Warrimoo Track to Bobbin Head
Darug Country

2 h 30 min to 2 h 45 min

6 km
oneway

↑ 182 m
↓ -332 m

Moderate track
The Warrimoo Track is a great walk for exploring the upper reaches of Cowan Creek. This walk wanders down the ridge to follow the bank of Cowan Creek to Bobbin Head. There are many different views to be seen and a variety of flora and fauna throughout makes this walk quite interesting. Enjoy a cool drink from the cafe at the end of the walk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darug 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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Gate at the end of Warrimoo Ave. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Coming to the carpark off Warrimoo Road. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Bush next to Warrimoo Trk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Warrimoo Trk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Warrimoo Trk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Goana on tree next to Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Memorial Chair and view. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Memorial Chair on Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Warrimoo Track down through the rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Warrimoo Track pass the creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Crossing Cowan creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Following Cowan Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Continuing along the bushtrack. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Warrimoo Track through the ferns. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Warrimoo Track above the water. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Warrimoo Track under the trees. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Warrimoo Track signpost. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Cowan Creek on Warrimoo track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Twisted tree. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Cowan Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Great views of Cowan Creek on Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Cowan Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Warrimoo Track and Cowan Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Cowan Creek from Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Warrimoo track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Rocky section on Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View on Empire Marina from Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bottom of Bobbin Head track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Empire Marina from Warrimoo Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Empire Bay Marina. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Cafe at Empire Marina. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bobbin head area near marina. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Road Bridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bobbin head road bridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bobbin Head Bridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign at Bobbin Head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Kiosk at Bobbin Head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Timbarra Road & Warrimoo Track (-33.7006531,151.1657618)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Pennant Hills Road, A28
  • Turn on to Coonanbarra Road then drive for 155 m
  • Turn right onto Railway Avenue and drive for another 110 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Redleaf Avenue and drive for another 70 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Millewa Avenue and drive for another 650 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Bangalla Street and drive for another 790 m
  • Turn left onto Eastern Road and drive for another 85 m
  • Turn right onto The Chase Road and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Turn right onto Burns Road and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn left onto Warrimoo Avenue and drive for another 1.3 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Warrimoo Avenue and drive for another 2 km
  • Turn right onto Timbarra Road and drive for another 20 m
  • Turn left onto Warrimoo Track and drive for another 1 m
Finish (-33.6596461,151.1591056)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car   (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park, this walk follows the management trail through the bush for a while before winding down a gentle hill and coming to the signposted intersection with the Darri track.
From the intersection, the walk follows the Bobbin Head arrow along the service trail (heading north west). The trail meanders through the bush for a while before winding steadily down a long hill to the end of the ridge. Here, the trail comes to a Memorial Chair at a lookout over Cowan Creek.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Timbarra Road & Warrimoo Track Start heading along Warrimoo Track (a vehicle track).
After 50 m pass the "Ku-ring-gai National Park - Carpark" (9 m on your right).
After another 440 m continue straight, to head along Warrimoo Track.
After another 720 m continue straight, to head along Warrimoo Track.
After another 670 m (at the intersection of Warrimoo Track & Sphinx Track) continue straight, to head along Warrimoo Track.
After another 1.5 km cross the ford.
After another 520 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 1.3 km cross the ford.
After another 290 m continue straight, to head along Warrimoo Track.
After another 150 m continue straight, to head along Warrimoo Track.
After another 40 m find the "Empire Marina - Galley Foods cafe" (20 m on your right).
Empire Marina - Galley Foods cafe
Empire Marina - Galley Foods cafe

Empire Marina, in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, provides facilities and services for people on boats and on foot. The marina is home to "Galley Foods" kiosk and restaurant. The kiosk provides a variety of food priced between $4-$16, and is open from 8:30am to 5pm seven days. The restaurant requires reservations, and is open for lunch Thurs-Mon, breakfast on the weekend, and in dinner on Fridays and Saturdays in summer. Phone 9457 0477
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Empire Marina, in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, provides facilities and services for people on boats and on foot. The marina is home to "Galley Foods" kiosk and restaurant. The kiosk provides a variety of food priced between $4-$16, and is open from 8:30am to 5pm seven days. The restaurant requires reservations, and is open for lunch Thurs-Mon, breakfast on the weekend, and in dinner on Fridays and Saturdays in summer. Phone 9457 0477

Then pass the toilet (10 m on your right).
After another 7 m to find the car park.
After another 10 m veer left.
After another 195 m head through/around the gate.

