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Green Point Drive Circuit
Time: 2 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.7 km WNW of Belmont
Length: 3.4 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 3.4 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Lake Macquarie(LGA)
Climb: 127 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 127 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: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This walk takes in two of the best parts of Green Point Reserve, the quiet and secluded Green Point itself and the views at Sea Eagle Lookout. Starting at the high point of Green Point Drive entrance, you gradually descend to the foreshore, crossing over open grasslands and through eucalyptus forest. The lookout on the return journey has good seating to rest and enjoy the views. The side trip to Sea Eagle park offers excellent picnic facilities. A recommended walk. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Green Point Drive Circuit

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Green Point Drive Circuit
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end of Green Point Drive (Green Point)
Int of Green Point Drive & Green Point Tracks
Int of Green Point AND Zig Zag Tracks
Green Point (Four Way Intersection)
Green Point
Int of Foreshore Track & Green Point
Int of Foreshore AND Green Point Drive Tracks
Int of Foreshore & Lookout Tracks
Int of Foreshore & Lookout Tracks
Lower Lookout (Sea Eagle Park)
Middle Lookout (Sea Eagle Park)
Upper Lookout (Sea Eagle Park)
Int of Lookout & Linkage Tracks
Int of Green Point Drive & Linkage Tracks
Int of Green Point & Green Point Drive Tracks
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Green Point & Green Point Drive Tracks

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
 Swansea 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92314N 
 Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 

