Our first time doing this walk from Mt Kuringai to Berowra via the Benowie Track in Berowra Valley National Park. I tend to think I’ve already done the good walks around Sydney so I didn’t expect all that much, but it exceeded expectations. There’s very picturesque scenery along Calna Creek and Berowra Creek, a variety of forest types, water views including dark reflective pools, and other environments like salt marsh and mangroves. There are also steep sided hills along the creeks, which I like. Track notes at the end.
Mt Kuringai to Berowra via Benowie Track: The Scenery
We used track notes in A Day in the Bush, but there are also track notes online at Wildwalks. There are sign posts which help decide where to go at track junctions. The start of the walk is a short walk from Mt Kuring-gai Station. You take the Benowie Track for much of the walk, and also a section of the 250km Great North Walk. It’s of moderate difficulty with a steep descent at the start and a steep ascent near the end. Worth taking the short side trip to Naa Badu Lookout when you meet a fire trail after the steep climb up from Sams Creek. You’ll need to take the train back to the start (unless you want to walk back again).