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Turn left.
After another 30 m pass the park (5 m on your right).
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 35 m turn right, to head along Bobbin Head Road.
After another 10 m pass the shelter (15 m on your left).
Then cross the Bobbin Head Bridge (about 60 m long)
After another 5 m continue straight, to head along Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Road.
After another 70 m come to the end.
About 25 m past the end is "Bobbin Head".
Bobbin Head
Bobbin Head

Bobbin Head is a historic recreation area which is still popular today, suiting the needs of many people. At the center of the Bobbin Head area is the old 'Bobbin Inn', built in the 1930s - it is now the park information center and cafe. The area is popular with picnickers, boaters, walkers, canoeists, family groups and people who like to fish. Bobbin Head is roughly divided into three sections (north, south and east). Southern Bobbin Head is a popular picnic area for families and large groups. The area is surrounded by a car park and dotted with picnic tables, electric BBQs, shelters and a large playground. There are toilets nearby, and 'The Station' is a sheltered accessible area with BBQ and tables that can be booked NPWS. The northern Bobbin Head (Orchard Park) area is a more formal picnic area. There is a large picnic shelter, surrounded by 14 smaller octagonal shelters, each of these divided into 4 walled-off compartments, ideal for small groups. The eastern side of Bobbin Head is dominated by the Empire Marina and a public wharf. The marina is home to a nice restaurant and public toilets.
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Bobbin Head is a historic recreation area which is still popular today, suiting the needs of many people. At the center of the Bobbin Head area is the old 'Bobbin Inn', built in the 1930s - it is now the park information center and cafe. The area is popular with picnickers, boaters, walkers, canoeists, family groups and people who like to fish. Bobbin Head is roughly divided into three sections (north, south and east). Southern Bobbin Head is a popular picnic area for families and large groups. The area is surrounded by a car park and dotted with picnic tables, electric BBQs, shelters and a large playground. There are toilets nearby, and 'The Station' is a sheltered accessible area with BBQ and tables that can be booked NPWS. The northern Bobbin Head (Orchard Park) area is a more formal picnic area. There is a large picnic shelter, surrounded by 14 smaller octagonal shelters, each of these divided into 4 walled-off compartments, ideal for small groups. The eastern side of Bobbin Head is dominated by the Empire Marina and a public wharf. The marina is home to a nice restaurant and public toilets.

About 35 m past the end is "Bobbin Inn Cafe".
Bobbin Inn Cafe
Bobbin Inn Cafe

At the centre of Bobbin Head picnic area, in the old 'Bobbin Inn' building, is a cafe offering inside and outdoor dining, and a range of foods and drinks. Food includes fish and chips, wraps, focaccia, sandwiches and snack foods. Tea, coffee and cold drinks are also on offer. Opening hours are 9 - 4pm Mon to Fri (closed Tuesdays) & 9 - 5pm weekends. For more information, phone the cafe on 9457 7170. The NPWS Bobbin Head Information Centre is open 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day) 10 - 4pm (closed 12 - 12:30pm lunch). Ramp access available on the southwestern corner of the building. Ramp access to the information centre through the cafe.
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At the centre of Bobbin Head picnic area, in the old 'Bobbin Inn' building, is a cafe offering inside and outdoor dining, and a range of foods and drinks. Food includes fish and chips, wraps, focaccia, sandwiches and snack foods. Tea, coffee and cold drinks are also on offer. Opening hours are 9 - 4pm Mon to Fri (closed Tuesdays) & 9 - 5pm weekends. For more information, phone the cafe on 9457 7170. The NPWS Bobbin Head Information Centre is open 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day) 10 - 4pm (closed 12 - 12:30pm lunch). Ramp access available on the southwestern corner of the building. Ramp access to the information centre through the cafe.

About 105 m past the end is a toilet.
About 30 m past the end is "National Parks Information Centre".

Mo-Su 10:00-16:00
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Terrain
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Warrimoo Track to Bobbin Head


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 6 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 2 h 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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
Shelter: There is one 5.9 km from the start.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.1 km apart with the largest gap of 5.6 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
5.6 km[toilet]
Shelter
5.9 km[shelter]
Toilet
6.1 km[toilet]
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