Griffiths Walking Track
Wodi Wodi & Wandandian Country

2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min

7.5 km
circuit

↑ 193 m
↓ -193 m

Moderate track
Starting from Barren Grounds picnic area this walk leads through heathland, woodland and rainforest past Illawarra Lookout with scenic views over nature reserve. Climb up to Saddleback Trig for more views over the coastline, before crossing the naturally formed stone bridge across Lamonds Creek and coming back to the picnic area. Let us begin by acknowledging the Wodi Wodi & Wandandian 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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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 (-34.6743001,150.7128347)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Jamberoo Mountain Road, 9
  • Turn on to Barren Grounds Road then drive for 10 m
  • Turn left onto Barren Grounds Road and drive for another 770 m
  • Turn left onto Barren Grounds Road and drive for another 20 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the gate at the start.
Find the sign at the start.
After another 50 m pass a seat (20 m on your left)., has no backrest.
Then pass the picnic table (20 m on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 35 m pass the toilet (55 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Illawarra lookout with breathtaking views over the Barren Grounds Nature Reserve. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 720 m continue straight.
After another 2.2 km turn right.
After another 55 m come to the "Barren Grounds Lookout" (7 m on your right).
Then pass a seat (on your left)., has no backrest.
Then pass the picnic table (on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 740 m continue straight.
After another 1.6 km head up the earthen steps (about 50 m long)
After another 20 m cross the "Stone Bridge".
After another 45 m pass a seat (15 m on your left)., has no backrest.
Then pass the picnic table (15 m on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 1.1 km turn right.
After another 800 m continue straight.
After another 125 m head through/around the gate.
Turn right.
After another 20 m pass the shelter (10 m on your left).
Then pass the sign (10 m on your left).
Then pass a seat (15 m on your left)., has no backrest.
Then pass the picnic table (15 m on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 20 m come to the end.

Side trip to Illawarra lookout with breathtaking views over the Barren Grounds Nature Reserve.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 120 m to find Illawarra Lookout at the end.
"Illawarra Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 120 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Griffiths Walking Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 7.5 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 7.5 km from the start.

Toilet: There is one 100 m from the start.

Seat: There are 4 on route, on average they are 1.5 km apart with the largest gap of 3 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
100 m[toilet]
Shelter
7.5 km[shelter]
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