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Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
11.3 km SE of Eden
Length: 8.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 8.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ben Boyd National Park
Climb: 232 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 232 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 from Mowarry Point to Red Cliffs is an interesting trip through quite a few distinct vegetation types, with a few money shots of the coast line. The grass, heaths, and melaleuca along the way break up the walk to Red Cliffs, which are absolutely stunning. Spend time at the Red Cliffs to see all the different rock formations and inlets that have been created by erosion. Be mindful to keep a safe distance from the edge. The road to the start of this walk is 4wd track only. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs
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Mowarry Bay car park
Mowarry Creek Nth bank
Mowarry Creek Sth bank
Int. Light to Light Trk and Mowarry Beach Trk
Mowarry Lookout
Red platform bay
Starting point for this hiking track: Mowarry Bay 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
 Kiah 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-88231S 
 Green Cape 1:100 000 Map Series 8923 
 Eden 1:100 000 Map Series 8823 

Photo Gallery

 
Mowarry Point car park
 
Mowarry Point car park +
 
Track through cut log
 
Track through cut log +
 
Light to Light walk over a creek
 
Light to Light walk over a creek +

 
Track across creek at Mowarry
 
Track across creek at Mowarry +
 
Service trail from Mowarry car park
 
Service trail from Mowarry car park +
 
Service trail to Mowarry Point
 
Service trail to Mowarry Point +

 
Track down to Mowarry Bay
 
Track down to Mowarry Bay +
 
Mowarry Point signpost
 
Mowarry Point signpost +
 
Arrow marker through grass land
 
Arrow marker through grass land +

 
Rocks at the tip of Mowarry Point
 
Rocks at the tip of Mowarry Point +
 
Arrow marker through the heath
 
Arrow marker through the heath +
 
Heath
 
Heath +

 
Coast to the north of Mowarry Point
 
Coast to the north of Mowarry Point +
 
Light to Light walk on Mowarry Point
 
Light to Light walk on Mowarry Point +
 
Light to Light walk through the thick bush
 
Light to Light walk through the thick bush +

 
View from Mowarry Point Lookout
 
View from Mowarry Point Lookout +
 
Track south of Mowarry Point
 
Track south of Mowarry Point +
 
Fallen branches next to Light to Light walk
 
Fallen branches next to Light to Light walk +

 
Driftwood seats behind red platform bay
 
Driftwood seats behind red platform bay +
 
Arrow marker along red platform bay
 
Arrow marker along red platform bay +
 
Spectacular rock at red platform bay
 
Spectacular rock at red platform bay +

 
Red platform bay
 
Red platform bay +
 
Red platform bay looking north
 
Red platform bay looking north +
 
Banksia men
 
Banksia men +

 
Track marker bolted to tree
 
Track marker bolted to tree +
 
Track through the low heath
 
Track through the low heath +
 
Arrow marker away from red cliffs.
 
Arrow marker away from red cliffs. +

 
View north of red cliffs
 
View north of red cliffs +
 
Red cliffs with waves crshing
 
Red cliffs with waves crshing +
 
Rod holder for rock fishing
 
Rod holder for rock fishing +

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 Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs 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 9km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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 4.3km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 130m is very steep.

Quality of track
Around 2.6km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 1.8km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 4.2km of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 190m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 4.4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 4.4km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 15m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 4.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged), whilst the remaining 60m 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 Mowarry Bay car park
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|

(0 km) Mowarry Bay car park to Mowarry Creek Sth bank
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 77 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -2 m
From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to 'Mowarry Point 500m', down the hill. The track leaves the car park through the gap in the logs and tends right, heading down the hillside to an intersection (with a track marker present), above a creek.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the track marker down the stairs and upstream of the creek, to turn left across the rocky creek bed. The walk heads up the stairs, leading to a service trail.

(0.08 km) Mowarry Creek Sth bank to Mowarry lookout
Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 1.75 km Time = 34 mins
Climb = 56 m Descent = -47 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign up the hill, tending left. The track soon meets a flatter area where this walk comes into sight of a beach, below on the left. The walk passes two access tracks on the left which lead down to the beach. The track continues to a small clearing at an intersection, marked by an arrow.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads up the hill, keeping the ocean below on the left. The track winds up the hillside to a large signpost 'Mowarry Point'. This walk follows the arrow to 'Saltwater Creek 5.4km' into an open grassland, following numerous track markers through the open grass area and patches of heath. The walk soon turns right, up the hill, keeping the ocean well below to the left of the track. The track then enters and winds through an area of heath. Many trees cover the tracks and trodden paths in this part of the walk. The track passes through these trees to a clearing with views towards Boyd Tower and waves crashing below.

Mowarry Point lookout Alt = 0 m
Mowarry Point lookout is an informal vantage on Mowarry Point in Ben Boyd National Park. There is no signage or other infrastructure. The lookout provides a unobstructed view to the north and north-east, along the coast of Ben Boyd National Park. The view extends up to Eden, into Twofold Bay and out over the South Pacific Ocean. There are some Melaleuca trees that offer limited shade.

(1.83 km) Mowarry Lookout to Red rocks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 2.58 km Time = 48 mins
Climb = 60 m Descent = -66 m
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk winds through the heath, keeping the ocean to your left. The track heads through sections of low and tall heath and eucalypt bush. The walk begins to wind down the hill, and passes a clearing with a fire place, leading onto the rocky beach where there is an arrow marker standing in the pebbles of the beach.
Veer right: From the signpost, the walk heads towards the next arrow sign within sight, keeping the ocean on the left. The walk crosses the pebbly beach to the arrow marker, where another can be seen further along the coast on the red rock shelf. The walk meanders across the rock shelf to the track marker, which points into the bush. The walk follows this arrow away from the coast and up the stairs into the heath, where the track winds for quite some time through the heath and then bush. The track then heads back through the bush, down onto a red rock platform above the sea. The walk continues down the rock platform following the arrow signs, with the sea on the left of the track, coming to be opposite a set of stairs (on the right of the track).

Red Cliffs Alt = 12 m
Red Cliffs - These fantastic red coastal cliffs are found about 1km north of saltwater creek in Ben Boyd National Park. The cliffs are made of a red siltstone. As the name suggests, this rock is made from deposited silt, making it much finer grain than sandstone. The red silt came from nearby volcanic eruptions long ago, and is clearly different from the other brown siltstone and sandstone in the region. The cliff is unfenced and provides views out to sea and into a few surrounding bays. More info

Drive from Mowarry Bay car park
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

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

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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 25.7 km
Camping Plus 6 Alice St , Merimbula (02) 6495 2571 29.1 km
Barbeques Galore (Bega) 274 Carp St , Bega (02) 6492 4054 53.7 km
Camping Outdoors Centre 43 Vulcan St , Moruya (02) 4474 3081 137.6 km
Gone Fishin Cnr Ford & Queen Sts, Moruya (02) 4474 4381 137.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs
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2 EDN02 PJ OBrien / Optus site BIMMIL HILL 17 km (to the NNW)
3 MER03 CB Repeater Site Hill 217 5 km NNE of WYNDHAM 43 km (to the NW)
4 MCA04 DCNR / Ambulance Site MARAMINGO HILL 49 km (to the SW)
5 VKE5 Broadcast Site EMERALD HILL
Emergency use only
90 km (to the NW)
7 PKA07 Wandella Trig PEAK ALONE 95 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 )
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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