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Little Beach to Mount Bouddi Track
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.4 km E of Woy Woy
Length: 5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Bouddi National Park
Climb: 343 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 343 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: One way
Track: Hard

This walk curves around from Graham car park, taking in the secluded Little Beach and Caves Bay before finishing at Mt Bouddi's Dingeldei Picnic Area. The walk passes through many different types of vegetation. The service trail from above Little Beach to above Caves Bay is very sandy, in contrast to the dirt track followed for the rest of the walk. This walk has excellent views of headlands and out into the Tasman Sea. (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 to Mount Bouddi 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
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
Starting point for this hiking track: Grahame Dr car park

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

 
The intersection before Little Beach
 
The intersection before Little Beach +
 
Little Beach
 
Little Beach +
 
Sandy service trail between Bombi Point Track and Third Point Tracks
 
Sandy service trail between Bombi Point Track and Third Point Tracks +

 
Actinotus helianthi (Flannel Flower)
 
Actinotus helianthi (Flannel Flower) +
 
Caves Bay
 
Caves Bay +
 
Track across Headland
 
Track across Headland +

 
Track between rock and grass tree
 
Track between rock and grass tree +
 
Turtle Shell Rock
 
Turtle Shell Rock +
 
Dingeldei Picnic Area
 
Dingeldei Picnic Area +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Little Beach to Mount Bouddi Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Little Beach to Mount Bouddi Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Little Beach to Mount Bouddi Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Little Beach to Mount Bouddi Track 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.
Length 5km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
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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 2.7km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 2.4km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
4.3km 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 4.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 630m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 3.2km 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


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 Little Beach
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 595 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -46 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.
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 Int. Bouddi Trail Access and Little Beach Trk
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 316 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 26 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.

(0.91 km) Int. Bouddi Trail Access and Little Beach Trk to Sandy Clearing Little Beach Access Trail Int.
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 455 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 77 m Descent = 0 m
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. Graham Drive Carpark Trk and Bouddi Trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 642 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 12 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.
Continue straight: 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.

(2.01 km) Int. Graham Drive Carpark Trk and Bouddi Trail to Int. Bouddi Trail and Dingeldei Picnic Trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail,bushtrack
Length = 1.79 km Time = 45 mins
Climb = 97 m Descent = -147 m
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'.
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.

(3.8 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

(3.8 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.

(4.15 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.

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
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Getting there

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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 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 to Mount Bouddi Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Little Beach to Mount Bouddi 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
°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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