Wybung Head whale viewing area

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5 mins

142 m Return


9 m

Easy track

This short walk starts at the end of Wybung Head Rd, leading along the top of the ridge to a fairly large clearing with sweeping ocean views. A large sign provides some information on Marine Mammals. This is a good spot to watch migrations – northern migration from June to July and southern migration from Sept to Oct. There is no shade, wind protection or any other facilities, so come well prepared if planning to sit and watch for a while.

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Maps for the Wybung Head whale viewing area walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 92314S CATHERINE HILL BAY NSW-92314S
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Wybung Head whale viewing area bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wybung Head whale viewing area

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 142 m
Time 5 mins
.

Grade 2/6

Easy track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

This whole walk, 70m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 70m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 70m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 70m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 70m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 70m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Wybung Head whale viewing area walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Wybung Head whale viewing area walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Wybung Head whale viewing area walk starts and ends at the Wybung Head car park (gps: -33.196221, 151.62127)
Your main transport option to Wybung Head car park is by;

Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/whwva

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Tea Tree Picnic Area to Bird Island Lookout

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3 mins

136 m Return


3 m

Very easy

This short walk leads from the Tea Tree car park and Picnic Area to the Bird Island Lookout. The view from the fenced platform looks up and down Birdie Beach, and out to sea to Bird Island. The walk starts from the car park and heads across the compacted dirt and gravel track, before leading up a timber ramp to the actual lookout. A short walk to a grand view.

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Maps for the Tea Tree Picnic Area to Bird Island Lookout walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 92314S CATHERINE HILL BAY NSW-92314S
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Tea Tree Picnic Area to Bird Island Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Tea Tree Picnic Area to Bird Island Lookout

Accessibility summary information for the Tea Tree Picnic Area to Bird Island Lookout

Parking: There are 0 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.

Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.

Seats: There are 1 places to sit on this walk.

Hazards: There are 0 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.

Accessibility Details


Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 136 m
Time 3 mins
.

Grade 1/6

Very easy

AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

This whole walk, 70m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 70m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 70m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 70m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 70m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 70m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Tea Tree Picnic Area to Bird Island Lookout walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Tea Tree Picnic Area to Bird Island Lookout walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Tea Tree Picnic Area to Bird Island Lookout walk starts and ends at the Tea Tree car park (gps: -33.20585, 151.60275)
Your main transport option to Tea Tree car park is by;

Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/ttpatbil

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Snapper Point

And Walk






10 mins

280 m Return


5 m

Moderate track

This short walk takes you from the great view of Snapper Point Sea Cave (at the end of Snapper Point Rd) along a management trail to Snapper Point. The area is very rocky and provides grand ocean views. The memorial on Snapper Point gives a good reminder to take care. There are views out over the ocean, and also south to Frazer Beach and north up the coast. An enjoyable short walk with great views, especially on sunny days.

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Maps for the Snapper Point walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 92314S CATHERINE HILL BAY NSW-92314S
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Snapper Point bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Snapper Point

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 280 m
Time 10 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 110m of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 35m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 110m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 35m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 110m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 35m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 110m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 35m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 110m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 35m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 140m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Snapper Point walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Snapper Point walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Snapper Point walk starts and ends at the Snapper Point car park (gps: -33.18624, 151.62793)
Your main transport option to Snapper Point car park is by;

Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/2h

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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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Happy walking
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Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie Beach

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10 mins

444 m Return


18 m

Easy track

Starting at Tea Tree Picnic Area, this short walk follows a beach access track to Birdie Beach. Along the way, the walk visits Bird Island Lookout, providing a great view of Bird Island, and up and down Birdie Beach. The walk continues down the timber path and steps, across the sand to the edge of the ocean. The beach is not patrolled, so swimming is not recommend, but it is a good place for fishing or enjoying a stroll along the sand.

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Maps for the Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie Beach walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 92314S CATHERINE HILL BAY NSW-92314S
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie Beach bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie Beach

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 444 m
Time 10 mins
.

Grade 2/6

Easy track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 150m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 70m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 150m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 70m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 220m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 220m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 220m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 220m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie Beach walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie Beach walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie Beach walk starts and ends at the Tea Tree car park (gps: -33.20585, 151.60275)
Your main transport option to Tea Tree car park is by;

Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/ttpatbb

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* PDF with Lands Topo map base
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I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt πŸ™‚






Palm Tree Circuit Track

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20 mins

609 m Circuit


37 m

Moderate track

This circuit walk explores the valley of palm trees and the dry woodland on the ridge. Starting from the back of the Palms Picnic Area, this walk follows an arrow through a palm forest then across a small creek and up a hill. At the top of the hill is an information sign, where the walk turns left and heads down the ridge, passing more palms before heading back to the picnic area. A great walk before lunch at the picnic area.

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Maps for the Palm Tree Circuit Track walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 92314S CATHERINE HILL BAY NSW-92314S
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Palm Tree Circuit Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Palm Tree Circuit Track

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 609 m
Time 20 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

This whole walk, 610m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 610m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

This whole walk, 610m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 610m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 610m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 610m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Palm Tree Circuit Track walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Palm Tree Circuit Track walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Palm Tree Circuit Track walk starts and ends at the The Palms Picnic Area (gps: -33.184725, 151.61718)
Your main transport option to The Palms Picnic Area is by;

Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/ptct

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* KML (google earth file)
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Happy walking
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Snapper Point Beach

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15 mins

630 m Return


24 m

Experienced only

Snapper Point Beach is an informal name for the small beach between Frazer Beach and Snapper Point. This walk starts from the great views of the sea cave and leads out to Snapper Point. Here, the walk turns right and follows the shore to the lifebuoy, then across the rocks to the secluded beach. The high grade on this walk is due to the risk associated with walking on the rock ledge, please take care. The notes mention an alternate route that can be used as a shortcut back to the car park.* This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.

