Staples Lookout to Mt Wondabyne loop
  • Length: 10.8km

  • Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Woy Woy Rd, Kariong

  • End: Woy Woy Rd, Kariong

  • Closest Town: Gosford

  • Location: Brisbane Water National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 75.0 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.4717405482

  • Longitude: 151.288299397

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Drinking Water

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Staples Lookout to Mt Wondabyne loop is a 10.8km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in Brisbane Water National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 4 hrs 30 mins to complete.


This walk starts and finishes at Staples Lookout on Woy Woy Rd. The walk follows sections of the Great North Walk around Mount Wondabyne and the old Bulls Hill Quarry. There are a few options for short side trips one leading to the tranquil Kariong Brook falls and the other to the peak of Mount Wondabyne providing great views over the National Park to Woy Woy.

Download maps and tracknotes for Staples Lookout to Mt Wondabyne loop hiking track from