Old Quarry Pond

1 h 45 min to 2 h 45 min

45 min to 1 h 15 min

6.3 km
circuit

↑ 106 m
↓ -106 m

Easy track
Starting from the car park off Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill, this walk takes you to the Old Quarry Pond and back via the Quarry Road Track, exploring the diverse woodland along the way. One of the few decent places you can swim with your dog in Queensland, the old quarry pond is a haven for people with four-legged companions. With heaps of water lilies and a peaceful scenery, this little pond sits beautifully in nature. Take your time, have a pondside picnic and enjoy the serene ambience. The tracks leading up to and circling around the pond are wide and undulating, making them suitable for little children. Speaking of, your kids can ride their bikes alongside you throughout the track. Just keep an ear out for mountain bikers and horse riders. Let us begin by acknowledging the 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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-27.624833,153.1577215)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Pacific Motorway, M1, Daisy Hill.
  • Turn on to then drive for 560 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Chatswood Road and drive for another 205 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Chatswood Road and drive for another 1.5 km
  • Turn left onto Daisy Hill Road and drive for another 1.5 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 70 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park off Daisy Hill Road(105 metres northeast of intersection with Lawton Street), pass through the bollard and head towards the sheltered informative signpost along the paved track. Turn right and pass by the said signpost(to your left) and follow the track along the car park(to your right). Shortly after, stay on the track as it veers left and straightens out to continue along Old Quarry Road Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Quarry Road.
There is a car park.
Find the sign at the start.
Find the water tap at the start.
At the intersection of Quarry Road & Hub Trail turn right, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 45 m veer left, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 110 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 140 m head through/around the gate.
After another 265 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Track 3 - Lace Monitor Trail) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Dennis Break) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 6 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Pultenaea Break) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 360 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Whoa Boy Break) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 480 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Kimberley Link) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 85 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Track 3 - Lace Monitor Trail) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 9 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Creek Break) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 335 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Glossy Black) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 245 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Barking Dog Break) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Youles Break) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 325 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Bishops Break) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 130 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Central Break) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 155 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 175 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 55 m (at the intersection of Quarry Lookout Break & Quarry Road) turn left, to head along Quarry Lookout Break.
After another 95 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 95 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Lookout Break.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Central Break & Quarry Lookout Break) veer left, to head along Central Break.
After another 165 m (at the intersection of Central Break & Glider) continue straight, to head along Central Break.
After another 65 m pass a seat (50 m on your left)., has no backrest.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the foreshore of the scenic pond. Don't be shy, jump in! To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Continue straight, to head along Central Break.
After another 135 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Central Break) turn right, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 130 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Bishops Break) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 325 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Youles Break) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Barking Dog Break) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 245 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Glossy Black) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 335 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Creek Break) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Kimberley Link) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Kimberley Link) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 480 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Whoa Boy Break) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 360 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Pultenaea Break) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 6 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Dennis Break) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Track 3 - Lace Monitor Trail) continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 410 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 110 m veer right, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Quarry Road & Hub Trail) turn left, to head along Quarry Road.
After another 15 m come to the end.

This side trip takes you to the foreshore of the scenic pond. Don't be shy, jump in!
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 45 m pass a seat (15 m on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 35 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 80 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Old Quarry Pond


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 6.3 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 2 h 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 3.6 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Seat
3.6 km[seat]
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