Leader: Graeme Lawless

Ku-ring-gai Chase NP: Berowra to Wahroonga

26 March 2019

An 80 leaders walk

Photos Graeme Lawless



Graeme Lawless, Julie Rea, Anne and Mark Armstrong, Jill Paillas, Chris Edwards, Jan Mathieson, Sue Riakos, Jacqui Hickson, Sandra See, Walter Baer, Glenis Carroll.

Walk description:

From Berowra Station down to Waratah Bay, along Cowan Creek to Appletree Bay and Bobbin Head, then along the Gibberagong track beside Cockle Creek up to Wahroonga. Map: Hornsby


It is always a beautiful walk from Berowra beside the water all morning up to Bobbin Head and then after lunch along the Gibberagong Track to Wahroonga. But it turned out to be an even better outing because of the spectacular weather and a surprising showing of wildlife - a very friendly wallaby along the Waratah track, two snakes (one small one that the leader stepped over without seeing) and ten goannas sunning themselves on the track.

The pace was slowed by a large number of fallen trees across the track before Appletree Bay, which required some careful negotiation. The many creek crossings were slippery after rain but were navigated with some excitement but no mishaps.

Crossing the footbridge at Bobbin Head was a highlight because two large goannas just beat us to the start and proceeded to cross at a leisurely pace with twelve walkers following in procession - all good until a group of school children started to cross from the other end - two very confused goannas. Getting thirty teenagers with phone cameras to back up off the bridge to give the lizards space was probably harder than it would have been to herd the goannas.

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