Engravings Track
Guringai Country

40 min to 45 min

2.2 km
oneway

↑ 28 m
↓ -20 m

Moderate track
Starting at Seaforth Oval, this walk follows the Engravings track parallel to the Wakehurst Parkway to the end of Bantry Bay Road, Forestville. The first half of the walk is along bush track and the second half follows a service trail. The engravings, after which this track is named, are fenced off to protect the area, the fence limits the view of the rock platform and engravings. 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. 
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Seaforth Oval. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Top of the Timber Getters Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Timmber Getters track near Seaforth Oval. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Int of Timber Getters and Engravings Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Engravings track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Tall heath on Engravings track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Engravings track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Engravings track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Occasional view of road from Engravings track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Open sections of Engravings track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Engravings track following the power line. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Tall heath along the wide section of Engravings track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Engravings site by the track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Engravings Site. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Fence to protect the engravings site. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Garigal National Park Boundary. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
The end of Bantry Bay Road. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bantry Bay Road. | 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 (-33.7819415,151.237195)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Manly Road, A8
  • Turn on to then drive for 255 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Frenchs Forest Road and drive for another 2.6 km
Finish (-33.7638859,151.2320269)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Bus   Car   (There is free parking available.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the corner of the car park with the information signs, the walk heads into the bush and down the wooden steps to the bottom, where it flattens out at the signposted intersection with the Engraving Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Seaforth Oval (about 7 m back from the start).
Seaforth Oval
Seaforth Oval

Seaforth Oval is a large playing oval on the Wakehurst Parkway in North Balgowlah. It is managed by Manly Council, who have also recently been upgrading the Timber Getters Track in association with NPWS. There is a distant view of Chatswood from the oval. There are toilets, but they are usually locked. There is a large car park, shelter and sign with information about the Harbour to Hawkesbury walk.
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Seaforth Oval is a large playing oval on the Wakehurst Parkway in North Balgowlah. It is managed by Manly Council, who have also recently been upgrading the Timber Getters Track in association with NPWS. There is a distant view of Chatswood from the oval. There are toilets, but they are usually locked. There is a large car park, shelter and sign with information about the Harbour to Hawkesbury walk.

There is a car park (about 5 m back from the start).
Find the sign at the start.
After another 35 m (at the intersection of Engraving Track & Timbergetters Track) turn right, to head along Engraving Track.
After another 55 m pass the sign.
After another 440 m continue straight, to head along Engraving Track.
After another 460 m continue straight, to head along Engraving Track.
After another 50 m (at the intersection of Engraving Track & Gahnia Mountain Bike Track) continue straight, to head along Engraving Track.
After another 95 m continue straight, to head along Engraving Track.
After another 135 m continue straight, to head along Engraving Track.
After another 460 m continue straight, to head along Engraving Track.
After another 130 m find the "Rock Engraving Site" (6 m on your left).
Rock Engraving Site
Rock Engraving Site

This protected site boasts a number of Aboriginal engravings in the sandstone platform. The area is fenced off from the Engraving Track, limiting the view of the engravings. Remember this area has special meaning to the traditional owners, and care should be taken to preserve this site for future generations.
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This protected site boasts a number of Aboriginal engravings in the sandstone platform. The area is fenced off from the Engraving Track, limiting the view of the engravings. Remember this area has special meaning to the traditional owners, and care should be taken to preserve this site for future generations.

After another 200 m head through/around the gate.
Continue straight, to head along Engraving Track.
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Bantry Bay Road & Bayview Close) continue straight, to head along Bantry Bay Road.
After another 180 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Engravings Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.2 km
Time 40 min to 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 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)
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