Sydney Train Walks

From Waterfall via Heathcote Valley 4h / 11km to Heathcote

About this walk

This walk covers Heathcote National Park.

It takes about 4 hours to complete the full 11 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 Waterfall using Plan your return trip from Heathcote at

Along the way

From the top of Waterfall Station's stairs turn right down Kooraban Street.

Follow Warabin Street to the trailhead at the end.

Follow the bushtrail down into the gully.

Pass by the waterfall and rock pools.

Follow the signs down the Bullawarring Track.

Continue following the ridgeline past the Goanna Track to the weir.

Climb down from the ridge and cross the weir.

Follow the Pipeline Trail up the right side of the creek.

The trail crosses the pipeline in several places across a pedestrian bridge.

Watch for a sign to Heathcote Station and a bridge across the pipeline.

Follow the bushtrail to the scout camp at the top of the ridge.

From the scout camp follow Oliver Street up to Heathcote Station.

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.