Just before summer hits and the weather is too hot to do anything but sit at the beach and swim in the ocean, I wanted to do a quick few more walks. After finally finishing the Spit Bridge to Manly Walk a few weeks ago (plus writing about it in detail) I wanted to do something a little different this time and not do a coastal walk.
I opted for a walk with a bit more shade and a different scenery then Australia’s coast, I know, I am such a spoiled brat.
I did some Google searching and found the Two Creeks Walk located an easy bus trip away. It offers (according to Google) post-war cobbled tracks and stonework, Coachwood forests, sweeping water vistas, and vegetation communities ranging from moist gullies to Sydney sandstone gully bushland.
I think that sounds pretty spiffy and decided to bind on my walking shoes and wander this 7.5-kilometer-long track.
GETTING TO THE TWO CREEK WALK AND BACK
Getting to the start of the walk is a bit of a search, the first bit, getting near the vicinity of the walk is easy. Just hop on 207 bus towards Lindfield.
Getting home from the end of the walk is a little more complicated and inevitably involves a steep climb, if you were to follow the same route as I did. After walking for a couple of hours I asked my trusty Opal Travel App where the nearest bus stop was. *Beep Beep Boop* ow it’s only a 15-minute walk and your bus will be there in 16 minutes. PERFECT. It just forgot to tell me that I had to walk the steepest mo-fo hill in the history of hills (especially after already walking for 4 hours in 25+ degree weather) I nearly died and I missed the bus by 1 minute. So yeah, fun!
The bus, who came after a 30-minute wait, did take right back to North Sydney so that was perfect.
WHERE EXACTLY DOES THE TWO CREEK WALKING TRAIL START?
A bit of a thought, and I had to do 4 attempts before I found the actual start.
So, winding back to the start of the walk, Get off the 207 bus at the Lindfield Oval. From here walk along Tyron road towards Slade Avenue. Take a right into Slade Avenue and here you will see a sign that says Two Creeks Walk. Where the blue dots is on the picture above is where the start of the trail is located.
THINGS TO SEE
The walks offer a more bush-feel walk. For the majority, you wander around in dense bushland, which is good for shade. You also wander along some creeks (hence the name)
There is also a big chance that you get to say hi to Kangaroos, Foxes, bunnies, lizards, kookaburras, and parrots.
WANDERING THROUGH A STORM DRAIN
At the start of the walk, you will be walking alongside a creek. After about 15 minutes you need to pass under Eastern Arterial Road via the stormwater tunnel, which may not be passable after rain. It’s a bit spooky as there are no lights in the tunnel. There was some water in there and I was a bit worried about snakes, but I did not see any. Just be careful when you walk through this tunnel is what im saying.
DON’T MAKE A WRONG TURN AFTER THE STORMWATER TUNNEL
After the tunnel, I got distracted by this little dude. Nearly stepped on him, which luckily did not happen. However, the track is a bit hidden and you have to take a right, going up on some steps.
After this, you end up on a sand ‘road’ which you will follow for about 1 hour.
GORDON CREEK BRIDGE
On your left, you will see a sign and about the Gordon Creek bridge. The bridge itself is not there anymore, just some sort of pipe, I don’t know. It still offers some cool views and I used the concrete slab as my lunch spot.
During this walk, I only encountered 3 other people (in a 4-hour walk) so it is truly a quiet and a relaxing trail.
STEEP AND ROUGH CLIMB
I was happy that I recharged myself, cause the next bit of the track was a tad hard. It was quite a climb on some rough steps. In the end, it was worth it, as the views are pretty sweet when you reach the top. It evened out and you kinda walk parallel with the ‘creek’, After a while you slowly start to decend and you end up next to the creek – which is called Middle harbor.
There is no proper path to the water’s edge, but you can see places where people have wandered down before. I choose one of these paths and ended up right on the water’s edge. I chilled here for a bit, because I had been walking for quite a while, it was warm and was a bit over it by now. The views are pretty stunning though!
FINDING A BUS STOP
Around this time, I decided that I had enough, so I looked up the nearest bus stop. You can continue from here… But I truly had enough. I was near Echo Point at this time.
Before you set sail, there are a few more things you need to know:
- Public toilets – there a NO public toilets along this route. There is one at the Cricket Ground at Lindfield, so before you start you’d better go. (Although there is no one on this track, so worse come to worse, just pretend you are Bear Grills)
- Danger Doodles and spiders – You are in Australia so be wary of Spiders and Snakes. The location is perfect for them and some parts of the walk you walk over very rough terrain. So be careful where you place your hand (for balance) and your feet during those parts.
- Bring your own water + food – There is nowhere to fill up your water bottle, so please make sure you bring plenty of water.
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