Little Wobby to Rocky Ponds
  • Length: 18.1km

  • Duration: 8 hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 1-7 Dangar Rd, Brooklyn

  • End: Hwy Ridge Track, Woy Woy

  • Location: Brisbane Water National Park

  • Closest Town: Brooklyn

  • Distance from CBD: 53.5 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.54653318

  • Longitude: 151.2272395

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Little Wobby to Rocky Ponds is a 18.1km, grade 4 return hike, located in Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre, Brisbane Water National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 8 hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This great walk starts from Brooklyn with a ferry trip to Little Wobby and explores some fantastic panoramic views of the Hawkesbury River and Tank Creek. The alternate route for more experienced walkers cuts a fair bit of walking and gets you to the views quicker. The views along the ridge are great and the Tumblecow2 flat rock makes a lovely rest spot. From here much of the walk is through heath until arriving at the picturesque Rocky Ponds on Tanks Creek. There is a campsite for people wanting more time to explore before walking back.

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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.

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2 thoughts on “Little Wobby to Rocky Ponds (18.1km)

  1. Wow been looking for this track .. did this track over 35 years ago .. know it very well ..used to show people this track .. did it so many times at little Wobby sport & rec camps .. There is a track at the back of little Wobby camp as well and it was called something different back then Geanies Waterhole . used to put up a flying fox and junp off into the waterhole .. I so have to do this again .. see what has changed besides the name .

    1. I walked this track too, as a teenager at Little Wobby sport and rec camp. Ness, you are right — that amazing waterhole was known as Genie’s Pool, and I’m surprised and sad that the name has been lost to antiquity. My friends and I loved hurling ourselves off the top and also skinny-dipping in the waterfall just beyond, on the path to the coast. What a stunningly beautiful walk this is, full of flannel flowers in summer. A pox on the NSW Govt for demolishing the Little Wobby camp and depriving generations of schoolkids of a wonderful experience. Thanks, Darren, for including this in your guide. I’ll be coming up from Melbs this summer to walk this track for the first time in decades and hoping I don’t burst into tears as the ferry pulls into Little Wobby.

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