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Wybung Head
Time: 20 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: 0.8 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: 49 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 49 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: Moderate

Wybung Head is found at the end of Wybung Head Rd. This walk leads from the car park along a wide trail to the grand views up and down the coast from the end of the headland. A narrow track finishes the walk to the tip of Wybung Head, where there are 270-degree views of the ocean, up and down the coast. There are many large and crumbly cliffs here, please take care. A great spot for whale watching or just enjoying the turbulent ocean views. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Wybung Head car park
Wybung Head car park
Wybung Head clearing
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 +

 
Looking up Wybung Head Rd from the management trail
 
Looking up Wybung Head Rd from the management trail +
 
Sign at whale watching area
 
Sign at whale watching area +
 
Whale Watching area at Wybung Head
 
Whale Watching area at Wybung Head +

 
Native Flower
 
Native Flower +
 
Wybung Head management trail
 
Wybung Head management trail +
 
Yellow Flower
 
Yellow Flower +

 
Wybung Head management trail cut into the rock
 
Wybung Head management trail cut into the rock +
 
View south from trail
 
View south from trail +
 
Wybung Head
 
Wybung Head +

 
Looking out to the end of Wybung Head
 
Looking out to the end of Wybung Head +
 
Small grassy clearing on Wybung Head
 
Small grassy clearing on Wybung Head +
 
Cliffs on south side of Wybung Head
 
Cliffs on south side of Wybung Head +

 
View South from Wybung Head
 
View South from Wybung Head +
 
Looking south
 
Looking south +
 
View north from Wybung Head
 
View north from 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 bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Wybung Head bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Wybung Head 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 800m
Time 20 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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, 400m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 280m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 130m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 280m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 130m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 400m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 280m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 130m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 280m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 130m 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 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
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 71 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -9 m
Continue straight: 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].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn around to continue along this walk.)

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].

(0 km) Wybung Head car park to Wybung Head clearing
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 277 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -37 m
From the locked gate at the car park[8] (at the end of Wybung Head Rd), this walk heads downhill along the management trail. The trail soon passes a track (on the left, that leads to the whale watching area), and continues downhill along the wide trail to find the grand ocean views[9]. The trail then bends left and passes along the top of an unfenced cliff[10]. As the trail flattens out, it passes a grassy clearing and ends on the narrow saddle[11], with views up and down the coast.

(0.28 km) Wybung Head clearing to Tip of Wybung Head
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 125 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -11 m
Continue straight: From the narrow saddle, this walk follows the narrower track towards the ocean along middle of the headland[12]. The track leads up a small rise and through some heath, to then suddenly open up at the top of an unfenced cliff and view across the ocean[13].

Wybung Head Alt = 25 m
Wybung Head is distinct headland found at the end of Wybung Head Rd, and provides great views up[14] and down[15] the coast. Wybung is a local Aboriginal word meaning 'Dangerous Sea'[16]. The narrow headland has sheer unfenced cliffs all around, and sweeping views of the ocean. There is no shade, or protection from the wind. A great spot to enjoy the pounding sea.

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

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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 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.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Wybung Head
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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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