Davidson Exploration

Download & Print Map and Notes

2 hrs 30 mins

5.8 km One way

243 m

Hard track
This walk partially circumnavigates the suburb of Davidson. Starting on Stone Pde, the walk follows the cascades track down to Middle Harbour Creek and follows the creek downstream to the pipeline. The walk finishes with an uphill slog, following the pipeline, to John Oxley Drive.

Maps for the Davidson Exploration walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Davidson Exploration bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Davidson Exploration

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 5.8 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


3.5km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.3km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (1000m) is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 3.3km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 2.5km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 4.9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 950m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 3.6km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 4.8km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1000m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 4.9km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 950m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Davidson Exploration walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Davidson Exploration walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Davidson Exploration walk starts at the Stone Pde (gps: -33.737283, 151.19618)
Your transport options to Stone Pde are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Davidson Exploration ends at the John Oxley Drive (Sth of Prahran Ave) (gps: -33.747029, 151.19987)
Your transport options to John Oxley Drive (Sth of Prahran Ave) are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/de

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