Morgans Creek to Padstow

2 hrs 45 mins

8 km One way

144 m

Moderate track
This pleasant walk starts from the Morgans Creek park, at Henry Lawsons Drive, and follows the Georges River past the Boomerang Reserve, winding through the bush around Mickeys Point and under the Alfords Point bridge. The walk then continues up through Padstow Heights to the Henry Lawson Drive Bridge where it follows the boardwalks, bushtracks and service trails along Salt Pan Creek. The last section is along the roads to Padstow station.

Maps for the Morgans Creek to Padstow 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.
Botany Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91303S BOTANY BAY NSW-91303S
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Morgans Creek to Padstow bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Morgans Creek to Padstow

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 8 km
Time 2 hrs 45 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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


4.5km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 3.1km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (450m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

4.1km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 2.2km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (1.8km) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 5km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 3km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.2km requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 7km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 730m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Morgans Creek to Padstow walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Morgans Creek to Padstow walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Morgans Creek to Padstow walk starts at the Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track (gps: -33.975847, 151.0187)
Your transport options to Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
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The Morgans Creek to Padstow ends at the Padstow Railway Station (gps: -33.951899, 151.03197)
Your transport options to Padstow Railway Station are by;
Train. (get details)
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



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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 :)