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Wallarah Pennisula Walk
Time: 2 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km SSE of Caves Beach
Length: 7.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 7.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Lake Macquarie(LGA)
Climb: 204 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 204 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: One way
Track: Hard

This walk starts at Caves Beach and travels south along the coastline to Pinneys Beach. The walk then heads west, up and over the Wallarah Pennisula to Murrays Beach on the foreshore of Lake Macquarie. Both the Spoon Rocks Spit and Pinney’s Headland side trips are worthwhile excursions. The palm gully rainforest, as you journey to the west, is a lovely surprise as well. At Murray’s Beach, take some time to relax in the excellent facilities there. A wonderful walk, full of variety. (open in app)


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LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Wallarah Pennisula Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Cafe Acquablu on Caves Beach
Bottom of timber steps on Caves Beach
Four way intersectin (Caves Beach)
Ramp footpath (Caves Beach)
Caves Beach Lookout
Int of Coastal Walk & Caves Beach Road
Int of Coastal Walk & Seacliff track
Int of Coastal Walk & Spoon Rocks Track
Int of Coastal Walk & Spoon Rocks Track
Int of Coastal Walk AND Quarries Track
Pinneys Viewpoint
Int of Coastal Walk & Pinneys Trail
Int of Coastal Walk AND Pinneys Beach
Int of Coastal Walk & Wallarah Walk
Int of Coastal Walk & Shark Bay Track
Int of Coastal Track & Southern Loop Junction
Int of Coastal Walk & Wallarah Walk
Int of Wallarah Walk & Mine Creek Trail
Int of Wallarah Walk & Heath Track
Int of Wallarah Walk and Heath Track
Int of Wallarah Walk & Ridge Track
Int of Wallarah Walk & Scenic Drive
Int of Wallarah Walk & Old Pacific Hwy
Int of Old Pacific Hwy & Bridge Track
Int of Murrays Trail & Bridge Track
Int of Murrays Trail & Raffertys Track
Int of Murrays Trail & Jetty Point Drive
Int of Jetty Point Drive & Shoreside Row
Int of Jetty Point Drive & Shoreside Row
Starting point for this hiking track: Cafe Acquablu on Caves Beach

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

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 Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92314S 
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 Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 

Photo Gallery

 
Cafe at Caves Beach
 
Cafe at Caves Beach +
 
Lifesaver lookout at Caves Beach
 
Lifesaver lookout at Caves Beach +
 
Southern end of Caves Beach
 
Southern end of Caves Beach +

 
Small creek at the southern end of Caves Beach
 
Small creek at the southern end of Caves Beach +
 
Timber steps up and out of Caves Beach
 
Timber steps up and out of Caves Beach +
 
Steps up away from Caves Beach
 
Steps up away from Caves Beach +

 
Sealed footpath above Caves Beach
 
Sealed footpath above Caves Beach +
 
Footpath to the Caves Beach Lookout
 
Footpath to the Caves Beach Lookout +
 
Caves Beach Lookout
 
Caves Beach Lookout +

 
The view from Caves Beach Lookout
 
The view from Caves Beach Lookout +
 
Grassy track near the Caves Beach Lookout
 
Grassy track near the Caves Beach Lookout +
 
Track near Caves Beach Lookout
 
Track near Caves Beach Lookout +

 
Track with Caves Beach Road in the distance
 
Track with Caves Beach Road in the distance +
 
Caves Beach Road in Caves Beach
 
Caves Beach Road in Caves Beach +
 
Ocean View Parade sign in Caves Beach
 
Ocean View Parade sign in Caves Beach +

 
Grassy track near Caves Beach Road in Caves Beach
 
Grassy track near Caves Beach Road in Caves Beach +
 
Timber fence and sealed track near Caves Beach Road in Caves Beach
 
Timber fence and sealed track near Caves Beach Road in Caves Beach +
 
View north from near Caves Beach Road in Caves Beach
 
View north from near Caves Beach Road in Caves Beach +

 
Shadow on coastal walk track in Caves Beach
 
Shadow on coastal walk track in Caves Beach +
 
Timber footbridge on the coastal track in Caves Beach
 
Timber footbridge on the coastal track in Caves Beach +
 
Sealed track towards Spoon Rocks in Caves Beach
 
Sealed track towards Spoon Rocks in Caves Beach +

 
Timber fence beside track on the Coastal walk in Caves Beach
 
Timber fence beside track on the Coastal walk in Caves Beach +
 
Spoon Rocks Spit near the Coastal walk
 
Spoon Rocks Spit near the Coastal walk +
 
Uphill track near Spoons Rocks
 
Uphill track near Spoons Rocks +

 
Track near Spoon Rocks Spit
 
Track near Spoon Rocks Spit +
 
Track intersection and timber footbridge on the Coastal walk
 
Track intersection and timber footbridge on the Coastal walk +
 
Steps and track on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Steps and track on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula +

