Great North Walk
10.5 km (4 hrs )
The 250 km long Great North Walk takes you from Macquarie Place in Sydney north to Queens Wharf in Newcastle. The bicentennial project allows for some great bushwalking in the heart of Sydney and beyond. I am already looking forward to doing more of this walk!
This section of the Great North Walk, between Thornleigh and Hornsby in Sydney's northern suburbs, follows the Benowie Track and Blue Gum Walk through Berowra Valley National Park. The walk traverses a variety of vegetation, including sub-tropical rainforest valleys and the drier bush of the sandstone escarpments. My favourite section was through the tall blue gums near Hornsby, although the sections that follow Zig Zag Creek and Waitara Creek were very nice as well. While the distance may appear short, the numerous ascents and descents do make this a more challenging trek! It was a great day out - one that I very much enjoyed.