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Marie Byles Lookout to Bullimah Lookout
Time: 1 Hr 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: 1.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Bouddi National Park
Climb: 83 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 83 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: Return
Track: Hard

The Bullimah Lookout Track follows the spur down the hill from Marie Byles Lookout and car park. The track zigzags a little on the way, passing around boulders. There are excellent views from Bullimah Lookout over Maitland Bay. (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 Marie Byles Lookout to Bullimah Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Marie Byles Lookout to Bullimah Lookout
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Marie Byles Lookout
Int of Maitland Bay InfoCentre Trk and Bullimah LO Trk
Int. of Killcare Heights Lookout Trk and Bullimah Lookout Trk
Starting point for this hiking track: Marie Byles Lookout

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 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Information board at Marie Byles Lookout
 
Information board at Marie Byles Lookout +
 
Track winding through boulders
 
Track winding through boulders +
 
Maitland Bay
 
Maitland Bay +

 
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PICT7056 +
 
Maitland Bay Area
 
Maitland Bay Area +
 
Contrast between burnt and unburnt bush either side of the track
 
Contrast between burnt and unburnt bush either side of the track +

 
Bullimah Track's burnt bush
 
Bullimah Track's burnt bush +
 
Putty Beach from Bullimah Oulook
 
Putty Beach from Bullimah Oulook +
 
Bullimah Outlook plaque
 
Bullimah Outlook plaque +

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 Marie Byles Lookout to Bullimah Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Marie Byles Lookout to Bullimah Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Marie Byles Lookout to Bullimah Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Marie Byles Lookout to Bullimah Lookout 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 1.8km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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
640m of this walk has short steep hills and another 160m is very steep. The remaining (90m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 730m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 160m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
640m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 160m has minimal directional signs. The remaining (90m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 890m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 890m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
640m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 160m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (90m) 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.
Drive to Marie Byles Lookout
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|

Marie Byles Lookout Alt = 147 m
This lookout, also known as the Killcare Heights Lookout, is beside The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights, about 400m south of the intersection with Maitland Bay Drive. There are beautiful views to the south, along the coast, and over parts of Broken Bay. The lookout is named after Marie Byles, the first proponent of a Bouddi National Park. According to her wikipedia page, Marie Byles is also "known as a committed conservationist, the first practicing female solicitor in New South Wales, mountaineer, explorer and avid bushwalker, feminist, author and an original member of the Buddhist Society in New South Wales." More info

(0 km) Marie Byles Lookout to Int of Maitland Bay InfoCentre Trk and Bullimah LO Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 89 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -1 m
From the car park, this walk follows the track past the information board(reported as removed), keeping the road through the trees and your left. The track winds through the bush for approximately 25m to an intersection with another track (on the right).

(0.09 km) Int of Maitland Bay InfoCentre Trk and Bullimah LO Trk to Int. of Killcare Heights Lookout Trk and Bullimah Lookout Trk
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 163 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -25 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill along the track, away from the road and main trail. The track winds back on itself a few times, passing around some boulders, and continues to an intersection at the top of a spur.

(0.25 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 right: 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[1]. The memorial plaque also recognises "other bushwalkers who lost their lives in World War II"[2].

Drive from Marie Byles Lookout
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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Driving Directions
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 9.5 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 11.5 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 13.1 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 12.8 km
Paddlecraft 3B / 1714 Pittwater Road, Bayview 02 9997 8015 17 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Marie Byles Lookout to Bullimah Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Marie Byles Lookout to Bullimah Lookout
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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 24 km (to the WSW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
35 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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