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The Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.4 km N of Redhead
Length: 2.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Lake Macquarie(LGA)
Climb: 20 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 20 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
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible

This walk follows a series of concrete and timber footpaths through the pleasant coastal area. This walk starts and finishes at the Webb Park Picnic Area, which has good facilities and shops nearby. The Owens Walkway has been made in conjunction with the Redhead Landcare group. This walk is great for those wanting to explore the area in a wheelchair or with a pram. There are a few alternate exits along the way if you wish to make the walk shorter. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for The Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of The Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway bushwalking tracknotes
Map of The Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway
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Webb Park Car Park and Picnic Area
Webb Park Four-Way Intersection
Int of Owens Walkway & Dog exercise footpath
Owens Walkway Intersection
Owens Walkway Intersection
Owens Wetland Lookout
Int of Owens Walkway & Cain St Trail
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
 
Intersection near the Redhead beach on the Owens Walkway +
 
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 +

 
Timber boardwalk and seat on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Timber boardwalk and seat on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Timber boardwalk on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Timber boardwalk on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Owens Walkway with timber boardwalk in Redhead
 
Owens Walkway with timber boardwalk in Redhead +

 
Timber boardwalk and seat on the Owens Walkway
 
Timber boardwalk and seat on the Owens Walkway +
 
Foot path through coastal forest on the Owens Walkway
 
Foot path through coastal forest on the Owens Walkway +
 
Dog walking area sign on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Dog walking area sign on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +

 
Foot path on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Foot path on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Timber post near the Owens Walkway Car Park in Redhead
 
Timber post near the Owens Walkway Car Park in Redhead +
 
Foot path on the Owens Walkway near Cain St in Redhead
 
Foot path on the Owens Walkway near Cain St in Redhead +

 
View of Wetlands on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
View of Wetlands on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Sealed foot path on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Sealed foot path on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Views over the Owens Walkway near Cain St in Redhead
 
Views over the Owens Walkway near Cain St in Redhead +

 
Track intersection at the Owens Walkway Wetland Viewpoint in Redhead
 
Track intersection at the Owens Walkway Wetland Viewpoint in Redhead +
 
Stone monument and Viewpoint on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Stone monument and Viewpoint on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Timber fencing and view on the Owens Viewpoint in Redhead
 
Timber fencing and view on the Owens Viewpoint in Redhead +

 
Metal plaque on the monument near the Owens Walkway Wetlands
 
Metal plaque on the monument near the Owens Walkway Wetlands +
 
Views over the Owens Walkway Wetlands in Redhead
 
Views over the Owens Walkway Wetlands in Redhead +
 
Track through forest on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Track through forest on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +

 
Footpath through forest on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Footpath through forest on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Forest with footpath on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Forest with footpath on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Intersection with timber posts on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Intersection with timber posts on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +

 
Drinking fountain on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Drinking fountain on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Wide track and Cain St in the distance on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Wide track and Cain St in the distance on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Footpath on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Footpath on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +

 
Timber platform over Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Timber platform over Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Ducks in Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Ducks in Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Footpath near the Owens Creek Viewpoint in Redhead
 
Footpath near the Owens Creek Viewpoint in Redhead +

 
Elevated timber bridge over Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Elevated timber bridge over Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Ducks in Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway
 
Ducks in Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway +
 
Timber bridge with seating over Owens Creek in Redhead
 
Timber bridge with seating over Owens Creek in Redhead +

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 The Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway bushwalking track

Cross Section of the The Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the The Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway 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 2.4km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 1/6

Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
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
This whole walk, 1.2km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.2km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.2km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.2km 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
This whole walk, 1.2km 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 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 Owens Walkway Intersection
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 449 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -9 m
Turn right: From the intersection[19][20], this walk follows the timber walkway gently uphill[21], while keeping the 'Keep dogs on leads' sign[22] and ocean (in the distance) on your left. This walk continues through the low coastal vegetation[23][24] (passing two bench seats[25][26]) for about 400m to come to a concrete footpath[27]. This walk continues along the footpath for about 50m, to a three-way intersection[28], with a footpath (on the left) and a 'Dog Exercise Area' sign[29] (on the right).
Continue straight: From the intersection[30][31], this walk follows the concrete footpath gently uphill[32], while leaving the 'Dog Exercise Area' sign[33] on your right. This walk continues for about 40m, until passing between timber posts[34][35] and coming to a three-way intersection with a gently uphill footpath[36] (on your right).

(0.61 km) Owens Walkway Intersection to Owens Walkway Car Park (Off Cain Street)
Alternate Exit: Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath ( Show detail)
Length = 34 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection[37][38], this walk follows the concrete footpath gently uphill[39], leaving the ocean directly behind you. This walk continues through coastal forest (passing a water tap[40] on the right), until coming to the Owens Walkway car park[41][42], with an elevated lookout[43] on your left. (End of the alternative exit track)

Owens Walkway Car Park & Viewpoint Alt = 6 m
The Owens Walkway car park (off Cain St, Redhead) offers easy access to the Ken & Audrey Owens Walkway[44]. The car park has a water tap[45] and seat[46]. The viewpoint at the car park is gained via an elevated boardwalk[47] and offers views down the coast to Norah Head. From the viewpoint, surfers and whales can be seen (Northern whale migration from June to July, southern migration from Sept to Oct) . More info

(0.61 km) Owens Walkway Intersection to Owens Wetland Lookout
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 130 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[48], this walk follows the concrete footpath gently downhill[49][50], while keeping the ocean and wetland[51] to your left. This walk continues through coastal forest[52] for about 130m, to find an elevated timber lookout[53] and stone monument[54][55] (on your left).

Owens Wetland Viewpoint Alt = 5 m
This wetlands viewpoint[56] on the Owens Walkway (in Redhead) offers good views out over water, reeds and a large wetland. In the distance are large sand dunes, with Redhead Beach behind them. This viewpoint is easily accessible via the Owens Walkway and has wheelchair access. Wildlife, particularly birds, use the wetland as a breeding site and you are likely to see birds here. There is also a stone monument[57], dedicated to the ‘Cain St Landcare Project[58]’. The viewpoint is fenced[59] and has a timber seat[60].


(0.74 km) Owens Wetland Lookout to Int of Owens Walkway & Cain St Trail
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 343 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the lookout, this walk follows the concrete footpath whilst keeping the wetland to your left. The footpath undulates gently as it leads through the coastal forest[61] for about 300m, until coming to a T-intersection[62], marked with some concrete posts, a drinking fountain[63] and a trail[64] (on the right).

(1.08 km) Int of Owens Walkway & Cain St Trail to Elevated Timber Bridge
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 137 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left: From the intersection[65], this walk follows the concrete footpath gently downhill[66], while leaving the Cain St trail directly behind and initially keeping the drinking fountain[67] on your right. This walk continues through dense coastal forest[68] for about 140m until coming to an elevated timber foot bridge[69][70] over Owens Creek[71].

Elevated Timber Bridge Viewpoint Alt = 6 m
This timber bridge[72] is elevated over Owen Creek in Redhead. The viewpoint is amongst trees[73] and offers a quiet spot to sit[74] and look into the creek. Local ducks[75] live in this area. This viewpoint is wheelchair accessible by using the Owens Walkway.

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 The Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway.
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from The Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway
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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 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.

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