Naa Badu circuit walk

1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
40 min to 1 h

3.6 km
circuit

↑ 142 m
↓ -141 m

Moderate track
Starting from the end of Berkeley Close Road, this lovely circuit walk takes you along Berkeley Fire trail to Naa Badu Lookout for some stunning views over Berowra Creek Valley, across Mount Orient to the Blue Mountains. 'Naa Badu' means 'see water' in the Darug language, and you will see why this is a very special place. There is a picnic table at the lookout to allow you to rest before looping around more the fire trail then through the roads back to the start. 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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Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Well signposted intersection. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Flannel Flower (Actinotus helianthi). | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
View from Naa Badu Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Naa Badu Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
View from Naa Badu Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Sydney Boronia (Boronia ledifolia). | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Pea flowers. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Benowie Servicetrail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
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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 (-33.61493,151.1330865)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Pacific Highway Offramp, Brooklyn.
  • Turn on to Berowra Waters Road, 11 then drive for 130 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Berowra Waters Road, 11 and drive for another 270 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Berowra Waters Road, 11 and drive for another 1.4 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Berowra Waters Road, 11 and drive for another 155 m
  • Turn left onto Barnetts Road and drive for another 170 m
  • Turn right onto Berkeley Close and drive for another 430 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the very end of Berkeley Cl, Berowra Heights, start by following the concrete fire trail around the green metal national park gate to then continue downhill along the rough concrete trail.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the gate at the start.
After another 350 m (at the intersection of The Great North Walk & Berkeley Firetrail) continue straight, to head along Berkeley Firetrail.
After another 380 m come to the "Barnett Lookout" (95 m on your left).
After another 195 m find the "Naa Badu Lookout" (on your right).
Naa Badu Lookout
Naa Badu Lookout

Naa Badu Lookout offers magnificent views south over Berowra Creek as well as over Sams and Calna Creeks. Naa Badu means 'See water' in the Aboriginal tribal language of the Dharug people. It is believed that Berowra Creek was the boundary between the Dharug and Guringai Aboriginal peoples. The lookout is fenced, has a bench seat, picnic table and a fair amount of natural shade.
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Naa Badu Lookout offers magnificent views south over Berowra Creek as well as over Sams and Calna Creeks. Naa Badu means 'See water' in the Aboriginal tribal language of the Dharug people. It is believed that Berowra Creek was the boundary between the Dharug and Guringai Aboriginal peoples. The lookout is fenced, has a bench seat, picnic table and a fair amount of natural shade.

Then pass a seat (20 m on your right)., has a backrest.
After another 8 m pass the sign (15 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the picnic table (15 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Berkeley Firetrail.
After another 245 m (at the intersection of Berkeley Firetrail & The Great North Walk) continue straight, to head along Berkeley Firetrail.
After another 640 m cross the ford.
After another 255 m (at the intersection of Berkeley Firetrail & Joalah Firetrail) continue straight, to head along Joalah Firetrail.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Joalah Firetrail.
After another 260 m head through/around the gate.
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Joalah Crescent & Joalah Firetrail) turn left, to head along Joalah Crescent (a residential road).
After another 50 m (at the intersection of Boronga Place & Joalah Crescent) continue straight, to head along Joalah Crescent.
After another 115 m (at the intersection of Easton Road & Joalah Crescent) turn left, to head along Easton Road.
After another 55 m (at the intersection of Easton Road & Baringa Street) continue straight, to head along Easton Road.
After another 410 m (at the intersection of Easton Road & Wyanna Street) turn right, to head along Easton Road.
After another 7 m continue straight, to head along Easton Road.
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Barnetts Road & Easton Road) turn right, to head along Barnetts Road.
After another 130 m (at the intersection of Barnetts Road & Berkeley Close) turn left, to head along Berkeley Close.
After another 270 m pass the car park (270 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Berkeley Close.
After another 150 m (at the intersection of Clinton Close & Berkeley Close) continue straight, to head along Berkeley Close.
After another 265 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Naa Badu circuit walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.6 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 910 m from the start.


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