Girrakool to Staples Lookout via Kariong Brook Falls
  • Length: 12.3km

  • Duration: 5 hrs 30 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Girrakool Loop Walking Track, Somersby

  • End: Woy Woy Rd, Kariong

  • 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 Staples Lookout via Kariong Brook Falls is a 12.3km, grade 4 One way hike located in Brisbane Water National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 5 hrs 30 mins to complete.


This walk starts from the Girrakool picnic area and winds down alongside Piles creek before climbing up through the Brisbane Waters National Park to Scopas peak and then on to the lovely Kariong brook falls. The walk finishes at the Staples Lookout. This walk mostly follows a section of the Great North Walk. Depending what time you start either Scopas Peak or Kariong Brook can make great lunch and rest stops.

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