Photo Gallery

 
End of Green Point Drive, Belmont
 
End of Green Point Drive, Belmont +
 
Green Point Drive entrance to Green Point Reserve
 
Green Point Drive entrance to Green Point Reserve +
 
The end of Green Point Drive, Belmont
 
The end of Green Point Drive, Belmont +

 
Green Point Drive path in Green Point Reserve
 
Green Point Drive path in Green Point Reserve +
 
Foot path near Green Point Drive on Lake Macquarie
 
Foot path near Green Point Drive on Lake Macquarie +
 
Shared bike/walking path in Green Point Reserve on Lake Macquarie
 
Shared bike/walking path in Green Point Reserve on Lake Macquarie +

 
Path in Green Point Reserve
 
Path in Green Point Reserve +
 
Shared bicycle/walking path in Green Point Reserse
 
Shared bicycle/walking path in Green Point Reserse +
 
Open grasslands next to a path in Green Point Reserve
 
Open grasslands next to a path in Green Point Reserve +

 
Both forest and grasslands in Green Point Reserve
 
Both forest and grasslands in Green Point Reserve +
 
Foot path through eucalyptus forest in Green Point Reserve
 
Foot path through eucalyptus forest in Green Point Reserve +
 
Shared footpath in Green Point Reserve on Lake Macquarie
 
Shared footpath in Green Point Reserve on Lake Macquarie +

 
Graffiti on sign in Green Point Reserve
 
Graffiti on sign in Green Point Reserve +
 
Tracks near Green Point on Lake Macquarie
 
Tracks near Green Point on Lake Macquarie +
 
Forest track near Green Point on Lake Macquarie
 
Forest track near Green Point on Lake Macquarie +

 
Track in Green Pint Reserve on Lake Macquarie
 
Track in Green Pint Reserve on Lake Macquarie +
 
Track close to Green Point on Lake Macquarie
 
Track close to Green Point on Lake Macquarie +
 
She Oak trees on Green Point, by Lake Macquarie
 
She Oak trees on Green Point, by Lake Macquarie +

 
Track out to Green Point
 
Track out to Green Point +
 
Green Point Reserve
 
Green Point Reserve +
 
Green Point on Lake Macquarie
 
Green Point on Lake Macquarie +

 
Green Point and She Oak trees
 
Green Point and She Oak trees +
 
Timber footbridge close to Green Point
 
Timber footbridge close to Green Point +
 
Lake-side views along the Foreshore Track
 
Lake-side views along the Foreshore Track +

 
Timber boardwalk near Green Point on Lake Macquarie
 
Timber boardwalk near Green Point on Lake Macquarie +
 
Well maintained tracks in Green Point Foreshore Reserve
 
Well maintained tracks in Green Point Foreshore Reserve +
 
Timber boardwalk in Green Point Reserve
 
Timber boardwalk in Green Point Reserve +

 
Clear paths on the Foreshore Track
 
Clear paths on the Foreshore Track +
 
Stepped track in Green Point Reserve
 
Stepped track in Green Point Reserve +
 
Sealed footpath in Green Point Reserve
 
Sealed footpath in Green Point Reserve +

 
Track intersection near Sea Eagle picnic area
 
Track intersection near Sea Eagle picnic area +
 
Sea Eagle Picnic area and lookouts above
 
Sea Eagle Picnic area and lookouts above +
 
track up to the Lower Sea Eagle Lookout
 
track up to the Lower Sea Eagle Lookout +

 
Lower Sea Eagle Lookout
 
Lower Sea Eagle Lookout +
 
Views from the lower Sea Eagle Lookout
 
Views from the lower Sea Eagle Lookout +
 
Steps up to the middle Sea Eagle Lookout
 
Steps up to the middle Sea Eagle Lookout +

 
Middle lookout, Sea Eagle Picnic Area
 
Middle lookout, Sea Eagle Picnic Area +
 
The Upper Sea Eagle Lookout at Green Point Reserve
 
The Upper Sea Eagle Lookout at Green Point Reserve +
 
Upper lookout, Sea Eagle Picnic Area
 
Upper lookout, Sea Eagle Picnic Area +

 
Picnic table near upper lookout, Sea Eagle Picnic Area
 
Picnic table near upper lookout, Sea Eagle Picnic Area +
 
Forested track intersection in Green Point Reserve
 
Forested track intersection in Green Point Reserve +
 
Footpath near Green Point Drive in Green Point Reserve
 
Footpath near Green Point Drive in Green Point Reserve +

 
Open grasslands near Green Point Reserve
 
Open grasslands near Green Point Reserve +
 
Sealed shared footpath with bicycles and walkers in Green Point Reserve
 
Sealed shared footpath with bicycles and walkers in Green Point Reserve +
 
Turning circle at the end of Green Point Drive in Belmont
 
Turning circle at the end of Green Point Drive in Belmont +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Green Point Drive Circuit bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Green Point Drive Circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Green Point Drive Circuit bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Green Point Drive Circuit 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 3.4km
Time 2 hrs 45 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 Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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
2.3km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 660m has short steep hills. The remaining (440m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
2.2km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 880m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (340m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 2.4km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 1km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 2.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 770m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 3.4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 2.7km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 660m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to end of Green Point Drive (Green Point)
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)
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Drive to end of Green Point Drive (Green Point)
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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Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie Alt = 38 m
The Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie is a great place for a bush walk, bicycle or picnic. The Green Point Foreshore reserve offers many historical and environmentally interpretative signs along its multi use pathways. There is an unformed foreshore pathway beside Lake Macquarie, or more physically demanding walks away from the lake foreshore and into rainforest.
Historically, the Green Point area was involved in a coal rush from the 1860's. This coal rush was spearheaded by the Cardiff Coal Company. Coal was proposed to be transported by barge to Threlkeld's old wharf at Reid's Mistake (Swansea Heads) for shipping to Sydney. However, the coal was poor quality 'boiler coal' and used mostly for steamer boilers. This coal rush finished in 1870. Timber was also milled on site after the coal rush. The Lake Macquarie Council is undergoing extensive rehabilitation works to improve the area for recreation. For more information contact the Lake Macquarie Visitor Information Centre on (02) 4921 0740 More info

Green Point Reserve Entrance (Green Point Drive, Belmont) Alt = 41 m
At the end of Green Point Drive[1] (in Belmont) is an entrance to Green Point Foreshore Reserve[2]. Both walking tracks and cycling paths start from this entrance, giving the advantage of traveling downhill to the foreshore and enjoying views as you go. No facilities are here at this stage, other than a turning circle for vehicles, but this entrance will be developed at a later time.

