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Northern Redhead Beach Walk
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.4 km N of Redhead
Length: 1.2 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.2 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Lake Macquarie(LGA)
Climb: 15 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 15 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: Circuit
Track: Hard

This circuit walk starts at Webb Park and briefly travels on the Owens Walkway, before walking along the beautiful Redhead Beach to the Redhead SLSC. The rock cliffs at the northern end of Redhead Beach are inspiring and attractive to walk underneath. The walk returns to Webb Park via the SLSC car park, crossing a small creek (feet will get wet) and arriving back on the Owens Walkway and Webb Park. This walk is a good way to experience the northern end of Redhead Beach. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Northern Redhead Beach Walk
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Webb Park Car Park and Picnic Area
Webb Park Four-Way Intersection
Redhead Beach (Webb Park end)
Redhead Surf Life Saving Club
Redhead Car Park (Fresh Water Creek end)
Webb Park Four-Way Intersection
Starting point for this hiking track: Webb Park Four-Way Intersection

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

 
Webb Park sign, in Redhead and near the Owens Walkway
 
Webb Park sign, in Redhead and near the Owens Walkway +
 
Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway near Webb Park in Redhead
 
Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway near Webb Park in Redhead +
 
Sheltered barbecue at Webb Park in Redhead
 
Sheltered barbecue at Webb Park in Redhead +

 
Footpath through forest on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Footpath through forest on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Timber boardwalk on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Timber boardwalk on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Timber boardwalk and seat on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Timber boardwalk and seat on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +

 
Intersection near the Redhead beach on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Intersection near the Redhead beach on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Sandy track towards Redhead Beach in Redhead
 
Sandy track towards Redhead Beach in Redhead +
 
Intersection near the Redhead beach on the Owens Walkway
 
Intersection near the Redhead beach on the Owens Walkway +

 
Sandy track near the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Sandy track near the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Sandy track going up towards Redhead beach
 
Sandy track going up towards Redhead beach +
 
Timber posts on the track towards Redhead Beach
 
Timber posts on the track towards Redhead Beach +

 
Timber posts with the Redhead Beach in the background
 
Timber posts with the Redhead Beach in the background +
 
Sandy track down to the Redhead Beach
 
Sandy track down to the Redhead Beach +
 
Looking north on Redhead Beach
 
Looking north on Redhead Beach +

 
Redhead Beach
 
Redhead Beach +
 
The Redhead SLSC and cafe
 
The Redhead SLSC and cafe +
 
The cafe at the Redhead SLSC
 
The cafe at the Redhead SLSC +

 
Cafe at the Redhead SLSC
 
Cafe at the Redhead SLSC +
 
Building and Toilet block at the Redhead SLSC
 
Building and Toilet block at the Redhead SLSC +
 
Footpath in the Redhead SLSC Car Park
 
Footpath in the Redhead SLSC Car Park +

 
End of footpath into the Redhead SLSC Car Park.
 
End of footpath into the Redhead SLSC Car Park. +
 
Cars in the Redhead car park
 
Cars in the Redhead car park +
 
Locked gate at south-western corner of Redhead car park
 
Locked gate at south-western corner of Redhead car park +

 
Locked gate with the Redhead SLSC car park in the background
 
Locked gate with the Redhead SLSC car park in the background +
 
Sandy timber stepped track down to Freshwater Creek in Redhead
 
Sandy timber stepped track down to Freshwater Creek in Redhead +
 
Freshwater Creek near Redhead Beach in Redhead
 
Freshwater Creek near Redhead Beach in Redhead +

 
Freshwater Creek with Redhead Beach in the background
 
Freshwater Creek with Redhead Beach in the background +
 
Flat green grassy section near Freshwater Creek in Redhead
 
Flat green grassy section near Freshwater Creek in Redhead +
 
Sandy uphill track near the Owens Walkway
 
Sandy uphill track near the Owens Walkway +

 
Intersection with the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Intersection with the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Timbered boardwalk on the Owens Walkway near Webb Park
 
Timbered boardwalk on the Owens Walkway near Webb Park +
 
Timbered boardwalk and seat on the Owens Walkway.
 
