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Getting to VK2WI Dural

Whether you are driving or catching Public Transport here is how to find us.

Public Transport

For those of you without transport don’t forget we have arrangements in place to pick you up from the bus stop at Quarry Road near Round Corner, Dural. We will also assist you on the way home again. Details will be advised in the broadcasts prior to the event and will also be available on this web page. In the meantime could you write, email or ring us at the office to let us know of your interest in this service so that we can estimate the transport required. 

Being a Sunday, transport to Dural is a bit light on, there really is only one service that will get you there in time:

So catch a train to Pennant Hills station, a train arrives from City at 10:06 am or from Hornsby  at 9:48 am. Outside Pennant Hills station catch the 637 Bus which departs Pennant Hills  at 10:15 am. This bus route is actually Castle Hill, Round Corner, Dural and Glenorie. Ask for “Quarry Rd” stop between Round Corner and Dural. Stop is close to the roundabout at Old Northern Rd and New Line Rd. When you get there phone us at Dural on 9651 1489. It appears that there is no longer a public phone in the service station across the road, so you will need to call us on your mobile. Sorry the repeater is disabled during the morning broadcast.

We will get you back to the station after the Homebrew Meeting. Members travel from all over Sydney to get to Dural, so if you are a regular visitor perhaps we can hook you up with someone driving there, have a chat with the Dural staff and we will see what can be organized.

Go HERE for full contact details of our office and Dural sites.

Driving there for the first time or "not sure" (destination 63 Quarry Rd Dural NSW 2158)
Basically there are two ways to get there depending on where you are coming from. (If you are very adventurous then there are lots more, such as down the Singleton Rd and across on the Wiseman's Ferry punt.)

Dural via Pennant Hills Rd
   
This main road runs basically from Parramatta to Hornsby and can be readily accessed regardless of whether you are travelling from the country or from within Sydney itself.
    If driving North on Pennant Hills Rd watch for the signs to Castle Hill and turn left into Castle Hill Rd. At the second set of lights in Castle Hill Rd take a right turn into New Line Rd. Don't worry if you miss the Castle Hill Rd turn-off because the next big intersection of Boundary Rd also takes you to New Line Rd. Follow New Line Rd out through the Cherrybrook round-about and on to Dural
   If driving South on Pennant Hills Rd watch out for a right turn into Boundary Rd just after the Pennant Hills CBD. Again don't worry if you miss it, just keep on and take the Castle Hill Rd turn off and follow the directions above. Follow Boundary Rd till you get to the big round-about which is actually the intersection with New Line Rd. Bear right around it and you are now on New Line Rd and heading for Cherrybrook.  
   OK, so now we are travelling North on New Line Rd, just follow the signs to Dural and the intersection of Old Northern Rd and New Line Rd (large round-about).

Dural from the West of Sydney
     Possibly best to head for Parramatta, get on to Church St (North of the CBD) and head up through North Parramatta.   Yes, at North Parramatta you can actually turn right into Pennant Hills Rd and follow the directions above but it is a longer trip. Careful as Church St actually becomes Windsor Rd at North Parramatta. keep heading North through Northmead and up to Baulkam Hills. Here you will need to turn right into Old Northern Rd and follow the signs to Castle Hill. Drive on through the Castle Hill CBD and follow the signs to Dural via Round Corner.

Intersection of Old Northern Rd and New Line Rd (large round-about)
    Head North through this round-about but keep over to the right hand side as Quarry Rd is the very next set of traffic lights. Turn into Quarry Rd and about 2.5Km along the road on the left is the VK2WI station just after the Entrance to the old blue metal quarry. Careful there are a number of radio and communications towers along Quarry Rd, look for the one with our shack and antennas at the base of it. Despite what the maps show this end of the road is actually a dead end, if you get that far, just turn around and come back.