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Green (Laings) Point Loop
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.2 km NNW of Watsons Bay
Length: 0.2 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.2 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Sydney Harbour National Park
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: Circuit
Walk: Easy

On this walk, you will circumnavigate Green Point (also known as Laings Point), on Sydney Harbour's South Head. The point is surrounded in history and great harbour views. Starting from the end of Pacific St, you will head through some open parkland and a short side trip leads to Camp Cove, the first landing place for Europeans in Australia. The walk then continues around the grassy headland to visit the eastern anchor point of Sydney's anti-submarine net. A short and enjoyable walk. (open in app)


There are closures in Sydney Harbour National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Green (Laings) Point Loop

Map of Walk

Location

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End of Pacific St
Green (Laings) Point Park
Green (Laings) Point Park
Green (Laings) Point
Starting point for this hiking track: End of Pacific St

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

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Print a map and track notes here
 Sydney Heads 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91302N 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
End of Pacific St
 
End of Pacific St +
 
Welcome to Sydney Harbour National Park
 
Welcome to Sydney Harbour National Park +
 
Path leading into Greens Point Park
 
Path leading into Greens Point Park +

 
Monument in Greens Point Park
 
Monument in Greens Point Park +
 
Camp Cove
 
Camp Cove +
 
Walking across the grass around Greens (Laings) Point Park
 
Walking across the grass around Greens (Laings) Point Park +

 
Steps leading down to Greens (aka Laings) Point
 
Steps leading down to Greens (aka Laings) Point +
 
Infromation sign at Greens (Laings) Point
 
Infromation sign at Greens (Laings) Point +
 
Monument at Greens (Laings) Point
 
Monument at Greens (Laings) Point +

 
Great views from Greens Point
 
Great views from Greens Point +
 
Foundations for winch building at Laings Point
 
Foundations for winch building at Laings Point +
 
Helpful information
 
Helpful information +

 
Track near Greens (Laings) Point
 
Track near Greens (Laings) Point +
 
Walking past a brick bunker
 
Walking past a brick bunker +
 
Anti-motor torpedo boat defensive battery entrance
 
Anti-motor torpedo boat defensive battery entrance +

 
Track leading around Green Point
 
Track leading around Green Point +
 
View from southern side of Laings Point
 
View from southern side of Laings Point +
 
Steps on the southern side of Green (Laings) Point
 
Steps on the southern side of Green (Laings) Point +

 
Steps on the southern side of Green (Laings) Point
 
Steps on the southern side of Green (Laings) Point +
 
Looking down the southern side of Green (Laings) Point
 
Looking down the southern side of Green (Laings) Point +
 
Looking down Pacific St
 
Looking down Pacific St +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Green (Laings) Point Loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Green (Laings) Point Loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Green (Laings) Point Loop bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Green (Laings) Point Loop bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 240m
Time 15 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
This whole walk, 240m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 210m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 30m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 240m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 240m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 240m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 240m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to End of Pacific St
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 End of Pacific St
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|

(0 km) End of Pacific St to Green (Laings) Point Park
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 30 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -3 m
From the end of Pacific St, this walk heads past the large 'Sydney Harbour National Park - Green Point' sign[1] and follows the concrete footpath down the steps to find a monument commemorating the landing of Governor Phillip in 1788[2] in front of the toilet block.

Green Point Park Alt = 6 m
Also know as Laings Point, Green Point is a headland on the inside of South Head. The park (at the end of Pacific St) is inside the National Park[3] and is on sloped ground[4]. There is a toilet[5][6], great water views[7], an open grassy area, bench seats[8] and a monument[9]. The monument reminds visitors that Cove Beach (just below) was the first landing place for Governor Philip in 1788[10]. The park is a pleasant place to rest and is sometimes hired for weddings[11]. A cottage[12] at the top can also be hired from NPWS to make a weekend of your adventures[13].

(0.03 km) Green (Laings) Point Park to Southern End of Camp Cove Beach
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 52 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -5 m
Turn right: From the monument commemorating the landing of Governor Phillip in 1788[14], in the middle of Green Point Park, this walk heads down the concrete path and steps[15], heading directly away from the brick toilet block. The path soon heads down a timber staircase[16] to find the southern end of Camp Cove Beach[17].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer right to continue along this walk.)

