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Bullimah Outlook
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.1 km ESE of Woy Woy
Length: 2.3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2.3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Bouddi National Park
Climb: 95 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 95 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: Return
Track: Moderate

Starting from the Maitland Bay Information Centre, this walk heads down and around the hill to follow the spur out to Bullimah Lookout. The track winds through the bush giving glimpses of Maitland Bay from several rocky landings. The views along the way, and from the lookout are fantastic. (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 Bullimah Outlook

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Bullimah Outlook
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Maitland Bay Information Centre
Int. of Maitland Bay Info Centre Trk and Bullimah Lookout Trk
Int. of Killcare Heights Lookout Trk and Bullimah Lookout Trk
Starting point for this hiking track: Int. of Maitland Bay Info Centre Trk and Bullimah Lookout Trk

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
 Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91301N 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Maitland Bay Information Centre
 
Maitland Bay Information Centre +
 
Stairs from Maitland Bay Information Centre
 
Stairs from Maitland Bay Information Centre +
 
Bullimah Spur sign
 
Bullimah Spur sign +

 
Track around boulder
 
Track around boulder +
 
Angophora
 
Angophora +
 
Contrast between burnt and unburnt bush either side of the track
 
Contrast between burnt and unburnt bush either side of the track +

 
Putty Beach from Bullimah Oulook
 
Putty Beach from Bullimah Oulook +
 
Track from Bullimah Outlook
 
Track from Bullimah Outlook +
 
Bullimah Outlook plaque
 
Bullimah Outlook plaque +

 
View from Bullimah Lookout
 
View from Bullimah Lookout +
 
From Bullimah Outlook
 
From Bullimah Outlook +
 
Bullimah Outlook is on a rocky outcrop
 
Bullimah Outlook is on a rocky outcrop +

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 Bullimah Outlook bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bullimah Outlook bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bullimah Outlook bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bullimah Outlook 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 2.3km
Time 1 hr 15 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, 1.2km has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.2km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 820m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 350m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 980m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 180m 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.
Catch the bus to Maitland Bay Information Centre
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)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Maitland Bay Information Centre
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|

Maitland Bay Information Centre Alt = 153 m
Maitland Bay Information Centre, was once the old Maitland Store and residence[1]. The store was a influential piece of infrastructure as it acted as a meeting place for Trustees and a hub for early tourism. Today the store is still a hub for tourism but as an Information Centre open on weekends and public holidays. As well as information on the area there is also parking, a public phone and drinking water.

(0 km) Maitland Bay Information Centre to Int. of Maitland Bay Info Centre Trk and Bullimah Lookout Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 184 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -17 m
From the information centre, the walk passes the information sign to the start of the car park. From the car park, the walk follows the Maitland Bay sign left, down the hill. The walk then heads down the staircase for some time to a signposted intersection.

(0.18 km) Int. of Maitland Bay Info Centre Trk and Bullimah Lookout Trk to Int. of Killcare Heights Lookout Trk and Bullimah Lookout Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 346 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -18 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Bullimah Spur' sign along the hillside, leaving the main track. This walk leads around the hill then winds through some boulders, after which it turns right. The track then slowly rises to the unsigned intersection on the top of the spur.

(0.53 km) Int. of Killcare Heights Lookout Trk and Bullimah Lookout Trk to Bullimah Outlook
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 638 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -39 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows a bush track along the ridge towards the sea. The track follows the high ground, winding down the hill and through a saddle. The walk passes two short side tracks to rocky landings on the left, which act as excellent lookouts over Maitland Bay. The walk continues down the ridge to Bullimah Outlook, marked by a plaque in the rock.

Bullimah Outlook Alt = 99 m
Bullimah Outlook is perched on the end of Bullimah Spur, overlooking a vast majority of Bouddi National Park and the southern coast. There are also great views from a rocky outcrop on the walk to the lookout. The views from the lookout are quite scenic, with Sydney's northern beaches, Lion Island and Broken Bay all revealing themselves. The lookout commemorates Charles Darcy Roberts, once a trustee of Bouddi National Park and bushwalker[2]. The memorial plaque also recognises "other bushwalkers who lost their lives in World War II"[3].

Catch the bus from Maitland Bay Information Centre
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)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Maitland Bay Information Centre
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
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
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 9.2 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 11.2 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 12.8 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 12.6 km
Paddlecraft 3B / 1714 Pittwater Road, Bayview 02 9997 8015 17.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Bullimah Outlook.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bullimah Outlook
Click to re-center search
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 12 km (to the NW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 17 km (to the NNE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 25 km (to the WSW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
36 km (to the SW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 53 km (to the SW)

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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Simon - Continuing on from the lookout IP:121.216.239.xxx | 2012-11-27 22:13:07
From the lookout it is possible to continue on to the coastal track. There is an unofficial but clearly marked and obviously frequently used trail that eventually joins the coastal walk just to the North of the whale watching platform. From the Bullimah lookout, follow the arrows that have been marked (and in my experience are maintained). After about ten minutes you will arrive at the main coastal walk. I would rate this trail as 'moderate' - there is some clambering up/down rocks, but this will present no difficulty to the generally able bodied.
If you're on the coastal walk and wishing to go from there to the Bullimah lookout, the thing to look for that will 'signpost' the beginning of this trail is the large termite nest that is underneath a rock overhang on the side of the track, and about ten to fifteen metres from the whale watching platform.
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