Mambara Track

15 min to 20 min
20 min to 30 min

670 m
circuit

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Smooth & flat
The Mambara Track is a short walk, accessible to everyone, and a great walk for gaining some knowledge about the local bush. The walk follows a concrete footpath and has many signs with information about the surrounding bush. A great loop walk for the whole family and great introduction to the walking experiences in the area. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Mambara Trk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Mambara Track winding through the trees. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
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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 (-33.7435425,151.0782846)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Pennant Hills Road, A28
  • Turn on to then drive for 245 m
  • Turn left onto Britannia Street and drive for another 550 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 and drive for another 20 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the 'Pennant Hills Park’ entry sign (beside the Britannia St roundabout, near the car park), this walk leads gently downhill along the narrow concrete footpath, keeping the road to your right (and ignoring the short path on your right). After 10m this walk comes to a log seat (on your right), and ‘Wildlife Protection Area’, 'Mambara Track' and 'Mambara Access Track' signs (on your left). This walk continues for 40m along the path around the sharp left bend then continues for another 20m to come to a 3-way intersection, marked with an arrow post (on your left).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Mambara Track.
There is a toilet (about 145 m back from the start).
There is water tap (about 100 m back from the start).
Parking (about 40 m back from the start).
Parking
Parking

Car parking area for more than 10 cars is located next to the oval. There is a ramp at the far end of the car park that leads on a concrete path back to the start of the walk. There is also on street parking.
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Car parking area for more than 10 cars is located next to the oval. There is a ramp at the far end of the car park that leads on a concrete path back to the start of the walk. There is also on street parking.

After 85 m find the "Seat" (on your left).
Seat
Seat

A timber log seat, 43cm high, 30cm deep and 1.5m wide. Seat is located 2m from the concrete path, partially obscured by plants.
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A timber log seat, 43cm high, 30cm deep and 1.5m wide. Seat is located 2m from the concrete path, partially obscured by plants.

Then pass the sign (5 m on your left).
After another 6 m continue straight, to head along Mambara Track.
After another 125 m continue straight, to head along Mambara Track.
After another 85 m veer left, to head along Mambara Track.
After another 45 m find the "Trip Hazard" (on your right).
Trip Hazard
Trip Hazard

A 4cm trip hazard from a raised concrete slab.
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A 4cm trip hazard from a raised concrete slab.

Continue straight, to head along Mambara Track.
After another 40 m turn left, to head along Mambara Track.
After another 225 m turn left, to head along Mambara Track.
After another 25 m turn right, to head along Mambara Track.
After another 65 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Mambara Track


Grading
Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 670 m
Time 15 min to 20 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)

Naturally Accessible
Slope summary:
Mostly flat or gentle slopes.

Surface summary:
Smooth & hard surface the whole way.

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -113 m back from the start.

Seat: There is one 75 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-113 m[toilet]
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