Great North Walk – Palm Grove Nature Reserve
Awabakal Country

2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min

6.1 km

↑ 451 m
↓ -451 m

Moderate track
This return walk in Palm Grove Nature Reserve is a part of the iconic Great North Walk. As you journey through the forest read the interpretative signs along the way to learn more about plants and animals of this nature reserve. Let us begin by acknowledging the Awabakal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.3174483,151.2999462)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Pacific Highway
  • Turn on to Pacific Highway then drive for 590 m
  • Turn right onto Ourimbah Creek Road and drive for another 9.4 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After 300 m pass the "Great North Walk" (on your right).
After another 80 m come to the camp site (50 m on your right).
Continue another 2.7 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.1 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Great North Walk – Palm Grove Nature Reserve

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 6.1 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 380 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
380 m[camp site]
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