Casuarina and Carroll Creek Tracks

Download & Print Map and Notes

2 hrs 30 mins

7 km Circuit

289 m

Hard track
Starting at Davidson Park, this walk first explores the eastern banks of Middle Harbour Creek before heading up Carroll creek. The walk returns to Davidson Park via the higher Casuarina track. You will enjoy great views of the Middle Harbour and Garigal National Park from two distinctly different vantage points. There are also interesting rock formations and some Aboriginal heritage to appreciate along the way.

Maps for the Casuarina and Carroll Creek Tracks 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 Casuarina and Carroll Creek Tracks bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Casuarina and Carroll Creek Tracks

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 7 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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


3.7km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.9km is flat with no steps. The remaining (1.4km) is very steep.

Quality of track

3.4km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 3.2km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 280m follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 130m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 4.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2.2km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 4.2km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Casuarina and Carroll Creek Tracks walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Casuarina and Carroll Creek Tracks walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Casuarina and Carroll Creek Tracks walk starts and ends at the Bottom of the Casuarina Steps (gps: -33.767577, 151.20242)
Your transport options to Bottom of the Casuarina Steps are by;
Bus. (get details)
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



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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 🙂