10 mins

166 m Return

13 m

Very easy
This is a very short walk across the picnic area to the lookout – you can see the end of the walk from the start. The council has installed a sandstone footpath that arcs around the picnic area and leads to St Johns Lookout. The path also leads to picnic tables and accessible toilets. You will also find electric BBQs, just off from the path. A great spot with some shade, the view from the lookout is great on a sunny day.

Maps for the St Johns Lookout 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 St Johns Lookout bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the St Johns Lookout

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 166 m
Time 10 mins

Grade 1/6

Very easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
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


This whole walk, 85m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 85m follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 85m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 85m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 85m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 85m 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 St Johns Lookout walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the St Johns Lookout walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The St Johns Lookout walk starts and ends at the Katandra’s Mobility Parking (gps: -33.405741, 151.39085)
Your main transport option to Katandra’s Mobility Parking 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 Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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

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 🙂