(0 km) end of Green Point Drive (Green Point) to Int of Green Point & Green Point Drive Tracks
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 404 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -12 m
From the end of Green Point Drive[3][4][5] (in Belmont), this walk follows the concrete footpath gently uphill between metal fencing[6], while initially keeping the 'Green Point Foreshore Reserve' sign[7] on the left. This walk continues for about 100m, to find a 'No Dogs' sign[8]. Then this walk continues, undulating for 300m with views[9] and grasslands (on the right), until coming to a three-way intersection[10] with a footpath and 'Green Point' sign[11] (on the right).

(0.4 km) Int of Green Point Drive & Green Point Tracks to Int of Green Point & Zig Zag Tracks
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 841 m Time = 16 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -47 m
Turn right: From the intersection[12][13], this walk follows the 'Green Point' sign[14] and foot path gently downhill across grasslands and towards the distance views[15]. This walk continues for about 230m, to find the footpath bends (to the right) with forest[16] on the left. Then this walk continues, surrounded by forest (ignoring side tracks[17]) for about 600m, until coming to a three-way intersection[18] with a track and 'Walk Safe/Cycle Safe' sign[19] (on the left).

(1.25 km) Int of Green Point AND Zig Zag Tracks to Green Point
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 250 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -12 m
Veer left: From the intersection[20], this walk follows the track gently downhill, while initially keeping the 'Walk Safe/Cycle Safe' sign[21] on your left. This walk continues through forest[22] for about 160m, until coming to a four-way intersection[23] with a track and the grassed Green Point[24] directly ahead.
Continue straight: From the intersection[25], this walk follows the track towards Green Point[26] (and the water), while leaving the forest[27] directly behind you. This walk continues for about 60m, passing across grasslands[28] and towards a small clump of She Oak trees[29], until coming to the lake edge[30] and Green Point.

Green Point (on Lake Macquarie) Alt = 3 m
Green Point in the Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie is a large grassed area[31] which looks out over Lake Macquarie. From the vantage point of Green Point, a walker can see up and down Lake Macquarie[32]. There are often boats passing by this low headland. This is a fabulous place to have a picnic and there is even a clump of She Oak trees[33] by the water for shade. There are no facilities here, other than the open grassed area.

(1.5 km) Green Point to Int of Foreshore & Green Point Drive Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 750 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 32 m Descent = -8 m
Turn around: From Green Point (by the lake[34] and small clump of She Oak trees[35][36]), this walk follows the track across grasslands and towards the forest. This walk continues for about 60m, until coming to a four-way intersection[37][38] with a track and forest ahead.
Turn right: From Green Point[39], this walk crosses over a timber footbridge[40] and follows the track, while keeping the lake on your right. This walk continues through open eucalyptus forest, with occasional short sections of timber boardwalk[41] for about 600m, until undulating moderately steeply[42] and coming to a three-way intersection[43], with a concrete footpath and 'Green Point Drive' sign[44] on the right.

(2.25 km) Int of Foreshore AND Green Point Drive Tracks to Int of Foreshore AND Lookout Tracks
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 192 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -11 m
Turn right: From the intersection[45], this walk follows the footpath gently downhill[46], while keeping the gravel track[47] and 'Green Point Drive' timber sign[48] on your right. This walk continues, undulating for about 180m, until coming to a three-way intersection[49], with a 'Lookout' sign[50] on the left and a 'Getting about at Green Point' sign[51] on your right.

(2.44 km) Int of Foreshore & Lookout Tracks to Int of Foreshore Track & Sea Eagle Park
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 83 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[52], this walk follows the footpath gently downhill[53], while keeping the Lookout track on your left and the 'Getting about at Green Point' sign[54] on your right. This walk continues for about 70m until coming to a three-way intersection[55], with a track and Sea Eagle Park[56] on your left.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Sea Eagle Park Alt = 11 m
Sea Eagle Park in Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie is a large grassed picnic area[57], with a toilet[58], sheltered picnic tables[59], water from a tap[60][61] and gas/electric barbeque's[62]. This picnic area is particularly good for larger family group, for there is room to play ball games or just sit and look at the views. The short walk up to the Sea Eagle Lookouts is recommended for the commanding views south towards Swansea.

