America Bay Waterfall

Download & Print Map and Notes

45 mins

1.9 km Return

76 m

Moderate track
This short walk is a great way to see a slice of what Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park has on offer. The track visits some historic Aboriginal engravings, and enjoys water views, heath and forest environments. The America Bay track also throws in a waterfall for your enjoyment – from the top of the fall, walkers won’t see much of the fall itself, however the outlook is lovely and the walk very enjoyable.

Maps for the America Bay Waterfall 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.
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the America Bay Waterfall bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the America Bay Waterfall

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 1.9 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 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


Around 840m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 90m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 930m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


This whole walk, 930m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 840m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 90m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 930m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 930m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the America Bay Waterfall walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the America Bay Waterfall walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The America Bay Waterfall walk starts and ends at the Int. West Head Rd and America Bay Trk (gps: -33.60094, 151.27234)
Your main transport option to Int. West Head Rd and America Bay Trk is by;
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 🙂