Heathcote to Waterfall Overnight Walk
  • Length: 10.8km

  • Duration: 2 Days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: 1330 Princes Hwy, Heathcote

  • End: 2 Kooraban St, Waterfall

  • Location: Heathcote National Park

  • Closest Town: Heathcote

  • Distance from CBD: 50.6 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -34.08818877

  • Longitude: 151.0080946

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Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

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Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

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Heathcote National Park...

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Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

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Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

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Heathcote to Waterfall Overnight Walk is a 10.8km, grade 4 One way hike located in Heathcote National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.

Hike Summary

Following Heathcote Creek this walk is a great overnight walk often used to introduce new walkers to overnight hikes. A well-signposted and defined track leads you to a campsite with a reasonable level of facilities. There are great views of Heathcote Creek along the way and many of Heathcote's varied environments to enjoy. Definitely worth the time to head down to Lake Eckersley which is perfectly placed for lunch on the first day.


Download maps and tracknotes for Heathcote to Waterfall Overnight Walk hiking track from wildwalks.com.

About the region

Visit Heathcote National Park at Waterfall, Sydney for self-sufficient bushwalking or camping. The park is easily accessed from Sydney CBD and Royal National Park, making for a great daytrip. The park consists of 2,679 hectares of woodland, predominantly dry schlerophyll forest on the ridges and low heath in the wetter areas. The Hawkesbury sandstone has been carved up by various watercourses like Heathcote Creek, Kingfisher Creek and Myuna Creek, creating deep valleys. The Hawkesbury sandstone has created a sandy, infertile soil that is typical of the Sydney region.

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