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Maps for the Snapper Point Beach walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 92314S CATHERINE HILL BAY NSW-92314S
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Snapper Point Beach bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Snapper Point Beach

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 630 m
Time 15 mins
.

Grade 5/6

Experienced only

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required High level of bushwalking experience recommended (5/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety (5/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

110m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 110m has short steep hills. The remaining (100m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

110m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 110m follows a rough unclear track. The remaining (100m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

110m of this walk is clearly signposted and another 110m Has no directional signs. The remaining (100m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

110m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 110m requires a leader with a high level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (100m) requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

110m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation) and another 110m forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety. The remaining (100m) is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 210m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 110m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Snapper Point Beach walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Snapper Point Beach walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Snapper Point Beach walk starts and ends at the Snapper Point car park (gps: -33.18624, 151.62793)
Your main transport option to Snapper Point car park is by;

Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/spb

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* PDF with Lands Topo map base
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I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt πŸ™‚




Timber Beach

And Walk






20 mins

768 m Return


67 m

Hard track

Timber Beach is a secluded beach in Munmorah State Conservation Area. The walk starts from a short side road off Snapper Point Rd, at Timber Beach Lookout. From here, the walk follows an eroded track down the ridge, then bends left to cross a clearing and come to the back of Timber Beach. The beach is surrounded by rock walls and is quite small, especially at high tide. A lovely quiet spot to visit.

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Maps for the Timber Beach walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 92314S CATHERINE HILL BAY NSW-92314S
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Timber Beach bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Timber Beach

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 768 m
Time 20 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

This whole walk, 380m is very steep.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 380m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

This whole walk, 380m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 380m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 380m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 380m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Timber Beach walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Timber Beach walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Timber Beach walk starts and ends at the Timber Beach Lookout (gps: -33.180641, 151.62515)
Your main transport option to Timber Beach Lookout is by;

Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/tb

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* KML (google earth file)
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* PDF with Lands Topo map base
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I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt πŸ™‚




Wybung Head

And Walk






20 mins

804 m Return


49 m

Moderate track

Wybung Head is found at the end of Wybung Head Rd. This walk leads from the car park along a wide trail to the grand views up and down the coast from the end of the headland. A narrow track finishes the walk to the tip of Wybung Head, where there are 270-degree views of the ocean, up and down the coast. There are many large and crumbly cliffs here, please take care. A great spot for whale watching or just enjoying the turbulent ocean views.

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Maps for the Wybung Head walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 92314S CATHERINE HILL BAY NSW-92314S
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Wybung Head bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wybung Head

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 804 m
Time 20 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

This whole walk, 400m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 280m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 130m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 280m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 130m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 400m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 280m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 130m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 280m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 130m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Wybung Head walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Wybung Head walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Wybung Head walk starts and ends at the Wybung Head car park (gps: -33.196223, 151.62127)
Your main transport option to Wybung Head car park is by;

Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/wh

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt πŸ™‚




Grass Tree Track

And Walk






30 mins

862 m One way


4 m

Experienced only

The Grass Tree Track links Wybung Head Rd with Frazer Beach via a ridge-top track. At the time of writing, this track was very overgrown (hence the high grade) and the trackhead difficult to find. Once on course, much of the track is clearer and quiet eroded in places. It is an interesting walk to see some diverse vegetation,noticing how it changes with altitude. At the bottom of the hill, the track emerges onto Frazer Beach before heading to the picnic area at the end of Frazer Rd.* This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.

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Maps for the Grass Tree Track walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 92314S CATHERINE HILL BAY NSW-92314S
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Grass Tree Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Grass Tree Track

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 862 m
Time 30 mins
.

Grade 5/6

Experienced only

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 740m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 130m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 740m of this walk follows a rough unclear track, whilst the remaining 130m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 740m of this walk Has no directional signs, whilst the remaining 130m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 740m of this walk requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 130m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 740m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 740m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 130m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Grass Tree Track walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Grass Tree Track walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Grass Tree Track walk starts at the Upper end of Grass Tree Track (gps: -33.193935, 151.61836)
Your main transport option to Upper end of Grass Tree Track is by;

Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

The Grass Tree Track ends at the Frazer Beach Picnic Area (gps: -33.187821, 151.62196)
Your main transport option to Frazer Beach Picnic Area is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/gtt

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt πŸ™‚






Freemans camping area to Birdie Beach

Download & Print Map and Notes




25 mins

1.2 km Return


12 m

Easy track

A short walk to access the beach from Freemans camping area. This easy walk takes campers along a wide path to Birdie Beach car park, then to Birdie Beach. The campsite is far enough back from the beach to be protected from the sea breeze, so this walk saves the longer trip via the road. Further north on Birdie Beach is Red Ochre Beach (a nude beach) and also Birdie Lagoon. Birdie Beach is not patrolled.

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Maps for the Freemans camping area to Birdie Beach walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.

Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 92314S CATHERINE HILL BAY NSW-92314S
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Freemans camping area to Birdie Beach bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Freemans camping area to Birdie Beach

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 1.2 km
Time 25 mins
.

Grade 2/6

Easy track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

This whole walk, 600m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 410m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 200m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 600m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 600m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 600m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 600m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Freemans camping area to Birdie Beach walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Freemans camping area to Birdie Beach walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Freemans camping area to Birdie Beach walk starts and ends at the Freemans camping ground (gps: -33.201138, 151.60383)
Your main transport option to Freemans camping ground is by;

Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/fcatbb

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt πŸ™‚