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Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie Beach
Time: 10 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
4.5 km NE of Budgewoi
Length: 0.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Munmorah State Conservation Area
Climb: 18 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 18 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
Walk: Easy

Starting at Tea Tree Picnic Area, this short walk follows a beach access track to Birdie Beach. Along the way, the walk visits Bird Island Lookout, providing a great view of Bird Island, and up and down Birdie Beach. The walk continues down the timber path and steps, across the sand to the edge of the ocean. The beach is not patrolled, so swimming is not recommend, but it is a good place for fishing or enjoying a stroll along the sand. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie Beach

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie Beach
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Tea Tree car park
Tea Tree car park information sign
Tea Tree car park information sign
Bird Island Lookout
Starting point for this hiking track: Tea Tree 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
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Photo Gallery

 
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information sign at the Tea Tree Picnic area
 
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BBQ's at the Tea Tree Picnic area
 
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Table and BBQ shelter at the Tea Tree Picnic area
 
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Start of walk at Tea Tree Picnic area
 
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Ramp up to Bird Island Lookout
 
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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 Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie Beach bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie Beach bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie Beach bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie 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 440m
Time 10 mins
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Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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
Around 150m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 70m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 150m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 70m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 220m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 220m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 220m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 220m 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.
Drive to Tea Tree 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.
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(0 km) Tea Tree car park to Tea Tree car park information sign
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - bushtrack
Length = 9 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
From Tea Tree car park[fac=8214] (at the end of Birdie Beach Drive, Lake Munmorah), this walk heads[1] between the timber bollards[fac=8216] to the large and sheltered 'Visitor Information' sign[2] and seat[fac=8215] (at the back). There is a parking pay station machine[3] (1.4m high buttons) to the right.

(0.01 km) Tea Tree car park information sign to Tea Tree Picnic area
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 27 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the large 'Visitor Information' sheltered sign[4], this walk leads gently downhill over the grass[5] (keeping the car park and road to the right), past the outdoor shower[6] to the visible picnic area shelter and seats.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Tea Tree Picnic area Alt = 22 m
Tea Tree Picnic area is near the end of Birdie Beach Rd in Munmorah State Conservation Area. There are two BBQs[fac=8222] in a shelter[7] and a 4 picnic tables[fac=8221][fac=8220][fac=8218][fac=8219], and tap water[fac=8223]. An information sign[8] markes the start of a track, leading to a lookout and to Birdie Beach. The grass is usually short and the ground well packed, although gently sloping and uneven in places. There is limited shade, but the heath provides fair protection from the afternoon sea breeze. A quiet picnic area, great if visiting the beach. (There is a toilet a short drive away at the main Birdie Beach car park).

(0.01 km) Tea Tree car park information sign to Bird Island Lookout
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 59 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From behind the 'Visitor Information' sign[9][fac=8215], this walk follows the firm gravel track directly away from the car park[10] (towards the ocean) for about 50m to pass the 'Seabird Survival' information sign[11] and find the start of the boardwalk. The walk continues along the timber boardwalk for just shy of 15m to find an intersection (with a boardwalk on the right) and the fenced, un-signposted lookout[12].

Bird Island Lookout Alt = 19 m
Near Tea Tree Picnic area[13], this lookout provides a great view over Birdie Beach. Looking left is the northern end of Birdie Beach and Red Ochre Beach[14] (a clothing optional beach[15]). Looking right, there is a view further down Birdie Beach and out to Bird Island[16]. The lookout has a timber ramp leading up to the (1m high[17]) fenced[18], raised platform (4x3.6m).

(0.07 km) Bird Island Lookout to Birdie Beach (Tea Tree picnic area track)
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 154 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -15 m
Turn right: From the lookout[19], this walk follows the boardwalk ramp downhill towards the water[20]. The boardwalk leads down some stairs[21] and steps to a sand dune[22]. Here, the walk follows the sand to the shoreline of Birdie Beach[23] (with Bird Island just to the right).

Birdie Beach Alt = 1 m
Birdie Beach is a several kilometre long beach stretching from Budgewoi in the south to near Wybung Head in the north[24]. The sandy beach faces south-east and Bird Island is found about 1.5km from the shore. There are several access points along this beach. The beach is not patrolled.

Drive from Tea Tree 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.
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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 15.7 km
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 18.4 km
Camping Country 401 Pacific Hwy, Belmont North (02) 4945 1555 20.9 km
Wyong Warehouse & Camping World 59 Howarth St , Wyong (02) 4352 1501 18.6 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 20.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie Beach.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Tea Tree Picnic Area to Birdie Beach
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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 28 km (to the NNE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
28 km (to the NNE)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 30 km (to the NNW)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 33 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
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% 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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