East Killara Track

Download & Print Map and Notes

2 hrs 45 mins

6 km One way

296 m

Hard track
This walk starts and finishes at different points on Eastern Arterial Road. The walk follows a mixture of service trails and bush tracks through Garigal National Park, along Middle Harbour Creek, then heads back out to Eastern Arterial Road, on the other side of Killara.

Maps for the East Killara 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
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the East Killara Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the East Killara 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 6 km
Time 2 hrs 45 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 Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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


3.4km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.4km is flat with no steps. Whilst another 680m has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 530m is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 3.7km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 2.3km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 3.5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2.5km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2km requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 3.2km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 2.7km 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 East Killara Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the East Killara Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The East Killara Track walk starts at the Eastern Arterial Rd (gps: -33.75155, 151.17164)
Your transport options to Eastern Arterial Rd are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The East Killara Track ends at the Int of Eastern Arterial Road and Gordon Creek service trail (gps: -33.768493, 151.17789)
Your transport options to Int of Eastern Arterial Road and Gordon Creek service trail 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/ekt

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 🙂