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Snapper Point Beach
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.2 km SSW of Catherine Hill Bay
Length: 0.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Munmorah State Conservation Area
Climb: 24 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 24 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: Return
Route: Hard

Snapper Point Beach is an informal name for the small beach between Frazer Beach and Snapper Point. This walk starts from the great views of the sea cave and leads out to Snapper Point. Here, the walk turns right and follows the shore to the lifebuoy, then across the rocks to the secluded beach. The high grade on this walk is due to the risk associated with walking on the rock ledge, please take care. The notes mention an alternate route that can be used as a shortcut back to the car park. (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 Snapper Point Beach

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Snapper Point Beach
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Snapper Point car park
Life Buoy Sign
Life Buoy Sign
Snapper Point Beach Buoy
Snapper Point Beach Buoy
Starting point for this hiking track: Snapper Point 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
 Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92314S 
 Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 

Photo Gallery

 
Snapper Point Carpark
 
Snapper Point Carpark +
 
Snapper Point Lookout
 
Snapper Point Lookout +
 
Snapper Point Sea Cave
 
Snapper Point Sea Cave +

 
Start of the Snapper Point management trail
 
Start of the Snapper Point management trail +
 
Walking through the heath towards Snapper Point
 
Walking through the heath towards Snapper Point +
 
Views opening up at Snapper Point
 
Views opening up at Snapper Point +

 
Snapper Point
 
Snapper Point +
 
Memorial at Snapper Point
 
Memorial at Snapper Point +
 
Sign and intersection at Snapper Point
 
Sign and intersection at Snapper Point +

 
Walking towards Snapper Point beach
 
Walking towards Snapper Point beach +
 
Looking across rocks to Snapper Point beach
 
Looking across rocks to Snapper Point beach +
 
Crossing rocks on the eastern side of Snapper Point beach
 
Crossing rocks on the eastern side of Snapper Point beach +

 
Crossing rocks on the eastern side of Snapper Point beach
 
Crossing rocks on the eastern side of Snapper Point beach +
 
Water on rocks at Snapper Point beach
 
Water on rocks at Snapper Point beach +
 
Snapper Point beach
 
Snapper Point beach +

 
Some rubbish on Snapper Point beach
 
Some rubbish on Snapper Point beach +
 
Looking out from Snapper Point beach
 
Looking out from Snapper Point beach +
 
Looking south west from Snapper Point beach
 
Looking south west from Snapper Point beach +

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 Snapper Point Beach bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Snapper Point Beach bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Snapper Point Beach bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Snapper Point Beach 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 630m
Time 15 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 High level of bushwalking experience recommended (5/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety (5/6)
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
110m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 110m has short steep hills. The remaining (100m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
110m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 110m follows a rough unclear track. The remaining (100m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
110m of this walk is clearly signposted and another 110m Has no directional signs. The remaining (100m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
110m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 110m requires a leader with a high level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (100m) requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
110m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation) and another 110m forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety. The remaining (100m) is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 210m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 110m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

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.
Drive to Snapper Point car park
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|

Snapper Point Cave Lookout Alt = 21 m
The Snapper Point Cave Lookout[1] is on the northern side of Snapper Point car park (at the end of Snapper Point Rd). The fenced lookout[2] enjoys views over a large inlet with a Frazer Blowhole and the large sea cave[3]. The cave was mined for pebbles during 1975/76[4]. Now protected as part of the State Conservation Area, the cave and this inlet stands as a monument to the struggle of power between the sea and the rocks.

(0 km) Snapper Point car park to Life Buoy Sign
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 106 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -3 m
From the Snapper Point car park (at the end of Snapper Point Rd), this walk heads around the locked metal gate[5] and follows the wide management trail lined with thick heath. The trail soon bends right and comes to a grassy clearing with wide ocean views (with Frazer Beach to the right) and a 'Life Buoys' sign[6].

(0.11 km) Life Buoy Sign to Snapper Point Memorial
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 34 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Life Buoys - 60m' arrow[7], keeping the ocean to the right. The rocky track soon leads to a concrete pillar and memorial to people who lost their lives here[8].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

Snapper Point Memorial Alt = 18 m
Snapper Point is located north-east of Frazer Beach and is home to a memorial to 7 lives lost on this point in the ten years before 1979 (when the plaque was placed)[9]. Since then, three more names have been added to the memorial[10]. Please heed the warning and avoid your name appearing here. Snapper Point is a popular rock fishing spot, with a large flat platform providing great panoramic views of the ocean. A 'Life Buoy' sign[11] points to two nearby floatation aids if needed.

(0.11 km) Life Buoy Sign to Snapper Point Beach Buoy
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 104 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -13 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Life Buoys - 100m' arrow[12], keeping the ocean to the left. The track leads back from the cliff and follows the shore, coming to an intersection marked by a red housing, holding a life buoy[13].

(0.21 km) Snapper Point Beach Buoy to Snapper Point car park
Alternate Exit: Track: Moderate - bushtrack ( Show detail)
Length = 115 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 14 m Descent = 0 m
Turn sharp right: From the intersection and life buoy[14], this walk heads straight up the hill, away from the water, following a narrow track that soon leads into the heath[15]. The track winds through the heath and up a few steps[16] then passes around a locked gate to the Snapper Point car park[17]. (End of the alternative exit track)

(0.21 km) Snapper Point Beach Buoy to Snapper Point Beach
Route: Hard - undefined
Length = 105 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the intersection and life buoy, this walk heads down to the rocky shoreline, then along to the nearby beach[18], keeping the water to the left. This section of the walk is only passable during low tide and low seas.

Snapper Point Beach Alt = 9 m
Snapper Point Beach is an informally named beach, just north of Frazer Beach and south of Snapper Point. The deep[19] south-west facing sandy beach has a rock platform either side[20][21]. Some rusted rubbish has washed up on the beach[22] but otherwise the beach feels remote and secluded. Access to the beach is possible along the rocky shore line, but only during low tides and low seas.

Drive from Snapper Point car park
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
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
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 18.3 km
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 16.4 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 24.6 km
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 27.9 km
Camping World 3/ 276 Macquarie Rd , Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 25.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Snapper Point Beach.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Snapper Point Beach
Click to re-center search
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 27 km (to the SW)
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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