Girrakool to Patonga
  • Length: 24.8km

  • Duration: 10 hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Girrakool Loop Walking Track, Somersby

  • End: 12A Patonga Dr, Patonga

  • Closest Town: Gosford

  • Location: Brisbane Water National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 71.8 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.4316798442

  • Longitude: 151.2765980607


Girrakool to Patonga is a 24.8km, grade 4 One way hike located in Brisbane Water National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 10 hrs to complete.


This walk explores the main ridge of Brisbane Water National Park. Starting at Girrakool picnic area in the north this track heads over Scopas Peak with some excellent views over Mooney Mooney creek and then over Mt Wondabyne further south. As the track approaches the southern edge of Brisbane Waters national park there are more views across to Lion island and Barrenjoey head. There are bus and ferry services from Patonga.

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