Sid Pulsford Walk
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

1 h 30 min to 1 h 45 min

4.2 km
oneway

↑ 125 m
↓ -252 m

Hard track
Sid Pulsford Walk explores the ridge top of Kincumber Mountain, from Honeman's Rock to Green Point. The walk mostly follows wide management trails. Halfway along the walk, you will find the By-Pass lookout and rest area, providing good views and a great place to rest. The walk leads past the water reservoir above Green Point, then down the driveway to the end of Beatties Rd. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darkinjung & 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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Mub brick building. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Grassy area in front of the mud brick building . | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from the Mud Brick Building. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Mud Brick building at Kincumber Mountain. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Picnic table in shade at Honeman's Picnic Area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
BBQ at Honeman's Picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sid Pulsford Walking trail sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Gate on Sid Pulsford Walking trail near Honeman's Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Moister section of the sandy Sid Pulsford Walking trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sid Pulsford Walking Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Tall trees beside Sid Pulsford Walking trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Walking along the wide trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sid Pulsford Walking trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sid Pulsford Walking trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Int of Sid Pulsford Walking trail and track . | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sid Pulsford Walking track . | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sid Pulsford Saddle intersection. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
West of Sid Pulsford Saddle intersection. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
By-pass track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sid Pulsford by-pass track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from By-pass on Sid Pulsford Walking trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Table and View from By-pass on Sid Pulsford Walking trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
By-pass trail on Sid Pulsford Walking trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Int of Sid Pulsford walking trail and rest area trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sid Pulsford walking trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sid Pulsford Walking Trail near the lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sid Pulsford walk lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
walking along trail west of lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sid Pulsford trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Green Point water reservoir . | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Green Point water reservoir driveway. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
gate on Green Point water reservoir driveway. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
End of Beatties Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
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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 (-33.4594139,151.3915736)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Pacific Motorway, M1
  • Turn on to Central Coast Highway, A49 then drive for 2.7 km
  • Turn slight left onto Central Coast Highway, A49 and drive for another 5.1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Dane Drive, A49 and drive for another 4 km
  • Turn right onto Avoca Drive and drive for another 930 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Avoca Drive and drive for another 3.2 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Avoca Drive and drive for another 1.5 km
  • Turn left onto Island View Drive and drive for another 180 m
  • Turn slight left onto Panorama Parade and drive for another 145 m
  • Turn left onto Waterford Boulevard and drive for another 55 m
  • Turn left onto Kincumber Street and drive for another 1.7 km
Finish (-33.4586198,151.361879)
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 car park next to the mud brick building, this walk heads in front of the mud brick building and follows the path to the toilet block. Here, the walk heads across the grass between the picnic table (under the tree on the left) and the BBQ shelter (on the right) to the far end of the clearing, near another picnic table, to find the 'Sid Pulsford Walking Trail' sign.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Island View Drive.
Find the park at the start.
After another 70 m find the "Mud Brick Building" (10 m on your left).
Mud Brick Building
Mud Brick Building

The mud brick building is a landmark in the main picnic area at Kincumber Mountain, and is a popular spot to gather. Also known as 'Kincumber Mountain Information Centre', 'The Kiosk', 'Kincumber Kiosk' and 'Kincumber Mountain Kiosk', the building was constructed in 1986 with funding from Community Employment Programme. The building is generally locked but can be booked through the local Lions Club for special events. The building has a rain water tank, small kitchen and one main large room. The verandah also provides good shelter.
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The mud brick building is a landmark in the main picnic area at Kincumber Mountain, and is a popular spot to gather. Also known as 'Kincumber Mountain Information Centre', 'The Kiosk', 'Kincumber Kiosk' and 'Kincumber Mountain Kiosk', the building was constructed in 1986 with funding from Community Employment Programme. The building is generally locked but can be booked through the local Lions Club for special events. The building has a rain water tank, small kitchen and one main large room. The verandah also provides good shelter.

After another 20 m pass the "Kincumba Mountain Kiosk" (30 m on your left).
After another 2 m continue straight, to head along Island View Drive.
After another 90 m (at the intersection of Kanning Walk & Island View Drive) turn left, to head along Sid Pulsford Trail.
After another 40 m to find the car park.
After another 10 m pass the sign (15 m on your left).
After another 200 m continue straight, to head along Warriwarri Walk.
After another 90 m turn left.
After another 1.5 km turn left.
The starting point of an alternate route. An alternative route linking Sid Pulsford Saddle intersection to Int of Sid Pulsford walking trail and rest area trail. To take the alternate route continue straight here. Details below.
After another 135 m veer right, to head along bypass - to rest area.
After another 370 m find the "By-pass rest area" (15 m on your right).
By-pass rest area
By-pass rest area

This lookout and rest area is not formally named and is found on a short by-pass track from the Sid Pulsford Trail. At this point on top of the hill, there is a picnic table in a clearing and views north over Erina to Rumbalara and Katandra Reserves. There is some natural shade, making this a good place for a rest.
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This lookout and rest area is not formally named and is found on a short by-pass track from the Sid Pulsford Trail. At this point on top of the hill, there is a picnic table in a clearing and views north over Erina to Rumbalara and Katandra Reserves. There is some natural shade, making this a good place for a rest.

The alternate route finishes here. Continue straight to rejoin the main route at the 2.7 km waypoint. Details below.
After another 225 m continue straight.
After another 730 m find the "Sid Pulsford Walk lookout" (45 m on your right).
Sid Pulsford Walk lookout
Sid Pulsford Walk lookout

This lookout is signposted beside the Sid Pulsford Walk and is found in a clearing. The views are filtered through the trees and extend north over Brisbane Water to Rumbalara Reserve. The short walk to the lookout will satisfy your curiosity, but the views are very limited.
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This lookout is signposted beside the Sid Pulsford Walk and is found in a clearing. The views are filtered through the trees and extend north over Brisbane Water to Rumbalara Reserve. The short walk to the lookout will satisfy your curiosity, but the views are very limited.

The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Sid Pulsford walk lookout. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Beatties Road.
After another 720 m come to the end.

An alternative route linking Sid Pulsford Saddle intersection to Int of Sid Pulsford walking trail and rest area trail.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 770 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.

An optional side trip to Sid Pulsford walk lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 265 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 265 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Sid Pulsford Walk


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 4.2 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Building
95 mMud Brick Building
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