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Haycock Point
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.3 km ESE of Pambula
Length: 4.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 4.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ben Boyd National Park
Climb: 119 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 119 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: Hard

The walk to Haycock Point is a great one, with Barmouth Beach as an optional side trip, there is also an interesting arched rock formation and great panoramic views from Haycock Point. The walk passes through a few different vegetation types which splits the walk into sections, including open grassy plains and dense woody forests. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Haycock Point

Map of Walk

Location

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Barmouth Beach car park
Int. Barmouth Beach and Haycock Point Trks
Int. Barmouth Beach and Haycock Point Trks
Arched Rock Lookout
Int. Haycock Point and Long Beach Trks
Starting point for this hiking track: Barmouth Beach car park

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
 Pambula 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-88242S 
 Bega 1:100 000 Map Series 8824 

Photo Gallery

 
Barmouth Beach car park
 
Barmouth Beach car park +
 
Signpost at the intersection with Barmouth Beach
 
Signpost at the intersection with Barmouth Beach +
 
Track behind Barmouth Beach
 
Track behind Barmouth Beach +

 
Barmouth Beach from Haycock Point track
 
Barmouth Beach from Haycock Point track +
 
Track above Barmouth Beach
 
Track above Barmouth Beach +
 
Rock arch
 
Rock arch +

 
Track east of rock arch
 
Track east of rock arch +
 
Dead flowers
 
Dead flowers +
 
Clear view from an opening next to the track
 
Clear view from an opening next to the track +

 
View along the coast towards Haycock Point
 
View along the coast towards Haycock Point +
 
Signpost along the track
 
Signpost along the track +
 
Track in open heath
 
Track in open heath +

 
Arrow marker along the track
 
Arrow marker along the track +
 
Echidna
 
Echidna +
 
Arrow marker through the bush on the headland
 
Arrow marker through the bush on the headland +

 
Arrow marker along the grassed headland
 
Arrow marker along the grassed headland +
 
Distant Range, south of Haycock Point
 
Distant Range, south of Haycock Point +
 
Long Beach from Haycock headland
 
Long Beach from Haycock headland +

 
Signpost to Haycock Point
 
Signpost to Haycock Point +
 
View from track to Haycock Point
 
View from track to Haycock Point +
 
Rocks below Haycock headland
 
Rocks below Haycock headland +

 
View from Haycock Point
 
View from Haycock Point +
 
Track onto Haycock Point
 
Track onto Haycock Point +
 
Haystack rock
 
Haystack rock +

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 Haycock Point bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Haycock Point bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Haycock Point bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Haycock Point bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 4.8km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
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 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)
*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 1.9km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 530m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 1.9km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 530m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 2.4km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

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 Barmouth Beach car park
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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|

(0 km) Barmouth Beach car park to Int. Barmouth Beach and Haycock Point Trks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 36 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
From the car park, this walk heads down the hill, following the path made by the cut logs. The track soon comes to a signposted intersection.

(0.04 km) Int. Barmouth Beach and Haycock Point Trks to Barmouth Beach
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 144 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -24 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign 'Barmouth Beach 150m' down the hill. The walk leads down steps which are in sight of the beach, passing an information sign and coming to the southern end of Barmouth Beach.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Barmouth Beach Alt = 7 m
Barmouth Beach is in Ben Boyd National Park, at the mouth of Pambula River. The beach is opposite the township of Pambula Beach and can be access from inside the national park via a small track, not too far from Haycock Point. The beach is a small north-facing, yellow sand beach with no facilities (no Surf Life Saving patrols). The beach has some bright red rock platforms at either end that are worth exploring. Exploration is a part of Barmouth Beach's history, with George Bass escaping the winds, landing on the beach in 1797. He explored the area and named Barmouth River, today Pambula River.

(0.04 km) Int. Barmouth Beach and Haycock Point Trks to Arched Rock Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 494 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -25 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to 'Haycock Point 2.4km'. The track heads down a gully then continues further across the hillside to a 'Haycock Point' sign. The walk follows this sign across a wooden bridge and up some stairs, then continues up the hillside (beach below on the left. The walk then heads along the flat hilltop, winding through the bush, before leading nearer the cliff edge on the left, to a small track and clearing to the left (leading to a view of a rock arch.)

Arched rock lookout Alt = 20 m
This is an informal, unnamed, and unfenced lookout, on the southern side of the headland forming the mouth of the Pambula River. The lookout is in Ben Boyd National Park and can be accessed by walking track to Haycock Point. There is a great view out to sea and up the coast as far as Merimbula. The view is memorable for the unusual rock arch, formed from the eroding force of the ocean.

(0.53 km) Arched Rock Lookout to Haycock Point
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.86 km Time = 34 mins
Climb = 34 m Descent = -38 m
Continue straight: From the arch rock lookout, the walk keeps the ocean on the left of the track as it continues up the slight hill along the hilltop. The track follows numerous arrow signs, marking the way through the bush as the track tends right into a valley. The track then heads up a hill to an area behind sea cliffs. The track continues tending right, keeping these sea cliffs to the left. The walk follows another arrow - 'Haycock Point 1.3km'[1]. The track continues along the cliff tops, with the ocean below on the left. The walk continues through an area of thicker, taller heath, then opens out onto a grassy area with a number of arrow signs directing the way. The track follows these signs out along the point to a 'Barmouth Beach 2.2km' sign[2].
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk heads in the opposite direction to the 'Barmouth 2.4km' sign[3], up the slight hill. The track continues to follow the arrow signs through the low heath and grass, out to the point on the edge of the headland.

Haycock Point Alt = 19 m
Haycock Point, in the northern part of Ben Boyd National Park, provides a great vantage point across the red rock platform, out to sea and north up the rocky coast. An interesting dome-shaped rock, called Haystack Rock, is memorable for its unusual shape and also as a dive location. The SS Empire Gladstone struck rocks here in calm seas in 1950, after mistaking the lights of Merimbula for a lighthouse. Thankfully, no lives were lost and some cargo was recovered, but the wreck forms a popular dive spot today. More info

Drive from Barmouth Beach car park
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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

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

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


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 4.1 km
Camping Plus 6 Alice St , Merimbula (02) 6495 2571 6.8 km
Barbeques Galore (Bega) 274 Carp St , Bega (02) 6492 4054 31.4 km
Camping Outdoors Centre 43 Vulcan St , Moruya (02) 4474 3081 116.5 km
Gone Fishin Cnr Ford & Queen Sts, Moruya (02) 4474 4381 116.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Haycock Point.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Haycock Point
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2 EDN02 PJ OBrien / Optus site BIMMIL HILL 8 km (to the SSW)
3 MER03 CB Repeater Site Hill 217 5 km NNE of WYNDHAM 28 km (to the WNW)
4 MCA04 DCNR / Ambulance Site MARAMINGO HILL 61 km (to the SSW)
5 VKE5 Broadcast Site EMERALD HILL
Emergency use only
70 km (to the NW)
7 PKA07 Wandella Trig PEAK ALONE 73 km (to the N)

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 3 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 )
Wed      24°Possible late shower.
Thu14°|22°Possible shower.
Fri15°|26°Possible shower.
Sat11°|21°Partly cloudy.
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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