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The Foreshore Walk
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.3 km W of Belmont
Length: 2.9 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 2.9 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Lake Macquarie(LGA)
Climb: 81 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 81 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: One way
Track: Hard

This walk traverses the coastline of the Green Point reserve. By following a variety of tracks and occasionally traveling inland through eucalyptus forest, this walk visits both Jetty and Sea Eagle picnic areas, Green Point itself and Rocky-high viewpoint. When looking into the waters of Lake Macquarie, keep a lookout for sea grass meadows and historical middens under the water. A thoroughly recommended walk, which will possibly require a car shuffle at the start of the walk. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for The Foreshore Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of The Foreshore Walk
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The Shores Way Car Park
Int of Foreshore Track AND The Shores Way Carpark
Jetty Picnic Area (Green Point Foreshore Reserve)
Int of Foreshore Track & Sea Eagle Park
Int of Foreshore & Lookout Tracks
Int of Foreshore AND Lookout Tracks
Int of Foreshore & Green Point Drive Tracks
Green Point (Four Way Intersection)
Green Point
Green Point (Four Way Intersection)
Int of Fore Shore & Coast Tracks
Int of Fore Shore AND Short Cut Tracks
Rockyhigh Viewpoint
Starting point for this hiking track: The Shores Way 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)

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

 
The Shores Way car park
 
The Shores Way car park +
 
The Shores Way car park
 
The Shores Way car park +
 
Welcome to the Green Point Foreshore Reserve
 
Welcome to the Green Point Foreshore Reserve +

 
The Foreshore Track, alongside Lake Macquarie
 
The Foreshore Track, alongside Lake Macquarie +
 
Interpretive signs along the Foreshore Track
 
Interpretive signs along the Foreshore Track +
 
Views from the Jetty Picnic Area
 
Views from the Jetty Picnic Area +

 
The Jetty Picnic Area beside Lake Macquarie
 
The Jetty Picnic Area beside Lake Macquarie +
 
The Jetty
 
The Jetty +
 
Views of Lake Macquarie from the Foreshore Track
 
Views of Lake Macquarie from the Foreshore Track +

 
Sea Eagle Picnic area and lookouts above
 
Sea Eagle Picnic area and lookouts above +
 
Eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve
 
Eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve +
 
Eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve
 
Eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve +

 
Clear paths on the Foreshore Track
 
Clear paths on the Foreshore Track +
 
Signpost in Green Point Foreshore Reserve
 
Signpost in Green Point Foreshore Reserve +
 
Eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve
 
Eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve +

 
Eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve
 
Eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve +
 
Well maintained tracks in Green Point Foreshore Reserve
 
Well maintained tracks in Green Point Foreshore Reserve +
 
Trails through the eucalypt forest
 
Trails through the eucalypt forest +

 
Lake-side views along the Foreshore Track
 
Lake-side views along the Foreshore Track +
 
The Foreshore Track, Green Point
 
The Foreshore Track, Green Point +
 
Bridge in Green Point Reserve
 
Bridge in Green Point Reserve +

 
Track out to Green Point
 
Track out to Green Point +
 
She Oaks beside Green Point, Lake Macquarie
 
She Oaks beside Green Point, Lake Macquarie +
 
Green Point Reserve
 
Green Point Reserve +

 
View of Lake Macquarie from Green Point
 
View of Lake Macquarie from Green Point +
 
Green Point Reserve
 
Green Point Reserve +
 
Eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve
 
Eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve +

 
Boardwalk alongside Lake Macquarie
 
Boardwalk alongside Lake Macquarie +
 
Boardwalk with views of Lake Macquarie
 
Boardwalk with views of Lake Macquarie +
 
Boardwalk through eucalypt forest
 
Boardwalk through eucalypt forest +

 
Enjoy Lake Macquarie from many angles
 
Enjoy Lake Macquarie from many angles +
 
Scenic beach on Lake Macquarie
 
Scenic beach on Lake Macquarie +
 
Bush steps offer glimpses of Lake Macquarie
 
Bush steps offer glimpses of Lake Macquarie +

 
Foreshore Track, Lake Macquarie
 
Foreshore Track, Lake Macquarie +
 
Foreshore Track, Lake Macquarie
 
Foreshore Track, Lake Macquarie +
 
Foreshore Track close by the tidal lake
 
Foreshore Track close by the tidal lake +

 
Foreshore Track, Green Point Reserve
 
Foreshore Track, Green Point Reserve +
 
Far-reaching views over Lake Macquarie
 
Far-reaching views over Lake Macquarie +
 
A fork in the track, Green Point Reserve
 
A fork in the track, Green Point Reserve +

 
Eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve
 
Eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve +
 
Lake Macquarie on view for much of the Foreshore Track
 
Lake Macquarie on view for much of the Foreshore Track +
 
Rocky High View Point
 
Rocky High View Point +

 
Lake Macquarie from Rocky High View Point
 
Lake Macquarie from Rocky High View Point +
 
A place for contemplation, Green Point Reserve
 
A place for contemplation, Green Point Reserve +
 
Eucalypt Foerst, Green Point Reserve
 
Eucalypt Foerst, Green Point Reserve +

 
Dilkera Rd entrance to Green Point Reserve
 
Dilkera Rd entrance to Green Point Reserve +
 
Dilkera Rd entrance to Green Point Reserve
 
Dilkera Rd entrance to Green Point Reserve +
 
Green Point Reserve, Lake Macquarie
 
