2 hrs 45 mins
(0km) Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track → Boomerang Reserve
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows Henry Lawson drive, keeping Georges River to the right. The road bends to the right and soon reaches Boomerang Reserve, on the left.
(0.58km) Boomerang Reserve → Int of the Henry Lawson drive and Georges River National Park service trail
(1.14km) Int of the Henry Lawson drive and Georges River National Park service trail → End of Gorges river service trail
(1.67km) End of Gorges river service trail → West end of Mickeys Point Beach
(1.9km) West end of Mickeys Point Beach → Base of Alfords Point Bridge
(2.51km) Base of Alfords Point Bridge → Int of One Tree Point service trail
(2.83km) Int of One Tree Point service trail → Int of One Tree Point bushtrack and Playford road
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the bush track beside the powerlines up the small hill to the metal gate at the bend in Playford Rd.
(3.33km) Int of One Tree Point bushtrack and Playford road → Int of Villiers and Dilke road
(3.84km) Int of Villiers and Dilke road → End of Riverview road
(4.76km) End of Riverview road → Western end of Salt Pan creek Bridge
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the footpath on Henry Lawson drive down the hill, (keeping the road on the left) towards the bridge. Just before the bridge, the walk comes to the top of a wooden staircase, to the right.
(4.95km) Western end of Salt Pan Creek Bridge → Salt Pan Creek picnic area
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the footpath north (keeping the river on the right) onto a bush track and then up some wooden steps. The track continues along for a while until it drops down some more steps to the Salt Pan creek picnic area.
Salt Pan Creek picnic area
(5.5km) Salt Pan Creek picnic area → Picnic area at base of Pipe Bridge
Continue straight: From the bottom of the steps, this walk follows the boardwalk as it winds alongside the river (keeping the river on the right), through mangroves for a short while. Soon the boardwalk becomes a bush track and continues to the picnic area under the large pipe bridge.
Pipe bridge picnic area
(5.88km) Picnic area at base of Pipe Bridge → Davies Reserve
(6.17km) Davies Reserve → End of Bridge Street
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk continues along the short board walk (keeping the power lines above to the right). Soon the boardwalk joins onto a hardened footpath, which continues along through the grass clearing, running parallel to Salt Pan Creek. The track passes behind a number of houses, and then passes a couple of transmission towers as the footpath tends left to the end of Meager Avenue.
Veer right: ###This section of the track is closed for End of 2010 to sometime in 2011. Please walk along Meager Ave to Davies Rd as an alternate route### From the end of Meager Ave, the walk follows the footpath lined with wooden posts (with the white house at no.2 initially on the left) into the bush and down the gentle hill. After a short distance, the footpath joins a board walk and continues through some mangroves and out to the creek edge. The boardwalk then turns left, crossing under the railway bridge to the intersection with the Salt Pan Creek footbridge on the right.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the boardwalk around the creek’s edge (keeping the train line on the left) and through some mangroves for a short distance, until coming to a concrete footpath. This path continues past a transmission tower to the end of Bridge Street.
(6.87km) End of Bridge Street → Padstow Railway Station
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads south (away from the trail line) along Davies Road, along the footpath. After a short while, the walk turns right into Ryan Rd, crossing at the traffic lights. This walk follows the footpath through the suburbs to cross, straight ahead at the roundabout, onto Howard Road. The road then passes a few shops and comes to the Padstow railway station on the right.
Maps for the Morgans Creek to Padstow walkYou 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|
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.
|Time||2 hrs 45 mins|
|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.
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).
566 m Return
This leisurely creek side walk follows the footpaths and boardwalks from Davies Reserve to the footbridge crossing Salt Pan Creek, just upstream from the railway bridge. The only facilities along this walk include seats and a toilet block at Davies Reserve. This is a nice way to explore the mangroves and willows along the river.
Total climbing: 18m
1 km Return
This great walk starts from Davies Reserve and follows the service trails, footpaths, boardwalks and bushtracks winding downstream along the edge of Salt Pan Creek. This walk passes a few picnic areas along the way, before crossing under the Henry Lawson Drive bridge and climbing up the wooden staircase on the other side, to the road.
Total climbing: 19m
1.2 km One way
This walk starts from Pastow train station and follows the streets to the end of Bridge street before it heads down stream along the boardwalks, service trails and bushtracks that follow the creek. As the walk winds along the creek, it passes the Davies Reserve and the small picnic area under the large pipe bridge. The walk then comes to the smaller Salt Pan creek picnic area, on the creeks edge, with a metal staircase providing access to Werona Avenue.
Total climbing: 40m
2.6 km One way
This short walk starts from the corner of Alma Road and Wainright Avenue and follows the footpath down to Salt Pan Creek walk. The walk then follows the creek upstream along the boardwalks and bushtracks, passing a few great picnic areas and parks to the end of Bridge Street. From here the walk follows the roads across the railway bridge and along to the Padstow train station, where there are a few shops.
