Browns Waterhole Track

30 mins

1.3 km One way

49 m

Moderate track
This is a short walk down into the Lane Cove Valley, crossing the Lane Cove River, and out the other side. The entire track is concrete, making it a favourite trail for bike riders taking the short cut from Turramurra to Maquarie University. There are picnic tables at Browns Water Hole.

Maps for the Browns Waterhole 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.
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 Browns Waterhole Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Browns Waterhole 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 1.3 km
Time 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
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


630m of this walk has short steep hills and another 470m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (240m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 1.3km follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 1.3km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 1.3km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 90m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 1km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 320m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

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

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Browns Waterhole Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Browns Waterhole Track walk starts at the End of Kissing Pt Rd, Turramurra (gps: -33.75841, 151.1098)
Your transport options to End of Kissing Pt Rd, Turramurra are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Browns Waterhole Track ends at the End of Vimiera Rd (gps: -33.764966, 151.10605)
Your transport options to End of Vimiera Rd are by;
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 :)