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Providential Point
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.9 km SSW of Bundeena
Length: 1.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 49 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 49 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
Walk: Easy

Providential Point is a quick and easy walk to see some beautiful coastline. The walk passes through the Providential Point campsite and continues out to the fenced cliff edge. These views are complemented by the large cliffs on either side of the lookout on this great short walk. (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 Providential Point

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Providential Point
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Northern End Wattamolla Picnic Ground
Wattamolla Picnic Ground Toilet Block
Starting point for this hiking track: Northern End Wattamolla Picnic Ground

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

Photo Gallery

 
Oval above top carpark Wattamola
 
Oval above top carpark Wattamola +
 
Service track to Providential Point campsite
 
Service track to Providential Point campsite +
 
Track to Providential Point
 
Track to Providential Point +

 
Ferns around track
 
Ferns around track +
 
Providential Point Track
 
Providential Point Track +
 
Track up to Providential Point
 
Track up to Providential Point +

 
View from Providential Point
 
View from Providential Point +
 
Providential Point view
 
Providential Point view +
 
Cliffs right of Providential Point
 
Cliffs right of Providential Point +

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 Providential Point bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Providential Point bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Providential Point bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Providential Point 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 1.6km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
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 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 600m of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 180m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 600m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 180m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 780m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 780m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 780m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 780m 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.
Drive to Northern End Wattamolla Picnic Ground
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.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Northern End Wattamolla Picnic Ground to Wattamolla Picnic Ground Toilet Block
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 184 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -3 m
From the northern end of the picnic ground, this walk heads through the car park and across the grass to the toilet block.

(0.18 km) Wattamolla Picnic Ground Toilet Block to Providential Point
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 596 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -20 m
Continue straight: From the men's toilet block, this walk heads to an sports-oval sized clearing. The walk heads to the eastern end of the oval. The track continues along the service trail from the oval, following the Providential Point signs. The track leads through the tree to another grass area, Providential Point Campsite. The walk continues past the campsite sign, heading east to the far side of the grass clearing to a ferny area. The track continues along the most worn and unobstructed single track for approximately 200m to the railed lookout on the headland.

Providential Point Alt = 13 m
Providential Point Lookout in Royal National Park, has views out to sea and back towards Wattamolla Beach, as well as views of the the cliffs on the north side of Wattamolla Bay to Boy Martin Point. The small lookout is fenced and perched on the rocks. Providential Point is the southern headland forming the bay that is home to Wattamolla Beach and Lagoon, at the end of Wattamolla Rd.

Drive from Northern End Wattamolla Picnic Ground
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.
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

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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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 12.1 km
Paddy Pallin Adventure Equipment 587 Kingsway, Miranda (02) 9525 6829 11.6 km
Carlton Canvas Co 337 Princes Hwy, Carlton (02) 9587 0208 17.8 km
Engadine Disposal & Outdoor Centre Pty Ltd 1042 Old Princes Hwy, Engadine (02) 9520 3367 12.3 km
Hurstville Disposals & Outdoor Centre 235 Forest Rd , Hurstville (02) 9580 4445 19 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Providential Point.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Providential Point
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 19 km (to the N)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 28 km (to the WSW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 43 km (to the NNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
45 km (to the N)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 58 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
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% 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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Jill - parking fees at Wattamola IP:141.243.9.xxx | 2013-12-19 04:21:40
The track notes state that free parking is available at Wattamolla - this is incorrect - a park use fee of $11 applies to Wattamolla.
admin - re: parking fees at Wattamola Super Administrator | 2013-12-19 05:45:18
Jill wrote:
The track notes state that free parking is available at Wattamolla - this is incorrect - a park use fee of $11 applies to Wattamolla.

Hi Jill
Thanks for the info -- I have update the notes. Sorry if it caused you any trouble.
Matt :)
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