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Monkey Face Cliff Walk
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.5 km N of Cooranbong
Length: 0.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Watagans National Park
Climb: 65 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 65 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: Hard

This short but steep walk to the base of an attractive cliff is worthwhile. The walk travels through open forest with gum trees and Xanthorhoea trees to eventually follow timber steps steeply to the base of the Monkey Face cliff. This cliff is used by rock climbers and abseiling parties, so be aware that people may be above you. Spend some time exploring the base of cliff before returning the same way. (open in app)


There are closures in Watagans National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Monkey Face Cliff Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Monkey Face Cliff Walk
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Bangalow camping ground
Starting point for this hiking track: Bangalow camping 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
 Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91311N 
 Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 

Photo Gallery

 
Track near Bangalow campsite on the Watagans
 
Track near Bangalow campsite on the Watagans +
 
Timber post and track across Bangalow Road in the Watagans
 
Timber post and track across Bangalow Road in the Watagans +
 
Track to base of Monkey Face cliff near Bangalow campsite in the Watagans
 
Track to base of Monkey Face cliff near Bangalow campsite in the Watagans +

 
Looking down to Bangalow campsite in the Watagans
 
Looking down to Bangalow campsite in the Watagans +
 
Track looking towards Bangalow campsite in the Watagans
 
Track looking towards Bangalow campsite in the Watagans +
 
Xanthorhoea (grass trees) near track near Monkey Face cliff in the Watagans
 
Xanthorhoea (grass trees) near track near Monkey Face cliff in the Watagans +

 
Track in forest near Monkey Face cliff in the Watagans
 
Track in forest near Monkey Face cliff in the Watagans +
 
Large rock by the track on the way to Monkey Face cliff in the Watagans
 
Large rock by the track on the way to Monkey Face cliff in the Watagans +
 
Track and large rocks near Bangalow campsite in the Watagans
 
Track and large rocks near Bangalow campsite in the Watagans +

 
Steep track and timber steps near Monkey Face cliff in the Watagans
 
Steep track and timber steps near Monkey Face cliff in the Watagans +
 
Timber steps near Monkey Face Cliff in the Watagans
 
Timber steps near Monkey Face Cliff in the Watagans +
 
Timber steps near Monkey Face cliff near Bangalow campsite in the Watagans
 
Timber steps near Monkey Face cliff near Bangalow campsite in the Watagans +

 
Monkey Face cliff seen through trees in the Watagans
 
Monkey Face cliff seen through trees in the Watagans +
 
Rocky track near the monkey face cliff in the Watagans
 
Rocky track near the monkey face cliff in the Watagans +
 
Possible funnel web home near Monkey Face cliff in the Watagans
 
Possible funnel web home near Monkey Face cliff in the Watagans +

 
Rock cliff and cave at the base of Monkey Face cliff near Bangalow campsite in the Watagans
 
Rock cliff and cave at the base of Monkey Face cliff near Bangalow campsite in the Watagans +
 
Rocky track at the base of the Monkey Face cliff in the Watagans
 
Rocky track at the base of the Monkey Face cliff in the Watagans +
 
Forest and Xanthorhoea near Monkey Face cliff in the Watagans
 
Forest and Xanthorhoea near Monkey Face cliff in the Watagans +

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 Monkey Face Cliff Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Monkey Face Cliff Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Monkey Face Cliff Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Monkey Face Cliff 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 410m
Time 30 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
This whole walk, 200m is very steep.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 200m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 200m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 200m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 200m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 200m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

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 Bangalow camping ground
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|

Bangalow camping ground Alt = 210 m
The Bangalow campsite, beside Bangalow Road is within the Watagans National Park and is a small, quiet spot to camp amongst native bush. The site has a number of picnic tables[1], a barbeque, and a toilet[2].

(0 km) Bangalow camping ground to Int at the base of Monkey Face Cliff
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 203 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 65 m Descent = 0 m
From Bangalow Camping Ground[3] (on Bangalow Rd[4]), this walk follows the track up the moderately steep hill[5] (directly opposite the camp ground[6]). The track is followed for about 100m, to find a small flat area with a large rock[7]. The track then continues steeply uphill with timber steps[8] for about 110m, until coming to an indistinct three-way intersection at the base of Monkey Face cliff[9].

Base of Monkey Face Cliff Alt = 282 m
This large and extensive cliff line[10] overlooks the Gap Creek Valley. This sandstone cliff is used by rock climbing and abseiling parties, so be aware that people may be above you. It is possible to explore around the base of this cliff and find attractive rock formations[11], including caves.

Drive from Bangalow camping ground
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

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
Bangalow camping ground
Gap Creek camping ground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 11.9 km
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 24.7 km
Camping Country 401 Pacific Hwy, Belmont North (02) 4945 1555 22.3 km
Carneys Sport & Leisure 137 Vincent St , Cessnock (02) 4991 2208 21.1 km
Wyong Warehouse & Camping World 59 Howarth St , Wyong (02) 4352 1501 29.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Monkey Face Cliff Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Monkey Face Cliff Walk
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6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 11 km (to the NE)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 14 km (to the NE)
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 26 km (to the ENE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
26 km (to the ENE)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 41 km (to the S)

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 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 wx61242
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A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Watagans National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: Hunter & Mid North Coast
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Watagans National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road
Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to conditions, once maintenance work is completed. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Access to park during inclement weather
Roads in Watagans National Park are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other times. Gates and roads may be temporarily closed to prevent damage when wet. Please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on (02) 4972 9000 for more information.


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