Gordon to Roseville Railway Station
Camaraigal Country

3 h 45 min to 4 h 30 min

10.7 km
oneway

↑ 288 m
↓ -302 m

Hard track
The track connecting Gordon to Roseville Railway Station is quite a scenic walk through remnant bushland. The walk escapes the urban centres to wind through the valleys and along the Lane Cove River with its abundance of water dragons, ducks and other birds. The walk is a great way to do a station to station walk, even if you have a car. Let us begin by acknowledging the Camaraigal 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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Entrance into the National Park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track along Blackbutt Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Blackbutt Servicetrail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track beside house off Lady Game Dr. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track near The Block. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Large tree next to track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track near river. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Thistlewaite picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Down past Max Allen Dr to Jenkins Hill. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Start of Blackbutt Servicetrail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track under sewer bridge at Fullers Park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track up to Valley View Close. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track at Valley View Close. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track above and between houses. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairs up to the Pacific Highway and shops. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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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 (-33.7560461,151.1540924)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.) Train
DirectionsFrom Pacific Highway, A1
  • Turn on to St Johns Avenue then drive for 100 m
  • Turn slight left onto Wade Lane and drive for another 20 m
Finish (-33.7844968,151.1779078)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car   (There is free parking available.) Train  
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the top of the station, this walk heads towards the shops, down the stairs and to the road next to Gordon Station bus depot.
From Gordon Station bus depot, this walk heads up the hill of St Johns Ave to the Pacific Highway. The walk crosses to the other side at the pedestrian crossing. From here, this walk follows the shop fronts up the Pacific Highway, then turns left onto Moree St. This street is followed until the walk turns right onto Vale St. This walk continues along Vale St for a short time to the intersection with the bush track on the left of the street.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 65 m continue straight.
After another 60 m pass the "Pottery Green Bakers" (25 m on your left).
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Continue straight.
After another 105 m (at the intersection of Pacific Highway & Moree Street) turn left, to head along Moree Street (a residential road).
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Moree Street.
After another 270 m (at the intersection of Moree Street & Hanson Way) continue straight, to head along Moree Street.
After another 340 m (at the intersection of Vale Street & Moree Street) turn right, to head along Vale Street.
After another 85 m (at the intersection of Vale Street & Blackbutt Creek Track) turn left, to head along Blackbutt Creek Track (a vehicle track).
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Blackbutt Creek Track.
After another 30 m head through/around the gate.
After another 390 m veer left, to head along Blackbutt Creek Track.
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Blackbutt Creek Track.
After another 40 m cross the ford.
After another 1.3 km turn right, to head along Blackbutt Creek Track.
After another 10 m cross the ford.
After another 105 m head through/around the gate.
At the intersection of Lady Game Drive & Blackbutt Creek Track turn left, to head along Lady Game Drive (a highway|tertiary).
After another 360 m (at the intersection of De Burgh Road & Lady Game Drive) turn right, to head along De Burgh Road (a residential road).
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along De Burgh Road.
After another 235 m (at the intersection of Beaumont Road & De Burgh Road) turn right, to head along Beaumont Road.
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Beaumont Road & Manning Road) continue straight, to head along Beaumont Road.
After another 540 m turn right.
After another 30 m head into the "Allen Park".
After another 480 m find the "Allen Park" (on your left).
Allen Park
Allen Park

Allen Park is a very small grassed clearing at the end of Blaxland Rd. The park is not shaded and backs onto a house. The park is a thoroughfare to access the Great North Walk from Blaxland Rd.
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Allen Park is a very small grassed clearing at the end of Blaxland Rd. The park is not shaded and backs onto a house. The park is a thoroughfare to access the Great North Walk from Blaxland Rd.

Turn left, to head along The Great North Walk.
After another 30 m pass the sign (8 m on your right).
Then head down the 5 steps (about 2 m long)
After another 285 m cross the ford.
After another 165 m find the "Sandstone caves" (15 m on your right).
Sandstone caves
Sandstone caves

This fairly large sandstone overhang is found on the eastern side of the Lane Cove Valley. The walking track leads through the two caves that run in series, with the northern cave being larger. The lip of the overhang hangs down a bit, providing some extra protection from wind and rain. The cave also provide some shade and a cooler spot on hot days, and there are also a couple of well placed boulders forming nice seats.
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This fairly large sandstone overhang is found on the eastern side of the Lane Cove Valley. The walking track leads through the two caves that run in series, with the northern cave being larger. The lip of the overhang hangs down a bit, providing some extra protection from wind and rain. The cave also provide some shade and a cooler spot on hot days, and there are also a couple of well placed boulders forming nice seats.