(2.44 km) Int of Foreshore & Lookout Tracks to Lower Lookout (Sea Eagle Park)
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 109 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the intersection[63][64], this walk heads up timber steps, directly away from the face of the 'Getting about at Green Point' sign[65]. This walk continues gently uphill, with occasional timber steps (and passing a seat[66]) for about 110m, until coming to the Lower Lookout[67][68] above Sea Eagle Park (on the right).

Sea Eagle Park Lookouts (lower, middle & upper) Alt = 28 m
These three lookouts (lower, middle and upper lookouts) are above Sea Eagle Park in Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie and give great views[69][70] across Lake Macquarie towards Swansea. The upper lookout has a picnic table[71] in the shade behind the lookout, which gives relief on a hot day. The upper lookout also a picnic table[72] at the lookout, offering fabulous views to the south. Each of these lookouts has a bench seat and interpretative signs[73]. White Bellied Sea Eagles have been known to nest nearby and are often seen flying in the area.

(2.55 km) Lower Lookout (Sea Eagle Park) to Upper Lookout (Sea Eagle Park)
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,footpath
Length = 143 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = -9 m
Turn left: From Lower Lookout[74][75], this walk heads gently uphill, while keeping the views on your right. This walk continues along the track for about 100m, using timber steps[76][77], until coming to Middle Lookout[78].
Turn left : From the Middle Lookout[79], this walk heads up timber steps[80] for 30m, until coming to the Upper Lookout[81][82] (with Sea Eagle Park below).

(2.69 km) Upper Lookout (Sea Eagle Park) to Int of Lookout Track and Lookout Footpath
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 46 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the Upper Lookout[83][84], this walk follows the concrete footpath[85][86] gently uphill and away from the viewpoint. This walk continues for 45m, until coming to a three-way intersection[87] with a gravel track[88] (on the right) and a picnic table[89] (on the left just beyond).

(2.74 km) Int of Lookout & Linkage Tracks to Int of Green Point Drive & Linkage Tracks
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 76 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the three-way intersection[90][91], this walk follows the concrete footpath[92], while passing a picnic table[93] (on the left) and initially keeping the views[94] on the left. This walk continues through forest for about 80m, until coming to a three-way intersection[95][96] with a 'Green Point Drive Entry 570m' sign (on the right).

(2.81 km) Int of Green Point Drive & Linkage Tracks to Int of Green Point Drive & Green Point Tracks
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 166 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -8 m
Turn right: From the intersection[97], this walk follows the 'Green Point Drive Entry' sign[98] and footpath gently uphill. This walk continues through forest for about 100m, to come to open grasslands[99] and views (on your left). Then this walk continues for about 60m, until coming to a three-way intersection[100], with a 'Green Point' sign[101] (on the left) and a metal seat[102] (on the right).

(2.98 km) Int of Green Point & Green Point Drive Tracks to end of Green Point Drive (Green Point)
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 404 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -18 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[103], this walk follows the 'Green Point Entry' sign[104] and concrete footpath gently uphill, while keeping the views[105] over grassland on your left. This walk continues, gently undulating across grasslands for about 300m, to find a 'No Dogs' sign[106]. Then this walk continues on the footpath (keeping a metal cabled fence[107] on your left) for about 100m, until coming to the end of Green Point Drive[108][109][110] (in Belmont).

Catch the bus from end of Green Point Drive (Green Point)
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)
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Drive from end of Green Point Drive (Green Point)
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

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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
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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Camping Country 401 Pacific Hwy, Belmont North (02) 4945 1555 2.2 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 6.5 km
Camping World 3/ 276 Macquarie Rd , Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 7.3 km
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 9.9 km
Wallsend Army Disposal Store Cnr Tyrrell & Council Sts, Wallsend (02) 4951 5725 13.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Green Point Drive Circuit.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Green Point Drive Circuit
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1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 9 km (to the NE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
9 km (to the NE)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 15 km (to the NW)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 17 km (to the NW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 43 km (to the SSW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Hunter 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      27°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu21°|25°Possible shower.
Fri20°|30°Becoming windy. Partly cloudy.
Sat19°|24°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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