Cooper Park Circuit

45 min to 1 h

2 km
circuit

↑ 105 m
↓ -104 m

Moderate track
Starting from the car park on Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill, this walk takes you on a circuit in Cooper Park. The park is enormous bushland with a number of walking tracks, and the creek running throughout the park is mainly natural. It follows a volcanic dyke dating back to Jurassic Age, which makes it possible to see interesting geological formations. Additionally, the native plantation includes patches of remnant rainforest and eucalyptus forest. As you head along the track, surrounding trees help you relax and even forget that you are in the suburbs. There are useful facilities in the park and rest stops in convenient locations for bushwalkers. 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 (-33.8876064,151.2587091)
Mode Bus Car
DirectionsFrom Eastern Distributor, M1, Woolloomooloo.
  • Turn on to Anzac Parade Offramp then drive for 120 m
  • Keep left onto Moore Park Road Offramp and drive for another 290 m
  • Keep left onto Moore Park Road Offramp and drive for another 3.1 km
  • Turn left onto Old South Head Road and drive for another 440 m
  • Turn left onto Victoria Road and drive for another 190 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Victoria Road (just north of the intersection with Bellevue Park Road), head towards the stone pillars along the paved path. Pass between the said pillars and head down the stone stairs. 130 metres into the walk, keep left at the 3-way intersection to continue along Cooper Park Circuit (clockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Then head up the 50 steps (about 65 m long)
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 60 m turn right, to head along Cooper Creek Path.
After another 195 m continue straight.
After another 220 m continue straight.
After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Grey Gum Walk.
After another 6 m (at the intersection of Grey Gum Walk & Fletcher Gully Steps) turn right, to head along Grey Gum Walk.
Then head down the surface|paved steps (about 7 m long)
After another 20 m continue straight, to head along Grey Gum Walk.
After another 15 m pass the picnic table (30 m on your right).
After another 135 m turn right.
Then head down the steps (about 25 m long)
After another 3 m continue straight.
Then cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 8 m turn right.
Then head down the steps (about 8 m long)
After another 55 m pass the toilet (about 15 m ahead).
Then pass the cafe (20 m on your right).
After another 55 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
Then pass the water tap (on your right).
Turn left.
After another 40 m veer right, to head along Coral Steps.
Then head down the steps (about 55 m long)
At the intersection of Cliff Walk & Coral Steps turn right, to head along Cliff Walk (a footpath).
After another 105 m continue straight, to head along Cliff Walk.
After another 15 m pass the playground (20 m on your right).
After another 50 m pass the water tap (25 m on your right).
After another 7 m turn left, to head along Cliff Walk.
After another 10 m turn right, to head along Cliff Walk.
After another 55 m (at the intersection of Peppermint Walk & Cliff Walk) turn left, to head along Peppermint Walk.
Then head down the steps (about 15 m long)
After another 165 m (at the intersection of Peppermint Walk & Cadigal Track) continue straight, to head along Peppermint Walk.
After another 50 m veer left, to head along Peppermint Walk.
After another 65 m (at the intersection of Rosewood Walk & Peppermint Walk) continue straight, to head along Rosewood Walk.
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Rosewood Walk & Cadigal Track) continue straight, to head along Rosewood Walk.
After another 65 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Rosewood Walk.
After another 90 m pass the "Blip Cafe" (60 m on your left).
After another 15 m head down the surface|paved steps (about 15 m long)
After another 3 m turn right.
After another 80 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Cooper Park Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2 km
Time 45 min to 1 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 950 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
950 m[toilet]
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