing they chose to re-route the walks via public roads. There's been no change in the rifle range, just a more conservative approach to risk management.

Oliver Descoeudres on 6 May, 2017

Fishponds were a nice place to cool off. Make sure you don't walk into the rifle range (it is clearly signed), once you reach Fishpond Lookout follow the signage to Alternative Route to lead you to Hornsby Station.

rob.bushman on 18 Oct, 2014


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