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11km Circuit Northern Lookout
Dharug country

2 h to 2 h 15 min

4.5 km
return

↑ 380 m
↓ -380 m

Hard track
A beautiful walk along part of the 11km Circuit walk, climbing up through a beautiful moist gully before emerging to drier forest and a nice viewpoint. The walk provides a great variety of scenery with a mixture of vegetation and some great boulder and cliff scenery along the way. The climbs and descents are pretty steep at times but not too long. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey.
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.

Getting There
Trackhead At the intersection of Mill Creek Road & 11km Walking Track (-33.400618,151.0479584)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.) Special (Wisemans Ferry Dialacar provides a taxi style mini-bus service based in Wisemans Ferry. The cost is typically about $1 per km (ex Wisemans Ferry). They will pick-up and drop-off from Sydney or the Central Coast and will happily drop walkers off or pick them up from tracks in the area. The cost for a pick-up from Gosford and drop off near Wisemans Ferry would be approximately $150 (please call for up-to-date pricing) and the minivan can carry up to 13 passengers. Phone: 0448 122 374)
DirectionsF

Track Notes

Getting started
From the Mill Creek picnic area (signposted on Wisemans Ferry Rd, about 6km east of Wisemans Ferry crossing), the walk crosses from the information signs to the the 'Start/Finish' walking track signpost at the far end of the picnic area. From the signposts at the end of Mill Creek Picnic area, the walk crosses the picnic area to a visble handrail and steps going down to a wooden bridge. The walk crosses the bridge and bends to the left, following the bush track. After climbing gently around the hill for a while, the track climbs, steeply at times, through areas with beautiful boulder and moist forest scenery. As the track climbs higher, it moves through drier forest and zigzags up the side of the hill. Keep an eye out for the track markers, ensuring you follow a cluster of markers up over some stepped rocks. After reaching the top of a ridge, the track swings to the left and climbs along the ridge line, passing over the small hill and down the ridge line on the other side. The track then passes a track marker on the right, keeping the large open rock platform to the left, and arrives at the junction on a small rock platform (the main track bends to the right here, going past a track marker with an old arrow nailed to the tree above it). There are minor tracks from this small rock platform to the nearby, large open platform with nice views.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
At the intersection of Mill Creek Road & 11km Walking Track Start heading along 11km Walking Track (a walking track).
After 5 m to find the car park.
After 25 m head into the "Mill Creek Picnic Area".
Veer left
After another 10 m veer left, to head along 11km Walking Track.
There is a toilet (about 80 m back from the start).
After 180 m pass the sign (20 m on your right).
Then find the "Mill Creek picnic area" (20 m on your right).
Mill Creek picnic area
This beautifully situated picnic area is located a short distance along an unsealed road, off Wisemans Ferry Rd, about 5.5km east of Wisemans Ferry. There are picnic tables, fireplaces, an information board and pit toilets. There is some excellent bush walking in the area with two signposted circuit walks starting from the end of the picnic area. There is a 'large group' camping area adjacent.
Mill Creek picnic area
This beautifully situated picnic area is located a short distance along an unsealed road, off Wisemans Ferry Rd, about 5.5km east of Wisemans Ferry. There are picnic tables, fireplaces, an information board and pit toilets. There is some excellent bush walking in the area with two signposted circuit walks starting from the end of the picnic area. There is a 'large group' camping area adjacent.
Then cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
Continue straight
After another 230 m continue straight, to head along 11km Walking Track.
After another 1.9 km come to 11km circuit Nth Viewpoint
11km circuit Nth Viewpoint
This informal, unfenced lookout is on a large rock platform on the northern part of the 11km Circuit, in Dharug National Park. The nice views and atmosphere make this a good spot for a break while doing the circuit walk.
11km circuit Nth Viewpoint
This informal, unfenced lookout is on a large rock platform on the northern part of the 11km Circuit, in Dharug National Park. The nice views and atmosphere make this a good spot for a break while doing the circuit walk.
Terrain


AS 2156.1-2001 - Walking tracks Classification
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 4.5 km
Time 2 h to 2 h 15 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet There is one -41 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-41 m
Mill Creek picnic area
This beautifully situated picnic area is located a short distance along an unsealed road, off Wisemans Ferry Rd, about 5.5km east of Wisemans Ferry. There are picnic tables, fireplaces, an information board and pit toilets. There is some excellent bush walking in the area with two signposted circuit walks starting from the end of the picnic area. There is a 'large group' camping area adjacent.
11km circuit Nth Viewpoint
This informal, unfenced lookout is on a large rock platform on the northern part of the 11km Circuit, in Dharug National Park. The nice views and atmosphere make this a good spot for a break while doing the circuit walk.

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