Abandoned Quarry



This old quarry was originally a site that was worked as a hard rock quarry and produced material such as gravel and road base. The site is home to a huge open excavation that is 100m deep and has some seriously steep, high sides that don't look overly safe to be near! There are also a few structures still standing that have some pretty heavy duty looking belts and pulleys. Unfortunately on our* visit there it was pouring rain so our time and light available for exploring were extremely limited.

The quarry was opened by a private business in the early 1900s and was functional until 2002 when it was believe to of become unprofitable and the local council was legally obliged to purchase it from the company, why I don't know, thats just what the internet told me, they brought it for $25million and managed to get $9 million back from suing the original owners... There seems to be or have been some serious legal action going on between he council and the original owners of the quarry, which I won't go into as it will bore most of us.

There are plans to turn this quarry into a sporting facility with multiple fields or into a public place and from artist impressions seen on the web, it looks like it could be a little oasis if it turns out like the pictures. At the moment though the quarry is closed to the public as it's dangerous, with its 100m deep quarry and some sketchy sides means its probably a good idea as no one would like to fall 50m into an oversized puddle.

Information on this site seems to be a bit overrun with the legal battles and the future plans for the quarry so I decided not to write about it, so instead here are some photos of whats left of the area. Unfortunately I didn't get any actual photos of the quarry as it was pouring rain, but i can tell you its big and actually looked pretty inviting for a swim!

WHAT: An old abandoned quarry and buildings that operated for over 100 years.

ACCESS - EASY: Pick a hole and enter, the fence has seen better days

SECURITY - LOW: It's a bit in the middle of no where so not many people are out there

INTEREST - 6/10: I'm going to give it a bit better rating then i thought as in daylight or at least not in pissing down rain it would be better then what I saw. In saying that the structure was pretty cool and lots of old machinery and conveyor belts etc in there. Add in the quarry as well on a nice day and its worth a visit.

ALONE OR WITH A FRIEND: You could go alone, there were a couple of teenage girls and a dad and his young son and dog there when we were there, so don't think it's too dangerous.

DANGERS: If you venture to the quarry be careful and don't get too close to the sides unless you got your swimmers on. Other then that just watch where you are going, lots of nice rusty things around but in general not too bad.










Disclaimer – The person referred to as “I” in this post is not necessarily me, nor does “I” refer to anyone in particular, likewise with the word 'we'. I will not be held responsible it anyone ventures to these locations and gets in trouble or injured. These words may be a ramble of useless information and the photos found on a lost usb picked up in the gutter? Who knows?



67 comments:

  1. Hi, I visited this place today and struggled to find a way inside the main building (the tall structure). How did you get in?

    I was particularly keen on seeing the room in your 4th photo from the top.

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    1. did you try looking around al sides of the building? when we were there there were multiple entry points into the main building…The building near the road on the other hand was not easily accessible but it was also pretty average inside

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    2. I'm not sure how long ago you went, but all the entry points are 'boarded' up with metal sheeting put in place to seal it all up. :(

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    3. What the address and what city is it in

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    4. What the address and what city is it in

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    5. It's In Hornsby, near Old Mans Valley. short walk from Hornsby Station

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  2. Hi I was just wondering where this is?

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    1. Sorry locations won't be disclosed

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    2. then what is the point of this blog?

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    3. It's a blog about the stories of abandoned places and photography of such places, it's not a guidebook/website on where these places all are…I guess i like to showcase these places and get people motivated to go explore for themselves and find some cool spots…if i drop locations then the places will most likely get trashed or closed up. When i first started this i had locations on there but it was frowned on and advised not to by the urbex community so i decided to no longer post locations. Most of these places with a quick google you could easily find them.

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    4. I would suggest removing the location from the tags then ;)

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    7. haha opps i didn't even realise it was in the tags, thanks for pointing that out, now removed :)

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  5. Is this still there? thinking about heading there in a week or so

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    1. Yes, it's still there, but it's a bit tricky to get into. Most of the buildings are also very well boarded up now as well.

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    2. Whats the easiest way to enter?

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    3. go there and find out for yourself...entries to places change all the time

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  7. Nice write up - should take a hike to the quarry itself - it's very cool.
    I found the easiest entry for the workers quarters was by climbing onto that little room and entering from the window.
    And as for the main building, climbing onto that conveyor belt machine thing.
    Has anyone been swimming in the quarry?
    I'm curious as to how it is (or if it's safe)

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    1. it's a quarry so it wouldn't be that safe a lot of people throw glass and other stuff in there, so unless you want to get a cut on you and then get that cut infected I don't think you'll want to swim in that water.

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  8. Is this in Sydney that abounded place and bye the way I've been to Balmain tigers club it's mad cause I live around there did u know that there are people living there with a dog

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  9. can someone tell me where this is near ? like the house near it

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    1. It's way up on the north shore line, but don't bother looking for it because it has recently been fully locked up. The only way in would involve cutting your way in and some of the ladders have gotten more unstable anyway.