 
Timber steps on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Timber steps on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
View of Spoon Rocks Spit from the south on the Wallarah Pennisula
 
View of Spoon Rocks Spit from the south on the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Metal railing on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Metal railing on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula +

 
View of the coastline and Spoon Rocks Spit in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
View of the coastline and Spoon Rocks Spit in the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Safety sign in the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Safety sign in the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Timber walk through fencing on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Timber walk through fencing on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula +

 
Blank sign on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Blank sign on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Timber boardwalk near Pinneys Beach in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Timber boardwalk near Pinneys Beach in the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Track with Pinney's Headland in the distance
 
Track with Pinney's Headland in the distance +

 
Rocky track with timber track marker in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Rocky track with timber track marker in the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Track and timber track markers in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Track and timber track markers in the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Vandalized sign on the Coastal walk with Pinney's Beach in the distance
 
Vandalized sign on the Coastal walk with Pinney's Beach in the distance +

 
Timber bridge over Pinney's Creek in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Timber bridge over Pinney's Creek in the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Pinney's creek in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Pinney's creek in the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Pinney's Creek looking towards Pinney's Beach
 
Pinney's Creek looking towards Pinney's Beach +

 
Timber bridge over Pinney's Creek in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Timber bridge over Pinney's Creek in the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Trail with Pinney's creek in the distance
 
Trail with Pinney's creek in the distance +
 
Trail near Pinney's Creek and Pinney's Beach
 
Trail near Pinney's Creek and Pinney's Beach +

 
Locked gate on trail on the coastal walk
 
Locked gate on trail on the coastal walk +
 
Intersection on the coastal walk on the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Intersection on the coastal walk on the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Views to the north from Pinney's Headland in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Views to the north from Pinney's Headland in the Wallarah Pennisula +

 
Creek crossing on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Creek crossing on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Trail intersection on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Trail intersection on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Creek crossing on a trail on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Creek crossing on a trail on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula +

 
Wallarah National Park sign on the coastal track
 
Wallarah National Park sign on the coastal track +
 
Trail intersection on the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Trail intersection on the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Level trail looking west on the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Level trail looking west on the Wallarah Pennisula +

 
Tree next to trail on the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Tree next to trail on the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Steep eroded trail on the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Steep eroded trail on the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Steeply uphill trail on the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Steeply uphill trail on the Wallarah Pennisula +

 
Track intersection near the old Pacific Hwy on the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Track intersection near the old Pacific Hwy on the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Steps uphill on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Steps uphill on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Sealed level road on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Sealed level road on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula +

 
Old Pacific Hwy on the Coastal walk in the Pennisula
 
Old Pacific Hwy on the Coastal walk in the Pennisula +
 
Locked metal gate on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Locked metal gate on the coastal walk in the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Trail and locked metal gate on the old Pacific Hwy
 
Trail and locked metal gate on the old Pacific Hwy +

 
The old Pacific Hwy as part of the Wallarah Pennisula walk
 
The old Pacific Hwy as part of the Wallarah Pennisula walk +
 
Track near the pedestrian over bridge on the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Track near the pedestrian over bridge on the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Barrier fencing near the over bridge on the coastal walk
 
Barrier fencing near the over bridge on the coastal walk +

 
Fencing approaching the pedestrian over bridge on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk
 
Fencing approaching the pedestrian over bridge on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk +
 
The Pedestrian over bridge on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk
 
The Pedestrian over bridge on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk +
 
Trail with the over bridge in the distance on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk
 
Trail with the over bridge in the distance on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk +

 
Large old tree on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk
 
Large old tree on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk +
 
Trail on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk
 
Trail on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk +
 
Trail near Murrays Beach on a sunny day
 
Trail near Murrays Beach on a sunny day +

 
yellow sign showing 'Intersection Slow' near Murray's beach
 
yellow sign showing 'Intersection Slow' near Murray's beach +
 
Trail through forest near Murray's beach
 
Trail through forest near Murray's beach +
 
Trail on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk near Murray's Beach
 
