Roseville to Macquarie Park

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3 hrs 30 mins

8.9 km One way

290 m

Hard track
This walk starts at Roseville station and explores the streets and alleyways of Roseville before joining the main spine of the Great North Walk at Fullers Bridge. Here you head deeper into the bush to explore the eastern bank on the Lane Cove River. There is a great diversity of mostly dry forest and some great sandstone rock formation, as well as a side trip to Blue Hole to enjoy. Soon after Blue hole you leave the river (and GNW) to cross over De Burghs Bridge, past a few cafes and restaurants to find Macquarie Park railway station.

Maps for the Roseville to Macquarie Park 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.
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 Roseville to Macquarie Park bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Roseville to Macquarie Park

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 8.9 km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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


3.2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 2.9km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (2.7km) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

4km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 2.3km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 2.2km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 340m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.


Around 6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 3.3km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.9km requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 9km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 55m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 3.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Roseville to Macquarie Park walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Roseville to Macquarie Park walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Roseville to Macquarie Park walk starts at the Roseville Train Station (gps: -33.784534, 151.17783)
Your transport options to Roseville Train Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Train. (get details)

The Roseville to Macquarie Park ends at the Macquarie Park Station (gps: -33.785394, 151.12843)
Your transport options to Macquarie Park Station are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
(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



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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 🙂