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.
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Cross sectional view 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
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.
Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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.
Around 570m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 150m is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 720m requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 720m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
This whole walk, 720m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
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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.
Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area
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.
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.
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
Bittangabee Storehouse Ruins
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.
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 4 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.
Ben Boyd National ParkLink 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 feesCampingFacilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.