Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station
  • Length: 6.6km

  • Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 88 The Esplanade, Thornleigh

  • End: 88 The Esplanade, Thornleigh

  • Location: Berowra Valley National Park

  • Closest Town: Thornleigh

  • Distance from CBD: 26.2 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.73194881

  • Longitude: 151.0781477

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Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station is a 6.6km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in Berowra Valley National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs 30 mins to complete.

Hike Summary

A really nice loop walk in a corner of Berowra Valley Regional Park with good access by public transport. The walk starts and finishes at Thornleigh train station. The scenery includes beautiful scenes along Zig Zag creek and nice forest while going up Stringybark ridge plus as an optional side trip to see the remnants of the historic Thornleigh Quarry and Zig Zag railway. There are good spots to eat or grab a coffee near Thornleigh station before or after the walk.


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About the region

The Berowra Valley National Park is a protected national park that is located in northern Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The 3,884-hectare national park is situated approximately 20 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district. Berowra Valley National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger Crosslands Reserve is open 8am to 7.30pm during daylight savings and 9am to 5pm the rest of the year Barnetts Road Reserve and the lookout is closed from sunset to sunrise.

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