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Great North walk – Berowra Valley National Park is a 27km, grade 5 One Way hike located in the Berowra Valley National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 3-4 days to complete.
Also known as Benowie walking track, this beautiful bushland walk through Berowra Valley National Park follows Berowra Creek for 25km of the iconic Great North walk between Sydney and Newcastle.
This section of the walk, from Pennant Hills to Berowra Waters, takes about two to three days to walk, with several places to camp along the way. If you’d prefer a shorter walk, you can always break the trail up into more manageable sections, particularly if you’re taking the kids out for the day.
Join the walk from Pennant Hills, Westleigh, Hornsby, Galston Gorge picnic area or Berowra Waters, and head out into the bush for an adventure. For a longer walk extend your trip south along the Great North walk – Lane Cove National Park or link up with the Great North walk – Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and continue north towards Newcastle.
About the Region
Berowra Valley National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Berowra Valley National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger Crosslands Reserve is open 8am to 7.30pm during daylight savings and 9am to 5pm the rest of the year Barnetts Road Reserve and the lookout is closed from sunset to sunrise
To Berowra Waters. Great North walk – Berowra Valley National Park is in Berowra Valley National Park. To get there:From the M2 Motorway, take the Pennant Hills Road exit and head north.Turn left at Observatory Park to stay on Pennant Hills RoadTurn left onto Boundary Road in Pennant HillsTurn right onto Bellamy Street and follow all the way to the end of the road, where the track beginsYou can also join the walk from:Quarter Sessions Road, Westleigh.Manor Road, Hornsby.Galston Gorge picnic area on Galston RoadNear Dusthole Bay in Berowra WatersAlternatively, if taking public transport:The track is about 1km from either Hornsby or Pennant Hills train stationsCheck out the Transport Info website for more information. Park entry points Berowra Waters See on map Manor Road, Hornsby See on map Quarter Sessions Road, Westleigh See on map Somerville Road access See on map Parking Parking is available at the end of Bellamy Street, Pennant Hills, and on other residential streets in Hornsby and Westleigh, with limited spaces at Galston Gorge picnic area.
Make sure you prepare well if you’re planning to walk overnight. Bring weather-appropriate gear, sunscreen and let someone know where you are going.
Berowra creek is susceptible to pollution. Swimming should be avoided for three days after heavy rainfall or if the water is discoloured.
Check out the Department of Industry, Lands and Forestry website for more information about Great North walk – Berowra Valley National 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.