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Awabakal Viewpoint Walk
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.4 km SE of Dudley
Length: 0.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Lake Macquarie(LGA)
Climb: 10 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 10 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 There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This short walk from the Awabakal car park out to the Awabakal Viewpoint offers a relaxing walk through native forest, with a quiet and secluded viewpoint at the end. The native heath throughout this walk is particularly attractive when in flower (July to October). Why not take a blanket and enjoy a picnic at the viewpoint? This short walk takes you to a lovely viewpoint through native forest and is recommended. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Awabakal Viewpoint Walk
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Awabakal Car Park (end of Ocean St, Dudley)
Int of Awabakal Walk & Lagoon Track
Int of Awabakal Walk & Lookout Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Awabakal Car Park (end of Ocean St, Dudley)

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
 Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92323S 
 Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 

Photo Gallery

 
Awabakal car park near Dudley in the Awabakal Nature Reserve
 
Awabakal car park near Dudley in the Awabakal Nature Reserve +
 
Locked gate at the Awabakal Car Park near Dudley
 
Locked gate at the Awabakal Car Park near Dudley +
 
Metal gate and timber fence at the Awabakal car park in the Awabakal Nature Reserve
 
Metal gate and timber fence at the Awabakal car park in the Awabakal Nature Reserve +

 
Narrow trail through forest near the Awabakal car park
 
Narrow trail through forest near the Awabakal car park +
 
Attractive forest near the Awabakal car park
 
Attractive forest near the Awabakal car park +
 
Open area with large tree and picnic table in Awabakal Nature Reserve
 
Open area with large tree and picnic table in Awabakal Nature Reserve +

 
Tree and picnic table in Awabakal Nature Reserve
 
Tree and picnic table in Awabakal Nature Reserve +
 
A Picnic table and tree near the Awabakal Nature Reserve
 
A Picnic table and tree near the Awabakal Nature Reserve +
 
Uphill trail in the Awabakal Nature Reserve
 
Uphill trail in the Awabakal Nature Reserve +

 
Sandy trail in the Awabakal Nature Reserve
 
Sandy trail in the Awabakal Nature Reserve +
 
Sandy trail near the Awabakal Viewpoint in the Awabakal Nature Reserve
 
Sandy trail near the Awabakal Viewpoint in the Awabakal Nature Reserve +
 
Sandy trail near the Awabakal Viewpoint
 
Sandy trail near the Awabakal Viewpoint +

 
Intersection near the Awabakal Viewpoint in the Awabakal Nature Reserve
 
Intersection near the Awabakal Viewpoint in the Awabakal Nature Reserve +
 
Sandy intersection near the Awabakal Viewpoint
 
Sandy intersection near the Awabakal Viewpoint +
 
Narrow track near the Awabakal Viewpoint
 
Narrow track near the Awabakal Viewpoint +

 
Wide trail towards the Awabakal Viewpoint
 
Wide trail towards the Awabakal Viewpoint +
 
Wide trail in the Awabakal Nature Reserve
 
Wide trail in the Awabakal Nature Reserve +
 
Attractive banksia flowers near Awabakal Viewpoint
 
Attractive banksia flowers near Awabakal Viewpoint +

 
End of trail near the Awabakal Viewpoint
 
End of trail near the Awabakal Viewpoint +
 
Small sandy track near the Awabakal Viewpoint
 
Small sandy track near the Awabakal Viewpoint +
 
Sandy track with views in the background at Awabakal Viewpoint
 
Sandy track with views in the background at Awabakal Viewpoint +

 
Views from the Awabakal Viewpoint
 
Views from the Awabakal Viewpoint +
 
Narrow sandy track near the Awabakal Viewpoint
 
Narrow sandy track near the Awabakal Viewpoint +
 
Wide trail near the Awabakal Viewpoint in the Awabakal Nature Reserve
 
Wide trail near the Awabakal Viewpoint in the Awabakal Nature Reserve +

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 Awabakal Viewpoint Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Awabakal Viewpoint Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Awabakal Viewpoint Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Awabakal Viewpoint Walk 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 950m
Time 30 mins
.


Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
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 Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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, 470m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 470m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 340m of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 140m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 470m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 470m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 470m 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.
Catch the bus to Awabakal Car Park (end of Ocean St, Dudley)
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Awabakal Car Park (end of Ocean St, Dudley)
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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|

Awabakal Nature Reserve Alt = 90 m
Awabakal Nature Reserve covers 227 hectares of coastal heath between Dudley and Redhead. The Awabakal Reserve contains a wide range of habitats including one of the largest remaining coastal heath communities, and also perched lagoons, creek catchments, dry and wet sclerophyll forest[1] and remnants of rainforest. This park was created in January 1978. The coastal viewpoints from the reserve are also great for whale watching, bird watching and wildflower[2] photography.
More info

Awabakal Car Park Alt = 90 m
The Awabakal car park[3] at the end of Ocean Street, Dudley is a good spot to start a walk within the Awabakal Nature Reserve. The car park[4] contains a turning circle[5] and is fenced amongst open forest[6]. No other facilities exist here. Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle.

(0 km) Awabakal Car Park (end of Ocean St, Dudley) to Int of Awabakal Walk & Viewpoint Track
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 317 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -3 m
From the Awabakal car park[7][8] (end of Ocean St, Dudley), this walk passes around the locked metal gate[9] and follows the track gently downhill. The walk continues through native forest[10] for about 110m until coming to a three-way intersection[11], with a large stand-alone tree[12] and picnic table[13].
Turn right: From the intersection[14], this walk follows the track gently uphill[15], while leaving the stand-alone tree[16] directly behind you and keeping the ocean on your left. This walk continues, undulating through coastal vegetation for about 160m, until coming to a level three-way intersection[17] with a smaller track[18] on the right.

(0.32 km) Int of Awabakal Walk & Lookout Track to Awabakal Viewpoint
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 157 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -2 m
Veer left: From the intersection[19], this walk follows the wider track[20] gently uphill, while initially passing the narrower, overgrown track[21][22] on the right. This walk continues through attractive natural vegetation[23] for about 150m, to find the end of the wide track[24] and a number of small tracks[25] ahead. Then this walk follows the left-hand track for about 30m, until coming to the Awabakal Viewpoint[26].

Awabakal Viewpoint Alt = 89 m
The Awabakal Viewpoint[27] offers excellent views[28] out over the ocean from its elevated viewpoint. This viewpoint[29] is unfenced and care should therefore be taken. The views are paricular good to the north towards Newcastle. Please stay on the tracks already created to reduce the erosion of the cliff top.

Catch the bus from Awabakal Car Park (end of Ocean St, Dudley)
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Awabakal Car Park (end of Ocean St, Dudley)
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Aussie Disposal Newcastle 4/ 14 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4965 5500 6.6 km
Kathmandu 6 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4952 1233 6.7 km
Boots Great Outdoors 27 Lambton Rd , Broadmeadow (02) 4969 4655 7.9 km
Camping Country 401 Pacific Hwy, Belmont North (02) 4945 1555 6.8 km
Mountain Designs Cnr King & National Park Sts, Newcastle West (02) 4962 3311 8.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Awabakal Viewpoint Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Awabakal Viewpoint Walk
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1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 5 km (to the NW)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
5 km (to the NW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 21 km (to the WNW)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 22 km (to the WNW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 50 km (to the SSW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Hunter 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
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A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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