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Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.1 km ESE of Woy Woy
Length: 4.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Bouddi National Park
Climb: 126 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 126 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 is an excellent way to see some of Bouddi National Parks greatest views. The walk follows the Maitland Bay Track and the Bouddi Coastal walk to Putty Beach. The track shows off Maitland Bay from a number of different lookouts, while passing through different types of vegetation. There are also many interesting rock patterns along the coastal cliffs. (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 Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach

Map of Walk

Location

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Maitland Bay Information Centre
Int. of Maitland Bay Info Centre Trk and Bullimah Lookout Trk
Int. of Maitland Bay Trk and Bouddi Coastal Walk
Int. of Maitland Bay Trk and Bouddi Coastal Walk
Gerrin Point
Int. of Bullimah Beach Trk and Bouddi Coastal Walk
Int. of Bullimah Beach Trk and Bouddi Coastal Walk
Putty Beach
Putty Beach Camping Area Trk
Putty Beach
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

 
Bell from S.S.Maitland
 
Bell from S.S.Maitland +
 
View from Maitland Bay Track over the bay
 
View from Maitland Bay Track over the bay +
 
Bridge across Maitland Bay Track
 
Bridge across Maitland Bay Track +

 
Track over spur to Gerrin Point
 
Track over spur to Gerrin Point +
 
Gerrin Point
 
Gerrin Point +
 
Rock patterns
 
Rock patterns +

 
Cliff side Rock patterns
 
Cliff side Rock patterns +
 
Putty Beach access from carpark
 
Putty Beach access from carpark +
 
Casuarina
 
Casuarina +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach 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 4.5km
Time 1 hr 45 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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
Around 3.2km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 1.3km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 4.4km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 55m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
2.7km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 1.1km is clearly signposted. The remaining (700m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 4.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 4.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
1.7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 1.5km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (1.3km) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Track Notes


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.
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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 Bouddi Coastal Walk
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 818 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -112 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.

Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the bush track down the staircase. The walk winds through the forest, passing a rock platform with nice views over Maitland Bay. The track continues down the hill from the rock platform, keeping the rock face to the right and an overhang to the left, continuing for some time before crossing over a wooden bridge and going down more steps to a signposted intersection.

(0.82 km) Int. of Maitland Bay Trk and Bouddi Coastal Walk to Maitland Beach West End
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 245 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -39 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the footpath down the hill, descending some steps, towards the beach that can be heard. The walk heads down to Maitland Beach with the final stretch winding down through open scrub to the sandy beach.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

Maitland Beach Alt = 1 m
Maitland Beach, Bouddi National Park, is a 500m-long sandy beach sitting north west of Putty Beach. The beach's south-westerly aspect provides views over the South Pacific Ocean to Barrenjoey and Avalon headlands at the mouth of the Hawkesbury River. A creek breaks the centre of the beach, and the wreck of S.S. Maitland (after which the beach and bay are named) is found on the eastern rock point.

(0.82 km) Int. of Maitland Bay Trk and Bouddi Coastal Walk to Gerrin Point
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.33 km Time = 31 mins
Climb = 74 m Descent = -68 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the hill, following the track marked by the 'Bouddi Coastal Walk' sign. The track goes over many rises with steps, and crosses fenced bridges over the valleys between. This continues for some time, until the track arrives in a clearing before a fenced lookout, Gerrin Point.

(2.15 km) Gerrin Point to Int. of Bullimah Beach Trk and Bouddi Coastal Walk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 325 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -36 m
Turn right: From Gerrin Point lookout, this walk follows the track down the hill, keeping the water below on the left. The track continues along steps and boardwalks, following the hillside to the sign posted intersection.

(2.47 km) Int. of Bullimah Beach Trk and Bouddi Coastal Walk to Bullimah Beach
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 136 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -12 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the boardwalk track following the 'Bullimah Beach' sign. The walk follows the boardwalk staircase down to the beach below.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

Bullimah Beach Alt = 9 m
Bullimah Beach, Bouddi National Park, is a small, yellow sand beach pressed into Gerrin Point headland and the surrounding cliffs. The beach is south-west facing, with views over the South Pacific Ocean to the Barrenjoey and Avalon headlands.

(2.47 km) Int. of Bullimah Beach Trk and Bouddi Coastal Walk to Putty Beach Camping Area Trk
Track: Hard - bushtrack,beach
Length = 880 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 28 m Descent = -47 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads along the edge of the headland following the railed pathway, with the ocean below on the left. As the track rounds the headland to Putty Beach, it passes a red rock area and continues down to a staircase onto the beach. The walk then heads approximately 150m along the beach, to where the creek has cut through the sand.
Continue straight: From the creek, this walk heads west along the beach, keeping the water on the left. After approximately 200m, the walk reaches a spot on the beach opposite a white-roofed building behind the dunes, just before another wide (dry) creek entry.

(3.35 km) Putty Beach Camping Area Trk to Putty Beach car park
Track: Moderate - beach,bushtrack
Length = 1.14 km Time = 19 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From a spot on the beach opposite a white-roofed building behind the dunes, this walk heads along the beach, keeping the ocean to the left. The walk continues past numerous beach access routes, on the right, until it comes to the lifeguard tower (near the car park).
Turn right: From the beach, this walk heads up the hill along a stony path, to the car park behind the beach.

Drive from Putty Beach 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.
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Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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Driving Directions
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To the start of the 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 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 Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach
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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.


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