Forest Walk to Sublime Point Track
Dharawal Country

5 h to 6 h

13.6 km
oneway

↑ 818 m
↓ -767 m

Hard track
This one way walk in Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area has great views and several picnic spots along the way. The steep start is worth the effort. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharawal 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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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 (-34.2377589,150.983725)
Mode Car Train
Finish (-34.3025492,150.926784)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car   Train  
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the sign at the start.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 10 m head through the tunnel (about 20 m long)
After another 115 m pass the sign.
After another 65 m come to the viewpoint (70 m on your right).
After another 25 m veer left.
After another 6 m pass a seat (5 m on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 580 m veer left.
After another 380 m continue straight.
After another 230 m turn left.
After another 390 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 230 m turn right.
After another 30 m come to the viewpoint (40 m on your left).
After another 750 m veer left.
After another 7 m continue straight.
After another 30 m come to the viewpoint (55 m on your left).
After another 220 m pass a seat (on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 315 m turn left.
After another 35 m come to the viewpoint (135 m on your left).
After another 480 m come to the viewpoint (45 m on your left).
Veer right.
After another 225 m cross the ford.
After another 205 m pass a seat (on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 230 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 10 m turn right.
After another 35 m come to the viewpoint (25 m on your left).
After another 970 m veer right.
After another 20 m come to the viewpoint (25 m on your left).
After another 840 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 750 m pass the sign.
Veer right.
After another 10 m turn left.
After another 20 m pass the sign.
After another 370 m cross the bridge (about 135 m long)
After another 220 m turn left.
After another 370 m turn left.
After another 1.4 km turn left.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 30 m turn left.
After another 2.1 km continue straight.
After another 345 m pass the toilet (9 m on your right).
Then to find the car park.
After another 8 m pass the shelter (80 m on your right).
After another 25 m pass a seat (100 m on your right).
Then pass the picnic table (100 m on your right).
Turn left.
After another 35 m pass the "Sublime Point Cafe" (35 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 40 m pass the water tap (on your left).
After another 25 m come to the "Sublime Point Lookout".
Sublime Point Lookout turn right.
After another 65 m pass a seat (on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 8 m pass a seat (10 m on your right).
Then pass the picnic table (10 m on your right).
After another 40 m pass the car park (100 m on your right).
Then pass the water tap (90 m on your right).
After another 10 m pass the sign.
Then pass the sign (25 m on your right).
Turn left.
Then head down the earthen steps (about 65 m long)
After another 80 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 40 m head down the surface|wood;metal;ground steps (about 460 m long)
Then pass the "Sublime Point Cafe" (250 m on your left).
Then pass a seat (on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 70 m pass a seat (on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 125 m pass a seat (on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 215 m turn right.
After another 95 m pass the sign.
Continue straight.
After another 120 m pass a seat (6 m on your left)., has a backrest.
Then head down the surface|wood steps (about 35 m long)
After another 75 m pass the sign.
Then pass the sign (on your right).
Turn left.
After another 25 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Forest Walk to Sublime Point Track


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 13.6 km
Time 5 h to 6 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 12.4 km from the start.

Toilet: There is one 12.4 km from the start.

Seat: There are 10 on route, on average they are 1.2 km apart with the largest gap of 8.1 km.


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