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Grass Tree Track
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.5 km NE of Budgewoi
Length: 0.9 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 0.9 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Munmorah State Conservation Area
Climb: 4 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 4 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
Route: Hard

The Grass Tree Track links Wybung Head Rd with Frazer Beach via a ridge-top track. At the time of writing, this track was very overgrown (hence the high grade) and the trackhead difficult to find. Once on course, much of the track is clearer and quiet eroded in places. It is an interesting walk to see some diverse vegetation,noticing how it changes with altitude. At the bottom of the hill, the track emerges onto Frazer Beach before heading to the picnic area at the end of Frazer Rd. (open in app)

This walk passes through a remote area and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Grass Tree Track

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Grass Tree Track
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Map Scale 500 meters
Upper end of Grass Tree Track
Bongon Lagoon
Starting point for this hiking track: Upper end of Grass Tree Track

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
 Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92314S 
 Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 

Photo Gallery

 
Upper end of Grass Tree Track
 
Upper end of Grass Tree Track +
 
Upper end of Grass Tree Track
 
Upper end of Grass Tree Track +
 
Upper end of Grass Tree Track
 
Upper end of Grass Tree Track +

 
Over grown upper end of Grass Tree Track
 
Over grown upper end of Grass Tree Track +
 
On the Grass Tree Track
 
On the Grass Tree Track +
 
The Grass Tree Track
 
The Grass Tree Track +

 
View from Grass Tree Track
 
View from Grass Tree Track +
 
Looking down to Frazer beach from the Grass Tree Track
 
Looking down to Frazer beach from the Grass Tree Track +
 
Eroded section of the Grass Tree Track
 
Eroded section of the Grass Tree Track +

 
Banksia on Grass Tree Track
 
Banksia on Grass Tree Track +
 
A grass tree on the Grass Tree Track
 
A grass tree on the Grass Tree Track +
 
At the lower end of the Grass Tree Track
 
At the lower end of the Grass Tree Track +

 
View of ocean at the from the bush on Grass Tree track
 
View of ocean at the from the bush on Grass Tree track +
 
Fazer Beach and Bongon Lagoon
 
Fazer Beach and Bongon Lagoon +
 
Bongon Lagoon
 
Bongon Lagoon +

 
The end of Frazer Beach Rd
 
The end of Frazer Beach Rd +
 
Frazer Beach Picnic Area
 
Frazer Beach Picnic Area +
 
Track from picnic area to Frazer Beach
 
Track from picnic area to Frazer Beach +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Grass Tree Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Grass Tree Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Grass Tree Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Grass Tree Track 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 860m
Time 30 mins
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Grade 5/6

Route: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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
Around 740m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 130m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 740m of this walk follows a rough unclear track, whilst the remaining 130m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 740m of this walk Has no directional signs, whilst the remaining 130m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 740m of this walk requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 130m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 740m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 740m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 130m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Upper end of Grass Tree Track
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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|

(0 km) Upper end of Grass Tree Track to Bongon Lagoon
Route: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 737 m Time = 16 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -89 m
From the intersection (60m east of the turning area at the top of Geebung Trail[1]), this walk follows the faint Grass Tree track north over a small rise and through the dense vegetation[2]. Soon the vegetation become shorter and the distant ocean views return[3]. The track is flat for a while, then starts to head down the ridge. In places, the track is quiet eroded[4] and a few parallel tracks have formed (please try to follows the main track). As the track approaches the beach, it enters a forest of taller trees[5] and then leads to the sandy Frazer Beach, just at the bottom end of Bongon Lagoon (on the left)[6].

Frazer Beach Alt = 3 m
Frazer Beach is a 650m-wide sandy beach, facing south-east. The beach is a popular swimming area with a patrol service provided during Christmas, Easter and April School Holidays[7]. The back of the beach is home to Bongon Lagoon[8]. Up the hill near the road is a large car park[9], several picnic tables[10], an amenities block[11] (with shower[12] and toilets[13]), an emergency phone[14] and Frazer camping ground[15]. There is limited natural shade, but the beach is a interesting place to explore and relax.

(0.74 km) Bongon Lagoon to Frazer Beach Picnic Area
Sorry I am not sure of the rateing - bushtrack
Length = 125 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
Veer left: From the beach, this walk heads inland across the sand, keeping Bongon Lagoon to the left. The walk soon tends right up to the lower car park, then continues uphill along the grass to the turning loop of Frazer Beach Road (on the left) and the picnic tables and shelter on the right[16].

Frazer Beach Picnic Area Alt = 6 m
Frazer Beach Picnic Area is found at the end of Frazer Beach Rd. There is a great view[17] over the the beach and out to sea. There are a couple of sheltered tables[18] and more unsheltered tables, as well as direct access to the beach down the stairs. An amenities block[19] is just above the upper car park, as well as an emergency telephone[20].

Drive from Frazer Beach Picnic Area
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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
Map Car Shuffle
To the start of the walk

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From the end of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Frazer camping ground
Freemans camping ground


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 19.3 km
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 16.1 km
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 20.1 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 25.5 km
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 28.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Grass Tree Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Grass Tree Track
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3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 25 km (to the SW)
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 27 km (to the NNE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
27 km (to the NNE)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 29 km (to the NNW)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 32 km (to the NNW)

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 2 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 )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Munmorah State Conservation Area Link to official closures and fire bans page
Munmorah State Conservation Area is a coastal park south of Catherine Hill Bay at the northern end of the NSW Central Coast. The park is blessed with some wonderful beaches popular with swimmers and surfers. You can stay overnight in either of the two well established campsites, both a short walk from the beach. The park puts on a wonderful wildflower in spring and summer each year. The park entrance gates are locked overnight and are open 5:30am to 9:00p.m during daylight savings period, 6:00am to 6:00pm outside of daylight savings time.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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