2 hrs 15 mins

4.7 km One way

213 m

Hard track
This pleasant walk follows the pipeline, from Hunter Avenue in St Ives, to John Oxley Drive, Davidson. The walk follows the pipeline down into the valley and crosses Middle Harbour Creek (via a quick upstream detour to the Bungaroo Track crossing) before climbing out of the valley to John Oxley Drive.

Maps for the The Pipeline Way 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 The Pipeline Way bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Pipeline Way

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 4.7 km
Time 2 hrs 15 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


2.8km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1000m is very steep. Whilst another 760m has short steep hills and the remaining 180m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 3.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 1.4km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 3.2km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.5km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 3km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.7km requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 3.7km 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 3km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.7km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the The Pipeline Way walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Pipeline Way walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Pipeline Way walk starts at the Hunter Ave (opposite Yarrabung Rd) (gps: -33.74178, 151.16694)
Your transport options to Hunter Ave (opposite Yarrabung Rd) are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The The Pipeline Way 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/tpw

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 🙂