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Belmont Lagoon Spit Walk
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.8 km SSW of Belmont
Length: 3.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.2 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: Moderate

The Belmont Lagoon Spit walk in Belmont is a quiet relaxing walk surrounded by water. This walk is best completed in the early morning or late afternoon, when the bird life is most active. You may see Black Swans, Spoon Bills and if you are lucky, the migratory Bar Tailed Godwit. This walk is close to Redhead Beach and could happily be combined with a dip or a beach stroll. The Belmont Lagoon is a sanctuary for wildlife in the area. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Belmont Lagoon Spit Walk
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Belmont Lagoon (Beach St Car Park)
Cold Tea Walkway ( At Bridge)
Int of Cold Tea Walkway & Ocean Park Trail
Int of Ocean Park Trail & Ocean Park Road
Int of Ocean Park Road & Belmont Lagoon Car Park Entrance
Int of Cold Tea Walkway & Ocean Park Trail
Int of Ocean Park & Belmont Lagoon Spit Trails
Starting point for this hiking track: Belmont Lagoon (Beach St 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
 Swansea 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92314N 
 Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 

Photo Gallery

 
Belmont Lagoon Car Park with locked gate and sign
 
Belmont Lagoon Car Park with locked gate and sign +
 
Belmont Lagoon Sign off Beach Road in Belmont
 
Belmont Lagoon Sign off Beach Road in Belmont +
 
Belmont Lagoon Signage at Belmont Lagoon Car Park
 
Belmont Lagoon Signage at Belmont Lagoon Car Park +

 
Track through vegetation to foot bridge at Belmont Lagoon
 
Track through vegetation to foot bridge at Belmont Lagoon +
 
Track to foot bridge at Belmont Lagoon
 
Track to foot bridge at Belmont Lagoon +
 
Foot bridge over creek at Belmont Lagoon
 
Foot bridge over creek at Belmont Lagoon +

 
Metal foot bridge over creek at Belmont Lagoon
 
Metal foot bridge over creek at Belmont Lagoon +
 
Creek at Belmont lagoon
 
Creek at Belmont lagoon +
 
Creek at Belmont Lagoon with the sun low
 
Creek at Belmont Lagoon with the sun low +

 
Metal foot bridge over the creek at Belmont Lagoon
 
Metal foot bridge over the creek at Belmont Lagoon +
 
Belmont Lagoon foot bridge over the creek
 
Belmont Lagoon foot bridge over the creek +
 
Metal foot bridge over the Belmont Lagoon
 
Metal foot bridge over the Belmont Lagoon +

 
Track near the foot bridge over the creek at Belmont Lagoon
 
Track near the foot bridge over the creek at Belmont Lagoon +
 
Narrow trail at Belmont Lagoon
 
Narrow trail at Belmont Lagoon +
 
Views over the Belmont Lagoon
 
Views over the Belmont Lagoon +

 
Still water over Belmont Lagoon
 
Still water over Belmont Lagoon +
 
Still water over Belmont Lagoon
 
Still water over Belmont Lagoon +
 
Views over Belmont Lagoon
 
Views over Belmont Lagoon +

 
Views out over the Belmont Lagoon
 
Views out over the Belmont Lagoon +
 
Still water over the creek at Belmont Lagoon
 
Still water over the creek at Belmont Lagoon +
 
Trees beside the creek at Belmont Lagoon
 
Trees beside the creek at Belmont Lagoon +

 
Trail and intersection at Belmont Lagoon
 
Trail and intersection at Belmont Lagoon +
 
Intersection and power lines at Belmont Lagoon
 
Intersection and power lines at Belmont Lagoon +
 
Intersection with trails at Belmont Lagoon
 
Intersection with trails at Belmont Lagoon +

 
Wide trail at Belmont Lagoon
 
Wide trail at Belmont Lagoon +
 
Start of spit walk at Belmont Lagoon
 
Start of spit walk at Belmont Lagoon +
 
Spit walk and large pile of concrete at Belmont Lagoon
 
Spit walk and large pile of concrete at Belmont Lagoon +

 
Concrete block at Belmont Lagoon
 
Concrete block at Belmont Lagoon +
 
Trail to spit in Belmont Lagoon
 
Trail to spit in Belmont Lagoon +
 
Pile of rubbish on the walk to the spit in Belmont Lagoon
 
Pile of rubbish on the walk to the spit in Belmont Lagoon +

 
Trail though forest on the spit in Belmont Lagoon
 
Trail though forest on the spit in Belmont Lagoon +
 
