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Walk No 10
Patonga Drive to Pearl Beach
Brisbane Water National Park
Getting There: There is a bus service to Patonga but driving there would be much easier. From Woy Woy or Umina, follow the signs to Patonga. About 2km past the turn-off to Pearl Beach, you will see a sign on the left, to the Warrah Lookout. Follow the unsealed road to the car park. Alternatively, you can continue along Patonga Drive for about 700m. past the unsealed side road and start the walk from a gate on the left. There is room to park a few cars.
Description: From the Warrah Trig there are extensive views across Broken Bay and the entrance to Brisbane Water. Well-built sandstone steps lead down to the walking track, which follows the escarpment along the Hawkesbury River. From a magnificent sandstone heath, the track descends through woodland to the Crommelin Native Arboretum in Pearl Beach.
Duration: A leisurely 3 to 4 hours return.
Best Time: June-November for an incredible variety of flowers, or any time for the wonderful views across Broken Bay to Palm Beach and up the Hawkesbury River to Patonga and beyond.
Expect to see:
The beautiful Native Rose