Cooks Nose Walking Track
Wodi Wodi & Wandandian Country

2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min

7.3 km
return

↑ 205 m
↓ -205 m

Moderate track
Starting from Barren Grounds picnic area take this return walk through heathland for stunning views over Kangaroo Valley at 4 lookouts. Let us begin by acknowledging the Wodi Wodi & Wandandian 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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-34.6743589,150.7125476)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Jamberoo Mountain Road, 9
  • Turn on to Barren Grounds Road then drive for 10 m
  • Turn left onto Barren Grounds Road and drive for another 770 m
  • Turn right onto Barren Grounds Road and drive for another 20 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 10 m pass the shelter (15 m on your left).
Then pass the sign (15 m on your left).
Then pass a seat (15 m on your left)., has no backrest.
Then pass the sign (45 m on your left).
Then pass the toilet (90 m on your left).
After another 25 m head through/around the gate.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 800 m continue straight.
After another 430 m turn left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to a lookout with views over Lamonds Creek valley. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 780 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Cooks Nose (West) lookout. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip veer left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.3 km veer left.
After another 115 m come to the "Cooks Nose (West)" (160 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Cooks Nose lookout. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 75 m turn right.
After another 45 m come to the "Cooks Nose Lookout" (30 m on your left).
(Cooks Nose) Continue another 25 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.6 km to get back to the start.
"Cooks Nose".

Side trip to a lookout with views over Lamonds Creek valley.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 255 m come to the end.
A viewpoint.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 255 m to the main route.

Side trip to Cooks Nose (West) lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 165 m to find Cooks Nose (West) at the end.
"Cooks Nose (West)".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 165 m to the main route.

Side trip to Cooks Nose lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 25 m to find Cooks Nose Lookout at the end.
"Cooks Nose Lookout".
About 60 m past the end is "Cooks Nose".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 25 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Cooks Nose Walking Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 7.3 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 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 10 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 10 m from the start.

Seat: There is one 10 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
10 m[shelter]
Toilet
10 m[toilet]
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