Trail on the spit in Belmont Lagoon
 
Trail on the spit in Belmont Lagoon +
 
Tree's on the trail to the spit in Belmont Lagoon
 
Tree's on the trail to the spit in Belmont Lagoon +

 
Tree's beside the trail in Belmont Lagoon
 
Tree's beside the trail in Belmont Lagoon +
 
Still swampy pool near the spit in Belmont Lagoon
 
Still swampy pool near the spit in Belmont Lagoon +
 
Flower on the spit in Belmont Lagoon
 
Flower on the spit in Belmont Lagoon +

 
Views over the Belmont Lagoon from the spit
 
Views over the Belmont Lagoon from the spit +
 
End of the Belmont Lagoon Spit, with derelict buildings
 
End of the Belmont Lagoon Spit, with derelict buildings +
 
Derelict buildings and a burnt out car at the end of Belmont Lagoon
 
Derelict buildings and a burnt out car at the end of Belmont Lagoon +

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 Belmont Lagoon Spit Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Belmont Lagoon Spit Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Belmont Lagoon Spit Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Belmont Lagoon Spit 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 3.2km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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
Around 880m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 730m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.6km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.6km 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.
Catch the bus to Belmont Lagoon (Beach St Car Park)
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 Belmont Lagoon (Beach St Car Park)
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|

Belmont Lagoon Alt = 5 m
Belmont Lagoon is situated between the Pacific Ocean and Lake Macquarie in the community of Belmont. This reserve is a sanctuary for five distinct biotic areas - Swamp Forest, Swamp Heath, Reed Swamp, Sedge Land and Open Water. All these different areas interact and are important in allowing natural areas to be ecological sustainable. There is more information[1] on these biotic areas at the Belmont Lagoon car park (off Beach St, Belmont). Human history of the lagoon began with the Awabakal people who occupied the area for perhaps the last 6000 years. The ancient Awabakal legend of The Teardrop of the Moon tells how Belmont Lagoon was formed. During World War II, the Department of Defence dredged Cold Tea Creek to provide an anti-tank barrier and defence line. As part of these modifications, the lagoon was divided into two parts, and it now has a permanent connection to the saline waters of Lake Macquarie, thereby altering its salinity and circulation pattern. For more information, contact Lake Macquarie Visitor Information Centre on (02) 4921 0740.
More info

Belmont Lagoon Car Park Alt = 5 m
The Belmont Lagoon car park (access from corner Beach St and Ocean Park Rd, Belmont) is an open grassed car park[2], with an information sign[3] detailing existing and proposed walking tracks at the lagoon. There is a water tap[4] available about 100m north of the car park (adjacent to the cricket oval). Please respect the private houses[5] that abutt onto the car park.
More info

(0 km) Belmont Lagoon (Beach St Car Park) to Int of Cold Tea Walkway & Ocean Park Trail
Track: Moderate - undefined,servicetrail
Length = 961 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -2 m
From the Belmont Lagoon car park[6] (off Ocean Park Road, Belmont), this walk passes around the locked metal gate[7] and crosses the cricket oval[8], passing the 'Belmont Lagoon Reserve Map' sign[9] and keeping the houses to your left. This walk continues for about 200m across the oval and then across a footbridge[10][11] over Cold Tea Creek[12], to come to a three-way intersection[13][14] with a track (on the Cold Tea Walkway[15][16]).
Turn right: From the intersection[17][18], this walk follows the trail, initially keeping the footbridge and creek on your right[19] and Belmont Lagoon on your left. This walk continues for about 700m, until coming to a four-way intersection[20] with a large trail, and a faint trail[21] directly ahead.

