About this walk
This walk covers parts of the Garigal National Park and the Wildflower Garden.
It takes about 6 hours to complete the full 17 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 Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden using transportnsw.info. Plan your return trip from Roseville at transportnsw.info.
Along the way
The bus stops near the Wildflower Garden, which is well worth a visit too.
Cross at the traffic lights and walk down Kitchener Street.
At the right turn in the road, follow the firetrail that starts at the gate to the left.
Follow the zigzag down and to the left into Garrigal National Park.
The firetrail goes past the recycling centre and down into the gully. Continue to the right after the creek.
At the junction of firetrails, continue to the left down the Bare Creek trail.
The fire trail crosses a creek and continues on to another junction.
At the junction follow the directions down the Cascades Track.
The track crosses another creek, before going on to the cascades.
Cross the cascades and follow the trail to the right.
The trail follows the steadily widening creek away from the cascades.
The next promiment landmark along the creek is a pipe line crossing.
The path turns left to follow a side creek for some distance.
At a set of cascades the trail crosses this side creek and follows it back down.
The trail gradually becomes a road along Middle Harbour.
Eventually the trail ends at a gate to Davidson Park picnic area.
Follow the picnic area to the Roseville Bridge.
Take the road from the park up to the bridge and cross it.
On the other side of the bridge, take the underpass to end up on Babbage Road.
From the bridge, follow the suburban streets to Roseville 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.