4 hrs 30 mins

11 km Circuit

353 m

Hard track
This walk takes you down from the ridge to the quiet Deer Pool on Marley Creek. You pass the Big and Little Marley beaches, with an optional side trip to Wattamola Dam. This side trip is well worth it on a hot day to take a dip. The walk then leads away from the coast to loop back to the starting point on Bundeena Drive.

Maps for the Marley 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.
Otford 1:25 000 Map Series 91294S OTFORD NSW-91294S
Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series 91294N PORT HACKING NSW-91294N
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Marley Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Marley 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 11 km
Time 4 hrs 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


7km of this walk has short steep hills and another 3.5km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (440m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 7km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 3.9km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


4.9km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 4km has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (2.1km) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 9km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.6km requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 7km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 3.8km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 4.9km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

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

Other Nearby walks

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

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Marley Track walk starts and ends at the Int. Marley Trk and Bundeena Drive (gps: -34.103046, 151.11575)
Your main transport option to Int. Marley Trk and Bundeena Drive is by;
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



Short URL = http://wild.tl/19

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 🙂