(0.96 km) Int of Cold Tea Walkway & Ocean Park Trail to Belmont Lagoon Car Park
Alternate Exit: Track: Moderate - servicetrail,road,servicetrail ( Show detail)
Length = 1.25 km Time = 19 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -3 m
Turn right: From the intersection[22][23], this walk follows the trail south, while keeping the overhead power lines[24] on your right and the ocean on your left. This walk continues along the trail, gently undulating through regrowth bush[25] and wetlands[26] for about 500m, until passing through a large metal gate[27]and coming to a three-way intersection[28] with the sealed Ocean Park Road.
Veer right: From the intersection[29], this walk follows Ocean Park Road gently uphill, while initially keeping the large metal gate[30] and Ocean Park Trail on your right. This walk continues for about 500m to pass Green Street[31] on your left. Then this walk continues for about 120m, passing William Street and some houses[32] on your left, until coming to a three-way intersection with a trail and 'Belmont Lagoon Reserve' sign[33][34] on the right (as Ocean Park Road[35] turns left).
Veer right: From the intersection[36][37], this walk follows the trail, while keeping the 'Belmont Lagoon Reserve' sign[38][39] on the right and the houses on the left. This walk continues for about 150m, until coming to a car park[40] with a low metal locked gate[41], and a 'Belmont Lagoon Reserve Map' sign[42] on the right (with cricket oval[43] beyond). (End of the alternative exit track)

(0.96 km) Int of Cold Tea Walkway & Ocean Park Trail to Belmont Lagoon Spit
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 648 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left: From the intersection[44], this walk follows the trail, keeping the overhead power lines[45] on your left and the ocean to your right. This walk continues for about 280m until coming to a three-way intersection[46] with a trail[47] on the left and large pile of concrete rubble directly ahead.
Continue straight: From the intersection[48], this walk follows the trail gently downhill[49], while keeping the large pile of concrete rubble[50] initially on your right. This walk continues, undulating gently[51] with the lagoon[52] on both sides for about 400m, until coming to the end of the spit[53] and two derelict buildings[54].

Belmont Lagoon Spit Alt = 5 m
The Belmont Lagood spit is surrounded by water and bird life. This is a fabulous place to enjoy in the early morning or evening, when bird life is most active. Birds you are likely to see include the Black Swan, Royal Spoonbill, Superb Blue Wren, Variegated Wren, Blackfaced Cuckoo Shrike, Eastern Whip Bird, Welcome Swallow and the international migatory waders, such as the Bar-Tailed Godwit. At the end of the spit, there are two derelict buildings[55] and a burnt-out car[56]. The spit is a good place to see the main biotic areas, including reed swamp, swamp heath, swamp forest, sedge land and open water. More info

Catch the bus from Belmont Lagoon (Beach St Car Park)
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 Belmont Lagoon (Beach St Car Park)
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)
Camping Country 401 Pacific Hwy, Belmont North (02) 4945 1555 2.6 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 9.1 km
Camping World 3/ 276 Macquarie Rd , Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 9.8 km
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 12.8 km
Wallsend Army Disposal Store Cnr Tyrrell & Council Sts, Wallsend (02) 4951 5725 16.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Belmont Lagoon Spit Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Belmont Lagoon Spit Walk
Click to re-center search
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 10 km (to the NNE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
10 km (to the NNE)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 18 km (to the NW)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 20 km (to the NW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 41 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 3 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 )
Wed      27°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu21°|25°Possible shower.
Fri20°|30°Becoming windy. Partly cloudy.
Sat19°|24°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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