Anstey Hill Boundary Circuit

2 h 30 min to 4 h

1 h 15 min to 2 h

8.5 km
circuit

↑ 274 m
↓ -274 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Gate 1 car park on North East Road, Tea Tree Gully, this circuit walk takes you along the edges of Anstey Hill Recreational Park via the Boundary, Water Gully, Range Road South and Ellis Way tracks. Anstey Hill Recreational Park offers unique experiences for walkers, including beautiful displays of wildflowers dotted along the trails and the extensive ruins of a 19th-century nursery. Discover this park's unique features, including ruins of the original Newman's Nursery. Keep an eye out for the many yellow-tailed black cockatoos, blue wrens, kangaroos, koalas and echidnas that live in the park. Gate 1 has toilet facilities, and there is clear signage throughout. Although the inclines on this walk are manageable, some steep sections and uneven surfaces can be moderately challenging. 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 Gate 1 (-34.821986,138.7313899)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Hampstead Road, A17
  • Turn on to Grand Junction Road, A16 then drive for 4.9 km
  • Turn left onto North East Road, A10 and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Continue onto North East Road, A10 and drive for another 5.3 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 30 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Gate 1 Start (a service road).
Ruby Raja (about 40 m back from the start).
After 40 m to find the "Toilets".
After another 95 m (at the intersection of Boundary Walk & Quarry Track) turn right, to head along Boundary Walk (a vehicle track).
After another 265 m continue straight.
After another 295 m continue straight, to head along Boundary Walk.
After another 160 m (at the intersection of Boundary Walk & Boundary Singletrack Connector) continue straight, to head along Boundary Singletrack Connector (a walking track).
After another 110 m (at the intersection of Boundary Walk & Boundary Singletrack Connector) veer left, to head along Boundary Walk (a vehicle track).
After another 420 m (at the intersection of Boundary Walk & Gate 4 Singletrack) continue straight, to head along Boundary Walk.
After another 115 m (at the intersection of Boundary Walk & Ridgetop Walk) continue straight, to head along Boundary Walk.
After another 410 m (at the intersection of Water Gully Track & Boundary Walk) veer left, to head along Water Gully Track.
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of Newmans Track & Water Gully Track) turn right, to head along Newmans Track.
After another 840 m turn left.
After another 155 m pass the "Trail Head" (on your left).
After another 470 m continue straight, to head along Range Road South Track.
After another 330 m (Gate 16) veer left, to head along Range Road South Track.
After another 20 m pass the "Trail Head" (15 m on your left).
After another 240 m continue straight.
After another 450 m turn right, to head along Range Road South Track.
After another 195 m turn left.
After another 70 m head through/around the gate.
After another 80 m pass the "Water Tap" (15 m on your left).
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Lookout Walk & Newmans Track) continue straight, to head along Lookout Walk.
After another 40 m pass the sign (on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip taking you to Anstey Hill Lookout, where you can get better views of the park. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 9 m turn right.
After another 345 m veer right, to head along Ellis Way.
After another 225 m (at the intersection of Ellis Way & Rosella Walk) continue straight, to head along Ellis Way.
After another 680 m (at the intersection of Closed To Public & Ellis Way) turn right (a walking track).
After another 245 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Views Loop.
After another 620 m pass the "Trail Head" (7 m on your left).
Veer right.
After another 70 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Track.
Continue another 280 m to find Gate 1 at the end.

An optional side trip taking you to Anstey Hill Lookout, where you can get better views of the park.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Lookout Walk.
After another 120 m (at the intersection of Lookout Walk & Lookout Backdoor) turn left, to head along Lookout Backdoor (a walking track).
After another 35 m come to the end.
"The Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 160 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Anstey Hill Boundary Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 8.5 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 4 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 35 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
35 mToilets
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