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Kuring Gai to Berowra

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 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A gorgeous run through Kuring-Gai Chase National Park aka a perfect day out of the city by public transport.


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6.9

Miles

11.1

KM

93%

Runnable

658' 200 m

High

25' 8 m

Low

842' 257 m

Up

890' 271 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Overview

Run through Kuring Gai National Park and along the waterway. This is a great day out from the city, and is accessible by train, car, or bus.

Description

Run from Mount Kuring Gai Station and follow the signs straight down to the start of the sandy trail which will connect through dense woodlands to Appletree Bay. From the bay, double back and follow the trail along the waterfront where you'll see the rusted remains of an old romantic getaway spot, aboriginal middens, waterfalls, and sweeping views of the parklands. The run ends with a steep uphill to Berowra Station where you can catch the train back to the city.

There are plenty of opportunity for bird watching and swimming spots if you're so inclined. Bring plenty of water and keep in mind the bush is pretty much untouched, to the point of being overgrown in some areas so be reasonably prepared.

Flora & Fauna

Lace Goannas, Falcons, Herons, Egrets, Wallabies, White-eared Honeyeaters, Noisy Pitas, Lyrebirds, and Superb Fairy-wren. The area is also known for Platypus, Koalas, Quolls, and Possums but chances of actually seeing those on the trail are somewhat diminished due to the placement of the track and/or status of the species.

Water is clear and shallow so you can spot eels, rays, and quite a few of the native fish species without ever getting wet.

History & Background

Aboriginal middens and rusted ruins can be spotted along the way.

Contacts

Shared By:

Christine Kane

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Cowan Creek is actually quite large!
Apr 18, 2017 near Berowra, AU
Gaps through the gum trees offer occasional glimpses of Cowan Creek.
Apr 18, 2017 near Berowra, AU
Lace goanna (monitor) lizards are frequent visitors to Berowra.
Apr 18, 2017 near Berowra, AU
Cowan Creek is beautiful from Appletree Bay.
Apr 18, 2017 near Berowra, AU

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