Timbered boardwalk and seat on the Owens Walkway. +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Northern Redhead Beach Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Northern Redhead Beach Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Northern Redhead Beach Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Northern Redhead Beach 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 1.2km
Time 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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 (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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 820m of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 350m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 660m of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 510m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 850m of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 320m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 660m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 510m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
660m of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 320m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (190m) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Webb Park Car Park and Picnic Area
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 Webb Park Car Park and Picnic Area
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|

Ken & Audrey Owens Walkway Alt = 6 m
The Ken & Audrey Owens Walkway on Cain St, Redhead is a community made coastal walkway[1] through restored bushland[2]. The walkway has two halves - one direction visits the Redhead Lagoon and a timber bridge viewpoint, and the other way visits Webb Park near the Redhead shops. The walkway was made in coordination with the Redhead Landcare group. Volunteers are always needed for working bee's on the last Sunday morning of each month. For more information, contact 49447403. The boardwalk is made of concrete and timber, and the tracks are suitable for wheelchairs and prams. There are also well positioned rest areas along the boardwalk. There is a dog walking area just off the walkway. More info

Webb Park Car Park and Picnic Area Alt = 10 m
Webb Park picnic area is located on Beach Rd, Redhead, and has a small car park within it. It offers tap water[3], a toilet[4], picnic tables[5], sheltered electric barbecues[6] and a children's playground[7]. The area is just 200m walk from Redhead surf beach[8] and also its large car park and Surf Life Saving Club. More info

(0 km) Webb Park Car Park and Picnic Area to Webb Park Four-Way Intersection
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 160 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -2 m
From the Webb Park car park and picnic area[9][10](off Beach St, Redhead), this walk follows the timber walkway gently uphill[11], following the 'Ken & Audrey Owens Walkway' sign[12] (on your right). This walk conintues along the timber boardwalk for about 130m passing a bench seat[13] part way (on the right) to come to a four-way intersection[14], with a gravel track[15] (on the left), a sandy track[16] (directly ahead) and a timber walkway[17] and 'Keep dogs on leads' sign[18] on the right.

(0.16 km) Webb Park Four-Way Intersection to Redhead Surf Life Saving Club
Track: Hard - undefined
Length = 473 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[19], this walk follows the sandy track gently uphill, while initially passing the 'Keep dogs on leads' sign[20][21] on your right. This walk continues for about 80m, passing timber posts[22] in the sand to find views of the ocean. Then this walk continues straight ahead and gently downhill (passing more timber fences[23]) for about 100m, until coming to Redhead Beach[24][25][26] (near Webb Park).
Turn left: From Redhead Beach (near Webb Park)[27], this walk follows the beach with the ocean on your right. This walk crosses Freshwater Creek (may be covered with sand) after about 60m and continues for about 230m, until coming to the Redhead Beach Surf Life Saving Club[28].

Redhead Surf Life Saving Club Alt = 5 m
Redhead Surf Life Saving Club, on Beach Rd, Redhead, is adjacent to a large car park and the main surfing area[29] of Redhead Beach. There are changing rooms with toilets[30]. The SLSC runs a kiosk[31], open from 7am daily[32], serving hot and cold drinks, hot food, snacks and ice cream cones[33]. More info

(0.63 km) Redhead Surf Life Saving Club to Redhead Car Park (Fresh Water Creek end)
Track: Hard - road
Length = 190 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the Redhead Surf Life Saving Club[34][35] (off Beach Road, Redhead) this walk follows the footpath[36], with the car park[37] on your right and vegetation[38] on your left. This walk continues for about 50m to the end of the footpath[39]. This walk then turns left into the car park and continues for about 120m, until coming to a locked metal gate[40] and 'Dogs must be leashed' sign[41].

(0.82 km) Redhead Car Park (Fresh Water Creek end) to Owens Walkway Intersection
Track: Hard - undefined
Length = 182 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -1 m
Veer left: From the south-western corner of Redhead Beach car park[42][43] (off Beach Road, Redhead) near Freshwater Creek, this walk passes around the locked metal gate[44][45] and follows the sandy track[46] (with timber steps) gently downhill, keeping the ocean on your left. This walk continues for about 40m, crossing Freshwater Creek[47] then turning right, inland. Then this walk continues gently uphill[48] and after about 70m passes through a level grassed area[49]. This walk then continues on a gravel track[50] for about 60m, until coming to the Owens Walkway four-way intersection[51], with a 'Keep dogs on leads' sign[52] directly ahead.

(1.01 km) Webb Park Four-Way Intersection to Webb Park Car Park and Picnic Area
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 160 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection[53], this walk follows the timber walkway gently uphill[54], while initially passing the 'Keep dogs on leads' sign[55] on your left and leaving the sandy track[56] directly behind. This walk soon passes a bench seat[57] (on the left) and after about 130m, comes to the Webb Park car park[58] and picnic area[59].

Catch the bus from Webb Park Car Park and Picnic Area
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 Webb Park Car Park and Picnic Area
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

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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
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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 5 km
Aussie Disposal Newcastle 4/ 14 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4965 5500 8.4 km
Kathmandu 6 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4952 1233 8.5 km
Boots Great Outdoors 27 Lambton Rd , Broadmeadow (02) 4969 4655 10 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 7.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Northern Redhead Beach Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Northern Redhead Beach Walk
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1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 6 km (to the NNW)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
6 km (to the NNW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 20 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 47 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
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