Flat Top
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

25 min to 30 min

1.2 km
return

↑ 56 m
↓ -56 m

Moderate track
The walk to the summit of Flat Top is a very short climb. A treat awaits at the summit, with a near-360 degree view of the surrounding valleys, including the Grose Valley. There are also great views to other features including Mt Hay and Lockley Pylon. The walk and mountain itself may be short, but the views are spectacular and well worth exploring. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra 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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Start of Flat Top Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track up Flat Top. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Flat Top Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Lambertia formosa (Mountain Devil). | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Trig station on Flat Tops summit. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from Flat Top. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from Flat Top. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from Flat Top. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Trig station on Flat Tops summit. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
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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 (-33.651979,150.3695988)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Alexandra Terrace
  • Turn on to Leura Mall then drive for 155 m
  • Turn right onto Victory Lane and drive for another 115 m
  • Keep right onto Churchill Street and drive for another 265 m
  • Turn left onto Mount Hay Road and drive for another 760 m
  • Turn right onto Mount Hay Road and drive for another 6.8 km
  • Keep left onto Mount Hay Road and drive for another 1.9 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 15 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park, this walk crosses the road to the opening in the thick wire fence, then follows the 'Flat Top' sign up the sandy track. After approximately 50m, the track passes an alternate exit to the management trail (on the left). The track continues up the hill, tending right up a steeper, rockier gradient. The track continues up to three metal ruts on the left of a rocky outcrop. The track heads up to the flat of the plateau, leading along an overgrown management trail to an obvious trig station.....
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Start.
After 15 m pass the car park (10 m on your left).
After another 570 m come to "Flat Top".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 580 m to get back to the start.
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Flat Top


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.2 km
Time 25 min to 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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