45 mins

1.5 km One way

13 m

Moderate track
On this walk, you follow the signposted Graves Walk between the two main picnic area in Katandra Reserve. Starting near St Johns Lookout, this walk follows Graves Walking track down the ridge. You will see some valley views, open drier forest, some faint Aboriginal markings and plenty of interesting rock formations. This is the most direct walking route between the two picnic areas.

Maps for the Graves Walk 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 Graves Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Graves Walk

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 1.5 km
Time 45 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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


1.2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 140m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (80m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

1.2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 150m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (70m) follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 1.5km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 940m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 520m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 1.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 1.5km 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 Graves Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Graves Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Graves Walk walk starts at the St Johns Lookout car park (gps: -33.406508, 151.39009)
Your main transport option to St Johns Lookout car park is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Graves Walk ends at the Katandra Rd Gate (gps: -33.415032, 151.3965)
Your transport options to Katandra Rd Gate 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 🙂