Flint and Steel track

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

2.1 km Return

209 m

Moderate track
This walk follows a scenic route to the secluded Flint and Steel Beach, which provides views across the Hawkesbury River to landmarks such as Lion Island, Patonga and Box Head. The walk passes through palm, pine and grass tree forests. There is a great diversity of flora and some fantastic sandstone rock formations along the way.

Maps for the Flint and Steel 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.
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Flint and Steel track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Flint and Steel 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 2.1 km
Time 1 Hr

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 Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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


This whole walk, 1.1km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 1.1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 740m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 330m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 590m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 490m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 590m of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 490m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 1.1km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Flint and Steel track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Flint and Steel track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Flint and Steel track walk starts and ends at the Flint and Steel carpark (gps: -33.578863, 151.28879)
Your main transport option to Flint and Steel carpark is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(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/fasbw

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 🙂