Oct 5, 2011

The Ponds Walk

We started the 6.6Km walk at Memorial Park, Marsden Rd. Carlingford. The track passes through Dundas Valley and Telopea, following The Ponds and Subiaco Creeks downhill to Rydalmere.

Galaringi Reserve, Carlingford


This is one of the ponds (above and left) that gives the creek its name.

This is an urban walk, about 15Km from Sydney CBD. Beyond Galaringa Reserve and Cox Park, the bushland associated with the creeks is quite narrow, so we were walking along a winding green corridor for much of the walk.

To reach the start of the walk we caught a M54 bus from Parramatta station, along Pennant Hills Rd. to Carlingford (near Marsden Rd.)
The track ends not far from Victoria Rd. at Rydalmere. We returned by bus from there, while the Subiaco Creek flowed a little further to enter the Parramatta River.

Thanks to our leader Judith, who also explained that Kissingpoint Rd. (which we crossed along the way) was named after a naval term.

Downloadable brochure of the walk available from: Parramatta City Council
Location map


  1. A very pretty walk - you are fortunate to have these interesting areas to walk in - love the pond with it's light and shade!

  2. Love the pond and surrounds. You wouldn't know you were only 15 kms from Sydney CBD.