An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

As I mentioned in my last post, Ku Ring Gai Chase National Park has seven suburbs embedded in it, six of which have no road access. Doing my...

Lost: McCarrs Creek and Elvina Bay (feat. Lovett Bay)

As I mentioned in my last post, Ku Ring Gai Chase National Park has seven suburbs embedded in it, six of which have no road access. Doing my best to visit every damn suburb, here are three of those isolated six. 

McCarrs Creek

McCarrs Creek is a suburb only accessible by bushwalk or boat (or swimming, I suppose). As a non-boat-owner, this means I got here by enjoying a lovely Saturday bushwalk with a friend on the Elvina Bay Trail. I'll cover that bushwalk in my next post, but all you need to know is that after a pleasant walk through the bush, you end up on this dirt path with some leaves on it, and some electricky-constructiony stuff. 

The suburb of McCarrs Creek is essentially this single path. 
We followed it a little bit,
and saw some water, sort of,
and even a log cabin.
You do have to wonder who lives in these places. Do they commute to work by boat or bushwalk?
There isn't much else here.
Apart from this former cruise-ship captain.
We had no need to see what was at the end of the path (I suspect nothing), and so backtracking led to the start of McCarrs Creek, and the beginning of the next suburb.
McCarrs Creek: I don't know why this is here.

Elvina Bay

When you exit the Elvina Bay Trail, you hit a fork where you can either head north or south. Heading south takes you to the excitement of McCarrs Creek. That means north is Elvina Bay. 

At first glance, you're not getting anything too different from the previous suburb. 
But soon, some pebbles!
And another obstructed view of the drink. 
Just like the great Creek once named McCarrs, Elvina Bay has some houses too. 
A garden gnome lives in this one.
Unlike McCarrs Creek, however, this suburb actually appears to have some amenities. Take a path off of the main one,
and you wind up at a waterside reserve, with grass, a bench,
and a fire hose to extinguish the houses of these people who have chosen to set up shop in a piece of bushland with no road.
Bonus brush turkey.
Also here is South Elvina Wharf, where you can catch a ferry back to civilisation,
check out the local classifieds, 
or just enjoy the view.
We headed back to the single path making up the superhighway through Elvina Bay,
past where they made you stay in year 7 camp,
another brush turkey,
and this bespeckled house. 
The end of the Elvina Bay expressway is another T intersection. This marks the start of a different suburb.

Elvina Bay: Like McCarrs Creek, but better in every way.

Lovett Bay

If you're a savvy suburber, you may notice that Lovett Bay is on a completely different protrusion of land to Elvina Bay, and isn't even connected. 
Map Data ©2020 Google
Well, that turns out not to be true. 

If you look at the suburb's boundaries, for some reason the northern bit of Elvina Bay is in the suburb of Lovett Bay. That means that this portaloo is in Lovett Bay.
Lovett Bay: It counts.


  1. Those cabins need their rooves and gutters cleared of leaves and branches NOW!

    1. Don't worry, they've got the fire hose nearby ;)