Davies Reserve to the Salt Pan Creek Footbridge
Darug Country

20 min to 40 min

1.1 km
return

↑ 20 m
↓ -20 m

Smooth & flat
This leisurely creek side walk follows the footpaths and boardwalks from Davies Reserve to the footbridge crossing Salt Pan Creek, just upstream from the railway bridge. The only facilities along this walk include seats and a toilet block at Davies Reserve. This is a nice way to explore the mangroves and willows along the river. 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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Davies Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Under the Willow tree. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
folling the powerlines. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
heading through the mangroves. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Salt Pan Creek boardwalks. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Salt Pan Creek footbridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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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 (-33.9558111,151.0400342)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From Davies Reserve, this walk follows the fenced boardwalk running parallel to the power lines, keeping Salt Pan Creek on the right. The track passes through the wetlands for a short distance, coming to an intersection with the Truro Parade boardwalk on the left.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Salt Pan Creek Boardwalk.
There is a car park (about 90 m back from the start).
There is a toilet (about 10 m back from the start).
Davies Reserve (about 10 m back from the start).
Davies Reserve
Davies Reserve

This park can be accessed from the end of Tallawarra Ave or directly from Davies Road in Padstow. The Reserve is one of the spots along the Salt Pan Creek walking track. The facilities provided at this reserve include play equipment, a toilet block and picnic tables and seats. There is plenty of open space, and shade from a few large trees. There is parking for about 20 cars.
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This park can be accessed from the end of Tallawarra Ave or directly from Davies Road in Padstow. The Reserve is one of the spots along the Salt Pan Creek walking track. The facilities provided at this reserve include play equipment, a toilet block and picnic tables and seats. There is plenty of open space, and shade from a few large trees. There is parking for about 20 cars.

There is a playground (about 9 m back from the start).
After 20 m pass the water tap (on your left).
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Salt Pan Creek Boardwalk.
After another 230 m continue straight, to head along Salt Pan Creek Boardwalk.
After another 110 m continue straight.
Continue another 170 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 550 m to get back to the start.
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Davies Reserve to the Salt Pan Creek Footbridge


Grading
Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 1.1 km
Time 20 min to 40 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -1 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-1 m[toilet]
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