White St Firetrail
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

25 min to 30 min

1000 m
oneway

↑ 54 m
↓ -19 m

Moderate track
A surprisingly nice fire trail walk. A lot of the forest scenery along this walk is really beautiful. Much of it is very moist forest, filled with ferns. You also get a glimpse of an old quarry at Cappers Gully, adding a little historic interest to the walk. 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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The end of White St. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Along the White St firetrail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Easy walking in great forest scenery. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Tall thick forest. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Firetrail through nice forest. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Old cutting. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Old quarry at Cappers Gully. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Climbing gently through the forest. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Beautiful forest walking. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Walking on the White St firetrail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
End of the White St firetrail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Car park beside John Whiteway Dr. | 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 (-33.4319991,151.3492696)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom York Street, A49
  • Turn on to Henry Parry Drive then drive for 440 m
  • Turn right onto White Street and drive for another 225 m
Finish (-33.4297304,151.347156)
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 end of White St, this walk passes the 'Rumbalara Reserve' signpost, goes around the gate, and follows the 'Cappers Gully' arrow along the management trail. The trail meanders along the hillside for some time. At one point, there are some long thin stone slabs forming a retaining wall, on the right. The trail eventually reaches an intersection, signposted 'Cappers Gully'.
From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail gently up the hill, leaving the 'Cappers Gully' signpost behind on the right. After a very short distance, the walk arrives at an intersection, signposted 'Interpretive Centre', beside a fenced area.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 25 m head through/around the gate.
After another 470 m continue straight.
After another 60 m find the "Cappers Gully quarry" (7 m on your left).
Cappers Gully quarry
Cappers Gully quarry

This old quarry site is beside Cappers Gully in the Rumbalara Reserve, Gosford. The area is fenced off for safety reasons. The neat, square-cut walls of the quarry make an interesting sight on the walks in the area.
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This old quarry site is beside Cappers Gully in the Rumbalara Reserve, Gosford. The area is fenced off for safety reasons. The neat, square-cut walls of the quarry make an interesting sight on the walks in the area.

Continue straight.
After another 390 m head through/around the gate.
Continue straight.
After another 25 m head through/around the gate.
After another 35 m come to the end.
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White St Firetrail


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1000 m
Time 25 min to 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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 No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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