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Galgabba Point Walk
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.4 km SSW of swansea
Length: 3.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Lake Macquarie(LGA)
Climb: 17 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 17 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
Track: Moderate

The Galgabba Point walk is a flat walk along a bush track. This walk travels through native bush before arriving at Galgabba Point, where the track forms a small loop to allow you to explore the point. Galgabba Point is home to endangered ecological communities and threatened plant species, such as the Regent Honeyeater, Swift Parrot, Squirrel Glider and many more. The walker can return back the way they came, or return via a shared walking/cycleway next to the Pacific Hwy. The Galgabba Point walk is a relaxing way to spend an hour or two. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of Galgabba Point Walk bushwalking tracknotes
Map of Galgabba Point Walk
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Map Scale 1 km
Int of Mark St and Pacific Hwy
Int of Northern & Pacific Hwy tracks
Int of Northern & Galgabba Point tracks
Int of Galgabba track & Borgoed Road
Int of Northern & Galgabba Point tracks
Int of Loop & Galgabba Point Tracks
Int of Galgabba Point & Galgabba Point Loop Tracks
Int of Galgabba Point Loop AND Galgabba Point Tracks
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Mark St and Pacific Hwy

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

 
Galgabba Point walk, near Marks Road
 
Galgabba Point walk, near Marks Road +
 
Galgabba Point walk near Swansea
 
Galgabba Point walk near Swansea +
 
Track on Galgabba Point walk, near Swansea
 
Track on Galgabba Point walk, near Swansea +

 
Track on Galgabba walk, near Swansea
 
Track on Galgabba walk, near Swansea +
 
Bush track on Galgabba Point walk.
 
Bush track on Galgabba Point walk. +
 
Track through to Pacific Hwy while walking the Galgabba Point walk
 
Track through to Pacific Hwy while walking the Galgabba Point walk +

 
Track on the Galgabba Point walk
 
Track on the Galgabba Point walk +
 
Wide track on the Galgabba Point walk
 
Wide track on the Galgabba Point walk +
 
Galgabba Point walking track near Swansea
 
Galgabba Point walking track near Swansea +

 
Track intersection on the Galgabba Point walk.
 
Track intersection on the Galgabba Point walk. +
 
Metal shelter on the Galgabba Point walk
 
Metal shelter on the Galgabba Point walk +
 
Picnic table on the Galgabba Point walk
 
Picnic table on the Galgabba Point walk +

 
Wide track on the Galgabba walk, near Swansea
 
Wide track on the Galgabba walk, near Swansea +
 
Narrow seat on the Galgabba Point walk
 
Narrow seat on the Galgabba Point walk +
 
Concrete dam on the Galgabba Point walk
 
Concrete dam on the Galgabba Point walk +

 
Intersection on the Galgabba Point walk
 
Intersection on the Galgabba Point walk +
 
Wide section of track on the Galgabba Point walk
 
Wide section of track on the Galgabba Point walk +
 
Galgabba Point walk, near Swansea
 
Galgabba Point walk, near Swansea +

 
Loop track on Galgabba Point walk, near Swansea
 
Loop track on Galgabba Point walk, near Swansea +
 
Track on the Galgabba Point Loop
 
Track on the Galgabba Point Loop +
 
Picnic table on the Galgabba Point walk, near Swansea
 
Picnic table on the Galgabba Point walk, near Swansea +

 
Lake Macquarie from Galgabba Point.
 
Lake Macquarie from Galgabba Point. +
 
Lake Macquarie from Galgabba Point walk.
 
Lake Macquarie from Galgabba Point walk. +
 
Timber table on the Galgabba Point walk
 
Timber table on the Galgabba Point walk +

 
Timber table on the Galgabba Point walk
 
Timber table on the Galgabba Point walk +
 
Views from the Galgabba Point walk
 
Views from the Galgabba Point walk +
 
Section of track on the Galgabba Point walk
 
Section of track on the Galgabba Point walk +

 
Water views from Galgabba Point walk
 
Water views from Galgabba Point walk +
 
Track on Galgabba Point walk
 
Track on Galgabba Point walk +
 
Timber table at the end of Galgabba Point
 
Timber table at the end of Galgabba 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 Galgabba Point Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Galgabba Point Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Galgabba Point Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Galgabba Point 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 3.2km
Time 1 Hr
.


