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Rock Arch
Time: 30 mins 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: 1.1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ben Boyd National Park
Climb: 47 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 47 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 arched rock is just off the headland north-east of Barmouth Beach and is an interesting rock formation. The walk winds along the hillside above Barmouth Beach, which is a worthy side trip, and continues to the unfenced clearing that looks down to the arched rock. This walk will inspire the geologist in us all as we try to figure out how the rock arch was made. (open in app)


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

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
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 down from Barmouth car park
 
Track down from Barmouth car park +

 
Haycock Point sign
 
Haycock Point sign +
 
Barmouth Beach
 
Barmouth Beach +
 
Track above Barmouth Beach
 
Track above Barmouth Beach +

 
Arched rock with Pambula Beach in background
 
Arched rock with Pambula Beach in background +
 
Rock arch
 
Rock arch +
 
Rock arch
 
Rock arch +

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 Rock Arch bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Rock Arch bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Rock Arch 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 1.1km
Time 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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 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, 530m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 530m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 530m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 530m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 530m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 530m 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.

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

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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 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 Rock Arch.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Rock Arch
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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 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 )
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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