11km Walking Track, Dharug NP near Wisemans Ferry NSW

Attractive forest scenery on this walk in Dharug National Park near Wisemans Ferry.

11km Walking Track, Dharug NP

Not really a views walk, the descriptively named 11km Walking Track in Dharug National Park near Wisemans Ferry offers a variety of attractive forest scenery instead. There’s tall trees, big grass trees, nice banksia flowers, and lush forest at the end of the walk. The picture below is quite a nice view but is in fact from the drive in. You cross over the Hawkesbury River (from Sydney) on the vehicle ferry to get to the start this circuit walk. 

11km Walking Track, Dharug NP
The view driving down into Wisemans Ferry on the Hawkesbury River.

Track Notes

We used track notes in the guide book A Day in the Bush, where they call it Mill Creek – Wiseman Ferry rather than 11km Walking Track. (And they disagree on the length too, stating that it is only 8.2 km – go figure). Also various track notes online, including the NPWS. I remember the first time we did this was memorable for two reasons: firstly the incredibly loud cicadas that year, but also the fact that we managed to get lost and didn’t finish the walk. I think there’s a left turn that’s easy to miss about a third of the way into the walk. The track is reasonably distinct so if it’s not you may have gone up a false track. We’ve always done the circuit anticlockwise.

The Scenery

11km Walking Track, Dharug NP
A big bulbous trunk. I liked the colours and shapes.
11km Walking Track, Dharug NP
A biggish goanna.
11km Walking Track, Dharug NP
Sophia behind one of many big grass trees.
11km Walking Track, Dharug NP
Nice bark patterns.
11km Walking Track, Dharug NP
An interesting tree that appeared to have lost its top.
11km Walking Track, Dharug NP
A banksia flower.
11km Walking Track, Dharug NP
Big trees.
11km Walking Track, Dharug NP
Another banksia flower.
11km Walking Track, Dharug NP
Not really a views walk, but nice flora and fauna. (And too much glare on this photo: ho hum.)
11km Walking Track, Dharug NP
I particularly liked the forest at the end.

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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