Little Digger Track
Darug Country

50 min to 1 h

2.2 km
oneway

↑ 79 m
↓ -85 m

Moderate track
This walk follows Moores Creek through several reserves in east Roseville and East Lindfield. The track is named after Australia's 7th Prime Minister, who once lived in the area. The walk explores the ferns and sandstone overhangs of the area, and there are several small waterfalls on Moore creek, which are worth the very short detour to visit. Officially, the Little Digger track finishes near the bottom of the Carlyle road service trail, but we included this section to get back to the road. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darug 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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Clearing at start of Little Digger track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Map at start of Little Digger track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign at top of Little Digger track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Top of Moores Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Little Digger track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Ipomoea indica (Morning Glory) Flower. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Little Digger track in Amarna Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Top of little digger falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Little Digger falls pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Red bark gum tree near falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Rockshelf Beside Moores Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Little Digger track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track near end of Amarna Pde. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Little Digger track near end of Amarna Pde. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Moores Creek near end of Amarna Pde. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Little Digger track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Steps on Little Digger track near end of Luxor Pde. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Little Digger track climbing up to Golfers Lane. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Little Digger track at Golfers Lane. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Golfers Lane and Carnarvon Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Little Digger Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Little Digger track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Little Digger track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Little Digger track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign to Little falls on Little Digger track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Little Falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
The Babbage Falls Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Babbage Falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Top of Babbage falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Little Digger track passing the rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Under a rock overhang. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Little Digger track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Passing the Moores Creek bridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
A Little Digger Track sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Merging point of Little Digger Servicetrail and Bushtrack. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Carlyle road track and Little Digger Track Int. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Carlyle road service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Park at top of Carlyle road service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Gate at top of Carlyle road service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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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 (-33.7782445,151.1866155)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Pacific Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Boundary Street, A38 then drive for 1 km
  • Turn left onto Archbold Road and drive for another 710 m
  • Turn right onto Roseville Avenue and drive for another 150 m
  • Turn left onto Amarna Parade and drive for another 10 m
Finish (-33.7690249,151.1926112)
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 signposted trackhead at the intersection of Amarna Pde and Roseville Ave, the walk passes the 'Little Digger Track' sign and heads down the steps. The walk then follows the bush track downstream along the creek, keeping the creek to the left. After a little while the track fades for about 10 meters then arrives at the top of a waterfall. The track loops around the rocks, and down to a Y intersection just near the bottom of the same waterfall.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 70 m pass the "Little Digger Park" (40 m on your left).
After another 210 m find the "Upper Little Diggers Falls" (7 m on your left).
Upper Little Diggers Falls
Upper Little Diggers Falls

This unnamed waterfall on Moores creek cascades about 3 meters from a wide sandstone platform into a wide (but shallow) pool below. The falls are surrounded by some lovely Eucalyptus trees with stunning red bark.
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This unnamed waterfall on Moores creek cascades about 3 meters from a wide sandstone platform into a wide (but shallow) pool below. The falls are surrounded by some lovely Eucalyptus trees with stunning red bark.

After another 145 m find the "Upper Moores Creek Falls" (6 m on your left).
Upper Moores Creek Falls
Upper Moores Creek Falls

This unnamed cascade on Moores creek has a fairly large rock platform on the southern bank of the creek. The area is not fenced, but there is a nice view looking at the moss covered rocks and small rock pools.
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This unnamed cascade on Moores creek has a fairly large rock platform on the southern bank of the creek. The area is not fenced, but there is a nice view looking at the moss covered rocks and small rock pools.

Turn left.
After another 30 m turn left.
After another 75 m veer left.
After another 215 m continue straight.
After another 180 m veer left.
After another 100 m pass the "Follies Park" (90 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Little Falls. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 150 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Babbage Falls. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 125 m veer left.
After another 240 m cross the ford.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 55 m turn left.
After another 115 m turn sharp left.
After another 90 m pass a seat (135 m on your right)., has a backrest.
Then find the "Little Diggers Park" (on your left).
Little Diggers Park
Little Diggers Park

Little Diggers Park is a bushland reserve to the north of Roseville Golf Course. The reserve protects the native flora and fauna on the banks of Moores Creek. The park was named in honour of William Hughes who lived in the area and was Australia's 7th Prime Minister. Billy Hughes was also nicknamed 'little digger' during WW1, a name he carried to his grave in death in 1952. The park is now managed by Ku-ring-gai Council, and regeneration is undertaken by the Moores Creek Bushcare Group.
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Little Diggers Park is a bushland reserve to the north of Roseville Golf Course. The reserve protects the native flora and fauna on the banks of Moores Creek. The park was named in honour of William Hughes who lived in the area and was Australia's 7th Prime Minister. Billy Hughes was also nicknamed 'little digger' during WW1, a name he carried to his grave in death in 1952. The park is now managed by Ku-ring-gai Council, and regeneration is undertaken by the Moores Creek Bushcare Group.

After another 40 m turn right.
After another 305 m head into the "Carlyle Road Reserve".
After another 55 m pass the playground (7 m on your right).
After another 4 m come to the end.
A playground .

An optional side trip to Little Falls.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 35 m come to the end.
About 25 m past the end is "Little Falls".
Little Falls
Little Falls

Little falls are found along the Little Digger Track in East Lindfield. The small cascade is on Moores Creek, and is a single drop over a sandstone shelf. There is a small clearing on the western bank of the creek making a quiet area to sit and rest whilst trying to spot lyrebirds.
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Little falls are found along the Little Digger Track in East Lindfield. The small cascade is on Moores Creek, and is a single drop over a sandstone shelf. There is a small clearing on the western bank of the creek making a quiet area to sit and rest whilst trying to spot lyrebirds.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 35 m to the main route.

An optional side trip to Babbage Falls.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 7 m come to the end.
Find the Babbage Falls at the start.
Babbage Falls
Babbage Falls

Babbage Falls are on Moores Creek in East Lindfield, just off the side of the Little Diggers Track. The falls flow off a large rock platform to a small pool in the creek below. Babbage Falls are named in honour of Eden Herschel Babbage. Babbage (1843-1924) was known as 'The Father of Roseville' and was committed to developing a series of tracks through the area which was then known as Roseville park.
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Babbage Falls are on Moores Creek in East Lindfield, just off the side of the Little Diggers Track. The falls flow off a large rock platform to a small pool in the creek below. Babbage Falls are named in honour of Eden Herschel Babbage. Babbage (1843-1924) was known as 'The Father of Roseville' and was committed to developing a series of tracks through the area which was then known as Roseville park.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 7 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Little Digger Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.2 km
Time 50 min to 1 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
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
Seat: There is one 1.8 km from the start.


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