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Bouddi Lookout
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
10.5 km SSE of Gosford
Length: 1.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Bouddi National Park
Climb: 112 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 112 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

This is a great way to walk off a lunch if picnicking at Dingeldei Picnic Area. The Bouddi Lookout walk meanders through the bush, without any views of the ocean, until it reaches the rocky platform of Bouddi Lookout. After enjoying the view, you can head back up the hill to Dingeldei Picnic Area in time for another snack break. (open in app)

There are Closed areas in Bouddi National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Bouddi Lookout

Map of Walk


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Dingeldei Picnic Area and Carpark
Starting point for this hiking track: Dingeldei Picnic Area and Carpark

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91301N 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

Dingeldei Carpark
Dingeldei Carpark +
Dingeldei Picnic Area
Dingeldei Picnic Area +
Picnic area toilets
Picnic area toilets +

Dingeldei Picnic Area undercover
Dingeldei Picnic Area undercover +
Signpost at picnic area
Signpost at picnic area +
Track to Bouddie Trail
Track to Bouddie Trail +

Steps down from picnic area
Steps down from picnic area +
Steps to Dingeldei Picnic Area
Steps to Dingeldei Picnic Area +
Mt Bouddi Trail
Mt Bouddi Trail +

Turtle Shell Rock
Turtle Shell Rock +
Leafy canopy above Mt Bouddi Track
Leafy canopy above Mt Bouddi Track +
Side of Rocky Knoll
Side of Rocky Knoll +

Track between rock and grass tree
Track between rock and grass tree +
Old fenceline
Old fenceline +
Vine running up tree
Vine running up tree +

View from Bouddi Lookout
View from Bouddi Lookout +
View from Bouddi Lookout
View from Bouddi Lookout +
View from Bouddi Lookout
View from Bouddi Lookout +


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 Bouddi Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bouddi Lookout bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bouddi Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bouddi Lookout 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 1.8km
Time 1 Hr

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 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.
This whole walk, 890m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 890m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

This whole walk, 890m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 890m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

This whole walk, 890m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

This whole walk, 890m 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 Dingeldei Picnic Area and Carpark
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|

The Dingeldei Memorial Shelter Alt = 156 m
The Dingeldei Memorial Shelter was built in 1962, thanks to volunteers. A.W. (Bill) Dingeldei was a trustee of the park who did considerable work on it himself. Today the Dingeldei picnic area is a quiet, leafy spot, perched on the hill behind Mount Bouddi. The picnic area contains a picnic table, toilets, BBQ and rubbish facilities. It also has a new car park with ample spaces.

(0 km) Dingeldei Picnic Area and Carpark to Bouddi Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 890 m Time = 21 mins
Climb = 38 m Descent = -74 m
From the Mt Bouddi carpark (at the end of Mt Bouddi Rd, off Scenic Road), this walk heads past the sandstone building, following the 'Little Beach' sign. The walk goes down a few flights of stairs, and meanders for some time, passing some old metal fence posts, passing through another saddle, and arriving at Bouddi Lookout, on a small rocky outcrop.

Bouddi Lookout Alt = 119 m
Bouddi Lookout, Bouddi National Park, is a great first look at the Bouddi Coast as you come out of the bush on Bouddi Spur. There are views of the Pacific Ocean crashing into the heath covered headlands in front of the lookout. Not as grand a view as other lookouts in the area, but worth a pause on your way to the Bouddi Coast Track.

Drive from Dingeldei Picnic Area and Carpark
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
Little Beach camping area
Putty Beach camping area
Tallow Beach camping area

Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 9 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 11.6 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 13 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 13.1 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 22.8 km

A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Bouddi Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bouddi Lookout
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 13 km (to the NW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 16 km (to the NNE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 27 km (to the WSW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
37 km (to the SW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 55 km (to the WSW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region 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 8 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      30°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|26°Possible shower.
Fri18°|31°Partly cloudy.
Sat17°|25°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Bouddi National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Bouddi National Park is south east of Woy Woy and encompasses the Box Head headland. Bouddi NP has numerous secluded beaches and some great surf beaches too. The park also offers fantastic coastal walking with views out from the tall headlands over Broken Bay, Woy Woy and the South Pacific Ocean. Bouddi NP also boasts one of the first marine extensions in NSW, with a 300ha protection zone out of Maitland Bay for the marine life. The mosquitoes in Bouddi NP can be fierce so it might be an idea to pack insect repellent.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Bouddi National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Old Wagstaffe trail
There is no public access available through private property to Old Wagstaffe trail. Signs indicate where public access is not permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury North area office on (02) 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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