Casuarina Track (Davidson Park to Ferguson St)
Guringai Country

1 h 45 min to 3 h 30 min

3.8 km
oneway

↑ 194 m
↓ -116 m

Hard track
Starting at Davidson Picnic area, this walk follows the ridge above Middle Harbour Creek, giving some great views along the way. The walk explores the sandstone formations, and passes an aboriginal midden along the way. Soon after passing the national park office, the walk finishes at the end of Ferguson St in Forestville. Let us begin by acknowledging the Guringai 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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Davidson Picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Davidson Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Bottom of Casuarina Steps. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Climbing up the Casuarina Stairway. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Top of Casuarina Steps. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Following the Casuarina Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View of Middle Harbour from Casuarina Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from Casuarina Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Cave on Casuarina track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Middle Harbour Creek from Casuarina track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Under a rock overhang on Casuarina track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Blue tongue on Casuarina Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Ferns on the Casuarina Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Rocky outcrop on Casuarina track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Casuarina Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View of power lines from Casuarina Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Int of Casuarina Track and Boree Road service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Rocks on the Casuarina track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Casuarina Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Passing under a rock overhang on Casuarina track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Casuarina track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Intersection of Casuarina and Carroll Creek Tracks. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Nothern Beaches Area Depot Servicetrail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Nothern Beaches Area Depot Servicetrail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Top of Nothern Beaches Area Service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Car park at Nothern Beaches Area office. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The end of Ferguson Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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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 (-33.7668464,151.199555)
Mode Bus Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Healey Way
  • Turn on to Healey Way then drive for 50 m
  • Keep left onto Healey Way and drive for another 1.1 km
Finish (-33.7566317,151.2105362)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Bus   Car   (There is free parking available.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the intersection, this walk follows the Casuarina Stairway up the long wooden staircase, climbing the long hill to the top where it comes to the lookout (and a bush track continuing along the side of the hill).
From the lookout, this walk follows the bush track, meandering along the side of the hill for a little while before it climbs up a short but steep rocky hill. The walk flattens out again and continues along the side of the hill for a while before crossing a small stream at some boulders. After the stream crossing, this walk climbs up a small hill and across a few rock platforms as it starts to undulate along the side of the hill. It then passes under some power lines, and climbs steeply up the hill to the large power line tower, which it passes around (keeping the tower to the right), to the intersection of the Boree Road service trail at the Casuarina Track sign.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is water tap (about 95 m back from the start).
After another 1.3 km turn right.
After another 260 m continue straight.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 250 m continue straight.
After another 125 m turn right, to head along Lyrebird Track.
After another 530 m (at the intersection of Carroll Creek Track & Lyrebird Track) continue straight, to head along Carroll Creek Track.
After another 730 m (at the intersection of Causarina Track & Carroll Creek Track) turn right, to head along Causarina Track (a steps).
Then head up the steps (about 10 m long)
At the intersection of Casuarina Track & Causarina Track turn left (a walking track).
After another 10 m pass the sign.
After another 420 m turn left, to head along Ferguson Street.
After another 15 m pass the sign.
After another 105 m pass the sign (35 m on your right).
After another 4 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Casuarina Track (Davidson Park to Ferguson St)


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 3.8 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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