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Little Beach Bombi Moor and Mt Bouddi Circuit Track
Time: 4 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.4 km E of Woy Woy
Length: 9.1 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 9.1 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Bouddi National Park
Climb: 439 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 439 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: Circuit
Track: Hard

This is a great circuit walk, leading walkers from the hills, down to the beach. The circuit takes in the vast changes in vegetation as it descends to Little Beach, then follows the coast, heading up to Dingeldei Picnic Area. The sandy service trails and views out to sea make this a magnificent walk. (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 Little Beach Bombi Moor and Mt Bouddi Circuit Track

Map of Walk

Location

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Grahame Dr car park
Int. Bouddi Trail Access and Little Beach Trk
Little Beach
Int. Bouddi Trail Access and Little Beach Trk
Sandy Clearing Little Beach Access Trail Int.
Int. Bouddi Trail and Third Point
Third Point Int
Bombi East
Int. Third Point and Bombi Tracks
Int. Bouddi Trail and Third Point
Int. Graham Drive Carpark Trk and Bouddi Trail
End of Caves Bay management trail
Int. Bouddi Coastal Trk and Dingeldei Picnic Trail
Eastern corner of Maitland Beach
Int. Bouddi Trail and Dingeldei Picnic Trail
Bouddi Lookout
Dingeldei Picnic Area
Int. Stroms Fire Trail and Mt Bouddi Rd
Int. Mt Bouddi Rd and The Scenic Rd
Int. The Scenic Rd and Macmasters Fire Trail
Int. The Scenic Rd and Grahame Dr
Starting point for this hiking track: Grahame Dr 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)

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 Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91301N 
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Photo Gallery

 
Graham Drive Carpark
 
Graham Drive Carpark +
 
Graham Drive Track to Little Beach
 
Graham Drive Track to Little Beach +
 
Little Beach's rocky shore
 
Little Beach's rocky shore +

 
Tree root step on Bouddi Coastal Walk
 
Tree root step on Bouddi Coastal Walk +
 
Sandy service trail between Bombi Point Track and Third Point Tracks
 
Sandy service trail between Bombi Point Track and Third Point Tracks +
 
Bombi
 
Bombi +

 
Track at Caves Gully
 
Track at Caves Gully +
 
Old fenceline
 
Old fenceline +
 
Dingeldei Toilets
 
Dingeldei Toilets +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Little Beach Bombi Moor and Mt Bouddi Circuit Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Little Beach Bombi Moor and Mt Bouddi Circuit Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Little Beach Bombi Moor and Mt Bouddi Circuit Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Little Beach Bombi Moor and Mt Bouddi Circuit Track 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 9km
Time 4 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 Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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
6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 2.7km has short steep hills. The remaining (620m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
6km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 2.1km follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 750m follows a clear and well formed track or trail and the remaining 540m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 3.2km is clearly signposted. The remaining (80m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
Around 9km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 80m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 9km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 80m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
4.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 4.4km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (80m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Track Notes


Drive to Grahame Dr 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
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(0 km) Grahame Dr car park to Int. Bouddi Trail Access and Little Beach Trk
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 279 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -20 m
From the car park, this walk follows the 'Little Beach' sign along the management trail, passing around a gate. The walk heads down the hill, crosses a creek, and climbs up the hill out of the gully. The walk then winds down to a signposted intersection, with a bush track to the right.

(0.28 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
Continue straight: 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.

(0.6 km) Little Beach to Sandy Clearing Little Beach Access Trail Int.
Track: Hard - servicetrail,bushtrack
Length = 771 m Time = 21 mins
Climb = 103 m Descent = 0 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.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the hill, following the 'Maitland Bay' sign. The track winds up the hill, tending left along a white sandy section of track, then continues through the scrub for approximately 300m to the signposted intersection in a large sandy clearing.

(1.37 km) Sandy Clearing Little Beach Access Trail Int. to Int. Bouddi Trail and Third Point
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 569 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -8 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Bombi Point' arrow along the sandy track, going down the hill. The track winds down the hill for some time before climbing to the signposted intersection.

(1.94 km) Int. Bouddi Trail and Third Point to Bombi East
Track: Hard - servicetrail,bushtrack
Length = 738 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -46 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Third Point' sign up the slight hill. The track is walled by dense banksia bushes on either side. The walk continues down the hill for some time to an intersection, with a smaller track to the left.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads directly towards the ocean, through the bushes to the cliff edge.

(2.67 km) Bombi East to End of Caves Bay management trail
Track: Hard - bushtrack,servicetrail,servicetrail,servicetrail
Length = 1.44 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 48 m Descent = -43 m
Turn around: From the cliff edge, this walk heads away from the ocean, up the hill, to the intersection with a management trail.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the hill away from the sea. The track slowly winds up the hill for some time to a signposted intersection.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail down the hill, keeping the sea far on the left of the track. The trail continues down to a large sandy area marked by a 'Little Beach car park' sign.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail down the hill, in the opposite direction to the Little Beach car park. The trail winds down the spur for some time, then straightens out and continues for a while before ending in a larger clear area, signposted 'Bouddi Coastal Walk'.

