Bushwalk 3 – The Grand Crossing: Gordon to Epping

Course Overview

Escape to the great outdoors with our resident bushwalking guide, Greg Williams, who has been leading bushwalks around Sydney for over 33 years. You can book each bushwalk individually or book the‘Bushwalking – Sunday Adventure Bushwalks Package’which includes all four bushwalks at a discounted price.

Join us as we discover this grand crossing that will take us through a natural landscape full of some of the tallest Blackbutts, along with attractive Turpentines and Peppermint woodland. Our journey is also home to the Powerful Owl along with many other bird species. Further into our walk we will discover some historical steps which were carved into the bedrock many years ago to allow people to picnic and swim in the nearby Lane Cove Creek. Sydney also has no shortage of high-forests which in places include the magnificent now endangered Blue Gum tree.

All bushwalks have morning tea provided with tea, coffee and delicious chocolate treats available.

A Course Information Guide regarding the bushwalk will be provided beforehand. Please consult the Course Information Guide prior to the walk for comprehensive information on meeting places, start times, travel directions and more.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

Learn more about this course

What you will learn

Course outline

  • Rating: Moderate – Moderately challenging
  • Distance: 11km

Course outcome

By the end of the course, you would have:

  • Discovered new trails around Sydney and Greater Sydney Basin
  • More confidence and experience in bushwalking
  • Inspiration to accept new challenges
  • Gained an understanding of bushwalking preparedness and safety

What you need to know

Entry requirements

Macquarie Community College conducts a wide range of bushwalks for people who have limited bushwalking experience through to the experienced bushwalker. Most bushwalking trails are generally suitable for those who have a reasonable level of fitness, although the bushwalks that have been graded “introductory” are usually suitable for those who have limited bushwalking experience. If you have any questions, please contact us on 1300 845 888.

What you need to provide

On our bushwalks you will need:

  • Sturdy comfortable shoes
  • Clothes for all weather conditions
  • Wet weather gear (if required)
  • Hat
  • Small backpack
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Snacks, lunch
  • Water bottles

Participants are expected to arrange their own transport to arrive at each meeting place on time, so that the group can start on schedule.

  • Meeting Place: Epping Station
  • Driving Instructions: Allow minimum 10 min travel time from Macquarie Park.

Other information

  • Bushwalks can sometimes be rescheduled to an alternative location due to park closures, bushfires, flooding, and for other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Bushwalk amendments are usually sent out by e-mail or by phone on the Friday/Saturday before the walk.
  • To ensure you are properly informed of any changes, please be sure to enrol with your current e-mail address and mobile phone number.
Operational Conditions and Postponements
  • Macquarie Community College reserves the right to alter or postpone the bushwalk/s or part thereof due to extremes of weather or changes to operational conditions such as road closures, bushfires, or conditions beyond our usual control. Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary and advertised departure times, but no guarantee can be made and no compensation shall be made for failure to meet those times.
  • Our bushwalks take place in all but exceptional weather conditions. Conditions such as mist, fog showers, rain and windy conditions do not usually affect the event operation. However, if the weather is deemed to be extreme, the event/s will be postponed to another date. Pre-paid event fees will be credited to the new date or a future event.

Class details

Start Date02 June 2024
End Date02 June 2024
Time8:15am - 1:55pm
TutorGreg Williams
Location Bushwalk - Epping


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1

Anyone 18 years or older may enrol into our non-accredited short courses by: • choosing the course you are interested in and; • finding a day and time that is suitable.

Step 2

After selecting your course and class. click ‘’Enrol Now’’ and enter your details. • You will be asked to verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address. • Once you have returned to the enrolment page you will proceed through the secure checkout and payment process. • Alternatively, you can call customer service on 1300 845 888. To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/terms-and-conditions/

Step 3

Once your enrolment has been processed, you will receive the following emails: • Enrolment confirmation: you will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. Please check and read your Terms and conditions. • Tax invoice: the payer of your enrolment will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. • Course reminder: you will receive a reminder the day prior to your class commencement. • Zoom link (for remote zoom classes only): you will receive a Zoom link and password the day prior to class commencement. If your course has multiple sessions, use the same link and password to access each session.