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 Norah Head Lighthouse and Rockshelf walk bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Norah Head Lighthouse and Rockshelf walk bushwalking trackOverview of this walks Grading
- Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
||Short steep hills (3/6)
|Quality of track
||Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
||Minimal directional signs (4/6)
||Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
||Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
||Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testingSome more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.Gradient
380m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 360m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (45m) has short steep hills.
Quality of track
380m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 360m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (45m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.
380m of this walk is clearly signposted and another 360m has minimal directional signs. The remaining (45m) has directional signs at most intersection.
Around 400m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 380m requires no previous bushwalking experience.
Around 430m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 360m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.
Around 430m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 360m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region
fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE
rating and No fire ban
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 4 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 ClimateWeather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve
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Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve is home to a small parcel of bushland and a lighthouse, north of The Entrance on the NSW Central Coast. The land and lighthouse is managed by the Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve Trust who was appointed by the NSW Minister for Lands in 2007. The trust maintains some walking track and the lighthouse. The lighthouse can be booked for overnight accommodation. The Lighthouse was opened on 15th November 1903 and is still in active use today.
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.