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Bittangabee Bay to Southern point lookout
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
19.6 km SSE of Eden
Length: 1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ben Boyd National Park
Climb: 36 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 36 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: Return
Track: Moderate

The walk from Bittangabee Bay to the southern point of the bay, is a walk to a nice lookout. The walk is well marked, however the informal lookout is not signposted. The lookout is a large gap in the bush along a section of the Light to Light track. The lookout gives a great view across to the black rocks on the north of the bay, and the large rock shelf below the lookout. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Bittangabee Bay to Southern point lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Bittangabee Bay to Southern point lookout
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Bittangabee Bay Picnic area
Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area
Bittangabee Campsite
Int. Light to Light Trk and Bittangabee Storehouse Trk
Bittangabee Storehouse Ruins
Int. Light to Light Trk and Bittangabee Storehouse Trk
Int. Light to Light Trk and Bittangabee Storehouse Trail
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)

Print a map and track notes here
 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 +
 
Back of signpost at Bittangabee Bay
 
Back of signpost at Bittangabee Bay +
 
Track below road and camping area, Bittangabee Bay
 
Track below road and camping area, Bittangabee Bay +

 
Track next to Bittangabee car park
 
Track next to Bittangabee car park +
 
Track through the trees
 
Track through the trees +
 
Track around Bittangabee Bay south
 
Track around Bittangabee Bay south +

 
Track near clearing of the lookout
 
Track near clearing of the lookout +
 
Bittangabee South Headland Lookout
 
Bittangabee South Headland Lookout +
 
Bittangabee South headland lookout
 
Bittangabee South headland lookout +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Bittangabee Bay to Southern point lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bittangabee Bay to Southern point lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bittangabee Bay to Southern point lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bittangabee Bay to Southern point lookout 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 950m
Time 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
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 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
Around 390m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 85m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 480m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 480m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 480m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 480m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 480m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
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 --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the start of this walk on this map

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 Beach
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 90 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
Turn sharp left: From the road just near the picnic area, this walk heads down the hill, passing through the picnic area and down the stairs. The water and beach are visible through the trees, the track soon leading down onto the beach.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Bittangabee Bay Beach Alt = 3 m
Bittangabee Bay Beach, Ben Boyd National Park, is a small beach at the south-western corner of the bay. The beach can be accessed by a short walk from Bittangabee picnic area in Ben Boyd National Park. The yellow sand beach has a small creek and lagoon behind. The beach also has rock platforms at each end and is fairly well-protected from swells, being tucked away in the bay. The historic storehouse is visible on the shore to the right.

(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 Int. Light to Light Trk and Bittangabee Storehouse Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 30 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -4 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.

(0.24 km) Int. Light to Light Trk and Bittangabee Storehouse Trk to Int. Light to Light Trk and Bittangabee Storehouse Trail
Alternate Route: Track: Hard - bushtrack ( Show detail)
Length = 148 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -10 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk does not follow the arrow marker but heads straight down the hill towards the water. The walk steps down to the water's edge where there is a roofless building on the right. The walk follows around the building on the water side, to an information sign.
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk leads up the hill, keeping the bay on your left and the storehouse ruins behind on the right. The track veers right, up the hill to a signposted intersection.
Veer left to rejoin the main walk, following the notes from 0.33km 'Int. Light to Light Trk and Bittangabee Storehouse Trail'.

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

(0.24 km) Int. Light to Light Trk and Bittangabee Storehouse Trk to Bittangabee Sth Headland Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 236 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -8 m
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.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Walking Track' sign and arrow posts up the hill. The track winds through the heath and melaleuca for a short time, passing near the campsite (on the right) while following the arrow markers. The track leads closer to the sea on the left, to a clearing overlooking a rock shelf below at the sea and the mouth of Bittangabee Bay.

Southern Bittangabee Point lookout Alt = 9 m
Southern Bittangabee Point lookout is an unofficial lookout on the southern headland forming the entrance to Bittangabee Bay in Ben Boyd National Park. The lookout is not fenced or signposted and does not have any facilities. The lookout provides a view across the mouth of Bittangabee Bay and a short way down the coast to the south. There is also a view of the red rock platform below, forming a picturesque contrast with the ocean on sunny days.

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 --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the end of this walk on this map

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk
Since this walk starts on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan to the start.
View the location on a road map here --> See the start of the walk on a map
From the end of the walk
Since this walk ends on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan from the end.
View the location on a road map here --> See the end of the walk on a map


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 to Southern point lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bittangabee Bay to Southern point lookout
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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
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% 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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