Gosford to Lisarow

Download & Print Map and Notes

4 hrs 30 mins

11.3 km One way

479 m

Hard track
This walk is a great way to explore the ridge-top bushland between Gosford and Lisarow. Passing through Rumbalara and Katandra Reserves, there are several picnic area, lookouts and other facilities scattered along the way. At times you will forget you are anywhere near houses, and at other points you will be enjoying vistas of the Central Coast. Much of the road walk toward the end is through a rural setting, making an enjoyable walk.

Maps for the Gosford to Lisarow 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.
Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Gosford to Lisarow bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Gosford to Lisarow

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 11.3 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 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


8km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 3.2km has short steep hills. The remaining (80m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

4.2km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 3.8km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (3.3km) follows a smooth and hardened path.


6km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 4.6km has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (1.1km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 8km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.9km requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 11km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.8km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Gosford to Lisarow walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Gosford to Lisarow walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Gosford to Lisarow walk starts at the Gosford Station (gps: -33.42348, 151.34176)
Your transport options to Gosford Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
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Train. (get details)

The Gosford to Lisarow ends at the Lisarow Station (gps: -33.38218, 151.37018)
Your transport options to Lisarow Station 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 Hunter 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 🙂