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Timber Beach
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.7 km SSW of Catherine Hill Bay
Length: 0.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Munmorah State Conservation Area
Climb: 67 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 67 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
Track: Hard

Timber Beach is a secluded beach in Munmorah State Conservation Area. The walk starts from a short side road off Snapper Point Rd, at Timber Beach Lookout. From here, the walk follows an eroded track down the ridge, then bends left to cross a clearing and come to the back of Timber Beach. The beach is surrounded by rock walls and is quite small, especially at high tide. A lovely quiet spot to visit. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Timber Beach

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Timber Beach
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Timber Beach Lookout
Starting point for this hiking track: Timber Beach Lookout

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

 
Timber Beach Lookout
 
Timber Beach Lookout +
 
Timber Beach Lookout
 
Timber Beach Lookout +
 
Top of Timber Beach track
 
Top of Timber Beach track +

 
View to over Timber Beach
 
View to over Timber Beach +
 
Eroded Track
 
Eroded Track +
 
Track near Timber Beach
 
Track near Timber Beach +

 
Clearing south of Timber Beach
 
Clearing south of Timber Beach +
 
Looking up track to clearing and back up the hill
 
Looking up track to clearing and back up the hill +
 
Near the Gully at the apex of Timber Beach
 
Near the Gully at the apex of Timber Beach +

 
Rock wall at the back of Timber Beach
 
Rock wall at the back of Timber Beach +
 
Southern wall on Timber Beach
 
Southern wall on Timber Beach +
 
Timber Beach
 
Timber Beach +

 
Northern Wall of Timber Beach
 
Northern Wall of Timber Beach +
 
Timber Beach
 
Timber Beach +
 
Timber Beach
 
Timber 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 Timber Beach bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Timber Beach bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Timber Beach bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Timber 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 770m
Time 20 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
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
This whole walk, 380m is very steep.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 380m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
This whole walk, 380m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 380m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 380m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 380m 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 Timber Beach Lookout
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|

Timber Beach Lookout Alt = 81 m
Timber Beach Lookout[1] is found at the end of a small side road, about 470m from the start of the dirt road on Snapper Point Rd. The unsignposted lookout is in the corner of the car park and looks north-east. Ironically, there is no view of Timber Beach, but good views over the top of the bay to Ghosties Beach and Flat Island[2].

(0 km) Timber Beach Lookout to Timber Beach
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 384 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -67 m
From the north-eastern corner of the car park, this walk heads between the timber posts and follows the eroded track downhill, heading towards Flat Island[3] (the low headland to the north-east). The track leads down, following the top of the ridge and, after about 160m, turns left[4]. After a further 170m, the walk comes to a clearing[5], where it follows the track just to the left for another 60m before coming to the rocky gully behind Timber Beach[6].

Timber Beach Alt = 1 m
Timber Beach is a small, narrow and sandy beach wedged between three cliffs. The beach faces south-east and is accessed by a track from Timber Beach lookout. Access to the actual beach requires climbing down a several metre high, slippery rock wall, where the track meets the apex of the beach[7]. The small secluded beach is a lovely place to enjoy the ocean[8] and the carved rock formation[9].

Drive from Timber Beach Lookout
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 17.7 km
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 15.9 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 24 km
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 27.3 km
Camping World 3/ 276 Macquarie Rd , Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 24.7 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Timber Beach.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Timber Beach
Click to re-center search
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 25 km (to the NNE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
25 km (to the NNE)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 27 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.

Walker Feedback

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Anonymous - Complaint IP:60.240.3.xxx | 2013-10-10 06:49:30
The price you've got for downloading the walks is excessive. I can get the majority of this data for free off your website
admin - re: Complaint Super Administrator | 2013-10-10 07:21:24
Anonymous wrote:
The price you've got for downloading the walks is excessive. I can get the majority of this data for free off your website

Thanks for the feedback. Yes it is true that I charge a few dollars for downloading this data onto your iPhone. I also charge for the book I have published that are also based on the content of the the free stuff online. On the app I provide direct links to the website so you can still access the free content easily. I have also explained this in detail in the app information area.
On the app you get GPS support and other benefits that some people think it is worth paying the money for.
Wildwalks is a very expensive site for me to build and maintain. The app cost a lot of money to build and if I am going to continue to provide wildwalks to the community I need to ensure it pays its way.
I am planning on introducing an "all you can eat" option on the app -- so once purchased you can then download as many walks as you want for no extra charge.
I hope that helps explain my rational. If you want to chat more please email me matt (at) wildwalks.com
Mean while please download the PDF and get out out exploring these wonderful places.
Happy walking.
Matt :)
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