Brisbane Water National Park

View of the Hawkesbury from Pindar Cave trail

General Info

Brisbane Water National Park covers a large area of sandstone country between Gosford city and the Hawkesbury River. The bush is often scrubby but there are many fire trails which provide access to walkers.

The park contains many aboriginal carvings on flat rock shelves. The unpleasant scrub means that most of these sites are seldom visited. However, the NPWS has provided an easy sign-posted walk to a good example of these carvings at Bulgandry on Woy Woy Rd near Kariong.

Excellent views of the park can be obtained by climbing Mt Wondabyne. This can be reached by walking from Bulls Quarry on Woy Woy Rd.

Some walks

Girrakool to Patonga8 hours (one way)NoGirrakool picnic area (near Kariong)
Wondabyne to Pindar Cave3-4 hoursNoWondabyne train station
Mt Wondabyne3 hoursYesBulls Quarry, Woy Woy Rd.
Pearl Beach to Patonga2-3 hoursNoPearl Beach or Patonga (Ferry operates between Palm Beach and Patonga).
Pearl Beach waterfall1 hourNoPearl Beach.
Bulgandry aboriginal carvings0.5 hoursNoWoy Woy Rd, near Kariong.
Kariong to Woy Woy?NoKariong or Woy Woy

* = Durations are approximate only and assume a reasonable level of fitness. Unless otherwise stated, all times include the return walk.
** = A circuit is where the outward and return legs of the walk follow different routes.

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