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    2. Went today, you can still get in, we found a small entrance into the main building by crawling however it was flooded with rain. The office quaters can still be acessed if you are skinny enough

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    3. Went today, you can still get in, we found a small entrance into the main building by crawling however it was flooded with rain. The office quaters can still be acessed if you are skinny enough

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  10. Deciding in going there in two days ill let you guys know how it goes and about the entry points and stuff as i know they frquently change.

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  11. Quick re-cap so i went there yesterday and on your way there the first fence you see there WILL be a hole but as you continue you still have to climb up the barbed wired fences but to be honest it wasnt a problem since there was already something hard on the top to climb over we did put extra towels there so if you go in a couple of weeks those towels are mine :) once you climb up the wired fence there will be an entry to the inside thats blocked but next to it is a window cracked so you can go in though here i HIGHLY SUGGEST before you actually enter to kind of get an idea on how your gona leave that window in case of an emergncy cause it will take you a good 2-3 min so once me and my mate got inside after 10 - 20 min we heard a truck soon after locks being opened from the front gates of the building and then we heard the locked doors leading inside the building/factory being pushed hard like if he had bolt cutters or a key so we pretty muched shit our selves and head to the highest point there just before the ladder leading to the roof then the councilworker/owner (not sure) was literally right under us around5-6 meters walking looking for us cause we made some noise and he definately knew we were there and at that point we went to the lowest point possible of the factory which was pitch black and just camped out for around 10-15 min then after a while we went back to that vantage point and there he was outside in his truck waiting for us to try get out so my mate stayed ther called me up and was just watching him while i tried to escape then i found a place to look at him so he could escape then i could get a look at the man after that we pretty much bolted out through the back through the bush and then back to the road so if your thinking of going its not secluded as might think just because its a dead end there were around 3 cars there with people in it and the council or the owner comes and does laps around the place id suggest youd bring someone to go there and dont be a dumb cunt like me and forget the freshly placed towels (Evidence someones in there) RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE ENTRANCE were the councils can know somenoes in there oh and ive heard that police also regularly do laps around there and one more thing if your not up for climbing the front fence when your first walking upto the quarry just go throught the bushes down then head left and youll find your way there its much easier but there both jjust as hard.......

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    1. Ps: Bring a torch and gloves as its REALLY RUSTY in there and when i went in day even though it was bright in the inside its really DARK

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    2. Exactly what happened to us except we were not prepared to bring towels

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  12. where abouts in australia is this? keen to check it out.

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    2. NSW...but exact loctions aren't shared on here as mentioned by the guy who runs the blog

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  13. Just wondering what the accessibility is like right now, as I'm interested in having a look. Also, is there any security now...? Thanks.

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  14. Just wanted to add a fack you, for unnecessarily exposing these places and providing little historical overview, all so you could have you cruddy "blog" smh.

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    1. woooo hows the hater above! These places are all old news, and everyone knows about them. the dude doesn't say the location and i have seen posts about the locations deleted, so they are trying to keep the actual spots hidden. And little historical overview, fuck tough crowd mate, if he wrote much more people could probably google them with all the info and find the places.
      You seem like a bit of a hard core 'urban og' so good one you for that, but realise urban isn't as underground as it once was, so deal with it or go sit in a draw and finger your bumhole

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  15. whats the accessibility? like i am thinking of going in a 2 weeks
    and i am only asking cause its going to take 2 hours to get there thanks

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  16. their filling the quarry next to it so the security is up now :(

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  18. I went yesterday pretty easy access and no security at all and I also saw some redhot urbex kids whoooooooooooooooooo

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  19. Is it still sweet to go in cause I've heard there are some tight security

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    1. Nah bro it's been knocked down cops patrol it 24/7 extremely hard to get in and there is a council car always there seeing if anyone goes in

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    2. how did u go?

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  21. its in hornsby exact location wont be given cuz i dont wanna it be a tourism

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    1. Mountain bike trail in hornsby.

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  22. Really muddy in some areas.

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  23. Security is sometimes there. Every once in a while. They are planning to make this into a recreational park.

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    1. yeah taht true but most of the time you get lucky as security is very low and i dont think its been fenced. Should be going soon. So i suggest you go early that were im headed in a few days with my peers

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  24. went here today saw security but they didnt care. Got inside the quarry by climbing on the fence where barb wire are. Its pretty good, lots of graffiti, glass but its pretty small but overall its worth going to explore.

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  25. You can't go into the main place cause it is blocked off. There is one entrance but it is dangerous.

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  26. was there yesterday aswell its mad went for a swim the security dont care at all

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  27. Theres another gate security dont care at all. They just guard entrance theres also a hole in the fences pretty hidden. Big hole enough to fit a person thats how i got in anyway.

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  28. went in again and got spotted once and twice then got kicked

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  29. the guy was camping one spot ike he wanted to catch us

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  30. pretty easy to get in if security is not paying attention which at the time he wasnt and got caught and went in another way by climbing over the fences to the other entrance. Its a good exploration got some lit pics and its worth having a visit. When i was there with my mates we saw a couple of guys who were doing photography and helping us with climbing and stuff

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    1. Super fun place, me and a girl 'friend' I had used to go in the upstairs office and have at it on the couch, sometimes we'd think people are watching though, so keep that in mind if you plan on having a fun time there ��

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  31. Are you still able to get into this? And is security there quite often?

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