Norah Head Lighthouse Loop

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1 Hr

2.5 km Circuit


66 m

Hard track

A fantastic loop walk with a great variety of excellent scenery. The walk covers the Norah Head Nature Trail with it’s beautiful forest scenery, the merchant navy memorial and Norah Head lighthouse before returning via the shoreline. There are plenty of stunning coastline views and some exploration of the rockshelf below the lighthouse. On weekends, you could also join a tour of the lighthouse.

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Maps for the Norah Head Lighthouse Loop 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.

Toukley 1:25 000 Map Series 92313N TOUKLEY NSW-92313N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Norah Head Lighthouse Loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Norah Head Lighthouse Loop

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 2.5 km
Time 1 Hr
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

1.8km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 380m is flat with no steps. The remaining (290m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

1.1km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 600m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 380m follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 370m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

1.1km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 720m is clearly signposted. The remaining (630m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 1.2km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 2km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 450m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

1.3km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 840m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (360m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Norah Head Lighthouse Loop walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Norah Head Lighthouse Loop walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Norah Head Lighthouse Loop walk starts and ends at the Bush St Reserve car park (gps: -33.28044, 151.56945)
Your transport options to Bush St Reserve car park are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(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/nhll

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 🙂






Rockpool to Norah Head Lighthouse

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1 Hr

2.6 km Return


60 m

Hard track

A great, scenic walk along the shoreline at Norah Head, to the lighthouse with it’s picturesque location and beautiful views. The walk along the beach and rockshelf is interesting, with lots of shapes and textures making the rockshelf interesting to explore. The Norah Head lighthouse is very picturesque and the views of the surrounding area from the lighthouse and lookout are fantastic. The very short sidetrip to the merchant mariners memorial adds some more interest.

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Maps for the Rockpool to Norah Head Lighthouse 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.

Toukley 1:25 000 Map Series 92313N TOUKLEY NSW-92313N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Rockpool to Norah Head Lighthouse bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Rockpool to Norah Head Lighthouse

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 2.6 km
Time 1 Hr
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

1.2km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 75m is flat with no steps. The remaining (45m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

1.1km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 75m follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 75m follows a clear and well formed track or trail and the remaining 45m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

1.1km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 150m is clearly signposted. The remaining (45m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 1.1km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 150m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 850m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 450m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

750m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 360m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (200m) 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 Rockpool to Norah Head Lighthouse walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Rockpool to Norah Head Lighthouse walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Rockpool to Norah Head Lighthouse walk starts and ends at the Boat ramp (gps: -33.279197, 151.56865)
Your transport options to Boat ramp are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(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/rtnhl

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 🙂






Norah Head Rockpool

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15 mins

150 m Return


6 m

Easy track

A very short walk to the Norah Head rockpool in Cabbage Tree Harbour. The rockpool is a great, sheltered spot to swim and relax on a sunny day. You could also happily spend some time exploring the nearby rockshelves. A great spot for a lazy afternoon with plenty of interesting scenery.

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Maps for the Norah Head Rockpool 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.

Toukley 1:25 000 Map Series 92313N TOUKLEY NSW-92313N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Norah Head Rockpool bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Norah Head Rockpool

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 150 m
Time 15 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, 75m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 75m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 75m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 75m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 75m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 75m 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 Norah Head Rockpool walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Norah Head Rockpool walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Norah Head Rockpool walk starts and ends at the Boat ramp (gps: -33.279197, 151.56865)
Your transport options to Boat ramp are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(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/nhr

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 🙂






Norah Head Lighthouse walk

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30 mins

762 m Return


38 m

Very easy

A short, interesting and very scenic walk. The Norah Head lighthouse is very picturesque and the setting is beautiful, with some fantastic views along the coastline from the paths around the area. The merchant mariners memorial adds some more historic interest to the walk.

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Maps for the Norah Head Lighthouse walk 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.

Toukley 1:25 000 Map Series 92313N TOUKLEY NSW-92313N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Norah Head Lighthouse walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Norah Head Lighthouse walk

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 762 m
Time 30 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, 380m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 380m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 380m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 380m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 380m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 380m 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 Norah Head Lighthouse walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Norah Head Lighthouse walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Norah Head Lighthouse walk walk starts and ends at the Lighthouse car park (gps: -33.28214, 151.57357)
Your transport options to Lighthouse car park are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(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/nhlw

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 🙂






Norah Head Lighthouse and Rockshelf walk

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45 mins

1.6 km Return


56 m

Hard track

A very interesting and very scenic walk, taking in the merchant mariners memorial, and lookout, and the Norah Head lighthouse before exploring the rockshelf below Norah Head. The lighthouse is very picturesque and the setting is beautiful, with some fantastic views along the coastline from the paths around the area. The merchant mariners memorial adds some more historic interest to the walk. The rockshelf is interesting to explore, with plenty of shapes and textures in the rock.

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Maps for the Norah Head Lighthouse and Rockshelf walk 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.

Toukley 1:25 000 Map Series 92313N TOUKLEY NSW-92313N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Norah Head Lighthouse and Rockshelf walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Norah Head Lighthouse and Rockshelf walk

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 1.6 km
Time 45 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

380m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 360m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (45m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

380m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 360m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (45m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

380m of this walk is clearly signposted and another 360m has minimal directional signs. The remaining (45m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 400m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 380m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 430m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 360m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 430m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 360m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Norah Head Lighthouse and Rockshelf walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Norah Head Lighthouse and Rockshelf walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Norah Head Lighthouse and Rockshelf walk walk starts and ends at the Lighthouse car park (gps: -33.28214, 151.57357)
Your transport options to Lighthouse car park are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(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/nhlarw

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 🙂






Norah Head Nature Trail

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1 Hr

2.2 km Return


65 m

Moderate track

A beautiful walk with a great variety of scenery. The walk starts with some beautiful forest scenery, visits an interesting memorial to the merchant navy, wanders past the scenic Norah Head lighthouse with its stunning coastline views, and finishes with some exploration of the rockshelf below the lighthouse. On weekends, you even have the option to join a tour of the lighthouse.

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Maps for the Norah Head Nature Trail 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.

Toukley 1:25 000 Map Series 92313N TOUKLEY NSW-92313N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Norah Head Nature Trail bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Norah Head Nature Trail

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 2.2 km
Time 1 Hr
.

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 Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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

490m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 380m is flat with no steps. The remaining (200m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

600m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 380m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (95m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 630m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 450m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 1km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 45m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 1.1km 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 Norah Head Nature Trail walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Norah Head Nature Trail walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Norah Head Nature Trail walk starts and ends at the Bush St Reserve car park (gps: -33.28044, 151.56945)
Your transport options to Bush St Reserve car park are by;

Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(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/nhnt

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 🙂