Useful websites and telephone numbers
Australian Walking Track Grading System
  • The Grading System helps you find walks best suited to your needs.
  • Walks are classified into 5 Grades
  • The Grade is based on experience required, steps, gradient, path quality and signage.
Bureau of Meteorology
  • Weather, UV and sun protection forecasts and weather warnings
Bushwalking NSW
  • Bushwalking clubs, Gear advice (footwear, clothes, weather protection, first aid, suppliers)
  • Safety information (weather, fires, navigation, rescue)
  • Conservation
  • The Bushwalker and Newsletter archives
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Phone: 1300 361 967 (Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sat-Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm)
  • Walking tracks in NSW National Parks
  • Fires, floods and park closures information
  • Facilities, accommodation, guided tours
  • Australia‚Äôs National Parks information
  • Conservation issues including threatened species and native vegetation
  • Environmental issues
NSW Rural Fire Service
  • Major fire updates, fires near you, emergency information,
  • Hazard reductions
Transport Info Line

Phone: 131 500 (6:00 am - 10:00 pm daily)
  • Plan your trip (train, bus, ferry, light rail), timetable and maps
  • Status reports for all transport modes, Live Traffic NSW links
  • Bushwalks in NSW, maps, tracks