Jennifer Street Boardwalk
Gadigal & Bidjigal Country

15 min to 30 min
40 min to 1 h

760 m
return

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Easy track
This walk guides you along raised boardwalk through rare and engaged banksia ecosystem. An opportunity to appreciate a sensitive environment close up and in an environmentally sensitive way. The information sign at the start of the walk provides insight into the Banksia scrub and its value. This walk is recommended if you would like to look at a type of vegetation that once covered a much larger area of Sydney. This walk is mostly downhill from Jennifer St. If the return trip is too much you can organise for someone to pick you up from Cape Banks Rd. Let us begin by acknowledging the Gadigal & Bidjigal 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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Top end of Jennifer Street boardwalk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Timber boardwalk on Jennifer Street boardwalk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Vegetation on Jennifer Street Boardwalk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Jennifer Street boardwalk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2017.
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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 Jennifer Street Boardwalk & Jennifer Street (-33.9852939,151.240834)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Anzac Parade
  • Turn on to Anzac Parade then drive for 105 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Anzac Parade and drive for another 295 m
  • Turn left onto Jennifer Street and drive for another 470 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of Jennifer St (near Marconi Pl), Little Bay, this walk follows the concrete footpath between the timber bollards (1.7m gap), past the 'Botany Bay National Park - Jennifer Street Lands' sign. After about 25m, the walk passes the large sheltered 'Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub' sign shelter to find a timber seat. The timber boardwalk leads gently downhill through the dense heath for about 160m to pass the fenced 'revegetation area'. The boardwalk continues to lead through the forest with the occasional water glimpses for another 80m where the path starts to lead moderately steeply downhill for about 15m before starting to mostly level out again. At the end of the timber boarwalk, the walk follows the concrete path to find another timber seat. From here the walk continues along the footpath for 35m to pass the 'Jennifer Street Boardwalk' sign, head through the narow timber bollards and come to Cape Banks Rd, La Perouse next to the golf course.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Jennifer Street Boardwalk & Jennifer Street Start heading along Jennifer Street Boardwalk (a footpath).
After 25 m find the "Jennifer Street Boardwalk" (on your right).
Jennifer Street Boardwalk
Jennifer Street Boardwalk

Jennifer Boardwalk provides you with an elevated view through a rare and endangered ecological community known as the Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub. This community of native plants is protected under the Threatened Species Conservation Act. These Banksia once occupied around 5,300 hectares of land between North Head and Botany Bay in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Currently, surviving stands totalling approximately 146 hectares have been recorded by the local government areas of Botany, Randwick, Waverley, and Manly .
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Jennifer Boardwalk provides you with an elevated view through a rare and endangered ecological community known as the Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub. This community of native plants is protected under the Threatened Species Conservation Act. These Banksia once occupied around 5,300 hectares of land between North Head and Botany Bay in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Currently, surviving stands totalling approximately 146 hectares have been recorded by the local government areas of Botany, Randwick, Waverley, and Manly .

After another 20 m pass the sign (on your right).
Then find the "Seat" (on your right).
Seat
Seat

A timber slat bench seat, 42cm high, 31cm deep and 2.1m wide with a 38cm high backrest.
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A timber slat bench seat, 42cm high, 31cm deep and 2.1m wide with a 38cm high backrest.

After another 250 m find the "Wheelchair Steep" (8 m on your left).
Wheelchair Steep
Wheelchair Steep

An approximalty 15m section of the boardwalk is 1.5:12 steep.
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An approximalty 15m section of the boardwalk is 1.5:12 steep.

After another 55 m find the "Seat" (6 m on your left).
Seat
Seat

A timber slat bench seat, 45cm high, 32cm deep and 2.1m wide with a 38cm high backrest.
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A timber slat bench seat, 45cm high, 32cm deep and 2.1m wide with a 38cm high backrest.

After another 25 m come to "Pinch Point".
Pinch Point
Pinch Point

Timber bollard pinchpoints around edge of carpark. The gap between the bollard are 84cm they are 85cm high.
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Timber bollard pinchpoints around edge of carpark. The gap between the bollard are 84cm they are 85cm high.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 380 m to get back to the start.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Jennifer Street Boardwalk


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 760 m
Time 15 min to 30 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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:
No steps, mostly gentle downhill run with a steeper 15m section about 1.5:12 steep, then return back up.

Surface summary:
1.4m wide timber boardwalk with a short section of concrete path at the top and lower end. The lower end has a gap of 84cm to access road (or turn around and go back up).

Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 250 m apart with the largest gap of 400 m.


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