Sydney Train Walks

A hiking trip from Mount Druitt to Penrith via Great West Walk 5h / 25km

About this walk

This walk follows the Great West Walk through Whalan Reserve and the newly created Wianamatta Nature Reserve. Before bridging the remaining distance to Penritch with the Great River Walk.

The route to follow

Download the GPS route from Mount Druitt to Penrith via Great West Walk as a GPX file to your navigation software and GPS devices. It takes about 5 hours to complete the full 25 kilometre walk, but plan extra for plenty of breaks and photography stops.

Getting there and back

Get the train to Mt Druitt using transportnsw.info. Plan your return trip from Penrith Station at transportnsw.info.

Along the way

From the station follow N Parade to the left.

From the corner in N Parade continue down Belmore Avenue.

Turn left into Kurrajong Avenue and continue through the industrial estate.

At the end of Kurrajong Avenue follow the nature strip to the right past the industrial buildings.

From the powerlines follow the paved path along the sports fields of Whalan Reserve.

Follow the footpath along Ropes Creek to Forrester Road.

Cross Forrester Road, follow it a short distance to the right, then enter Susannah Drive to the left.

Follow the footpath to the left around Townsend Cresent to Ropes Crossing Boulevard.

Continue following Ropes Crossing Boulevard past the shops to the old train station.

Follow the path through the reserve of the former Ropes Creek Station.

Follow the footpath left along Semaphore and Mainwarring Street.

Enter Wianamatte Regional Park at the corner of Mainwarring Street.

Follow the road past the ruined munitions factory to the picnic area.

Follow the road out the other side of the picnic area to the wildlife gate at Palmyra Avenue.

Enter the wildlife gate and follow the dirt road through the west section of the park.

Exit Wianamatte Regional Park at Jordan Springs and follow the road around the suburb to the left to the lake.

Walk around the lake and continue right down Lakeside Parade on the other side.

Cross The Northern Road at the intersection and continue left down the footpath through the gap in the sound barrier.

From Sherringham Road

Follow the nature strip between the houses to Laycock Street.

Cross Laycock Street and follow Lakeview Drive on the other side.

After the bridge follow the footpath along the water around the suburb to Castlereagh Road.

Follow Castlereagh Road to the left and at the roundabout enter the industrial estate to the right.

Follow Leland Street, turn left at Lugard Street then immediately right down Borec Road.

Turn right down Cassola Place to the start of the Great River Walk

Follow the Great River Walk left along the Nepean River past the weir.

Continue past the rowing club and underneath the bridges.

Follow the stairs up to Memorial Ave.

Continue past the ANZAC memorial to High Street.

Follow High Street to the intersection with Mulgoa Road.

Cross the intersection with Mulgoa Road and continue down High Street past the shopping centre.

Turn left down Station Street towards Penrith Station.

Cross the Great Western Highway into the 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 50 sunscreen.
  • Also bring a light windbreaker/raincoat in case you get caught out in the rain.