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Munmorah Coast Track
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.3 km NE of Budgewoi
Length: 3.3 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 3.3 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Munmorah State Conservation Area
Climb: 96 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 96 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

Starting from Campbell Dr, this walk follows the Geebung and Grass Tree tracks to Frazer Beach, with an optional sidetrip to Wybung Head. Geebung Track leads you through the low heath and past a few sweeping ocean views, and great wildflower displays in spring and summer. The side trip to Wybung Head follows a dirt road, and the views are well worth the detour. Grass Tree Track is overgrown and unclear in places, making its way down to Frazer Beach. (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 Munmorah Coast Track

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Munmorah Coast Track
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Int of Geebung Track and Campbell Dr
Birdie Beach View
Int of Geebung Track and Wybung Head Rd
Upper end of Grass Tree Track
Wybung Head car park
Wybung Head clearing
Upper end of Grass Tree Track
Bongon Lagoon
Starting point for this hiking track: Birdie Beach View

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

 
Int of Geebung Track and Campbell Dr
 
Int of Geebung Track and Campbell Dr +
 
Coast track sign near Int of Geebung Track and Campbell Dr
 
Coast track sign near Int of Geebung Track and Campbell Dr +
 
Low heath on the Geebung Track
 
Low heath on the Geebung Track +

 
Boardwalk across the creek
 
Boardwalk across the creek +
 
Up the timber steps
 
Up the timber steps +
 
Clearly marked track on this section of the walk
 
Clearly marked track on this section of the walk +

 
The Geebung Track
 
The Geebung Track +
 
Taller vegetation on the Geebung Track
 
Taller vegetation on the Geebung Track +
 
Lambertia formosa (Mountain Devil) on Geebung Track
 
Lambertia formosa (Mountain Devil) on Geebung Track +

 
Thysanotus tuberosus (Common Fringe Lily) on the Geebung Track
 
Thysanotus tuberosus (Common Fringe Lily) on the Geebung Track +
 
Birdie Beach view from Geebung Track
 
Birdie Beach view from Geebung Track +
 
Geebung Track
 
Geebung Track +

 
Ocean glimpse through the taller heath on Geebung Track
 
Ocean glimpse through the taller heath on Geebung Track +
 
Clearing near the int of Geebung Track and Wybung Head Dr
 
Clearing near the int of Geebung Track and Wybung Head Dr +
 
gate at nt of Geebung Track and Wybung Head Dr
 
gate at nt of Geebung Track and Wybung Head Dr +

 
Wybung Head Dr
 
Wybung Head Dr +
 
View North from Wybung Head
 
View North from Wybung Head +
 
View south from Wybung Head
 
View south from Wybung Head +

 
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 +

 
View from Grass Tree Track
 
View from Grass Tree Track +
 
Banksia on Grass Tree Track
 
Banksia on Grass Tree Track +
 
Overgrown track on Grass Tree Track
 
Overgrown track on Grass Tree Track +

 
Taller vegitation at the lower end of the Grass Tree Track
 
Taller vegitation 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 +
 
Lower end of Grass Tree Track
 
Lower end of Grass Tree Track +

 
Fazer Beach and Bongon Lagoon
 
Fazer Beach and Bongon Lagoon +
 
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Bongon Lagoon
 
Bongon Lagoon +

 
Track from picnic area to Frazer Beach
 
Track from picnic area to Frazer Beach +
 
Picnic area near Amenities Block
 
Picnic area near Amenities Block +
 
Frazer Beach Picnic Area
 
Frazer Beach Picnic Area +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Munmorah Coast Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Munmorah Coast Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Munmorah Coast Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Munmorah Coast 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 3.3km
Time 1 hr 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
2.5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 740m has short steep hills. The remaining (55m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
2.5km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 740m follows a rough unclear track. The remaining (55m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
2.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 740m Has no directional signs. The remaining (180m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
2.4km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 740m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (180m) requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 2.4km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 740m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 3.1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 180m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Int of Geebung Track and Campbell Dr
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.
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(0 km) Int of Geebung Track and Campbell Dr to Birdie Beach View
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.67 km Time = 29 mins
Climb = 60 m Descent = -5 m
From Campbell Dr (800m east of the intersection with Blue Wren Dr)[1], this walk heads south around the locked gate[2], though a clearing then follows the 'Coast Track' sign[3] along the management trail. After about 350m, the management trail ends, and the walk crosses a small creek using a timber boardwalk[4]. The walk heads up a series of timber steps (where the track is now lined with timber) and across a small clearing[5], then back through tall dense heath for about 200m. Here, the track is no longer lined with timber edging[6], but is still clear as it soon bends left and heads up the wide ridge through the low heath, with great district views behind[7]. The track continues up the hill as Birdie Beach comes into view[8] (on the right) and, just after a significant left-hand bend, the track comes to the top of the hill with a great view down Birdie Beach (now behind)[9].

