Bradleys Creek

5 h to 7 h 30 min

14.1 km
return

↑ 671 m
↓ -671 m

Hard track
Starting from the car park located 850 metres north of Googong Dam, NSW, this walk explores the riverside woodland leading via mostly a fire trail to Bradleys Creek and back. You don’t need to make it to the end to get great views on this journey, as the start of the trail provides you with scenic views of the three nearby dams and the landscape. Take those in and use them as fuel on the challenging bits of the walk, as there are some steep parts. Listen to the relaxing sound of water burbling near the creek as your heartbeat slows down. Let us begin by acknowledging the 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 (-35.4098982,149.2626563)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Monaro Highway, A23
  • Turn on to then drive for 50 m
  • Turn left onto Lanyon Drive and drive for another 1.7 km
  • Turn right onto Tompsitt Drive and drive for another 1.1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Edwin Land Parkway and drive for another 1.1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Edwin Land Parkway and drive for another 2.4 km
  • Turn right onto Old Cooma Road and drive for another 4.6 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 3.7 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 740 m
  • Turn right onto Black Wallaby Loop Track and drive for another 840 m
  • Turn slight left and drive for another 510 m
  • Turn slight right and drive for another 115 m
  • Turn sharp left and drive for another 990 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
Starting from the end of the signposted car park 850 metres north of Googong Dam, head towards the wooden sign with big rocks next to it. Once you reach the end of the car park, go past the sign and start following the dirt fire trail as the concrete ends, initially keeping the road you came in a short distance to your right.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a BBQ (about 140 m back from the start).
There is a toilet (about 65 m back from the start).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Googong Lookout, for better views of the landscape. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.1 km turn left.
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 730 m continue straight, to head along Bradleys Creek Walk.
After another 1.4 km turn right, to head along Bradleys Creek Walk.
After another 420 m continue straight, to head along Bradleys Creek Walk.
After another 410 m continue straight, to head along Bradleys Creek Walk.
After another 660 m veer right, to head along Bradleys Creek Walk.
After another 205 m continue straight, to head along Bradleys Creek Walk.
After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Bradleys Creek Walk.
After another 560 m continue straight, to head along Bradleys Creek Walk.
After another 460 m continue straight, to head along Bradleys Creek Walk.
After another 520 m turn right.
Continue another 550 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 7.1 km to get back to the start.
A ford.

An optional side trip to Googong Lookout, for better views of the landscape.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 45 m turn left.
After another 450 m come to the end.
About 35 m past the end is "Googong Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 490 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Bradleys Creek


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 14.1 km
Time 5 h to 7 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -55 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-55 m[toilet]
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