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Jibbon Head Engravings
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.8 km ENE of Bundeena
Length: 2.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 35 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 35 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
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

On this walk, you will enjoy a stroll along Jibbon Beach and then head through the bush to the Jibbon Head Aboriginal engraving site. The site is a special and historic place, with some clear engravings and others more faded. The site is best viewed in the late afternoon sun, or after rain. Take care not to walk on any of the engravings. (open in app)


There are closures in Royal National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Jibbon Head Engravings

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Jibbon Head Engravings
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Corner of Loftus and Neil Streets
Northern end of Jibbon Beach
Little Jibbon Beach intersection
Starting point for this hiking track: Corner of Loftus and Neil Streets

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
 Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91294N 
 Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 

Photo Gallery

 
Loftus St
 
Loftus St +
 
Path leading to Jibbon Beach
 
Path leading to Jibbon Beach +
 
Path heading onto Jibbon Beach
 
Path heading onto Jibbon Beach +

 
Welcome to the Jibbon Area
 
Welcome to the Jibbon Area +
 
Stepping onto the sand
 
Stepping onto the sand +
 
Jibbon Beach
 
Jibbon Beach +

 
Walking along Jibbon Beach
 
Walking along Jibbon Beach +
 
Looking out to sea
 
Looking out to sea +
 
Sign at intersection at the northern end of Jibbon Beach
 
Sign at intersection at the northern end of Jibbon Beach +

 
Northern end of Jibbon beach
 
Northern end of Jibbon beach +
 
Looking towards Burraneer from Jibbon Beach
 
Looking towards Burraneer from Jibbon Beach +
 
Track at the north end of Jibbon Beach
 
Track at the north end of Jibbon Beach +

 
Looking south along Jibbon Beach
 
Looking south along Jibbon Beach +
 
Clearing on the northern end of Jibbon Beach
 
Clearing on the northern end of Jibbon Beach +
 
Track passing through the dense scrub
 
Track passing through the dense scrub +

 
A group walking through the thick scrub
 
A group walking through the thick scrub +
 
View from the cliff top
 
View from the cliff top +
 
Great view
 
Great view +

 
Looking down on Little Jibbon Beach
 
Looking down on Little Jibbon Beach +
 
An engraving in the rock
 
An engraving in the rock +
 
Looking across the engraving site
 
Looking across the engraving site +

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 Jibbon Head Engravings bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Jibbon Head Engravings bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Jibbon Head Engravings bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Jibbon Head Engravings 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 2.6km
Time 45 mins
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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 Clearly signposted (1/6)
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
Around 750m of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 530m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.3km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.3km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 800m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 490m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 800m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 490m 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.
Drive to Corner of Loftus and Neil Streets
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
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Bundeena Alt = 3 m
Bundeena is a small township at the northern end of Royal National Park and the southern side of the entrance to Port Hacking. The town can be accessed by car or ferry. There are a few B&B's and other accommodation options and a number of cafes to choose from. Bundeena has a mixed atmosphere, partly a beach holiday community but also home to some permanent residents. There are two main beaches - Hordens Beach to the west and Jibbon Beach to the east. Both are nice beaches inside Port Hacking. More info

(0 km) Corner of Loftus and Neil Streets to Northern end of Jibbon Beach
Walk: Easy - beach
Length = 754 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -14 m
From the corner of Neil and Loftus Streets, this walk heads down the footpath between the houses and onto the end of Jibbon Beach. From here, the walk follows the beach past the large 'Royal National Park' sign and, after several hundred metres, comes to an intersection and a large green sign saying 'Jibbon Loop Track'[1], approximately 90m from the end of the beach.

Jibbon Beach Alt = 3 m
Jibbon Beach is in the Royal National Park, just east of Bundeena. The yellow sand, crescent-shaped beach is about 800m long and looks north across the entrance to Port Hacking. The beach is in a bay that forms part of a popular harbour for sailing boats. There is a rock shelf at either end of the beach. From the north-eastern end of the beach, there is a track leading to the Jibbon Head Aboriginal engravings site and Little Jibbon Beach. There are no patrols or other facilities at this beach.

(0.75 km) Northern end of Jibbon Beach to Little Jibbon Beach intersection
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 491 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Jibbon Head' sign[2] about 100m to the end of the beach (keeping the water to the left). The track then steps up a few rocks and turns right (away from the water), heading through a grassy clearing and then through a tunnel formed by the thick vegetation. The track soon emerges on an unfenced rock platform with great views across the water to Cronulla. Here, the walk heads back into the bush to cross a gully (with an informal track leading left to Little Jibbon Beach). The track then climbs out of the gully to a smaller rock platform and intersection marked with a green metal pole.

Little Jibbon Beach Alt = 3 m
Little Jibbon Beach is found just north of Jibbon Beach in the Royal National Park. The small beach can be accessed via the Jibbon Head track. This north-facing beach has great views across Port Hacking towards Cronulla. This is not a nudest beach (as some believe) - If you see nudest bathers, they can be reported by calling Crime Stoppers on 131 444.

(1.25 km) Little Jibbon Beach intersection to Jibbon Head Aboriginal Engravings
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 43 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads directly away from the water and cliff edge, following the track into the thick bush. The track soon leads to a large clearing and rock platform with several Aboriginal engravings - please take care not to step on or near the engravings.

Jibbon Head Aboriginal Engravings Alt = 8 m
These Aboriginal engravings are found on the western side of Jibbon Head, just above little Jibbon Beach. The large rock shelf has a number of large engraving of both marine and land animals. Most are in good condition - the whale is particularly large, so you will need to stand right back to see it. Take care not to walk on the engravings - lets preserve this site for many generations to come.

Drive from Corner of Loftus and Neil Streets
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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Driving Directions
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Near by


Campsites in the park
Bonnie Vale camping ground
North Era camping ground
Uloola Falls camping ground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Boots Great Outdoors 23 Koonya Cct, Caringbah (02) 9542 8988 6.8 km
Paddy Pallin Adventure Equipment 587 Kingsway, Miranda (02) 9525 6829 7.5 km
Caravan Accessories Pty Ltd 33 Rocky Point Rd , Kogarah (02) 9588 3400 12.3 km
Carlton Canvas Co 337 Princes Hwy, Carlton (02) 9587 0208 12 km
Engadine Disposal & Outdoor Centre Pty Ltd 1042 Old Princes Hwy, Engadine (02) 9520 3367 13.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Jibbon Head Engravings.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Jibbon Head Engravings
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 13 km (to the NNW)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 35 km (to the WSW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
39 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 40 km (to the NW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 52 km (to the N)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region 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
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% humidity     (as at )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Royal National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Royal National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: The Coast track upgrade
The Coast track will be undergoing construction works between Beachcomber Ave and Marley Beach over a 9 month period. Works include resurfacing, installation of raised board walk and stairs and will be undertaken between October 2015 and May 2016. During the works it will be necessary, at times, to close the Coast Track for visitor safety. Please be aware that during closures the full coast track walk will not be possible and you may need to plan your route to start and finish at a different location. The Royal National Park alerts page will be updated regularly so please check it before you leave home. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Royal National Park area office on (02) 9542 0632 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Wedding Cake Rock
Access to Wedding Cake Rock is prohibited. National Parks and Wildlife Service has undertaken a geotechnical assessment of the rock, which found that there is high chance that it could collapse at any time. Safety fencing has been erected to protect the public while a more permanent solution is developed. This is a really beautiful location and a spectacular rock formation to look at, but the key is doing it at a safe distance from the edge.

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather
Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.


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