Starting from the car park on Pimpala Road, Cockatoo Valley, this circuit walk takes you around the perimeter of Sandy Creek Conservation Park via the Honeyeater Link and Boundary tracks. This walk starts along the Honeyeater Link Track and then follows a wide fire trail around the park's perimeter. The sandy land is home to the rarest plants of the valley. The terrain undulates gently, and the trails are flat and well maintained, making this an easy walk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Main North Road, B19 then drive for 2.9 km
Turn right onto Second Street and drive for another 600 m
Turn right onto Fifth Street and drive for another 155 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto First Street and drive for another 110 m
Keep right onto First Street and drive for another 420 m
Turn right onto Ayers Street and drive for another 235 m
Turn left onto Duffield Street and drive for another 45 m
Turn right onto Rudall Street and drive for another 220 m
Turn left onto Gozzard Street and drive for another 255 m
Turn sharp left onto East Terrace and drive for another 15 m
Turn right onto Barossa Avenue and drive for another 380 m
Turn left onto Barossa Avenue and drive for another 80 m
Turn right onto Calton Road and drive for another 1.2 km
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Calton Road and drive for another 840 m
Turn right onto Balmoral Road and drive for another 5.6 km
Turn left onto The Barracks and drive for another 580 m
Turn right onto Pink Gum Drive and drive for another 135 m
Turn right onto Williamstown Road and drive for another 265 m
Turn left onto Pimpala Road and drive for another 2.6 km
Turn left onto Honeyeater Link Track and drive for another 7 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the carpark on Pimpala Road, Cockatoo Valley, head past the gate at the end of the carpark, passing a 'Sandy Creek Conservation Park' sign to the left. Head along the Honeyeater Link Track to continue the Sandy Creek Boundary Walk.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Pimpala Road & Honeyeater Link Track Start heading along Honeyeater Link Track (a service road).
After another 1000 m (at the intersection of Boundary Track & Honeyeater Link Track) turn left, to head along Boundary Track.
After another 5 km (at the intersection of Boundary Track & Honeyeater Link Track) turn left, to head along Honeyeater Link Track.
After another 1000 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Sandy Creek Boundary Walk
1 h 45 min to 3 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)