Wondabyne to Woy Woy

I took this Wedesday off (16/12/09) and did the walk from Wondabyne train station to Woy Woy station via Brisbane Waters National Park. Details of the walk are here. Of all of the walks I have done this year this would have been the hardest. Particularly the last few k’s on the flat. It is a 15.3km walk. I walked from about 11am to just before 5pm.

I have done a lot of this track when I was 16, with a lot heavier pack. That time I went onto Rocky Ponds where I stayed the night. With the many years that have passed, it makes me wonder how I did it then?!

I caught the train to Wondabyne and asked the train guard to stop the train at the only station that is in a national park in NSW and the only station in Australia that doesn't have road access to it. It has a very short platform.

Although it was around 29c degree there was a nice sea breeze all day long. After a short but steep walk up the hill behind Wondabyne the track heads north with the Pindar caves track off to the left. The track then goes into a valley passing Myron Brook and then there is a nice stop at Kariong Brook.

The track then heads back up a steep hill, then over rocky outcrops. Then up and over the side of Mt Wondabyne.

Mt Wondabyne

I did the optional sidewalk to the top Mt Wondabyne which has a altitude of about 220 metres so it won't be the highest mountain I plan to climb, but at least it was a good workout in the heat of the day. My 3 litres of water ran out about there..

Views of Ettalong, Bouddi national park and out to sea.

The track then gently winds down the hill passing Woy Woy tip and sewage treatment works. Sorry no photo's of these. Then on the flat through Woy Woy.

  Woy Woy Bay

So would I recommend this walk. Yes, but I would recommend that they take plenty of water!

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