Staples Lookout to Kariong Brook
  • Length: 5.8km

  • Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Woy Woy Rd, Kariong

  • End: Hawkesbury Track, Wondabyne

  • Closest Town: Gosford

  • Location: Brisbane Water National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 75.0 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.4717405482

  • Longitude: 151.288299397


Staples Lookout to Kariong Brook is a 5.8km, grade 4 Return hike located in Brisbane Water National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs 30 mins to complete.


This walk gives the shortest access to Kariong Brook waterfall one of the nicest falls in the area. Starting from Staples Lookout on Woy Woy Rd most of the walking is along the Thommos Loop management trail except for the last descent into Kariong Brook. The waterfall is a nice and cool place to stop for lunch on a warm day.

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