Davies Reserve to the Pipe Bridge Picnic Area
Darug Country

15 min to 30 min

550 m
return

↑ 16 m
↓ -16 m

Smooth & flat
This short, leisurely, wheelchair accessible walk starts from the Davies Reserve and follows the concrete service track through the trees, keeping to the right of Salt Pan Creek until coming to the neat little picnic area at the base of the large pipe bridge. 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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Davies Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Davies Reserve playground. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Following the service trail out of Davies Reserve.. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The concrete service trail becomes a hardened path. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Picnic area under a large pipe bridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Salt Pan Creek pipe bridge. | 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 (-33.9557936,151.0401874)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom General Holmes Drive, M1
  • Turn on to Fairford Road Offramp then drive for 400 m
  • Keep left onto Fairford Road Offramp, A6 and drive for another 1.9 km
  • Turn left onto Tallawarra Avenue and drive for another 175 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 35 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From under the power lines at Davies Reserve, the walk follows the sealed management trail towards the creek, down the hill (initially with the play equipment on the right). The trail soon turns right and heads parallel to Salt Pan Creek. The walk continues, until the trail opens out from the trees at the picnic area under a large pipe bridge.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Davies Reserve (about 30 m back from the start).
Davies Reserve
Davies Reserve

This park can be accessed from the end of Tallawarra Ave or directly from Davies Road in Padstow. The Reserve is one of the spots along the Salt Pan Creek walking track. The facilities provided at this reserve include play equipment, a toilet block and picnic tables and seats. There is plenty of open space, and shade from a few large trees. There is parking for about 20 cars.
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This park can be accessed from the end of Tallawarra Ave or directly from Davies Road in Padstow. The Reserve is one of the spots along the Salt Pan Creek walking track. The facilities provided at this reserve include play equipment, a toilet block and picnic tables and seats. There is plenty of open space, and shade from a few large trees. There is parking for about 20 cars.

There is a toilet (about 30 m back from the start).
There is a playground (about 20 m back from the start).
There is water tap (about 15 m back from the start).
After 110 m head through/around the gate.
Continue another 170 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 275 m to get back to the start.
About 30 m past the end is "Pipe bridge picnic area".
Pipe bridge picnic area
Pipe bridge picnic area

This small picnic area has a collection of low picnic tables in a grassy clearing by the edge of the Salt Pan Creek. The large pipe bridge crossing the creek provides some shade during the heat of the day. There are no water or toilet facilities. The unfenced edge of the picnic area provides clear access to the creek. This is one of the few spots along Salt Pan Creek walk where there is a clear view of the creek.
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This small picnic area has a collection of low picnic tables in a grassy clearing by the edge of the Salt Pan Creek. The large pipe bridge crossing the creek provides some shade during the heat of the day. There are no water or toilet facilities. The unfenced edge of the picnic area provides clear access to the creek. This is one of the few spots along Salt Pan Creek walk where there is a clear view of the creek.

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Terrain
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Davies Reserve to the Pipe Bridge Picnic Area


Grading
Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 550 m
Time 15 min to 30 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)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -16 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-16 m[toilet]
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