Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge
Darug Country

1 h 30 min to 3 h

5.2 km
oneway

↑ 149 m
↓ -189 m

Hard track
A well maintained and signposted track that follows the Lane Cove River, along a section of the Great North Walk. The section of bush track just west of De Burghs Bridge has great views of the river. Brown's Waterhole is a good spot to break, although early in the walk. Watch out for cyclists in the Brown's Waterhole area as this is a popular bike riding trail. 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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Up the hill from Browns water hole. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Brown's Waterhole. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Lane Cove River at Browns Water Hole. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Browns Water hole causeway. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Great North Walk near Kissing point Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Great North Walk with a reminder of technology. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Some Nice rock formations. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Mind the step. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
A bridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Close in forest section. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Some rock sections. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Plenty of nice trees. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Rocky section of track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track Intersection near Ryde Road. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
near Ryde Road. | 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 (-33.7660898,151.1061814)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Epping Road
  • Turn on to Vimiera Road then drive for 620 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Vimiera Road and drive for another 240 m
Finish (-33.7733965,151.1351308)
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 end of Vimiera Road, this walk follows the footpath through the tunnel under the M2 Motorway. The walk then follows the concrete path past the 'Lane Cove National Park' sign, zigzagging down the side of the valley. The track continues down until it flattens to a gentle downward slope, and comes to intersection with a bush track signposted as the 'Terrys creek walking track'.
From the intersection, this walk follows the concrete management trail down the gentle hill to the picnic tables and clearing signposted as 'Browns Waterhole'.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 60 m head through/around the gate.
After another 25 m pass the "Weerona Reserve" (25 m on your left).
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 65 m head through the tunnel (about 45 m long)
After another 10 m turn left.
After another 335 m veer left.
After another 200 m veer right.
After another 55 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 35 m pass the picnic table (9 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 35 m find the "Browns Waterhole" (15 m on your right).
Browns Waterhole
Browns Waterhole

Browns Waterhole is a wide, shallow section of the Lane Cove River, downstream of a concrete weir. There is a concrete shared cycle/footpath crossing over the top of the weir, linking Kissing Point Road, South Turramurra to Vimiera Rd, Macquarie Park. On the western side of the waterhole, there is a picnic table and small clearing with a view over this section of the river.
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Browns Waterhole is a wide, shallow section of the Lane Cove River, downstream of a concrete weir. There is a concrete shared cycle/footpath crossing over the top of the weir, linking Kissing Point Road, South Turramurra to Vimiera Rd, Macquarie Park. On the western side of the waterhole, there is a picnic table and small clearing with a view over this section of the river.

After another 6 m cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
After another 10 m veer right.
After another 10 m pass the "The Great North Walk" (9 m on your left).
After another 25 m pass the "Walking and Service Trails in the Lane Cove Valley" (7 m on your left).
After another 4 m veer right.
After another 280 m turn right.
After another 810 m veer right.
After another 50 m turn right.
After another 305 m continue straight.
After another 40 m veer left.
After another 125 m cross the ford.
After another 10 m turn right.
After another 35 m pass the "Walking and Service Trails in the Lane Cove Valley" (8 m on your left).
After another 165 m continue straight.
After another 610 m turn right.
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 70 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 450 m veer right.
After another 35 m veer right.
After another 80 m cross the ford.
After another 520 m turn right.
After another 30 m pass the sign (6 m on your right).
After another 115 m cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
After another 70 m turn left.
After another 30 m pass the sign (6 m on your right).
After another 290 m come to a gate.
The end.
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Terrain
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Vimeira Rd to De Burghs Bridge


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 5.2 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 3 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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 Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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