Willow Tree to Calala

Download & Print Map and Notes

4 hrs

10.5 km Return

282 m

Moderate track
On this walk you follow the historic Lady Carrington Drive from Willow tree picnic area to Calala before returning the same way. The walk passes two icons on the old road, Gibraltar Rock and Jersey Spring whilst crossing several small brooks. At Calala you will find a large clearing and natural shade from some large trees, there is also access down to a small beach on the side of the shallow Hacking River.

Maps for the Willow Tree to Calala 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.
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 Willow Tree to Calala bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Willow Tree to Calala

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 10.5 km
Time 4 hrs

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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 Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


2.6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 2.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (430m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 5km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 2.6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2.6km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 5km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Willow Tree to Calala walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Willow Tree to Calala walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Willow Tree to Calala walk starts and ends at the Lady Carrington Drive gate (Willow Tree) (gps: -34.079304, 151.05522)
Your main transport option to Lady Carrington Drive gate (Willow Tree) 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/wttc

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 🙂