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Pulpit Rock
Time: 10 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
22.6 km SSE of Eden
Length: 0.1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ben Boyd National Park
Climb: 15 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 15 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

This is a fantastic short walk, with views of the waves crashing into the spectacular red rock of the coast. The short walk down to Pulpit Rock goes straight down stairs onto the rock platform. The rock platform is popular with fishermen with fixed rod holders near the seas edge. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Pulpit Rock
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Pulpit Rock Lookout
Starting point for this hiking track: Pulpit Rock Lookout

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

 
Pulpit Rock car park
 
Pulpit Rock car park +
 
Pulpit Rock
 
Pulpit Rock +
 
Stairs down to Pulpit Rock
 
Stairs down to Pulpit Rock +

 
Track down Pulpit Rock
 
Track down Pulpit Rock +
 
View from Pulpit Rock north
 
View from Pulpit Rock north +
 
Water running off the red rock
 
Water running off the red rock +

 
Pulpit Rock formations
 
Pulpit Rock formations +
 
Pulpit Rock
 
Pulpit Rock +
 
Stairs through heath to Pulpit Rock car park
 
Stairs through heath to Pulpit Rock car park +

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 Pulpit Rock bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Pulpit Rock bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Pulpit Rock bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Pulpit Rock 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 110m
Time 10 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 Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
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
This whole walk, 55m is very steep.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 55m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 55m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 55m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 55m is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 55m 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 Pulpit Rock Lookout
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

(0 km) Pulpit Rock Lookout to Pulpit Rock
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 55 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -13 m
From the intersection, the walk heads down the stairs just near the lookout. The stairs lead onto the rock shelf, with stunning views to the north (left) and of waves crashing onto the rocks below.

Pulpit Rock Alt = 5 m
Pulpit Rock is a large rock platform on the south-east coast of NSW, between Green Cape and Bittangabee in Ben Boyd National Park. The rock platform is a popular spot for rock fishing. Pulpit Rock is accessed via a staircase near the end of a service trail off Green Cape Rd. Near the car park is a pit toilet and garbage facilities. From the rock platform, there are great views north up the coast, with the red rock cliffs providing a spectacular highlight.

Drive from Pulpit Rock Lookout
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 37.4 km
Camping Plus 6 Alice St , Merimbula (02) 6495 2571 40.7 km
Barbeques Galore (Bega) 274 Carp St , Bega (02) 6492 4054 65.3 km
Camping Outdoors Centre 43 Vulcan St , Moruya (02) 4474 3081 148.2 km
Gone Fishin Cnr Ford & Queen Sts, Moruya (02) 4474 4381 148 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Pulpit Rock.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Pulpit Rock
Click to re-center search
2 EDN02 PJ OBrien / Optus site BIMMIL HILL 28 km (to the NNW)
4 MCA04 DCNR / Ambulance Site MARAMINGO HILL 47 km (to the WSW)
3 MER03 CB Repeater Site Hill 217 5 km NNE of WYNDHAM 54 km (to the NW)
5 VKE5 Broadcast Site EMERALD HILL
Emergency use only
101 km (to the NW)
8 DEL08 O`Brien/Country Energy/Police Site MT DELEGATE 102 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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