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Wybung Head whale viewing area
Time: 5 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.6 km NE of Budgewoi
Length: 0.1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Munmorah State Conservation Area
Climb: 9 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 9 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

This short walk starts at the end of Wybung Head Rd, leading along the top of the ridge to a fairly large clearing with sweeping ocean views. A large sign provides some information on Marine Mammals. This is a good spot to watch migrations - northern migration from June to July and southern migration from Sept to Oct. There is no shade, wind protection or any other facilities, so come well prepared if planning to sit and watch for a while. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Wybung Head whale viewing area

Map of Walk

Location

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Wybung Head car park
Starting point for this hiking track: Wybung Head 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

 
Wybung Head car park
 
Wybung Head car park +
 
View from the end of Wybung Head Rd
 
View from the end of Wybung Head Rd +
 
Sign at the end of Wybung Head Rd
 
Sign at the end of Wybung Head Rd +

 
Locked gate on Wybung Head
 
Locked gate on Wybung Head +
 
Looking up Wybung Head Rd from the management trail
 
Looking up Wybung Head Rd from the management trail +
 
Left track leads to whale watching area
 
Left track leads to whale watching area +

 
Whale watching area track
 
Whale watching area track +
 
Sign at whale watching area
 
Sign at whale watching area +
 
Marine Mammals sign
 
Marine Mammals sign +

 
Lambertia formosa (Mountain Devil)
 
Lambertia formosa (Mountain Devil) +
 
Whale Watching area at Wybung Head
 
Whale Watching area at Wybung Head +
 
View North from whale watching area on Wybung Head
 
View North from whale watching area on Wybung Head +

 
View east from whale watching area on Wybung Head
 
View east from whale watching area on Wybung Head +
 
View south from whale watching area on Wybung Head
 
View south from whale watching area on Wybung Head +
 
Whale watching area on Wybung Head
 
Whale watching area on Wybung Head +

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 Wybung Head whale viewing area bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Wybung Head whale viewing area bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wybung Head whale viewing area bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Wybung Head whale viewing area 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 140m
Time 5 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
This whole walk, 70m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 70m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 70m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 70m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 70m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 70m 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 Wybung Head 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|

(0 km) Wybung Head car park to Whale watching area
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 71 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -9 m
From the locked gate at the car park[1] (at the end of Wybung Head Rd), this walk heads downhill along the management trail for a few metres, then turns left and follows the track[2]. The track heads through the heath to a large 'Marine Mammals' sign[3] (about whales) and a large clearing with wide ocean views[4].

Wybung Whale Watching Area Alt = 58 m
The Wybung Whale Watching Area is a small clearing perched on Wybung Head, just a short walk from the end of Wybung Head Rd. The clearing on the top of the hill provides sweeping views[5] of the ocean. A sign hidden among the scrub[6] provides information about the migrating mammals. There is no shade or wind protection on this exposed grassy knoll, but it does provide a great spot to watch the migration. Northern migration from June to July and southern migration from Sept to Oct[7].

Drive from Wybung Head 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

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

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 19.5 km
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 16.5 km
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 20.3 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 25.7 km
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 29 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Wybung Head whale viewing area.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Wybung Head whale viewing area
Click to re-center search
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 25 km (to the SW)
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 30 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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