(4.11 km) End of Caves Bay management trail to Int. Bouddi Trail and Dingeldei Picnic Trail
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.17 km Time = 33 mins
Climb = 96 m Descent = -105 m
Turn right: From the clearing, this walk follows the 'Maitland Bay' arrow along the bush track, going down the hill and keeping the ocean to the left. The walk then descends and climbs steeply, with numerous steps, crossing two creeks, before coming to a third creek crossing with a wooden bridge. From the bridge, the walk climbs to the top of the stairs then continues along the hillside to the signposted intersection.

(5.28 km) Int. Bouddi Coastal Trk and Dingeldei Picnic Trail to S.S. Maitland Shipwreck
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack,notrack
Length = 703 m Time = 20 mins
Climb = 21 m Descent = -82 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Maitland Bay' arrow along the bush track, going down the hill. After a while, the walk drops into a clearing, on the saddle between the headland and the spur, and turns right, going down some steep steps to the beach.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the cliff line out towards the sea, beneath the rocky headland. The walk heads over rocks and boulders, to the rock flats at the point. Here lies the S.S.Maitland shipwreck.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

S.S. Maitland Shipwreck Alt = 2 m
The S.S. Maitland was a paddle steamer brought to Australia from Glasgow, Scotland, to transport people and cargo between the Hunter and the Hawkesbury Rivers. There was no rail line from Newcastle to Sydney in the 1800's. The Maitland was on its route out of the Barrenjoey Headlands when it was overwhelmed by the aptly-named 'Maitland Gale'. The storm which wrecked the Maitland also took numerous other ships on May 6, 1898. Of the 36 passengers aboard the Maitland, 24 lost their lives. Many of the survivors were commended for their heroism.

Wreckage of the Maitland can still be seen today, with parts of the boiler and a section of the iron hull strewn across the rock flats of the point. The bay was previously known as Boat Harbour, then renamed Maitland Bay after the disaster in 1898. More info

(5.28 km) Int. Bouddi Trail and Dingeldei Picnic Trail to Bouddi Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 351 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 56 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Mt Bouddi' arrow up the hill. The walk climbs many steps to the lookout, at the top of a small rocky hill.

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.

(5.63 km) Bouddi Lookout to Dingeldei Picnic Area and Carpark
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 890 m Time = 21 mins
Climb = 74 m Descent = -38 m
Continue straight: From the lookout the walk follows the bush track away from the sea, across a saddle, and goes up the hill. The track meanders for some time before climbing some sets of stairs to reach the Dingeldei Picnic Area and Mt Bouddi car park (at the end of Mt Bouddi Rd, off Scenic Road).

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.

(6.52 km) Dingeldei Picnic Area to Int. Mt Bouddi Rd and The Scenic Rd
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 669 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -19 m
Continue straight: From the picnic area, this walk heads up the hill along the road, leaving the picnic area and car park. The walk continues up the road, through the bush, to an intersection and gate with the "Strom's Fire trail", on the left.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads along the road to the 'T' intersection with 'The Scenic Road' about 50m away.

(7.19 km) Int. Mt Bouddi Rd and The Scenic Rd to Int. The Scenic Rd and Grahame Dr
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 1.48 km Time = 31 mins
Climb = 28 m Descent = -108 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads towards the large fork in the road, then follows The Scenic Road (the sealed road) as it bends to the left. The walk continues along the roadside around the hill, crossing to the other side of the road where safe (so the road is now on your right). Ignoring side tracks, the road then leads to an intersection with a gated management trail and the 'MacMasters Ridge Fire Trail' sign.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the road down the hill, keeping the valley to the left. Before long, the bush gives way to houses and, ignoring some side streets, the road comes to the intersection with 'Grahame Drive' at the 'Bouddi National Park' signpost.

(8.67 km) Int. The Scenic Rd and Grahame Dr to Grahame Dr car park
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 419 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -26 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill past the 'Bouddi National Park' sign, following Grahame Drive (the road) past a few houses. The walk follows Grahame Drive to the car park at the end of the road, just before the locked gates.

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
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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 8.5 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 11.5 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 12.7 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 12.9 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 22 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Little Beach Bombi Moor and Mt Bouddi Circuit Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Little Beach Bombi Moor and Mt Bouddi Circuit Track
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 13 km (to the NW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 15 km (to the NNE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 28 km (to the WSW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
38 km (to the SW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 56 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
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% 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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Alan M - Loved this Walk IP:125.254.75.xxx | 2010-11-25 23:29:08
Great on a fine winters day. The sea was sparkling.

My knees didn't enjoy the climb back up the Bouddi Spur!

Recommend it.

Video of the walk - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqxJNzDIrvY
Fiona - Enjoyed this walk IP:58.6.40.xxx | 2011-05-23 02:28:36
on a fine Autumn Day....view from the cliff top was amazing and the coastal part of the walk is very enjoyable.
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