Camp Cove Alt = 5 m
Camp Cove is home to a lovely, yellow sand, north-east facing beach. The cove is on the protected side of South Head and is a popular spot for swimming and relaxing on the beach. At the northern end of the beach is a kiosk[18], toilet block[19] and an entrance to Sydney Harbour National Park[20].
The cove was an important location to the Cadigal (Gadigal) people who gathered fresh water, shellfish, launched their canoes and buried some of their people nearby[21].
This cove is also believed to be the first landing place for Europeans in 1788. The name Camp Cove was given during that landing and appears on the earliest maps of Sydney Harbour[22][23].

(0.03 km) Green (Laings) Point Park to Green (Laings) Point
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 87 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -5 m
Veer left: From the monument commemorating the landing of Governor Phillip in 1788[24], in the middle of the park, this walk heads downhill diagonally across the grassy area, keeping the water ahead and to your right[25]. The walk then follows the steps down between the gap in the bushes[26] and across the grass to find a tall sandstone monument[27] and an information sign about the 'World War II Anti-Torpedo Boom'[28] at Green (Laings) Point, beside the water[29].

Green (Laings) Point Alt = 3 m
Green (Laings) Point is an open grassland reserve with extensive harbour views. Then western tip of the point is still home to many relics, reminding visitors that this area played a significant role in the 1480m anti-submarine net that spanned the harbour entrance, built in 1942. The other end of the net attached to Georges Head[30]. Midway through construction, in May 1942, was when the three Japanese midget submarines entered and attacked vessels in the harbour [31]. From this headland, there are still some preserved parts of the net's construction, including the winch house foundations[32], the anti-motor torpedo boat defensive battery entrance[33] and another battery[34]. There is also a information sign with more details about the history of the area[35]. More info

(0.12 km) Green (Laings) Point to End of Pacific St
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 126 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the 'World War II Anti-Torpedo Boom'[36] information sign, this walk heads along the grass away from the tall sandstone monument[37], keeping the water on your right. The walk follows the worn path between the bushes[38] then between the two bunkers[39][40], and then across the next grassy clearing towards the house[41]. Near the house, the walk turns left and heads up the hill then steps[42] to find the end of Pacific St[43][44].

Catch the bus from End of Pacific St
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 End of Pacific St
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
To the start of the walk

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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Outdoor Equipment 60 Spring St , Bondi Junction (02) 9389 8122 6.4 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 9.5 km
Inski 46 York St , Sydney (02) 9233 3200 7.3 km
Mitchells Adventure 81 York St , Sydney (02) 9299 6321 7.3 km
Venus Repair Workshop Suite 36a 104 Bathurst St , Sydney (02) 9267 0706 7.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Green (Laings) Point Loop.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Green (Laings) Point Loop
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
20 km (to the NW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 22 km (to the SW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 28 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 35 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 45 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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Sydney Harbour National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
One of Sydney's most diverse parks, Sydney Harbour National Park is formed from 11 pockets of harbour islands and shoreline. Highlights include coastal walks and swimming, breath-taking viewpoints, tours of colonial buildings and Aboriginal cave art.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Sydney Harbour National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Park closure sunset to sunrise for pest management
Pest management activities are taking place between sunset and sunrise at the following selected sites within Sydney Harbour National Park. Please abide by all park signage. Closed areas are:​
  • Middle Head
  • North Head
  • Quarantine Station
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Bobbin Head Information Centre (02) 9472 8949 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Shark Island upcoming closures
Shark Island in Sydney Harbour will be closed to public access due to essential wharf repairs on the following dates:
16 to 17 September 2015
24 to 27 September 2015.

Other incidents: Sydney Harbour National Park accommodation
Constables, Green Point and Steele Point Cottages are no longer available for accomodation bookings. New options are being considered for the conservation, management and use of these buildings.

Closed areas: Collins Flat Beach unavailable for venue hire
Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire due to the impact of high visitation on the critical habitat found at this location. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Mosman office on (02) 9960 6266 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.


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