Birdie Beach View Alt = 65 m
Birdie Beach View is an informal lookout found on a sweeping bend[10] along the Geebung Track, north of Birdie Beach. The view south over Red Ochre Beach and along Birdie Beach is fantastic. Norah Head can be seen in the distance, past Bird Island. Since the re-vegetation of the track to Birdie Beach Lookout[11] this is the best point from which to enjoy the view. A great spot to enjoy the coast.

(1.67 km) Birdie Beach View to Int of Geebung Track and Wybung Head Rd
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 685 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 32 m Descent = -5 m
Continue straight: From Birdie Beach View, this walk heads north directly away from Birdie Beach[12], following the wide track into the taller heath[13]. The track leads past a view down to an un-named bay[14] (on the right) and continues through the tall heath for a while. Not long before Wybung Head Rd, the track comes to a 'Y' intersection[15], this walk follows the right branch (however the left branch also goes to the same point), skirting around to a clearing[16]. The walk then heads around the locked gate[17] and comes to a turning area and car park on Wybung Head Rd[18] (120m south-west of Wybung Trig).

(2.35 km) Int of Geebung Track and Wybung Head Rd to Upper end of Grass Tree Track
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 54 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From the car park and turning circle, this walk heads north-east (towards the ocean) along the road[19]. After 60m, just before the right-hand bend, this walk comes to an intersection with the faint 'Grass Tree Track' on the left[20], just as the heath becomes taller.

(2.41 km) Upper end of Grass Tree Track to Tip of Wybung Head
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - road,servicetrail,bushtrack
Length = 793 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -74 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads downhill, towards the ocean along Wybung Head Rd. Soon after passing a sweeping right-hand bend, the walk come to a car park and the end of Wybung Head Rd, signposted 'Wybung Head'[21].
Continue straight: From the locked gate at the car park[22] (at the end of Wybung Head Rd), this walk heads downhill along the management trail. The trail soon passes a track (on the left, that leads to the whale watching area), and continues downhill along the wide trail to find the grand ocean views[23]. The trail then bends left and passes along the top of an unfenced cliff[24]. As the trail flattens out, it passes a grassy clearing and ends on the narrow saddle[25], with views up and down the coast.
Continue straight: From the narrow saddle, this walk follows the narrower track towards the ocean along middle of the headland[26]. The track leads up a small rise and through some heath, to then suddenly open up at the top of an unfenced cliff and view across the ocean[27].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Wybung Head Alt = 25 m
Wybung Head is distinct headland found at the end of Wybung Head Rd, and provides great views up[28] and down[29] the coast. Wybung is a local Aboriginal word meaning 'Dangerous Sea'[30]. The narrow headland has sheer unfenced cliffs all around, and sweeping views of the ocean. There is no shade, or protection from the wind. A great spot to enjoy the pounding sea.

(2.41 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
Veer left: From the intersection (60m east of the turning area at the top of Geebung Trail[31]), this walk follows the faint Grass Tree track north over a small rise and through the dense vegetation[32]. Soon the vegetation become shorter and the distant ocean views return[33]. The track is flat for a while, then starts to head down the ridge. In places, the track is quiet eroded[34] 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[35] and then leads to the sandy Frazer Beach, just at the bottom end of Bongon Lagoon (on the left)[36].

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[37]. The back of the beach is home to Bongon Lagoon[38]. Up the hill near the road is a large car park[39], several picnic tables[40], an amenities block[41] (with shower[42] and toilets[43]), an emergency phone[44] and Frazer camping ground[45]. There is limited natural shade, but the beach is a interesting place to explore and relax.

(3.15 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[46].

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[47] over the the beach and out to sea. There are a couple of sheltered tables[48] and more unsheltered tables, as well as direct access to the beach down the stairs. An amenities block[49] is just above the upper car park, as well as an emergency telephone[50].

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.
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Getting there

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Driving Directions
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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)
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 14.9 km
Camping Country 401 Pacific Hwy, Belmont North (02) 4945 1555 19.8 km
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 18.5 km
Wyong Warehouse & Camping World 59 Howarth St , Wyong (02) 4352 1501 19.1 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 25.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Munmorah Coast Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Munmorah Coast Track
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3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 24 km (to the SSW)
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 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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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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