• Matthew Urmenyhazi

Mt Kuring Gai to Berowra Hike

Updated: Dec 18, 2020

Mt Kuring Gai is a 50 minute train trip north from Sydney. This trail starts just across the road from Mt Kuring Gai Railway Station.

The hike can take from 3 to 4 hours, depending on how hard you want to go, but it’s worth slowing down and taking in all of the sights.

There’s recently been talks about glow worms down in this valley, it certainly is damp enough down here for them. If there is a glow worm den, the location has been kept a secret.

We’re hiking through Lyre Bird Gully, so it’s worth going quietly and listening out for the incredible vocal antics of the lyre birds. There’s one up ahead on this hike, so if you skim forward to 16 minutes you’ll see my encounter with one.

The Lyre bird Caves that we pass are a great spot to get out of the rain, or cool down in on a hot day, however, my favourite part of the walk though is the large picturesque salt marsh, which marks the middle of the hike.

This track also runs along the edge of Berowra Creek where we pass through middens, which are are accumulations of shell produced by Aboriginal people who collected, cooked and eating shellfish and oysters here for thousands of years.

The trail ends after a short, steep climb out of the valley floor to the suburb of Berowra.

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