Pipeline and Bungaroo tracks to Stepping Stones Crossing Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 3.6km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 23A Hunter Ave, St. Ives

  • End: 23A Hunter Ave, St. Ives

  • Location: Garigal National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 22.2 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.7419403209999

  • Longitude: 151.167004482

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Pipeline and Bungaroo tracks to Stepping Stones Crossing is a 3.6km, grade 4 Return hike located in the Garigal National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Summary

Leave suburbia behind as you follow Pipeline and Bungaroo tracks to Stepping Stones Crossing. Starting in St Ives on Sydney’s upper north shore, this short walk comprises two adjoining tracks leading to Middle Harbour Creek.
Following Pipeline trail for about 300m before turning left onto Bungaroo track. Immerse yourself in bush and valley vistas from the lookout before descending steeply between the rocky outcrops, passing banksias, grevilleas and wildflowers in the spring. You’ll arrive at the large sandstone steps of Middle Harbour Creek’s Stepping Stones where Governor Arthur Phillip camped on his historic first expedition in 1788.
If you feel like pressing on – and it’s safe to do so – cross the stepping stones to join another great Sydney walk. From there you can turn right to take the Governor Phillip walk to Davidson Park, or left to join the Middle Harbour track to the Cascades.

About the Region

Garigal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Garigal National Park is open 6am to 6.30pm (8pm during daylight savings) but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting There

To Hunter Avenue, St Ives. Pipeline and Bungaroo tracks to Stepping Stones Crossing route is in the western part of Garigal National Park, to get there:From St Ives shopping village, head east on Mona Vale Road then turn right onto Link RoadAt the roundabout, take the second exit to Horace Street.Continue to the next roundabout, then take the first exit onto Hunter Avenue.You’ll find the Pipeline trackhead on the right hand side Park entry points Hunter Avenue, St Ives See on map Parking On-street parking is available nearby on Hunter Avenue, St Ives.

Tips

Some tracks in Garigal National Park are used for large events. Check the website for any proposed events that may impact your enjoyment of this walking track.
It’s a good idea to put on insect repellent before you set out
Check the weather before you set out as the access trails and the track can become slippery and boggy when it rains.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching


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.

 

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