Green Point Reserve, Lake Macquarie +

 
Dilkera Ave entrance to Green Point Reserve
 
Dilkera Ave entrance to Green Point Reserve +
 
Dilkera Ave, near Green Point Reserve
 
Dilkera Ave, near Green Point Reserve +
 
Houses on Dilkera Ave, Valentine
 
Houses on Dilkera Ave, Valentine +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the The Foreshore Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the The Foreshore Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Foreshore Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the The Foreshore Walk 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 2.9km
Time 1 hr 15 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 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
1.5km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.1km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (190m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
1.6km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 820m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (430m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
1.9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 540m has minimal directional signs. The remaining (470m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 2.2km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 660m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 1.5km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to The Shores Way Car Park
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.
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Drive to The Shores Way 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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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

The Car Park (off The Shores Way, Green Point) Alt = 11 m
The Shores Way park entrance[1] and car park[2] is a great place to start a walk within the Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie. The park entrance offers a toilet[3], a water tap[4], seating and plenty of car parking. There are attractive grass slopes here dropping into the water, that make a fine spot to have a picnic.

(0 km) The Shores Way Car Park to Int of Foreshore Track AND Jetty Picnic Area
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 549 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -13 m
From the car park[5](on The Shores Way, Green Point), this walk heads towards the lake[6] past the toilet block[7] and along the footpath for 25m, to a four-way intersection[8] with a 'Welcome to Green Point Foreshore Reserve' sign[9] (on the right).
Turn right: From the intersection[10], this walk follows the shared concrete cycle/footpath gently downhill, while keeping the Shores Way car park[11] on your right and the water[12] on your left. This walk continues, undulating[13] for about 500m, until coming to the Jetty picnic area[14] on the right and jetty[15] on your left.


Jetty Picnic Area Alt = 8 m
The Jetty Picnic area[16] in the Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie offers a public jetty[17], a sheltered picnic table[18], seating[19][20], a drinking fountain[21] and historical interpretative signs[22]. The historical signs detail the 'timber getting' period of Green Point from 1860, with the timber used to build jetty's, pit prop for coal mining, ships and boats. There is also an historical sign detailing 'The Cardiff Coal Company', which mined coal out of Green Point during a minor coal rush.

(0.55 km) Jetty Picnic Area (Green Point Foreshore Reserve) to Int of Foreshore Track & Sea Eagle Park
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 255 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the Jetty Picnic Area[23], this walk follows the footpath gently uphill[24], while keeping the lake on your left. This walk continues for about 260m, until coming to a three-way intersection[25] with a track and the Sea Eagle Park[26] on your right.

Sea Eagle Park Alt = 11 m
Sea Eagle Park in Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie is a large grassed picnic area[27], with a toilet[28], sheltered picnic tables[29], water from a tap[30][31] and gas/electric barbeque's[32]. 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.

(0.8 km) Int of Foreshore Track & Sea Eagle Park to Int of Foreshore & Lookout Tracks
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 83 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[33], this walk follows the footpath gently uphill[34], while keeping Sea Eagle Park[35] on your right. This walk continues for about 70m, until coming to a three-way intersection[36] with a track and 'Lookout' sign on your right and a 'Getting about at Green Point' sign[37] on your left.

(0.89 km) Int of Foreshore & Lookout Tracks to Lower Lookout (Sea Eagle Park)
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 109 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection[38][39], this walk heads up timber steps, directly away from the face of the 'Getting about at Green Point' sign[40]. This walk continues gently uphill, with occasional timber steps (and passing a seat[41]) for about 110m, until coming to the Lower Lookout[42][43] above Sea Eagle Park (on the right).
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

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[44][45] across Lake Macquarie towards Swansea. The upper lookout has a picnic table[46] in the shade behind the lookout, which gives relief on a hot day. The upper lookout also a picnic table[47] at the lookout, offering fabulous views to the south. Each of these lookouts has a bench seat and interpretative signs[48]. White Bellied Sea Eagles have been known to nest nearby and are often seen flying in the area.

