Thornleigh to Hornsby
  • Length: 10.2km

  • Duration: 4 hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: 88 The Esplanade, Thornleigh

  • End: 19 Station St, Hornsby

  • 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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Urban Walk

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Thornleigh to Hornsby is a 10.2km, grade 4 One way hike located in Berowra Valley National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 4 hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Starting at Thornleigh station you walk through suburban streets for a short while before diving into the bush at the southern end of Berowra Valley Regional Park. Soon after visiting the site of the historic Zig Zag railway you start wandering through the Berowra Creek valley passing a few cascading creeks. The track undulates along the side of the valley visiting a range of environments from moist fern forest to the drier grass tree and eucalypt forests of the ridge. There is a short side trip to visit the Westleigh engravings and a chance to pop down to fishponds before climbing up the depression era stone steps to Hornsby station.


Download maps and tracknotes for Thornleigh to Hornsby hiking track from wildwalks.com.

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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