Barnetts Lookout
Darug and Guringai Country Country

9 min to 10 min
8 min to 20 min

440 m
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Smooth & flat
A very pleasant and easy stroll along a path to a stunning view. Starting from Barnetts Road car park you follow the footpath through the picnic area, past the playground then meander gently downhill through the open forest among the scribbly gum trees. You soon discover a fenced lookout platform with amazing views up and down the Berowra Valley. The views of trees go on forever, on a clear day you can even see the Blue Mountains. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darug and Guringai Country 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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Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
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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 At the intersection of Barnett Lookout path & Wyanna Street (-33.6170022,151.1298948)
Mode Bus 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 980 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the ‘Barnetts Road Reserve’ car park (at the junction of Barnetts Rd and Wyanna St, Berowra), this walk follows the concrete footpath between the timber bollards (1.3m gap) away from the road. After 25m this walk passes a short path to a picnic table, continue along the concrete path........
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Barnett Lookout path & Wyanna Street Start heading along Barnett Lookout path (a walking track).
Find the car park at the start.
Find the Parking Accessible at the start.
Parking Accessible
Parking Accessible

There are a series of nine marked car parks at the end of Barnetts Road, Berowra including one mobility parking bay. The parking area is tarmac, 3.4m wide and 5m deep.
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There are a series of nine marked car parks at the end of Barnetts Road, Berowra including one mobility parking bay. The parking area is tarmac, 3.4m wide and 5m deep.

Then head through the bollard.
After another 50 m pass the water tap (15 m on your left).
Then find the "Barnetts Picnic area" (10 m on your left).
Barnetts Picnic area
Barnetts Picnic area

The Barnetts Road Reserve picnic area, boasts three picnic tables, a drinking fountain, a playground and seats a short distance from the road. The area is surrounded by some open grass area and native forest. Easy flat and smooth access from the road.
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The Barnetts Road Reserve picnic area, boasts three picnic tables, a drinking fountain, a playground and seats a short distance from the road. The area is surrounded by some open grass area and native forest. Easy flat and smooth access from the road.

After another 20 m pass the playground (30 m on your left).
After another 20 m find a seat.
After another 110 m come to a seat., has a backrest.
"Barnett Lookout".
About 10 m past the end is "Seat".
Seat
Seat

A series of two stone bench seats, 41cm high, 45cm deep and 2.5m wide with a 20cm (and 46cm) high backrest. The seats are built into a retaining wall at the lookout.
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A series of two stone bench seats, 41cm high, 45cm deep and 2.5m wide with a 20cm (and 46cm) high backrest. The seats are built into a retaining wall at the lookout.

About 15 m past the end is "Barnetts Lookout".
Barnetts Lookout
Barnetts Lookout

Barnetts Lookout provides stunning views over Berowra Creek and the surprisingly wild Berowra Valley NP. There are two stone seats, a concrete base (4.6x4m) and a 1.3m high metal fence (filtered views when seated in a wheelchair). To the left there are views upstream along Berowra Creek past Calna Creek, on a clear day you can just make out the Blue Mountains straight ahead and Berowra Waters to the right.
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Barnetts Lookout provides stunning views over Berowra Creek and the surprisingly wild Berowra Valley NP. There are two stone seats, a concrete base (4.6x4m) and a 1.3m high metal fence (filtered views when seated in a wheelchair). To the left there are views upstream along Berowra Creek past Calna Creek, on a clear day you can just make out the Blue Mountains straight ahead and Berowra Waters to the right.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 220 m to get back to the start.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Barnetts Lookout


Grading
Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 440 m
Time 9 min to 10 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Naturally Accessible
Slope summary:
There are no steps and the path is nearly flat the whole way. The path does gently slope (less than 1:12) towards the lookout so it is gently uphill as you return to the start.

Surface summary:
Smooth & hard concrete surface the whole way. 1.4m wide path, the narrowest gap is 1.3m between bollards at start.

Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 3 on route, on average they are 110 m apart with the largest gap of 220 m.


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