Brisbane Water National Park
View of the Hawkesbury from Pindar Cave trail
Brisbane Water National Park covers a large area of sandstone
country between Gosford city and the Hawkesbury River. The bush is often
scrubby but there are many fire trails which provide access to walkers.
The park contains many aboriginal carvings on flat rock shelves. The unpleasant
scrub means that most of these sites are seldom visited. However, the NPWS has
provided an easy sign-posted walk to a good example of these carvings at
Bulgandry on Woy Woy Rd near Kariong.
Excellent views of the park can be obtained by climbing Mt Wondabyne. This can
be reached by walking from Bulls Quarry on Woy Woy Rd.
|Girrakool to Patonga||8 hours (one way)||No||Girrakool picnic area (near Kariong)
|Wondabyne to Pindar Cave||3-4 hours||No||Wondabyne train station
|Mt Wondabyne||3 hours||Yes||Bulls Quarry, Woy Woy Rd.
|Pearl Beach to Patonga||2-3 hours||No||Pearl Beach or Patonga (Ferry operates between Palm Beach and Patonga).
|Pearl Beach waterfall||1 hour||No||Pearl Beach.
|Bulgandry aboriginal carvings||0.5 hours||No||Woy Woy Rd, near Kariong.
|Kariong to Woy Woy||?||No||Kariong or Woy Woy
* = Durations are approximate only and assume a reasonable level of fitness.
Unless otherwise stated, all times include the return walk.
** = A circuit is where the outward and return legs of the walk follow different routes.
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