2 hrs 15 mins

5.5 km One way

245 m

Hard track
Starting at Cambourne Ave, St Ives, this walks explores the ridges and valleys of the upper reaches of the Middle Harbour Creek in Garigal National Park. The walk follows service trails, and crosses several creeks along the way. The Lower Cambourne waterhole is a great spot to rest and enjoy a snack whilst enjoying the peace and quiet.

Maps for the Quarry Rd Track walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Quarry Rd Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Quarry Rd Track

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 5.5 km
Time 2 hrs 15 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


2.1km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.5km is very steep. Whilst another 1.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 610m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 4.4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 1.1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 3.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.6km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 3.2km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 4.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.1km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Quarry Rd Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Quarry Rd Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Quarry Rd Track walk starts at the Int of Cambourne Ave and Upper Cambourne Track (gps: -33.723674, 151.18253)
Your transport options to Int of Cambourne Ave and Upper Cambourne Track are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Quarry Rd Track ends at the Kitchener Rd (gps: -33.713665, 151.17727)
Your transport options to Kitchener Rd are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/qrt

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