Trail on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk near Murray's Beach +

 
Large green water tank on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk
 
Large green water tank on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk +
 
Large green water tank on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk near Murray's Beach
 
Large green water tank on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk near Murray's Beach +
 
Track near the large green water tank on the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Track near the large green water tank on the Wallarah Pennisula +

 
Large sign near Jetty Point Drive in Murray's Beach
 
Large sign near Jetty Point Drive in Murray's Beach +
 
Track crossing Jetty Point Drive in Murray's Beach
 
Track crossing Jetty Point Drive in Murray's Beach +
 
Footpath beside Jetty Point Drive in Murray's Beach
 
Footpath beside Jetty Point Drive in Murray's Beach +

 
View from Jetty Point Drive on Murray's Beach
 
View from Jetty Point Drive on Murray's Beach +
 
Houses at Murray's Beach on Jetty Point Drive
 
Houses at Murray's Beach on Jetty Point Drive +
 
Footpath and intersection in Murray's Beach on Jetty Point Drive
 
Footpath and intersection in Murray's Beach on Jetty Point Drive +

 
Landscaped ground at Murray's Beach
 
Landscaped ground at Murray's Beach +
 
The Lake House Cafe at Murray's Beach
 
The Lake House Cafe at Murray's Beach +
 
Foot path on the foreshore of Lake Macquarie at Murray's beach
 
Foot path on the foreshore of Lake Macquarie at Murray's beach +

 
Lake Macquarie at Murray's Beach
 
Lake Macquarie at Murray's Beach +
 
Public jetty at Murray's Beach on the Wallarah Pennisula
 
Public jetty at Murray's Beach on the Wallarah Pennisula +
 
Signage for the kiosk at Murray's Beach on Lake Macquarie
 
Signage for the kiosk at Murray's Beach on Lake Macquarie +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Wallarah Pennisula Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Wallarah Pennisula Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wallarah Pennisula Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Wallarah Pennisula 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 8km
Time 2 hrs 45 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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
4.2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 3.6km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (40m) is very steep.

Quality of track
5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (1.2km) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 4.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 3km has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
Around 4.8km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 3.1km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 1.9km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (280m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Cafe Acquablu on Caves Beach
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.
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Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Cafe Acquablu on Caves Beach
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|

Wallarah Pennisula Alt = 13 m
Wallarah Penisula, also referred to as the Swansea Pennisula, is surrounded by water and includes the Wallarah National Park. The Wallarah Pennisula stretches from Lake Macquarie in the west to the ocean in the east, from Swansea and Caves Beach in the north to Catherine Hill Bay and Lake Munmorah in the south. Within the Wallarah National Park, there are plenty of things to do, including walking, fishing, swimming and surfing. The coastal views are spectacular, and this is also a good whale watching spot. The Wallarah National Park co-operates with its park neighbours, including Stockland Wallarah Peninsula Pty Ltd, on a wide range of issues relating to the management of the Wallarah Peninsula through a joint management agreement.

Stuart Chalmers Park Alt = 9 m
Named after a cancer victim[1], Stuart Chalmers Park is a well established park close to Caves Beach. Stuart Chalmers Park has toilets[2], car parking[3], water, sheltered electric barbeques[4] and picnic tables[5]. The park has easy access to Caves Beach, the cafe Acquablu[6] and the Caves Beach SLSC.

Caves Beach SLSC Alt = 8 m
The Swansea-Caves Beach Surf Life Saving Club, south of Newcastle, was founded in 1929. The SLSC looks after Caves Beach, which runs from this southern end of the beach, for 300m to the northern Swansea (Hams) Beach. A road runs the length of the beach, with car parking along much of it. Though Caves Beach faces the south-east, it is afforded a moderate degree of wave protection by reefs in the centre and north and Spoon Rocks to the south-east. More info

(0 km) Cafe Acquablu on Caves Beach to Bottom of timber steps on Caves Beach
Track: Moderate - beach
Length = 93 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -2 m
From Cafe Acquablu[7], this walk leaves the concrete footpath and enters Caves Beach[8], turning to the right. This walk then follows the sandy beach, keeping the ocean on your left, and after about 80m, crosses a small creek[9] and comes to the bottom of timber steps[10].

