Thornleigh to Mt Kuring-Gai
  • Length: 28.1km

  • Duration: 2 Days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: 88 The Esplanade, Thornleigh

  • End: 787 Pacific Hwy, Mount Kuring-Gai

  • Closest Town: Thornleigh

  • Location: Berowra Valley National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 26.2 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.7319488113

  • Longitude: 151.078147723

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

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Vehicle Ford

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Entry Fee

Ample Parking

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Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

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Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

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Fishing Spots

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Dog Friendly

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Thornleigh to Mt Kuring-Gai is a 28.1km, grade 4 One way hike located in Berowra Valley National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.


This overnight walk starts from Thornleigh train station and follows the Great North Walk down through the Berowra Valley Regional Park and along Berowra creek. The walk passes through Fishponds and up to the top of Galston Gorge to the campsite. From there the walk continues along the Great North Walk down through the gorge and along Berowra Creek to Crosslands Reserve then back out the well signposted Mt Kuring-gai link track. The walk finishes at the train station soon after leaving the bush. Note this walk was re-routed in early 2016 to go via the streets of Hornsby Heights. This re-route is due to the multi-agency decision to close the Fishponds to Steele Bridge section of the Benowie Track. This decision has upset many people and the protest continues.

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One thought on “Thornleigh to Mt Kuring-Gai (28.1km)

  1. This is a great walk to do using public transport, which is readily available at both ends. There’s a fair bit of elevation gain/loss as you traverse the valleys of Berowra Valley Regional Park, so it’s a good workout when done as a day-walk. I normally do Thornleigh to Berowra as a day-walk, which is a very similar distance