This walk explores a large part of the Bouddi National Park coastline. Features of this walk include the walk out to Bombi Moors and down to Little Beach. The tracks connecting these spots explore some excellent rainforest areas and wonderful heath covered headlands. Interesting, beautiful and a great place for a swim, this walk is well worth the effort.
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Cross sectional view of the Bouddi Spur to Little Beach via Bombi Moor bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bouddi Spur to Little Beach via Bombi Moor bushwalking track
Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track
Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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 3.8km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 2.7km has short steep hills.
Quality of track
6km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 460m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (280m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
Around 6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 630m is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 4.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.9km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
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Catch the bus to Dingeldei Picnic Area and Carpark
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.
Dingeldei Picnic Area and Carpark
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.
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.
Int. Bouddi Trail and Dingeldei Picnic Trail Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 351 m
Time = 8 mins
Climb = 0 m
Descent = -56 m
Continue straight: From the lookout, the walk follows the bush track down the ridge line. The walk winds down the hill for some time, using a lot of steps, to a signposted intersection.
Int. Bouddi Trail and Dingeldei Picnic Trail
End of Caves Bay management trail Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.17 km
Time = 33 mins
Climb = 105 m
Descent = -96 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track through the heath, keeping the ocean to the right. The walk soon descends, via steps, and crosses a bridge. The walk then climbs and drops steeply, crossing another two creeks, then winds up a hill via steps and some steep, eroded sections of track. After levelling out, the walk continues for a little while, before reaching the end of a management trail, signposted 'Bouddi Coastal Walk'.
End of Caves Bay management trail
Bombi Moors Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 2 km
Time = 37 mins
Climb = 54 m
Descent = -67 m
Turn left: From the clearing, this walk follows the sandy management trail up the hill, keeping the sea far out to the right. After a while the track starts to climb and winds up the hill for some time to the signposted intersection. Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail up the sandy hill, keeping the sea to the right. The trail soon comes to the signposted intersection, with another trail on the right. Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill, keeping the sea to the right. The walk descends for some time before turning gently and climbing for a while to the signposted intersection. Turn right: From the intersection the sandy track follows the 'Trail 81' and 'Bombi Moors' signs up the hill. The track heads undulates for quite some time down to a grassy caldasac near the cliff edge.
Alt = 49 m
The lookout at the end of the Trail 81 has some great views up the coast with the sea cliffs with the ocean surging into it. The Lookout is unfenced and has an unobstructed view out to sea from on high.
Sandy Clearing Little Beach Access Trail Int. Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 732 m
Time = 14 mins
Climb = 54 m
Descent = -4 m
Turn around: From the caldasac the track heads up the hill away from the sea and cliffs. The track continues up for quite some time to a sign marked intersection.
Sandy Clearing Little Beach Access Trail Int.
Int. Bouddi Trail Access and Little Beach Trk Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 455 m
Time = 15 mins
Climb = 0 m
Descent = -77 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Little Beach' sign along the white sandy track, going down the hill. The track winds down the hill, tending left, for some time to a signposted intersection.
Int. Bouddi Trail Access and Little Beach Trk
Little Beach Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 316 m
Time = 6 mins
Climb = 0 m
Descent = -26 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill, following the 'Little Beach 200m' sign. After approximately 300m, the walk comes to Little Beach campsite and continues to the point where the creek meets the beach.
Alt = 3 m
Little Beach, Bouddi National Park, is a small 100m-long stretch of sand and rocks, facing out to the Tasman Sea and South Pacific Ocean. The beach is backed by a gully and sided by steep rocky headlands. The beach has a south easterly aspect and has its own campsite.
Little Beach Campsite
Alt = 9 m
Little Beach campsite is a small grassed area, wedged between the hills and set back from the beach. The campsite has six designated sites, a composting toilet, rubbish bins, Gas BBQ's and a shelter. There is no drinking water onsite and the beach is only 20m away.
Grahame Dr car park Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 595 m
Time = 11 mins
Climb = 46 m
Descent = -1 m
Turn around: From Little Beach, this walk heads up the grass hill of the campsite, leaving the beach behind. The walk follows the track past the bins and the toilet, going up the hill. The walk continues uphill for a while to the signposted intersection. Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Little Beach Carpark 300m' sign along the management trail, going up the hill. The walk drops through a gully, crossing the creek and climbing up the hill before passing around a gate and arriving in the car park.
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 4 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.
Bouddi National ParkLink 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 feesCampingFacilities 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.