(0.09 km) Bottom of timber steps on Caves Beach to Caves Beach Lookout
Track: Hard - footpath
Length = 161 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the bottom of the timber steps[11] on Caves Beach, this walk follows the steps up[12], leaving the beach behind. This walk continues for about 50m up the concrete and timber steps[13], until coming to a four-way intersection[14] (with uphill concrete steps[15] directly ahead).
Turn left: From the intersection[16][17], this walk follows the footpath gently uphill[18], while keeping the downhill concrete steps[19] and beach on your left. This walk continues for about 60m until coming to a three-way intersection[20][21] with a concrete footpath on the right.
Veer left: From the intersection[22][23], this walk follows the footpath gently downhill, while keeping the ocean on your left. This walk continues for about 50m, undulating gently through coastal vegetation and crossing over a timber footbridge[24], until coming to the circular concrete structure[25] of Caves Beach Lookout[26].

Caves Beach Lookout Alt = 6 m
The Cave Beach Lookout, on the southern headland of Caves Beach, is easily accessible via wheelchair from the car park nearby. The lookout offers excellent views[27] over the caves of Caves Beach and also to the north and south. There are is a large stone viewing platform[28] on which to sit and enjoy the views.

(0.25 km) Caves Beach Lookout to Int of Coastal Walk & Seacliff track
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 905 m Time = 17 mins
Climb = 27 m Descent = -22 m
Turn sharp right: From Caves Beach Lookout[29], this walk follows the gravel and grass track gently uphill[30], while keeping the ocean on your left. This walk continues, undulating gently through coastal vegetation[31] for about 300m, until coming to Caves Beach Road[32].
Turn left: From the intersection[33][34], this walk follows the track beside Caves Beach Road gently downhill, while keeping the ocean on your left. This walk continues for about 110m, to find the track gently uphill[35][36] and moving away from Caves Beach Road. Then the walk continues for about 100m and passes between a metal posted fence[37]. This walk continues for about 400m, undulating through coastal vegetation[38] with views[39] on the left, until passing over a timber footbridge[40] and coming to a three-way intersection with a concrete footpath[41] on the right.

(1.16 km) Int of Coastal Walk & Seacliff track to Int of Coastal Walk & Spoon Rocks Track
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 281 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -10 m
Veer left: From the intersection[42], this walk follows the bitumen track gently downhill[43], while keeping the concrete footpath on your right. This walk continues for about 120m through coastal vegetation[44] with views[45] of Spoon's Rocks on the left, to pass through metal posts[46] and onto a sandy track[47]. Then the walk continues for about 160m, until climbing gently[48] up to the land end of Spoon Rocks Spit[49].

Spoon Rocks Beach Alt = 2 m
Spoon Rocks Beach, south of Caves Beach is a sheltered sandy beach[50]. Spoon Rocks breakwater[51] forms the southern end of the beach and has allowed sedimentation of sand to occur and created this attractive beach[52]. The beach is 300m long, faces north-east and is good for swimming. The Spoon Rocks Beach is worth the walk in to it.

(1.44 km) Int of Coastal Walk & Spoon Rocks Track to End of Spoon Rocks Spit
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - undefined
Length = 467 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -8 m
Turn left: From the intersection[53][54], this walk follows the rocky Spoon Rocks Spit out to its end, while moving directly away from the main coastline. This walk continues to follow the rocky spit (initially keeping to the Spoon Rocks Beach side[55][56] of the spit) for about 500m, until coming to the end of Spoon Rocks Spit[57][58]. This track is rocky and exposed to the ocean.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

Spoon Rocks Spit Alt = 2 m
Spoon Rocks Spit is a wide breakwater[59] extending 500m out into the ocean. This breakwater was originally designed as a coal loading facility to offload coal mined from the nearby Wallarah seam. The rocks were cut from the cliff face below the spit. Over time, the force of the ocean waves have breached the breakwater. Sedimentation from these ocean forces has established a safe and protected swimming and beach[60] area to the north of the spit.

(1.44 km) Int of Coastal Walk & Spoon Rocks Track to Int of Coastal Walk & Quarries Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 342 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = -3 m
Turn right: From the intersection[61][62], this walk follows the track gently uphill[63], while leaving Spoon Rocks Spit and the ocean on your left. This walk continues for about 400m (ignoring side tracks[64]) through coastal vegetation and becoming moderately steep uphill[65], until coming to a three-way intersection with a bridged track[66] and 'Wallarah Peninsula Coastal Walk' sign[67] on the left.

