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Brisbane Water National Park...
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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.
Download maps and tracknotes for Girrakool to Staples Lookout via Kariong Brook Falls hiking track from wildwalks.com.
About the region
The Brisbane Water National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 11,506-hectare national park is situated 47 kilometres north of Sydney, 10 kilometres west of Woy Woy, and 12 kilometres southwest of Gosford. The Brisbane Water National Park has two picnic areas within the park close of an evening: Girrakool picnic area is open 9am to 5pm every day Somersby Falls picnic area is open 8am to 8pm during daylight savings and is open 8am to 5pm at other times Other areas of Brisbane Water National Park will be open at all times, however may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.