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Walk: Jerusalem Bay

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This walk follows a section of the Great North Walk, descending a forested tributary valley to Cowan Creek before reaching the sunshine at peaceful Jerusalem Bay inlet. The track continues on to Brooklyn (a possible furture walk). Jerusalem Bay once hosted the redundant naval vessel the Parramatta bought in 1933 by local boatshed owner George Rhodes to house tourists and fishermen. The boat ended up stranded and wrecked off Milson Island. Interesting story if you want to research it!

Date: Sunday 25 September
Time: 8.45 for 9 am start
Length: 5.5 km
Grade:medium to hard – climb of 190 m on return leg; track has steep rocky sections which have been damaged by rains of the past two years, so due care is needed and a walking pole is suggested
Meet: Car park in front of Cowan railway station, Pacific Highway (see below for how to get there)
Bring: lunch snack, camera, binoculars
Weather issues: sheltered forested valley setting, good sun shade and wind protection
Leader: John Martyn (0425 830 260)
Limit: 15 walkers


  • The walk is timed to coincide with flowering of Fraser's Boronia Boronia fraseri, the tallest and perhaps most impressive of the boronias
  • The route passes through splendid and shady tall forest with boronias and numerous other wildflower species
  • We will pause by the water for at least 20 min, a serene spot, for rest and snacks before returning to the start at Cowan station

Getting there

The simplest possible starting point to locate: drive up the old Pacific Highway to Cowan station. Gosford trains stop there as an alternative, but frequency's not great. Note that its a six car platform length so avoid the front two carriages (no platform and doors don't open).

Jerusalem Bay

Serene inlet at Jerusalem Bay


Closeup shot of Fraser's boronia


Few more impressive and photogenic angophoras or Sydney red gums than this one along the track 

Event Properties

Event Date 25-09-2022 8:45 am
Location Cowan Station

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