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 Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
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 920m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 700m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.6km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.6km 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.
Catch the bus to Int of Mark St and Pacific Hwy
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 Int of Mark St and Pacific Hwy
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) Int of Mark St and Pacific Hwy to Int of Northern and Pacific Hwy tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 123 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
From the intersection[1][2], this walk leaves the concrete footpath and follows the track to the 'Galgabba Point History' sign[3], then turns left and passes between timber posts[4]. The walk continues to gently undulate along the track for about 150m, until coming to a three-way intersection[5] with a faint track[6] on your left (with the road visible through trees[7]).

(0.12 km) Int of Northern & Pacific Hwy tracks to Int of Northern & Galgabba Point tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 432 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -2 m
Veer right: From the intersection[8], this walk follows the track, while keeping the faint track[9][10] (to the Pacific Hwy) visible on your left. The walk continues to follow the track as it undulates for about 400m until coming to a clearing[11] and shelter[12] [13] (in the distance on the right) and shortly afterwards, a T-intersection[14] with a wide track.

(0.56 km) Int of Northern & Galgabba Point tracks to Int of Borgoed Road & Pacific Hwy
Alternate Exit: Track: Moderate - bushtrack,road ( Show detail)
Length = 139 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left : From the intersection[15], this walk follows the track gently downhill[16], while keeping the metal shelter[17] directly behind you. The walk continues for about 120m, until passing around a metal locked gate[18] and coming to the sealed Bargoed Road[19].
Veer left: From the intersection with the locked metal gate[20][21], this walk follows the road gently uphill[22], while keeping the locked metal gate on your left. The walk continues for about 30m until coming to a T-intersection[23][24] with the Pacific Hwy. (End of the alternative exit track)

(0.56 km) Int of Northern & Galgabba Point tracks to Int of Galgabba Point & Galgabba Point Loop tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 861 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -7 m
Turn right: From the intersection[25][26], this walk follows the wide track gently uphill and towards the metal shelter in the distance. The walk continues for about 20m, passing the metal shelter[27] on your right. The walk then continues to follow the track for about 400m, to find a small concrete dam[28] on the right. Then the walk continues for about 25m more, to find a three-way intersection[29] with a track on the left. The walk continues straight ahead for about 400m, until coming to a three-way intersection[30] (with a picnic table visible in the distance to the left[31]).

Galgabba Point Rest Area Alt = 2 m
The Galgabba Point rest area offers a picnic table with views out over Lake Macquarie, a lovely spot to watch a sunset or just sit and enjoy the natural surrounds. Galgabba Point is home to endangered ecological communities and threatened plant species, such as the Regent Honeyeater, Swift Parrot and Squirrel Glider.
There is a Galgabba Point Volunteer Bush Regeneration Team, who have helped protect this significant bushland remnant.

(1.42 km) Int of Loop & Galgabba Point Tracks to Int of Loop & Point Tracks
Alternate Route: Track: Moderate - bushtrack ( Show detail)
Length = 123 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -1 m
Veer right: From the intersection[32], this walk follows the track, while keeping the track with the picnic table[33] visible on your left. The walk continues for about 100m, until coming to a three-way intersection with a track and timber table[34] on the right.
Veer right to rejoin the main walk, following the notes from 1.56km 'Int of Galgabba Point Loop AND Galgabba Point Tracks'.

(1.42 km) Int of Galgabba Point & Galgabba Point Loop Tracks to Int of Galgabba Point Loop & Galgabba Point Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 147 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[35], this walk follows the track towards the picnic table[36][37] and water, while keeping another track on your right. The walk continues for about 25m to find a picnic table[38][39] and views[40][41] on the left. Then the walk continues straight ahead for about 120m, until coming to a timber table[42][43] at a three-way intersection with a track[44] on the left.

(1.56 km) Int of Galgabba Point Loop AND Galgabba Point Tracks to Galgabba Point
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 61 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
Veer left: From the intersection and timber table[45], this walk follows the track, while keeping the table on your right. The walk continues for about 50m, until coming to the end of the track[46][47] and Galgabba Point.

Galgabba Point Alt = 0 m
Galgabba Point is surrounded by Lake Macquarie. It is a great place to sit quietly and enjoy the natural environment. The native vegetation, including She Oak[48] and Mangroves[49] attracts bird life, such as black swans, curlews, herons and ibises. More info

Catch the bus from Int of Mark St and Pacific Hwy
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 Int of Mark St and Pacific Hwy
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

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
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

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


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 8.5 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 14.5 km
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 17.8 km
Camping World 3/ 276 Macquarie Rd , Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 15.3 km
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 14.7 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Galgabba Point Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Galgabba Point Walk
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1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 16 km (to the NNE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
16 km (to the NNE)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 20 km (to the NNW)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 22 km (to the NNW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 35 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.

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

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