Strangler Fig Walk

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

2 km Return

96 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Katandra Rd Picnic Area, you will head past Seymour Pond and along Toomey Walk to the Strangler Fig platform. You will see two magnificent examples of Strangler Fig trees – one growing on a large rock and the other forming a knotted tubular structure. A lovely walk through the dense forest, along a well-formed track. If you have a little extra time, the Watermans walk is a great addition to your visit to the valley.

Maps for the Strangler Fig 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 Strangler Fig Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Strangler Fig 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 2 km
Time 1 Hr

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 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


500m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 420m has short steep hills. The remaining (70m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 990m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 990m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 990m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 990m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 990m 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 Strangler Fig Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Strangler Fig Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Strangler Fig Walk walk starts and ends at the Katandra Rd picnic area (gps: -33.414582, 151.39599)
Your transport options to Katandra Rd picnic area 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 🙂