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St. Ives to Bobbin Head

St. Ives to Bobbin Head

Distance: 14.34 km ( 8.91 miles )  Duration: 3 hours and 30 mins.   Last Updated: 01 Oct 2021
A marvellous walk added by Joanna Marks it's in North Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia.
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We made this into a loop track, but to be honest all the best bits are down by the water, so unless you are a huge loop fan, you might be better off just doing the bottom section. Of course that does mean you miss out on seeing the sphinx.
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Warrimoo Track Starts Here

Warrimoo Track Starts Here

A very handy map courtesy of the National Parks.




Into the Ravine

Into the Ravine

This is where it all starts to go down hill. As you enjoy the descent, bear in mind you have to come back this way.


Distance from previous hotspot: 1.34 km ( 0.83 miles )

Cowan Creek

Cowan Creek

Down at the water it starts getting pretty.


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.23 km ( 0.15 miles )

Sphinx Track

Sphinx Track

Time to head off up hill again. Ignore this turn if you just want the creme de la creme of the tour!


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.41 km ( 0.26 miles )

The Sphinx

The Sphinx

This is it ... the Sphinx war memorial. The memorial was carved from local stone by a returned World War 1 soldier named William Thomas Shirley. He carried out the work while he was being rehabilitat…
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Distance from previous hotspot: 1.13 km ( 0.70 miles )

Sphinx Fire Trail

Sphinx Fire Trail

Fairly dull, except for the monument and some pretty Rosellas.


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.05 km ( 0.03 miles )

View  from the top

View from the top

A glimpse of Bobbin Head down below.


Distance from previous hotspot: 4.19 km ( 2.60 miles )

Back on the Warrimoo Track

Back on the Warrimoo Track

Turn left here if you need a coffee or ice cream. Other wise turn right to return to your start.


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.83 km ( 0.52 miles )

River View

River View

Cownan Creek


Distance from previous hotspot: 1.03 km ( 0.64 miles )

Another Scenic River View

Another Scenic River View

There are lots of these along the way. Of course it’s prettier when the tide is in.


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.59 km ( 0.37 miles )

Almost back

Almost back

Another helpful signpost.


Distance from previous hotspot: 3.17 km ( 1.97 miles )











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