This isn't a particularly special walk, but is a nice way to see different heath environments. The walk follows an old road which has now been turned into a service trail. There are many wildflowers and banksia along this walk, providing great flower displays in the warmer months of the year. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharawal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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.
Getting started From the southernmost 'Wises Track' sign on Sir Bertram Stevens Drive (sign to the left of the gate)(NOTE:this sign has been reported as missing by another walker), this walk heads away from the road and around the gate. The trail passes through the low heath to turn right after approximately 30m. After a short time more, the walk reaches a rocky outcrop (on the left) where it turns right, heading down the hill. The trail descends for some time to a clearing on the right, after which the trail heads steeply downhill, turning left. At the bottom of the rocky hill, the walk continues to the unsignposted intersection.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Sir Bertram Stevens Drive & Wises Trail Start heading along Wises Trail (a vehicle track).
After 650 m come to the viewpoint (20 m on your right).
After another 690 m (at the intersection of Wises Trail & Karani Trail) continue straight, to head along Wises Trail.
After another 200 m pass the summit (80 m on your left).
After another 2.1 km pass the summit (145 m on your left).
After another 25 m veer left, to head along Wises Trail.
After another 600 m turn left, to head along Wises Trail.
After another 85 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
1 h 15 min to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)