Then come to the viewpoint.
After another 65 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 450 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 630 m head down the 11 steps (about 8 m long)
After another 8 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 115 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 45 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 90 m continue straight, to head along The Great North Walk.
After another 140 m pass the sign (on your left).
Then cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
Then head up the 26 steps (about 20 m long)
After another 55 m head up the 7 stone steps (about 3 m long)
Then cross the bridge
After another 200 m cross the ford.
After another 130 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
The starting point of an alternate route. An alternative route linking Int. Great North Walk and Thistlethwaytes Picnic Area Trk to Int. National Parks Office Trk and Max Allen Dr. To take the alternate route continue straight here. Details below.
After another 315 m continue straight, to head along The Great North Walk.
After another 410 m (at the intersection of Lane Cove Depot Road & The Great North Walk) veer left, to head along Lane Cove Depot Road (a service road).
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Lane Cove Depot Road & The Great North Walk) continue straight, to head along The Great North Walk (a walking track).
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along The Great North Walk.
After another 290 m (at the intersection of Max Allen Road & The Great North Walk) continue straight, to head along Max Allen Road (a vehicle track).
After another 30 m pass the "Great North Walk" (on your left).
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Max Allen Road.
After another 90 m pass the sign (25 m on your right).
The alternate route finishes here. Turn right to rejoin the main route at the 7.9 km waypoint. Details below.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Max Allen Road.
After another 55 m find the "Picnic Table" (10 m on your right).
Picnic Table
Picnic Table

Two timber slat picnic tables. The table is 79cm high, 73cm deep and 3.3m wide. The seats are 46cm high, 44cm deep and 2.7m wide (no backrest). Room for a few chairs at end. 4x2.7m slab.
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Two timber slat picnic tables. The table is 79cm high, 73cm deep and 3.3m wide. The seats are 46cm high, 44cm deep and 2.7m wide (no backrest). Room for a few chairs at end. 4x2.7m slab.

After another 15 m find the "BBQ" (15 m on your right).
BBQ
BBQ

Two free electric BBQs hotplates in sheltered picnic area. The BBQ table is 92cm high, 2.05m wide and 75cm deep. Hot plates are 45/45cm.
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Two free electric BBQs hotplates in sheltered picnic area. The BBQ table is 92cm high, 2.05m wide and 75cm deep. Hot plates are 45/45cm.

Continue straight, to head along Max Allen Road.
Then cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 10 m pass the "The Great North Walk" (15 m on your left).
After another 1 m continue straight, to head along Max Allen Road.
After another 50 m head through/around the gate.
At the intersection of Lady Game Drive & Max Allen Road turn right, to head along Lady Game Drive (a highway|tertiary).
After another 115 m continue straight, to head along Lady Game Drive.
After another 30 m cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Lady Game Drive & Blue Gum Creek Walking Track) turn left, to head along Blue Gum Creek Walking Track (a vehicle track).
After another 40 m head through/around the gate.
After another 380 m head into the "Fullers Park".
After another 150 m continue straight.
After another 40 m pass the "Chatswood Rifle Range" (25 m on your right).
After another 120 m continue straight.
After another 210 m continue straight.
Then head up the concrete steps (about 65 m long)
Veer left.
After another 80 m turn right, to head along Longford Street.
After another 110 m (at the intersection of Shirley Road & Longford Street) turn left, to head along Shirley Road.
After another 180 m (at the intersection of Shirley Road & Abingdon Road) veer right, to head along Shirley Road.
After another 140 m (at the intersection of Toongarah Road & Shirley Road) continue straight, to head along Shirley Road.
After another 65 m (at the intersection of Shirley Road & Glen Road) continue straight, to head along Shirley Road.
After another 290 m (at the intersection of Shirley Road & Alston Way) continue straight, to head along Shirley Road.
After another 205 m (at the intersection of Shirley Road & The Rifleway) turn right, to head along The Rifleway (a footpath).
After another 185 m (at the intersection of Larkin Street & The Rifleway) continue straight (a steps).
Then head up the steps (about 60 m long)
After another 60 m turn right, to head along Pacific Highway.
After another 35 m turn left.
After another 9 m continue straight.
After another 35 m cross the bridge
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 9 m come to the end.

An alternative route linking Int. Great North Walk and Thistlethwaytes Picnic Area Trk to Int. National Parks Office Trk and Max Allen Dr.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 225 m come to the viewpoint (9 m on your right).
After another 135 m continue straight, to head along Max Allen Road.
After another 70 m pass the toilet (25 m on your left).
After another 2 m continue straight, to head along Max Allen Road.
There is a shelter (about 5 m back from the start).
After another 80 m (at the intersection of Max Allen Road & Lane Cove Depot Road) continue straight, to head along Max Allen Road.
After another 40 m find the "Schwartz Homestead" (20 m on your left).
Schwartz Homestead
Schwartz Homestead

The Schwartz Homestead is a neat little white and green 1920's timber cottage with a balcony on three sides. It was probably built by orchardist George Warr, who leased the land from 1917.
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The Schwartz Homestead is a neat little white and green 1920's timber cottage with a balcony on three sides. It was probably built by orchardist George Warr, who leased the land from 1917.

Veer left, to head along Max Allen Road.
After another 55 m pass the toilet (25 m on your left).
After another 255 m continue straight, to head along Max Allen Road.
After another 10 m pass the car park (10 m on your right).
After another 7 m continue straight, to head along Max Allen Road.
After another 30 m pass the toilet (25 m on your left).
After another 280 m veer right.
After another 180 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 40 m come to the end.
About 70 m past the end is a sign.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Gordon to Roseville Railway Station


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 10.7 km
Time 3 h 45 min to 4 h 30 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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 Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 7 km (plus an extra 530 m along side route) from the start.

Toilet: There are 4 on route, on average they are 3.6 km apart with the largest gap of 7.4 km.


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