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The Green Point Walk
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.7 km WNW of Belmont
Length: 3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Lake Macquarie(LGA)
Climb: 102 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 102 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: Return
Track: Moderate

This walk descends through open grasslands and eucalyptus forest to arrive at the grassed Green Point. This is a quiet and secluded spot and a fabulous place for a picnic. From Green Point, there are good views up and down Lake Macquarie. The side trip to the Sea Eagle Lookouts is also worthwhile. A good walk, with both scenic views and waterside relaxation. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of The Green Point Walk
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end of Green Point Drive (Green Point)
Int of Green Point Drive & Green Point Tracks
Int of Green Point Drive & Linkage Tracks
Int of Lookout Track and Lookout Footpath
Int of Green Point Drive & Green Point Tracks
Int of Green Point AND Zig Zag Tracks
Green Point (Four Way Intersection)
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 +
 
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 +

 
Trails through Green Point Reserve
 
Trails through Green Point Reserve +
 
Green Point Reserve
 
Green Point Reserve +
 
Walking through open grasslands in Green Point Reserve
 
Walking through open grasslands in Green Point Reserve +

 
Green Point Reserve
 
Green Point Reserve +
 
Upper lookout, Sea Eagle Picnic Area
 
Upper lookout, Sea Eagle Picnic Area +
 
Walking through Green Point Reserve
 
Walking through Green Point Reserve +

 
Both forest and grasslands in Green Point Reserve
 
Both forest and grasslands in Green Point Reserve +
 
Eucalypt forests in Green Point Reserve
 
Eucalypt forests in Green Point Reserve +
 
Eucalypt forests in Green Point Reserve
 
Eucalypt forests 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 +
 
Bushwalking in eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve
 
Bushwalking in eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve +
 
Bush track in Green Point Reserve
 
Bush track in Green Point Reserve +

 
Track near Green Point
 
Track near Green Point +
 
Walking near Green Point, Lake Macquarie
 
Walking near Green Point, Lake Macquarie +
 
Track out to Green Point
 
Track out to Green Point +

 
She Oaks beside Green Point, Lake Macquarie
 
She Oaks beside Green Point, Lake Macquarie +
 
She Oaks beside Green Point
 
She Oaks beside Green Point +
 
View of Lake Macquarie from Green Point
 
View of Lake Macquarie from Green Point +

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 The Green Point Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the The Green Point Walk bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the The Green Point 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 3km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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 Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*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
This whole walk, 1.5km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 1.2km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 250m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 1.2km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 250m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.5km 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.
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)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
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.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

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 Upper Lookout (Sea Eagle Park)
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 288 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -17 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[12], this walk follows the 'Sea Eagle Lookout & Picnic Area' sign[13] gently downhill across grasslands, while keeping the views[14] on your right. This walk continues for about 60m and then enters forest[15]. Then this walk continues for about 100m until coming to a three-way intersection[16][17] with a 'Lookout' sign (on the right).
Turn left: From the intersection[18][19], this walk follows the 'Lookout' sign[20] and footpath gently uphill. This walk continues through forest for about 80m to pass a picnic table[21] (on the right), until coming to a three-way intersection[22][23] with a track[24] (on the left and just before metal fencing[25].
Continue straight: From the intersection[26][27], this walk follows the footpath gently downhill[28] towards the viewpoint for 45m, until coming to the Upper Lookout[29][30] (above Sea Eagle Park).
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left 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[31][32] across Lake Macquarie towards Swansea. The upper lookout has a picnic table[33] in the shade behind the lookout, which gives relief on a hot day. The upper lookout also a picnic table[34] at the lookout, offering fabulous views to the south. Each of these lookouts has a bench seat and interpretative signs[35]. White Bellied Sea Eagles have been known to nest nearby and are often seen flying in the area.

(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[36][37], this walk follows the 'Green Point' sign[38] and foot path gently downhill across grasslands and towards the distance views[39]. This walk continues for about 230m, to find the footpath bends (to the right) with forest[40] on the left. Then this walk continues, surrounded by forest (ignoring side tracks[41]) for about 600m, until coming to a three-way intersection[42] with a track and 'Walk Safe/Cycle Safe' sign[43] (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[44], this walk follows the track gently downhill, while initially keeping the 'Walk Safe/Cycle Safe' sign[45] on your left. This walk continues through forest[46] for about 160m, until coming to a four-way intersection[47] with a track and the grassed Green Point[48] directly ahead.
Continue straight: From the intersection[49], this walk follows the track towards Green Point[50] (and the water), while leaving the forest[51] directly behind you. This walk continues for about 60m, passing across grasslands[52] and towards a small clump of She Oak trees[53], until coming to the lake edge[54] 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[55] which looks out over Lake Macquarie. From the vantage point of Green Point, a walker can see up and down Lake Macquarie[56]. 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[57] by the water for shade. There are no facilities here, other than the open grassed area.

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)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
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.
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

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
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
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


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 The Green Point Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from The Green Point Walk
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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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