Metro Walks in The Hills

Urban Walks.jpg

Discover hidden gems on these urban hikes

You don’t have to leave The Hills to discover hidden gems, secret charms, wonderful scenery and native wildlife.

Get to know more about Norwest, Bella Vista and Kellyville/Rouse Hill on The Hills Shire’s newest walks.

These walks take you to small lakes and creek lines where you can see plenty of bird life and other local wildlife.

Visit parks and playgrounds to stop in and have a leisurely break with the family.

Grab a coffee at a local cafe or enjoy a bite to eat at a restaurant along the way, and you have the perfect outing.

Discover more about your local community and get active in the process.

Please remember to observe Public Health Order restrictions when using these maps at this time.

Self-guided Metro Walking Maps

Each of the metrowalk fact sheets featured in this series includes detailed information including starting points, distances, difficulty levels, step-by-step directions, time to complete and points of interest along the way. 


Kellyville Circuit Walk - The Turkeys Nest Walk(PDF, 2MB)

What you will see: 

  • Places where the Dharug tribe lived and where artefacts from 4,000 years ago were uncovered
  • Ancient Forest Red Gums, River Fla Eucalyptus Fores and Red Gum Woodland
  • Strangers Creek
  • Turkeys Nest Recreation Park, which is home to many water bird species

Distance: 5.7km

Time: Approx. 3 hours

Grade: Easy


  • Toilets at Kellyville Metro Station
  • Children's playground and picnic tables at Caddies Creek, Barker Street and Turkeys Nest Reserves
  • Cafe and toilets at Beaumont Village


Showground Station to Norwest Station - The Early Settlers Walk.jpg


Showground Station to Norwest Station - The Early Settlers Walk(PDF, 9MB)

What you will see:

  • Places where early settlers in Baulkham Hills established farms before the end of the 18th century
  • Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Rose Garden
  • Valleys of tall Blackbutts and Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest which is now an endangered vegetation community in the Toongabbie Creek headwaters
  • Part of Norwest Business Park, the first business park to be established in Australia

Distance:  11.6km

Time: Approx. 3-4 hours

Grade: Easy


  • Playground, toilets, BBQ and picnic tables at Coolong Reserve
  • Toilets and play areas at Alfred Henry Whaling Memorial Reserve
  • Toilets, picnic tables and BBQs at Crestwood Reserve
  • Toilets at Charles McLaughlin Reserve

Rouse-Hill-Circuit-Tall-Trees-Metro-Walk.jpg(PDF, 4MB)



Rouse Hill Circuit 'Tall Trees' Metro Walk(PDF, 4MB)

What you will see: Several points of interest detailed in the metro walk PDF above.

Distance: 9km

Time: Approx. 3 hours

Grade: Easy


  • Toilets at Rouse Hill Metro Station
  • Playgrounds at Caddies Creek Park, Guardian Avenue Reserve, Roy Dudley Park and Ironbark Ridge Reserve
  • Picnic tables at Caddies Creek Park, Roy Dudley Park and Ironbark Ridge Reserve
  • BBQs at Caddies Creek and Roy Dudley Parks
  • There are seats and a shelter at Guardian Avenue Reserve
  • Cafes and restaurants at Rouse Hill Town Centre
  • Shed Cafe at Belcast Avenue



Castle Hill Station to Showground Station - Convicts & Creeklines Walk(PDF, 5MB)

What you will see:

  • Castle Hill Heritage Park - a site of natural significance where the Castle Hill Government Farm was founded in 1801 and the initial scene of the Vinegar Hill Rebellion in 1804
  • Fred Caterson Reserve - an area of bushland diverse in local flora and birdlife
  • The Hills Showground - the site of the Castle Hill Show since 1891 and many other community events, such as Orange Blossom Festival, medieval fairs and circuses

Distance: 7.5km

Time: Approx. 3 hours

Grade: Medium

Facilities: Toilets, picnic tables, BBQs and playground at Heritage Park and Fred Caterson Reserve




Norwest to Bella Vista Stations - The Farm Walk(PDF, 6MB)

What you will see: Detailed points of interest are contained in the metro walk PDF above

Distance: 4.4 km to Bella Vista Station

Time: Approx. 2 hours

Grade: Easy

Facilities: Toilets, picnic tables, cafes and restaurants. There is a water station at Bella Vista Farm.



Bella Vista to Norwest Stations - The Wetlands Wildlife Walk(PDF, 5MB)

What you will see: Detailed points of interest contained within the metro walk PDF above

Distance: 4.3km

Time: Approx. 1-2 hours

Grade: Easy

Facilities: Playgrounds, toilets, picnic tables, restaurants/cafes



Kellyville-to-Rouse-Hill-Station.jpg(PDF, 4MB)



Kellyville Station to Rouse Hill Stations - The Woodlands Walk(PDF, 4MB)

What you will see:

  • Remnant Cumberland Plain Woodland (especially large old Forest Red Gums and Angophora floribunda trees) and River Flat Eucalypt Forest, both listed in NSW as Endangered Ecological Communities
  • Caddies Creek and Strangers Creek, both tributaries of the Hawkesbury River
  • Native water birds including Coots, Waterhens, Cormorants and several species of ducks

Distance: 4km

Time: Approx. 1.5 hours

Grade: Easy

Facilities: Children's playground and picnic tables in shady reserves. Cafes and toilets at Rouse Hill Town Centre.