Caves Beach Caves Walk

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30 mins

904 m Return


22 m

Hard track

Caves Beach caves are just fabulous for exploring. This walk allows you to meander along the beach, looking and exploring in the many different sized and shaped caves. There are also good tidal pools to look in, making this a great walk for families. This walk requires low tide and calm sea conditions. Seek local advice before undertaking this walk. This is a must-do experience and a classic for the area.

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Maps for the Caves Beach Caves 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.

Swansea 1:25 000 Map Series 92314N SWANSEA NSW-92314N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Caves Beach Caves Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Caves Beach Caves 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 904 m
Time 30 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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 Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
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

This whole walk, 450m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 360m of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 95m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 360m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 95m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 360m of this walk requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 95m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 360m of this walk is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 95m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 360m of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged), whilst the remaining 95m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

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


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Caves Beach Caves Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Caves Beach Caves Walk walk starts and ends at the Cafe Acquablu on Caves Beach (gps: -33.110225, 151.64631)
Your transport options to Cafe Acquablu on Caves Beach 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


 



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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 🙂






Galgabba Point Walk

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1 Hr

3.2 km Return


17 m

Moderate track

The Galgabba Point walk is a flat walk along a bush track. This walk travels through native bush before arriving at Galgabba Point, where the track forms a small loop to allow you to explore the point. Galgabba Point is home to endangered ecological communities and threatened plant species, such as the Regent Honeyeater, Swift Parrot, Squirrel Glider and many more. The walker can return back the way they came, or return via a shared walking/cycleway next to the Pacific Hwy. The Galgabba Point walk is a relaxing way to spend an hour or two.

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Maps for the Galgabba Point 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.

Swansea 1:25 000 Map Series 92314N SWANSEA NSW-92314N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Galgabba Point Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Galgabba Point 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 3.2 km
Time 1 Hr
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate 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 Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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 920m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 700m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 1.6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 1.6km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 1.6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

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


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Galgabba Point Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Galgabba Point Walk walk starts and ends at the Int of Mark St and Pacific Hwy (gps: -33.095541, 151.62959)
Your transport options to Int of Mark St and Pacific Hwy 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/2k

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 🙂






Wallarah Pennisula Walk

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2 hrs 45 mins

7.8 km One way


204 m

Hard track

This walk starts at Caves Beach and travels south along the coastline to Pinneys Beach. The walk then heads west, up and over the Wallarah Pennisula to Murrays Beach on the foreshore of Lake Macquarie. Both the Spoon Rocks Spit and Pinney’s Headland side trips are worthwhile excursions. The palm gully rainforest, as you journey to the west, is a lovely surprise as well. At Murray’s Beach, take some time to relax in the excellent facilities there. A wonderful walk, full of variety.

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Maps for the Wallarah Pennisula 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.

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

Cross sectional view of the Wallarah Pennisula Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wallarah Pennisula 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 7.8 km
Time 2 hrs 45 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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

4.2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 3.6km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (40m) is very steep.

Quality of track

5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (1.2km) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 4.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 3km has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 4.8km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 3.1km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 1.9km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (280m) 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 Wallarah Pennisula Walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Wallarah Pennisula Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Wallarah Pennisula Walk walk starts at the Cafe Acquablu on Caves Beach (gps: -33.110225, 151.64631)
Your transport options to Cafe Acquablu on Caves Beach are by;

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

The Wallarah Pennisula Walk ends at the Murrays Beach Jetty (gps: -33.1137, 151.61398)
Your transport options to Murrays Beach Jetty 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/wpw

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 🙂






Wallarah Coastal Walk

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3 hrs

8.3 km Return


247 m

Hard track

This walk starts at Caves Beach and travels south along the coastline, until reaching the Pinney’s Headland Lookout. There are many opportunities to stop, relax and swim if you would like. You will meander through coastal heath vegetation, which offers abundant wildflowers during springtime. There are spectacular views over the coast and the side trip to Spoon Rocks Spit offers a chance to look back at the attractive coastline. This walk takes you into a seldom visited part of Wallarah Pennisula.

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Maps for the Wallarah Coastal 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.

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

Cross sectional view of the Wallarah Coastal Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wallarah Coastal 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 8.3 km
Time 3 hrs
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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

2.2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.9km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (40m) is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 3.2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 880m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 2.2km of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 1.9km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 3.1km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.1km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 4.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

3.1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 760m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (280m) 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 Wallarah Coastal Walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Wallarah Coastal Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Wallarah Coastal Walk walk starts and ends at the Cafe Acquablu on Caves Beach (gps: -33.110225, 151.64631)
Your transport options to Cafe Acquablu on Caves Beach 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/wcw

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 🙂