(1.78 km) Int of Coastal Walk AND Quarries Track to Pinneys Viewpoint
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 994 m Time = 21 mins
Climb = 36 m Descent = -49 m
Turn left: From the intersection[68], this walk crosses a footbridge and follows the moderately steep uphill track[69], while passing the 'Wallarah Peninsula Coastal Walk' sign[70] on your left. This walk continues for about 140m, then climbs up timber steps[71] to a viewing spot[72] over Spoon Rocks Spit. Then the walk continues for about 20m, to a three-way intersection[73]. This walk turns left, following the arrow marker on a timber post[74]. Then this walk continues for about 400m, as the track undulates gently downhill with views and a metal fence[75] on your left, to pass through a timber fenced opening[76]. The walk then continues moderately steeply downhill[77], initially with a timber fence on your right for about 80m to find blank information signs[78] at Split Rocks Headland. The walk continues gently downhill for about 300m, with a short section of timber boardwalk[79] and views of Pinney's Beach[80], until coming to a timber viewing platform and Pinney's Lookout[81].

Pinneys Lookout Alt = 11 m
Pinney's Lookout[82] overlooks the northern side of Pinney's Beach on the Wallarah Peninsula. From this timber platform, the whole of Pinney's Beach can be seen, including Pinney's Headland[83] to the south. Some of the timber on this lookout was missing[84] when visited, so take care.

(2.78 km) Pinneys Viewpoint to Int of Coastal Walk & Pinneys Beach
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 182 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From Pinney's Viewpoint[85], this walk follows the track gently downhill[86], while keeping Pinney's Beach on your left. This walk continues for about 70m, including one section of timber boardwalk[87], until coming to a T-intersection[88] with a narrow management trail[89] and blank sign on the right.
Turn left: From the intersection[90], this walk follows Pinneys Trail gently downhill[91], while keeping the track with a blank sign on your left[92]. This walk continues for about 100m through coastal vegetation, until crossing Pinney's Creek via a timber footbridge[93] and coming to a three-way intersection[94], with Pinney's Beach on the left.

Pinneys Beach Alt = 2 m
Pinney's Beach is a good beach for fishing, surfing and swimming. This beach is accessible on foot, via the coastal walk. This beach is not patrolled and rock platforms[95] can be dangerous, even when the seas appear calm. Personal fishing is permitted off all the coast in Wallarah National Park, although a licence is needed. A midden (dated to about 1200 years old), with about 20 stone artefacts, was discovered here in the 1960s, but unfortunately 4WD vehicles have caused erosion to this site. More info

(2.96 km) Int of Coastal Walk AND Pinneys Beach to Int of Coastal Walk AND Wallarah Walk
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 321 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection[96][97], this walk follows the trail gently uphill, while leaving the bridge and creek on your right. This walk continues for about 160m, passing around a locked gate[98]. Then this walk continues through coastal bush for about 150m, until coming to a three-way intersection[99], with a 'Coastal Walk' sign[100].

(3.28 km) Int of Coastal Walk & Wallarah Walk to Int of Coastal Track & Pinneys Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 848 m Time = 17 mins
Climb = 34 m Descent = -21 m
Turn left: From the intersection[101], this walk follows the 'Coastal Walk' sign[102] gently uphill. This walk continues moderately steeply uphill[103] for about 400m, and comes to a three-way intersection[104]. Then this walk tends left, following an arrow marker on a timber post, and after about 40m, comes to a three-way intersection. This walk tends left, following an arrow marker on a timber post, for about 80m, coming to a three-way intersection with the gently downhill Shark Bay trail on the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection[105], this walk follows the trail gently downhill[106] to the left, while keeping the gently downhill[107] Sharks Bay trail on your right. This walk continues, undulating gently for about 110m, until coming to a three-way intersection[108], with a arrow marker[109] on the left.
Veer left: From the intersection[110], this walk turns left on the trail and follows the timber arrow marker gently downhill. This walk continues, undulating gently[111] for about 180m, until coming to a timber fence[112] and Pinney's Lookout[113] on the left (just as the trail turns right[114]).
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

Pinney's Headland Lookout Alt = 23 m
There are magnificent vistas from Pinney's Headland Lookout[115], particularly to the north. The headland is accessed on foot via the Wallarah Peninsula coastal walk[116], and the headland itself has a loop walking trail on it. At the southernmost point of this walking loop, there are unfenced rock platforms forming the ocean shoreline - take care. More info

