About this walk
This walk follows a section of the Great North Walk in Berowra Valley National Park.
It takes about 3 hours to complete the full 9 kilometre walk, with plenty of breaks and photography stops.
A brisk walker can do this much faster, but consider that there's a lot to see along the way.
Getting there and back
Get the train to Berowra using transportnsw.info. Plan your return trip from Mount Kuring-gai at transportnsw.info.
Along the way
From the station follow Berowra Waters Road down to the second roundabout.
Look for the Great North Walk sign to find the start of the walk.
This walk follows the Great North Walk and is very well marked
Before following the Great North walk into the valley, be sure to visit Naa Badu Lookout.
Follow the Great North Walk sign to Crosslands down the steep descent.
After descending into the gully cross Sams Creek using the stepping stones.
After crossing Sams Creek, the track follows the shore of Berowra Creek
There is a boardwalk across the wetlands that leads to the Calna Creek Bridge
At the bridge this walk turns left to follow the link track to Mt Kuring-gai.
This link trail follows Calna Creek all the way up the gully.
Halfway up the gully the trail passed through several sandstone caves.
At the top of the gully, the path opens up to a grassy field.
At the far end of the field a paved road leads up to the Mt Kuring-gai trackhead.
The train station is to the left and across the Pacific Highway.
What to bring
- Check the national parks website for possible detours, closures and restrictions.
- Install an OpenStreetMap app for Android or iOS and preload the area.
- Download the GPS data if your device can import it.
- Print out this map and get a better one from a visitor information centre if possible.
- Be sure to leave enough charge in your phone's battery for emergency calls.
- Bring plenty of water, comfortable shoes, a hat and SPF 30 sunscreen.
- Also bring a light windbreaker/raincoat in case you get caught out in the rain.