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Bouddi Spur to Little Beach via Bombi Moor
Time: 3 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
10.5 km SSE of Gosford
Length: 6.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 6.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Bouddi National Park
Climb: 297 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 297 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 There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

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. (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 Spur to Little Beach via Bombi Moor

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Bouddi Spur to Little Beach via Bombi Moor
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Dingeldei Picnic Area and Carpark
Bouddi Lookout
Int. Bouddi Trail and Dingeldei Picnic Trail
End of Caves Bay management trail
Int. Graham Drive Carpark Trk and Bouddi Trail
Int. Bouddi Trail and Third Point
Sandy Clearing Little Beach Access Trail Int.
Bombi Moors
Sandy Clearing Little Beach Access Trail Int.
Int. Bouddi Trail Access and Little Beach Trk
Little Beach
Int. Bouddi Trail Access and Little Beach Trk
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   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

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Photo Gallery

 
Signpost at picnic area
 
Signpost at picnic area +
 
Steps down from picnic area
 
Steps down from 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 +
 
Steps down to Bouddi Trail
 
Steps down to Bouddi Trail +

 
Little Beach track Int.
 
Little Beach track Int. +
 
View from Little Beach access Track to Maitland Bay Headland
 
View from Little Beach access Track to Maitland Bay Headland +
 
Bouddi Coastal Walk to Caves Bay
 
Bouddi Coastal Walk to Caves Bay +

 
Bridge across Caves Creek
 
Bridge across Caves Creek +
 
Track across Headland
 
Track across Headland +
 
Track at Caves Gully
 
Track at Caves Gully +

 
Actinotus helianthi (Flannel Flower)
 
Actinotus helianthi (Flannel Flower) +
 
Sandy caldasac on the headland
 
Sandy caldasac on the headland +
 
Sandy service trail between Bombi Point Track and Third Point Tracks
 
Sandy service trail between Bombi Point Track and Third Point Tracks +

 
Thrid Point Int.
 
Thrid Point Int. +
 
Sandy service trail between Bombi Point Track and Third Point Tracks
 
Sandy service trail between Bombi Point Track and Third Point Tracks +
 
View from headland north of Bombi
 
View from headland north of Bombi +

 
Grassy Clearing north of Bombi Headland
 
Grassy Clearing north of Bombi Headland +
 
Bouddi Coast
 
Bouddi Coast +
 
Bouddi Coast from Bombi Moors
 
Bouddi Coast from Bombi Moors +

 
Tree root step on Bouddi Coastal Walk
 
Tree root step on Bouddi Coastal Walk +
 
Track to Little Beach
 
Track to Little Beach +
 
Signpost en route to Little Beach
 
Signpost en route to Little Beach +

 
Little Beach service trail
 
Little Beach service trail +
 
Little Beach Campsite
 
Little Beach Campsite +
 
Little Beach's rocky shore
 
Little Beach's rocky shore +

 
Graham Drive Track to Little Beach
 
Graham Drive Track to Little Beach +
 
Eastern Gate Graham Drive
 
Eastern Gate Graham Drive +
 
Graham Drive Carpark
 
Graham Drive Carpark +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Bouddi Spur to Little Beach via Bombi Moor bushwalking track

Cross Section 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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bouddi Spur to Little Beach via Bombi Moor 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 7km
Time 3 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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
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.

Signs
Around 6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 630m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
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).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Dingeldei Picnic Area and Carpark
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
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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.
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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.

(0.89 km) Bouddi Lookout to 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.

(1.24 km) Int. Bouddi Trail and Dingeldei Picnic Trail to 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'.

(2.41 km) End of Caves Bay management trail to 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.

Bombi Moors 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.

(4.41 km) Bombi Moors to 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.

(5.14 km) Sandy Clearing Little Beach Access Trail Int. to 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.

(5.6 km) Int. Bouddi Trail Access and Little Beach Trk to 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.

Little 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.

(5.91 km) Little Beach to 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.

Catch the bus from Grahame Dr car park
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
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Drive from Grahame Dr 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

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Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
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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 Spur to Little Beach via Bombi Moor.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bouddi Spur to Little Beach via Bombi Moor
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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 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 )
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.


Walker Feedback

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Apui IP:58.106.227.xxx | 2013-03-24 00:23:26
Just did this amazing walk yesterday. Worth all the effort.
But finding Dingeldei Memorial Shelter was a bit hard, even local doesn't really knows where it is. After spent almost 30 minutes looking for it, lucky we met a ranger who told us where it was about. The Dingeldei Shelter is located in the Mt Bouddi carpark (it is sign posted as Mt Bouddi Carpark from The Scenic Road).
admin - re: Super Administrator | 2013-03-24 21:52:29
Apui wrote:
Just did this amazing walk yesterday. Worth all the effort.
But finding Dingeldei Memorial Shelter was a bit hard, even local doesn't really knows where it is. After spent almost 30 minutes looking for it, lucky we met a ranger who told us where it was about. The Dingeldei Shelter is located in the Mt Bouddi carpark (it is sign posted as Mt Bouddi Carpark from The Scenic Road).

Hi Apui
Glad you enjoyed the walk.
Thanks for the feedback -- I will update the notes to make this clearer. In future you might find the "getting there" tab handy - it provides a Google Map of the start of the walk.
Matt :)
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