30 mins

810 m Circuit

32 m

Moderate track
Probably the best word to describe this walk is ‘cute’. The circuit walk starts with a few steep steps, but soon flattens out, following a well-defined track through an open forest, via some natural sandstone sculptures. The lookout is notable for wonderful views to Patonga, Lion Island and out through the entrance of Broken Bay at Barrenjoey. A seat at the lookout is well placed to encourage people to stop and enjoy.

Maps for the Koolewong 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 Koolewong Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Koolewong 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 810 m
Time 30 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 No experience required (1/6)
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


Around 510m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 300m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 510m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 300m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 510m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 300m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 810m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 810m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 510m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 300m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

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

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Koolewong Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Koolewong Track walk starts and ends at the Start (West Head Road) (gps: -33.577895, 151.30046)
Your main transport option to Start (West Head Road) 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/kwt

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 🙂