1 hr 15 mins

2 km Return

132 m

Hard track
This walk starts at John Oxley Drive, and is popular with people working on their fitness. The walk follows a service trail which is initially dirt, but is sealed for most of the way, as it follows the pipeline steeply down to Middle Harbour Creek. Enjoy the view from the bank of the creek before the climb back up.

Maps for the Davidson Track 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 Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Davidson Track

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 2 km
Time 1 hr 15 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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


This whole walk, 1000m is very steep.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 1000m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 1000m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1000m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 1000m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


This whole walk, 1000m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

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

Other Nearby walks

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

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Davidson Track walk starts and 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/j

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 🙂