(3.28 km) Int of Coastal Walk & Wallarah Walk to Int of Wallarah Walk & Heath Track
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 543 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -8 m
Veer right: From the intersection[117][118], this walk follows the unsignposted trail gently downhill[119] towards the creek bed[120][121]. This walk continues for about 35m, to cross the gravelly creek bed[122]. Then this walk continues gently uphill[123] through native bush for about 180m, until coming to a level three-way intersection[124], with a trail and timber arrow marker[125] indicating a right turn.
Turn right: From the intersection[126], this walk follows the timber arrow marker[127] and trail gently uphill. This walk continues, undulating for about 160m, to cross a rocky creek[128] with a 'Wallarah National Park' sign[129] on the right. Then this walk continues gently uphill[130] (ignoring side trails[131]) for about 140m, until coming to a three-way intersection[132], with a timber arrow sign[133] pointing left.

(3.82 km) Int of Wallarah Walk & Heath Track to Int of Wallarah Walk and Ridge Track
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.13 km Time = 24 mins
Climb = 72 m Descent = -11 m
Turn left: From the intersection[134], this walk follows the timber arrow post[135] north on the gently uphill trail. This walk continues, undulating through open heath vegetation[136] and passing timber arrow markers[137] for about 280m, until coming to a T-intersection[138], with a timber arrow marker[139] indicating a left turn.
Turn left: From the intersection[140][141], this walk follows the trail gently uphill[142], while following the timber arrow marker. This walk continues, ignoring side trails, and crosses a creek[143] amongst palm trees after about 150m. Then the walk continues moderately steeply uphill[144] on an eroded trail[145] through native bush for about 700m (becoming gentle uphill[146]), until coming to a three-way intersection[147], with a track[148] on the left and timber steps[149] on the right (passing a 'Wallarah National Park' sign on the right).

(4.96 km) Int of Wallarah Walk & Ridge Track to Int of Wallarah Walk & Old Pacific Hwy
Track: Hard - bushtrack,road
Length = 188 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[150], this walk follows the track between large rocks[151] and up the timber steps[152], while walking directly away from the 'Wallarah National Park' sign[153]. This walk continues for about 35m, passing between metal posts[154] at the top, until coming to the sealed and level road, Scenic Drive[155] (with a 'Points of Interest' sign[156] on the left).
Turn left: From the intersection[157][158], this walk follows the road gently uphill, while keeping the 'Points of Interest' sign[159] on your left. This walk continues with overhead power lines[160] on your left for about 160m, until coming to a large disused section of bitumen road[161] at a three-way intersection.

(5.14 km) Int of Wallarah Walk & Old Pacific Hwy to Int of Old Pacific Hwy & Bridge Track
Track: Moderate - road
Length = 437 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -7 m
Turn left: From the intersection[162][163], this walk follows the road west, underneath power lines and towards a three-way intersection with a locked metal gate[164] on the left. This walk continues for about 70m, coming to a three-way intersection with a trail and locked metal gate on the left. This walk turns left and passes around the locked metal gate[165]. Then this walk continues gently downhill along the sealed old Pacific Hwy[166] (ignoring a trail[167] on the left) for about 400m, until coming to a three-way intersection[168], with a track on the right.

(5.58 km) Int of Old Pacific Hwy & Bridge Track to Int of Murrays Trail & Raffertys Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 458 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection[169][170], this walk follows the track gently uphill and towards the timber barrier[171], while leaving the old Pacific Hwy directly behind. This walk continues for about 20m, to pass around the timber barrier. Then this walk crosses the metal bridge[172][173] (and Pacific Hwy) and after about 100m passes around a timber barrier[174][175], until coming to a three-way intersection[176] with a gravel trail.
Veer right: From the intersection[177][178], this walk follows the trail west[179], while keeping the bridge on your right. This walk continues, undulating gently through native bush[180][181] for about 300m, until coming to a three-way intersection[182], with a timber arrow marker[183] indicating a right turn.