(0.89 km) Int of Foreshore AND Lookout Tracks to Int of Foreshore AND Green Point Drive Tracks
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 192 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[49][50], this walk follows the 'Rainforest Boardwalk 1130m' sign[51] and footpath gently downhill and keeping the 'Getting about at Green Point' sign[52] on your left. This walk continues, undulating for about 180m, until coming to a three-way intersection[53], with a gently downhill gravel track[54] on the right and the concrete footpath[55] continuing to the right.

(1.08 km) Int of Foreshore & Green Point Drive Tracks to Green Point
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 750 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -32 m
Turn left: From the intersection[56][57], this walk follows the gently downhill gravel track and timber steps, while leaving behind the concrete footpath[58] and 'Green Point Drive' sign[59]. This walk continues, undulating moderately steeply[60] (ignoring side tracks[61]) through open eucalyptus forest and with occasional short sections of timber boardwalk[62], for about 600m, until crossing over a timber footbridge[63] by the lake[64] and coming to the open grassy area[65] of Green Point[66].
Turn left: From the intersection[67], this walk follows the track towards Green Point[68] (and the water), while leaving the forest[69] directly behind you. This walk continues for about 60m, passing across grasslands[70] and towards a small clump of She Oak trees[71], until coming to the lake edge[72] 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[73] which looks out over Lake Macquarie. From the vantage point of Green Point, a walker can see up and down Lake Macquarie[74]. 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[75] by the water for shade. There are no facilities here, other than the open grassed area.

(1.83 km) Green Point to Int of Fore Shore & Coast Tracks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 630 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 22 m Descent = -15 m
Turn around: From Green Point (by the lake[76] and small clump of She Oak trees[77][78]), this walk follows the track across grasslands and towards the forest. This walk continues for about 60m, until coming to a four-way intersection[79][80] with a track and forest ahead.
Turn left: From the intersection[81], this walk follows the track[82], while keeping the lake and water on your left. This walk continues for about 210m, then passes over a timber boardwalk[83] and bridge (with good views over the lake). Then this walk continues for about 160m through forest[84] before climbing gently up and down timber steps[85]. After a further 60m, this walk climbs gently up eroded timber steps[86], then after another 60m, comes to a track[87][88] (on the right) as you are walking down timber steps.

(2.46 km) Int of Fore Shore & Coast Tracks to Int of Fore Shore & Short Cut Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 89 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -5 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[89][90], this walk follows the timber steps[91] gently downhill, while keeping the lake on your left. This walk continues through forest for about 35m, to find a timber boardwalk[92] and bridge[93] (with views of the lake). Then this walk continues for about 20m, climbing up timber steps[94] and following a track for a further about 50m, until coming to a three-way intersection[95], with a track and 'mangrove seed symbol' signed[96] timber post (on the right).

(2.55 km) Int of Fore Shore AND Short Cut Tracks to Rockyhigh Viewpoint
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 116 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -1 m
Veer left: From the intersection[97], this walk follows the track while initially keeping the 'mangrove seed symbol' signed[98] timber post on the right and lake on the left. This walk continues for about 90m, undulating gently, to climb moderately steeply up timber steps[99] (with a metal ring fence[100]). This walk continues for 20m until coming to Rockyhigh Viewpoint[101], with a bench seat[102] (on the right) and views[103] over the lake (on the left).

Rockyhigh Viewpoint Alt = 8 m
The Rockyhigh Viewpoint[104] (near Dilkera Avenue, Valentine) has elevated views across Lake Macquarie. There is a bench seat[105] perfectly located to enjoy the views. This viewpoint is magnificent at sunset; a local secret.

(2.66 km) Rockyhigh Viewpoint to Int of Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 206 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From Rockyhigh Viewpoint[106][107], this walk follows the track[108] moderately steeply downhill (beside a metal ring fence[109]), while keeping the water on your left. This walk continues for about 190m, undulating gently through forest[110], until coming to a T-intersection[111] with a concrete footpath and 'Welcome to Green Point Fore Shore Reserve' sign[112] (on the right)(Dilkera Ave[113] is visible directly ahead).

Green Point Reserve Entrance (Dilkera Avenue, Valentine) Alt = 10 m
The Dilkera Avenue entrance (in Valentine) to Green Point Foreshore Reserve offers access to both walking and bicycling paths. There is car parking and a large grassed park overlooking Lake Macquarie, a great spot to sit or have a picnic. A short walk away in the Green Point Reserve is Rockyhigh Viewpoint over Lake Macquarie, which is fabulous at sunset.

Catch the bus from Int of Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance
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.
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Drive from Int of Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance
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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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 2.1 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 7.1 km
Camping World 3/ 276 Macquarie Rd , Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 7.9 km
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 10.5 km
Wallsend Army Disposal Store Cnr Tyrrell & Council Sts, Wallsend (02) 4951 5725 14.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to The Foreshore Walk.
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from The Foreshore Walk
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1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 9 km (to the NNE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
9 km (to the NNE)
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
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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.
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