Last updated: November 17, 2022
The 3 km trail to the Naa Badu Lookout in Berowra Heights is a moderately challenging walking track through thriving bushland, heading towards the Berowra Creek Valley.
The panoramic valley views from the lookout point in this beautiful part of Sydney are well worth the effort it takes to get there.
There is, however, also a much easier way to reach the lookout. Read on to find out more!
|Berowra to Naa Badu Lookout|
|Distance:||3 km (one way)|
|Dogs:||Not allowed on the trail|
How to Get There
The easiest way to get to Berowra is by train. From Berowra train station, make your way to Crowley Road (less than 1 km), where you will find the start of the bush trail to Naa Badu Lookout (see map location).
If you’re driving to Berowra, simply park your car on Crowley Road, which has free street parking.
If you’re not keen to go bushwalking and only want to visit the lookout, it’s best to park your car on Berkeley Close in Berowra Heights (see map location).
There, you will find access to a fire trail, the Berkeley Trail, which leads directly to the Naa Badu Lookout, an easy 15 minutes away.
Berowra to Naa Badu Lookout
As mentioned, this exciting hike starts at Berowra train station, but the actual bushwalk starts at Crowley Road, close to the roundabout off Berowra Waters Road.
At the Great North Walk signpost, that’s where you are going to head straight into the bush. This part of the track is the hardest bit as it’s quite steep, involving a few creek crossings and a bit of mild rock scrambling.
It’s not the best-maintained walking track, but it’s certainly doable. Needless to say, that good shoe wear is essential to be able to conquer this track safely.
Once the track connects with the Berkeley fire trail further down in the valley, the walking path becomes much easier. From that point on, it’s another 20 minutes to get to Naa Badu Lookout.
Naa Badu Lookout
Once you see the lookout, you will know that the hike to get there was worth it. The views across the valley and along Berowra creek are absolutely stunning.
The area where the fenced lookout is located is also home to a couple of picnic benches and tables, making it the perfect spot to sit back, relax and enjoy a good lunch outdoors.
From the lookout, you can either make your way back via the same walking track, or you can decide to continue the fire trail to Berowra Heights.
It takes roughly another 15 minutes to reach the suburban streets of Berowra Heights, from where you can easily return to your original starting point in Berowra.
Distance-wise, it’s about the same, but returning via the streets is much easier than returning via the bush, which is a steep hike out of the valley.
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Map and Route
In the below map, Berowra train station is marked with “1”, and the start of the shorter and easier walk to the lookout at Berkely Close with “2”.
The start of the challenging bush trail to the lookout is marked with “A”, and the Naa Badu Lookout is marked with “B”.
If you’re arriving by train, walk to Crowley Road to find the start of the bush trail. Otherwise, if you’re driving, park your car on Crowley Road.