Illawarra Escarpment Traverse

Best walk no. 25

Illawarra Escarpment Traverse

Grade 4
Illawarra Escarpment Traverse. Stanwell Park - Forest Track - Austinmer. Great views of the Illawarra coast. The vegetation is varied along the walk including sections of rainforest. Iconic ladders and steps down the escarpment to finish.
Illawarra Escarpment SCA
South Coast
Illawarra Branch


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4 Jun, Sun Austinmer to Stanwell Park
Grade:4/6 Length 17km  600m Sydney Branch
Nicola L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Steep 350m ascent from Austinmer Station will be rewarded with stunning views from Sublime Point.  Continuing along the escarpment and the Wodi Wodi Track, I expect the condition of the track to Stanwell Station is still degraded, steep and slippery in places. Several creek crossings & some exposure up the ladders to Sublime Point. Brisk pace with view stops. Joint walk with The Bush Club.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA
Map: Otford 91294S and Appin 90291S Limit: 10. Best Walk: Illawarra Escarpment Traverse View

26 Nov, Sun Forest Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Favourite walk along the northern Illawarra Escarpment with great views and varied vegetation. Steep cliff edges and track may be overgrown.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA Limit: 15. Best Walk: Illawarra Escarpment Traverse View

19 Feb, Sun Illawarra Escarpment
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  100m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Forest Walk along the escarpment in Maddens Plains. Great views and varied vegetation. Limit: 15. Map: Bulli/Appin Best Walk: Illawarra Escarpment Traverse View

15 Jul, Sat Illawarra Escarpment
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  370m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Stanwell Park to Austinmer. Follow the Wodi Wodi and Bullock Tracks to Mt Mitchell with a side trip to Historical viaduct along Stanwell Creek. Continue along the Forest Walk and link track to Sublime Point. Steep descent with ladders to station. Cliff edges, ladders, creek crossings, slippery conditions.
Map: Appin 90291S and Bulli 90292N Limit: 15. Best Walk: Illawarra Escarpment Traverse View

14 Apr, Fri Illawarra Escarpment SCA
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  150m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Good Friday walk along the northern Illawarra escarpment. Walk from Stanwell Tops via the so-called Rim Track to Mt Mitchel and Forest Track to Maddens Plains. The most northerly sections of the Illawarra escarpment which offers great views and fairly easy walking. Limit: 15. Map: Otford Best Walk: Illawarra Escarpment Traverse View

15 Apr, Sat Illawarra Escarpment SCA
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.An easy section of the Illawarra escarpment from Sublime Point to Maddens Plains and return. Interesting bush and opportunities for views over the coast. If you want a harder and longer walk you could start and finish at Austinmer Track head or station and meet the group at Sublime Point - enquire with leader for details. Phone before 8:30pm or e-mail to register. Limit: 15. Map: Bulli Best Walk: Illawarra Escarpment Traverse View

21 Oct, Sat 7:53AM Illawarra Escarpment Traverse
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  370m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.A walk for lovers of grand coastal views,the odd creek crossing plus some history thrown in as well not to mention the bush will be at its finest with a mid spring profusion of wildflowers. Creek crossing and a steep descent via ladders from sublime point.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA
Map: Appin 90291S and Bulli 90292N Limit: 15. Best Walk: Illawarra Escarpment Traverse View

One thought on “Illawarra Escarpment Traverse

  1. Sam Garrett-Jones
    says:

    Here’s a track guide to the walk, courtesy of NPA Illawarra Branch:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxrDWhFTAAvBZk9WSnkycDQxbkE/view

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