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Starting along Lyrebird track at the northern end of Davidson Park picnic area and boat ramp, this walk branches off along the banks of Carroll Creek and across a stepping stone crossing just above the tidal limit, where the Governor Philip walk commences. Once a management trail for the local sand mining industry in the 1950s and 60s, Lyrebird track today offers spectacular views of Middle Harbour Creek.
This walk follows the banks of Middle Harbour Creek before linking up with Carroll Creek, then taking you past the Sydney Water Pipeline, where the creek starts to narrow and the track passes a rock bar crossing; this is Bungaroo, where the expedition camped. About 150m further on, the Stepping Stone Crossing provides access to the Bungaroo Track and uphill to Hunter Avenue, St Ives.
About the region
The Garigal National Park is a protected national park that is located within the North Shore and Forest District regions of Sydney, New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 2,202-hectare national park is situated approximately 20 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district.
Davidson Park to Stepping Stone Crossing walk commences at the north-western end of Davidson Park picnic area in Garigal National Park.The entrance to Davidson Park picnic area is located near Roseville Bridge, Warringah Road, Forestville.To get there:Travel southwest along Warringah Road from ForestvilleTake the Healey Way exit on the northeast side of Roseville Bridge Parking Parking is available at Davidson Park picnic area, a short walk from the Lyrebird Track.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
Park use fee applies to vehicle entry to Davidson Park picnic area
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.