Great North Walk Part 1 of 4 July school holidays 2020
Sydney to Berowra 5 day expedition on the Great North Walk suitable for Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders Approx 61 km
Day 1 Macqarie Place to Lane Cove Tourist Park Day 2 Lane Cove Tourist Park to Baden Powell Scout Camp Day 3 Baden Powell Scout Camp to Tunks Ridge Day 4 Tunks Ridge to Sams Creek Day 5 Sams Creek to Berowra Station
Self catering applies. Bring your opal card and spending money for a hot meal or two.
The Great North Walk is a walking track which runs from Sydney to Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. The main track, 250 kilometres in length, runs between the Obelisk in Macquarie Place in Sydney to Queens Wharf Tower in Bicentennial Park in Newcastle and is well sign-posted. There are many "side tracks" which link the track to populated areas along the length of the walk. The walk includes a huge variety of wildlife and scenery.
After its official start in Macquarie Place, the walk continues through the suburb of Hunters Hill, where there are many heritage homes, then arrives at the Lane Cove River. It follows the river through the Lane Cove National Park to Thornleigh, then follows Berowra Creek. Further north, the track crosses over to the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park before proceeding to Brooklyn, on the Hawkesbury River.
The Great North Walk was initially constructed as a celebration of Australia’s Bicentenary in 1988.