(6.04 km) Int of Murrays Trail & Raffertys Track to Int of Murrays Trail & Jetty Point Drive
Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 777 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -14 m
Turn right: From the intersection[184][185], this walk follows the timber arrow marker[186] north on the gently uphill trail. This walk continues through native bush[187] (ignoring side trails) for about 300m, to come to a three-way intersection[188] with yellow metal safety posts[189]s and track on the left. Then this walk turns right, down the moderately steep trail[190] (becoming gently downhill) for about 400m, to find a large green water tank[191][192]. This walk then continues for about 90m, passing the water tank[193] initially on your left, until crossing Jetty Point Drive[194][195] and coming to a three-way intersection with a concrete footpath[196][197] and timber arrow marker indicating a left turn.

(6.82 km) Int of Murrays Trail & Jetty Point Drive to Int of Jetty Point Drive & Shoreside Row
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 788 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -64 m
Turn left: From the intersection[198][199], this walk follows the footpath and timber arrow marker gently downhill[200], while keeping Jetty Point Drive on your left. This walk continues for about 400m, with views[201] on the right at one stage, then crosses Lake Ridge Lane[202]. Then this walk continues on the footpath, with Jetty Point Drive on your left and amongst new houses[203], for about 240m, to find Stockland Murrays Beach Reserve[204][205]. Then this walk crosses the reserve and, after about 110m, comes to a four-way intersection[206] with Jetty Point Drive and a gravel footpath and 'The Lake House Cafe' sign[207] ahead.

(7.6 km) Int of Jetty Point Drive & Shoreside Row to The Lake House Cafe
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 46 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the intersection[208], this walk follows Jetty Point Drive, keeping the 'The Lake House Cafe' sign[209][210] on your right. After about 25m, the walk turns right into The Lake House Cafe.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

The Lake House Cafe (Murrays Beach) Alt = 6 m
The Lake House Cafe at Murrays Beach offers an award winning dining experience with excellent views[211] out across Murrays Beach and Lake Macquarie. The Lake House Cafe is open 7 days (7am – 4pm) for breakfast and lunch. It is also open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm. The Cafe is open every day, except Christmas Day. The Lake House Cafe is located at 11 Shoreside Row, Caves Beach NSW 2281, Australia. Phone +61 2 4971 1745. More info

(7.6 km) Int of Jetty Point Drive & Shoreside Row to Murrays Beach Jetty
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 209 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[212][213], this walk follows the gravel footpath[214] and 'the Lake House Cafe' sign[215] gently downhill through open native trees[216] and towards Lake Macquarie. This walk continues for about 180m, down timber steps[217] and through open lawn areas with numerous footpaths[218], keeping the Lake House Cafe on your left, until coming to the public Murrays Beach jetty[219] on Lake Macquarie.

Murrays Beach Picnic Area Alt = 3 m
The Murrays Beach Picnic Area on the shores of Lake Macquarie provide a picturesque spot for picnics with family and friends. There are well maintained grasslands[220] amongst open forest with a public jetty[221], a kiosk[222], a toilet[223], water, a children's playground[224] and picnic tables[225]. The kiosk is open 11am till 4pm on weekends, otherwise the Lake House Cafe can be used. Excellent easy walks are available to the north and south along the lake foreshore[226]. More info

Murrays Beach Alt = 8 m
Murrays Beach is an idyllic residential development. Recently developed with the environment as a core philosophy, the developer, Stockland Murray Beach was awarded the Residential Lifestyle Development of the Year, 2008, by the HIA. Murrays Beach has a vibrant village green[227], jetty[228], kiosk[229], foreshore picnic area[230], children's playground[231], barbeque's and bush walking trails[232]. With its magnificent natural setting and tasteful facilities a trip to Murrays Beach is well worth a visit. [233] More info

Catch the bus from Murrays Beach Jetty
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.
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Drive from Murrays Beach Jetty
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
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Getting there

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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

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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 9.6 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 16 km
Camping World 3/ 276 Macquarie Rd , Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 16.7 km
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 16.1 km
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 19.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Wallarah Pennisula Walk.
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from Wallarah Pennisula Walk
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1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 17 km (to the NNE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
17 km (to the NNE)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 22 km (to the NW)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 25 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
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Heather Barlow - Wallarah Pennisula Wlak IP:202.159.138.xxx | 2013-07-13 03:57:05
Did the wallarah peninsula track and found the timber footbridge mentioned in the Pinneys Viewpoint to int of coastal walk & Pinney Beach burnt out, with just the metal fittings left standing.The other point of interest in the notes was the old pacific highway, would better mention the private property that you veer left over a mound of dirt, as the old highway was unvisible blocked by heavy over growth.
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