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Palm Tree Circuit Track
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.2 km NE of Budgewoi
Length: 0.6 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.6 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Munmorah State Conservation Area
Climb: 37 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 37 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: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This circuit walk explores the valley of palm trees and the dry woodland on the ridge. Starting from the back of the Palms Picnic Area, this walk follows an arrow through a palm forest then across a small creek and up a hill. At the top of the hill is an information sign, where the walk turns left and heads down the ridge, passing more palms before heading back to the picnic area. A great walk before lunch at the picnic area. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Palm Tree Circuit Track

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Palm Tree Circuit Track
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Map Scale 500 meters
The Palms Picnic Area
Opening Up intersection
Starting point for this hiking track: The Palms Picnic Area

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

 
The Palms Picnic Area
 
The Palms Picnic Area +
 
BBQ's in the Palms Picnic Area
 
BBQ's in the Palms Picnic Area +
 
The Palms Picnic Area from the road
 
The Palms Picnic Area from the road +

 
Information sign in picnic area
 
Information sign in picnic area +
 
Start of the The Palm Tree Circuit Walk
 
Start of the The Palm Tree Circuit Walk +
 
Walk past palms
 
Walk past palms +

 
Looking up a tall Palm Tree
 
Looking up a tall Palm Tree +
 
Crossing a small timber bridge
 
Crossing a small timber bridge +
 
Small rocky creek crossing
 
Small rocky creek crossing +

 
Walking up this hill on the Palm Tree Circuit Track
 
Walking up this hill on the Palm Tree Circuit Track +
 
sign halfway along the Palm Tree Circuit Track
 
sign halfway along the Palm Tree Circuit Track +
 
Walking along the ridge
 
Walking along the ridge +

 
Several information signs on the Palm Tree Circuit Track
 
Several information signs on the Palm Tree Circuit Track +
 
Walking though the dense valley
 
Walking though the dense valley +
 
Track leading into the back of the Palms Picnic Area
 
Track leading into the back of the Palms Picnic Area +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Palm Tree Circuit Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Palm Tree Circuit Track bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Palm Tree Circuit 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 610m
Time 20 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 Clearly signposted (1/6)
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, 610m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 610m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 610m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 610m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 610m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 610m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to The Palms Picnic Area
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|

The Palms Picnic Area Alt = 13 m
The Palms Picnic Area is found nestled among the palm trees[1], 140m along Frazer Beach Rd from Campbell Dr. From the small car park, a short path leads over a small arched timber bridge to the picnic area[2]. There are two BBQs[3] under a shelter[4] and a couple of picnic tables. There is also a garbage and recycling bin. A good spot to enjoy the cool shaded forest and the picnic facilities. A sign[5] also gives some information on the Palms Tree Circuit Track that starts here.

(0 km) The Palms Picnic Area to Opening Up intersection
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 306 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 33 m Descent = 0 m
From the back of the Palms Picnic area[6] (140m along Frazer Beach Rd from Campbell Dr), this walk follows the arrow post[7] from behind the 'Palm Tree Circuit Track' information sign[8]. The narrow track goes between the fence posts and through a tall palm forest, passing a 'Closed Forest' information sign[9]. The walk crosses a small timber bridge[10] and turns left, soon crossing a small creek[11]. The track then starts to climb up the hill and leads to a three-way intersection marked with an 'Opening Up' information sign[12].

(0.31 km) Opening Up intersection to The Palms Picnic Area
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 303 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -38 m
Turn left: From the intersection, with the 'Opening Up' sign on the left[13], this walk follows the arrow post along the track and down the hill through the dry forest. As the track winds down the hill, it passes a 'Dinosaur Plants' sign (next to a good example of a Cycad)[14] then a sign pointing to 'The Palms Picnic Area'[15]. The track heads through the moister palm and fern forest to come to the back of the Palms Picnic Area a short time later[16].

Drive from The Palms 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

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


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 18.3 km
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 15.5 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 24.5 km
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 20.3 km
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 27.7 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Palm Tree Circuit Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Palm Tree Circuit Track
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1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 26 km (to the NNE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
26 km (to the NNE)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 26 km (to the SSW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 28 km (to the NNW)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 31 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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