Starting at Davidson Picnic area, this walk follows the ridge above Middle Harbour Creek, giving some great views along the way. The walk explores the sandstone formations, and passes an aboriginal midden along the way. Soon after passing the national park office, the walk finishes at the end of Ferguson St in Forestville. Let us begin by acknowledging the Guringai people, 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.
Getting started From the intersection, this walk follows the Casuarina Stairway up the long wooden staircase, climbing the long hill to the top where it comes to the lookout (and a bush track continuing along the side of the hill). From the lookout, this walk follows the bush track, meandering along the side of the hill for a little while before it climbs up a short but steep rocky hill. The walk flattens out again and continues along the side of the hill for a while before crossing a small stream at some boulders. After the stream crossing, this walk climbs up a small hill and across a few rock platforms as it starts to undulate along the side of the hill. It then passes under some power lines, and climbs steeply up the hill to the large power line tower, which it passes around (keeping the tower to the right), to the intersection of the Boree Road service trail at the Casuarina Track sign.....
Directions & comments
There is water tap (about 95 m back from the start).
After another 1.3 km turn right.
After another 260 m continue straight.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 250 m continue straight.
After another 125 m turn right, to head along Lyrebird Track.
After another 530 m (at the intersection of Carroll Creek Track & Lyrebird Track) continue straight, to head along Carroll Creek Track.
After another 730 m (at the intersection of Causarina Track & Carroll Creek Track) turn right, to head along Causarina Track (a steps).
Then head up the steps (about 10 m long)
At the intersection of Casuarina Track & Causarina Track turn left (a walking track).
After another 10 m pass the sign.
After another 420 m turn left, to head along Ferguson Street.
After another 15 m pass the sign.
After another 105 m pass the sign (35 m on your right).
After another 4 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Casuarina Track (Davidson Park to Ferguson St)
1 h 45 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track
Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)