Baker’s Cottage

45 mins

1.5 km Return

56 m

Moderate track
The Baker’s Cottage Heritage Track is a quick and interesting walk. The track itself is mainly drivable road, and turns to bush track before going up the hill to the cottage itself. At 140 years of age, Baker’s Cottage is the oldest unmodified structure, still standing, in the Ku-ring-gai area. All entrances to the cottage are blocked, so you can’t see inside. It is worth looking around the ground to see some other historic remains.

Maps for the Baker’s Cottage 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.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Baker’s Cottage bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Baker’s Cottage

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 1.5 km
Time 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 Clearly signposted (1/6)
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


380m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 260m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (120m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

470m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 170m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (120m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


This whole walk, 760m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 760m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 760m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 640m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 120m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Baker’s Cottage walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Baker’s Cottage walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Baker’s Cottage walk starts and ends at the Max Allen Drive Bridge (gps: -33.79072, 151.15604)
Your main transport option to Max Allen Drive Bridge is by;
Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
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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 :)