Cooks Nose walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 8km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Brogers Creek

  • End: Brogers Creek

  • Location: Barren Grounds Nature Reserve

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: 163 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -34.6924663786125

  • Longitude: 150.694546925532

Dont forget to edit the Trail Access and Features for hikes that you know

Trail Access

Click Edit to Add Condition

Select items to indicate conditions for access to the trail.

2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

Trail Features

Click Edit to Add Condition

Select items to indicate features found along the trail.

Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

1
1

Cooks Nose walking track is a 8km, grade 3 Return hike located in the Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, NSW. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Summary

The walking track out to Cooks Nose is well-marked and steep in places, but the views at the end are simply spectacular. The track wanders through open expanses of heathland, which burst with colour in spring when the wildflowers are out. The brightly coloured red and yellow Christmas bells are a special treat on this walk.
There are also plenty of birdwatching opportunities. You might see eagles riding the thermal air currents above Kangaroo Valley or a group of black cockatoos. But keep a special eye out for threatened heathland birds like the striated fieldwren, eastern bristlebird and ground parrot.
Relax for a while, take in the views looking out from the top of the escarpment, or head back to Barren Grounds picnic area or nearby Robertson for a warm lunch.

About the Region

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve in the South Coast region
Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.

Getting There

Cooks Nose walking track is at the northern end of Barren Grounds Nature Reserve. To get there:Continue on the road from the reserve entrance for approximately 1kmCooks Nose walking track starts from Barren Grounds picnic area Parking Parking is available at Barren Grounds picnic area

Tips

Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
There is limited/no mobile reception in this park


Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.