Total climbing: 52m
2.8 km One way
This relaxing, return walk starts from the Padstow train station. The walk follows the streets to the end of Bridge street, then the boardwalks, footpaths and service trails along the right hand side of the creek, passing through Davies Reserve. The walk finishes at the pleasant little picnic area at the base of the large pipe bridge, down at the waters edge.
Total climbing: 62m
4.3 km Return
1 hr 30 mins
This pleasant day walk starts from the East Hills train station and follows Henry Lawson Drive to Lambeth Reserve, at the Georges River’s edge. Following the boardwalks, footpaths and bushtracks, the walk explores the edge of the river, including Yeramba Lagoon (popular amongst birdwatchers) and Salt Pan Creek before returning to the streets and finishing at the Padstow train station.
Total climbing: 347m
15.8 km One way
5 hrs 30 mins
Other Nearby walks
This circuit walk follows the well signposted Ridge Track as it winds up through the bush between Henry Lawson Drive and the Georges River. The walk starts at Morgans Creek picnic area and heads back down to the river at Cattle Duffers Flats, then loops back to the start along the driveway. This walk is a great way to explore the diverse plants, and views of the park.
Total climbing: 123m
2.9 km Circuit
1 hr 15 mins
This short walk follows part of the Ridge Track through the Georges River National Park. The walk follows the first section of the Ridge track before turning down to the Burrawang Flats. From here, the walk follows the driveway and Georges River past a number of picnic areas to return to the start. There are several opportunities for picnics and rest stops along the way.
Total climbing: 37m
769 m Circuit
1.8 km Circuit
This walk starts from the end of the Fitzpatrick Park driveway and follows the Georges River. The walk heads downstream along the waters edge, through the park and across the bridge, to the half way point at Henry Lawson Drive. From here the walk continues along a series of bush tracks, winding along the ridge, around to the Georges River National Park driveway.
Total climbing: 112m
2.5 km One way
1 hr 15 mins
This walk starts from the end of the Fitzpatrck Park driveway and follows the Georges River through the park, where it comes to Yeramba Lagoon. From here the walk explores the lagoon, following the bush tracks around in a big loop before coming back to Henry Lawson Drive and continuing along the ridge track, winding along the hill to Morgan’s Creek.
Total climbing: 147m
4 km One way
1 hr 45 mins
1.3 km One way
Following well-maintained bush tracks and service trails, this walk descends into the Royal National Park, to a spectacular set of pools and cascading falls on South Western Creek. The Royal National Park Information Centre, on Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, is approximately in the middle of this walk and is a great spot to grab a bite to eat before continuing to the falls. Unfortunately, it is necessary to have a car to get from Winifred Falls out of the park.
Total climbing: 400m
11 km One way
From Engadine Railway Station, this walk ventures into the centre of the Royal National Park, through light scrub. Highlights include Tuckawa Rill Creek, where the cascading water and small rock pools contrast beautifully with the surrounding dry bushland. On from here, there are great views of the Hacking River from the Robertson’s Roundabout. The walk then descends into the park lands surrounding the visitor centre at Audley.
Total climbing: 181m
5.8 km One way
2 hrs 30 mins
This is a smooth and mostly flat walk with a fantastic lookout in the Royal National Park. The concrete path starts at the Area Office car park, passes a pleasant and usually quiet picnic area, then winds gently down through the bush. The path leads to the fenced Bungoona Lookout, where you can enjoy views over the Hacking River and a large part of the Royal National Park. Take your time to read the signs and enjoy the plants and rock formations along the way. There are plenty of bench seats along the way to rest.
Total climbing: 30m
918 m Return
This walk starts at the historical and beautiful Audley picnic area and dance hall. Have a picnic or enjoy coffee from the cafe, before wandering along the quiet public road alongside Hacking River. After heading around the locked gate, you walk along the old Lady Carrington Drive trail for about 450 to the Gibraltar Rock and lovely views over the Hacking River. Retrace your steps to enjoy another coffee and back to the car.
Total climbing: 55m
2.2 km Return
Passing through scrub and heath, this track goes into the Royal National Park along a well managed bush track, passing great pools and sections of creek at Karloo Pools and Uloola Falls. With some lovely rest spots at both of these places (especially with the toilet at Uloola) this walk is very pleasant. Coming into Audley, there are great views of the Hacking River, and once at Audley the visitor centre is a good spot to grab a bite to eat.
Total climbing: 327m
10 km One way
4 hrs 15 mins
Covering a large section of central Royal National Park, this walk goes through the heath and scrub along a well managed and signposted track. The walk loops from Heathcote Railway Station around to Engadine Station. With public transport at both ends, toilets and water at both Uloola Falls and Reid’s Park, this track has ample infrastructure to keep a walker out for a day, without losing the sense of getting away from it all.
Total climbing: 635m
15 km One way
6 hrs 30 mins
Fire DangerEach 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 ForestThis walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.
Park Information & Alerts
Short URL = http://wild.tl/mctp
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* KML (google earth file)
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Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
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