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Bittangabee Bay picnic area to the storehouse
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
19.6 km SSE of Eden
Length: 0.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Ben Boyd National Park
Climb: 32 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 32 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

The walk to the old storehouse is an opportunity to explore some history of the region and see some fantastic rock platforms. The storehouse and wharf are perched just above the water, on the red rock of the bay. The view across the bay, with the contrast of the red rock, can be magical on sunny days. It is worth allowing time to explore the area, soaking up the natural and historical human efforts that make this area unique. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Bittangabee Bay picnic area to the storehouse

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Bittangabee Bay picnic area to the storehouse
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Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area
Bittangabee Campsite
Int. Light to Light Trk and Bittangabee Storehouse Trk
Int. Light to Light Trk and Bittangabee Storehouse Trail
Bittangabee Storehouse Ruins
Int. Light to Light Trk and Bittangabee Storehouse Trk
Bittangabee Campsite
Starting point for this hiking track: Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

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 Kiah 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-88231S 
 Green Cape 1:100 000 Map Series 8923 

Photo Gallery

 
Bittangabee Picnic area and sign
 
Bittangabee Picnic area and sign +
 
Track below road and camping area, Bittangabee Bay
 
Track below road and camping area, Bittangabee Bay +
 
Sign next to Bittangabee camping area
 
Sign next to Bittangabee camping area +

 
Bittangabee camping area
 
Bittangabee camping area +
 
Track down to the Storehouse, Bittangabee Bay
 
Track down to the Storehouse, Bittangabee Bay +
 
Track down the hill to the Storehouse
 
Track down the hill to the Storehouse +

 
Signpost above storehouse
 
Signpost above storehouse +
 
Storehouse
 
Storehouse +
 
Ruins of the wharf
 
Ruins of the wharf +

 
Bittangabee storehouse
 
Bittangabee storehouse +
 
Storehouse and Bittangabee Bay
 
Storehouse and Bittangabee Bay +
 
Inside the storehouse
 
Inside the storehouse +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Bittangabee Bay picnic area to the storehouse bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bittangabee Bay picnic area to the storehouse bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bittangabee Bay picnic area to the storehouse bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bittangabee Bay picnic area to the storehouse bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 720m
Time 20 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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 Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
480m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 85m is flat with no steps. Whilst another 80m is very steep and the remaining 70m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 720m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 570m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 150m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 720m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 720m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 720m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area Alt = 7 m
Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area is near Bittangabee Bay and camp area in Ben Boyd National Park. The picnic area is a day-use only area with a few picnic tables, an electric BBQ and a pit toilet. There is a reasonable amount of natural shade, and is close to a car park. There is short walk to the beach and ruins at Bittangabee Bay. The picnic area is well signposted on the loop road near the Bittangabee camping area.

(0 km) Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area to Bittangabee Campsite
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 211 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -5 m
From the picnic area, the walk follows the sign to 'Camping Area 500m', keeping the car park on your right. The track leads below the road (above on the right) for some time, following the arrow markers to a signposted intersection next to the log road barriers.

Bittangabee campground Alt = m
A popular beach-side campsite, Bittangabee campground is a bush campsite with a short walk to the nearby Bittangabee Bay. The bay has a beach and a couple of creeks. This is a great place to access the coastal walking track - there is also plenty of swimming, fishing and snorkeling. The area has some interesting history, with the ruins of the storehouse and Imlay Brothers' house worth exploring. There are a some rainwater tanks, but these are not suitable for drinking so bring your own water.

(0.21 km) Bittangabee Campsite to Bittangabee Storehouse Ruins
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 183 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -14 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the sign for 'Walking Track' (not the same direction as the 'Beach' arrow) down the hill. The track leads down the hill a short way to an arrow track marker.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the arrow into the bush, keeping the bay below on the left. The track winds through the bush to a signposted intersection.
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk heads down the hill following the 'Storehouse' sign. The track tends left, with the bay on your right, coming to an information sign before a concrete building.

Bittangabee Storehouse ruins Alt = 2 m
Bittangabee Storehouse ruins is located on the shore of Bittangabee Bay, near the campground, in Ben Boyd National Park. The concrete structure was built by Albert Aspinall (1839 - 1903) in 1881. The building was used to store material unloaded from ships onto a wooden jetty built at the same time. Aspinall then built a wooden tramway to move material and supplies to Green Cape to help in the construction of the lighthouse. The building is now a basic shell, missing roof, windows and a door. The concrete foundations of the timber wharf are still visible. Unfortunately, the building has been marred by graffiti, but is still worth the visit. More info

(0.39 km) Bittangabee Storehouse Ruins to Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 321 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -13 m
Turn left: From the information sign, the walk rounds the house, keeping the water on the right and the building on the left. The track leads up the hill from the front of the building and continues up to an arrow marker on the track.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads up the hill, away from the water and bay below. The walk leads up the hill to the log barriers of the campsite. The track veers right here to a signposted intersection.
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the arrow for the 'Beach', keeping the road above on the left. The track leads across the hillside to come to a picnic area and a 'Bittangabee Bay' signpost near the road.

Drive from Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

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Driving Directions
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Near by


Campsites in the park
Bittangabee campground
Saltwater Creek campground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Gas Connection The Arthur Kaine Drv, Pambula (02) 6495 7121 34.4 km
Camping Plus 6 Alice St , Merimbula (02) 6495 2571 37.8 km
Barbeques Galore (Bega) 274 Carp St , Bega (02) 6492 4054 62.4 km
Camping Outdoors Centre 43 Vulcan St , Moruya (02) 4474 3081 145.7 km
Gone Fishin Cnr Ford & Queen Sts, Moruya (02) 4474 4381 145.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Bittangabee Bay picnic area to the storehouse.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bittangabee Bay picnic area to the storehouse
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2 EDN02 PJ OBrien / Optus site BIMMIL HILL 25 km (to the NNW)
4 MCA04 DCNR / Ambulance Site MARAMINGO HILL 46 km (to the WSW)
3 MER03 CB Repeater Site Hill 217 5 km NNE of WYNDHAM 51 km (to the NW)
5 VKE5 Broadcast Site EMERALD HILL
Emergency use only
98 km (to the NW)
8 DEL08 O`Brien/Country Energy/Police Site MT DELEGATE 100 km (to the W)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Far South Coast fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
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% humidity     (as at )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Ben Boyd National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Ben Boyd National park is on the NSW South Coast, near Eden. The park was named and established in 1971, in the honour of Benjamin Boyd (1801-1851). Ben Boyd National park protects a wonderful section of coast line from Pambula to Green Cape, split into two distinct sections, one north of Eden and the other south. The park is well known for its contrasting red rocks, whale sighting, Boyd Tower, Green Cape Lighthouse and associated history. Ben Boyd National park offers some great insights into recent European history, Indigenous occupation and natural history. The park provides two campsites some other great recreational experiences.
Region: South Coast & Highlands
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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