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Bateau Bay Beach loop
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.9 km SSW of The Entrance
Length: 0.9 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.9 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Wyrrabalong National Park
Climb: 25 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 25 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
Track: Hard

A short and very scenic walk around the beautiful Bateau Bay, taking in the stunning views from the hilltop picnic areas, as well as a walk along the beach. There are well-built steps and paths to make the beach access easier. Lunch at one of the picnic areas would really enhance this walk and its stunning views, making a great day out. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Bateau Bay Beach loop

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Bateau Bay Beach loop
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Top of northern Bateau Bay Beach access steps
Bottom of northern Bateau Bay Beach access track
Bottom of southern Bateau Bay Beach access track
Rushby St car park
South end of Bateau Bay Beach picnic area
Bateau Bay Beach picnic area
Starting point for this hiking track: Top of northern Bateau Bay Beach access steps

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
 Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91312S 
 Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 

Photo Gallery

 
Steps and boardwalk to the beach
 
Steps and boardwalk to the beach +
 
Well built path
 
Well built path +
 
Views along Bateau Bay beach
 
Views along Bateau Bay beach +

 
Steps to Bateau Bay beach
 
Steps to Bateau Bay beach +
 
Bateau Bay beach
 
Bateau Bay beach +
 
Path from the beach
 
Path from the beach +

 
Access track to Bateau Bay beach
 
Access track to Bateau Bay beach +
 
Fun for the kids
 
Fun for the kids +
 
Beautiful spot to sit
 
Beautiful spot to sit +

 
Coastal forest at Bateau Bay
 
Coastal forest at Bateau Bay +
 
Great ocean views
 
Great ocean views +
 
Narrow and shaded track
 
Narrow and shaded track +

 
Coastal forest
 
Coastal forest +
 
Stunning views across Bateau Bay
 
Stunning views across Bateau Bay +
 
Picnic area above Bateau Bay beach
 
Picnic area above Bateau Bay beach +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Bateau Bay Beach loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bateau Bay Beach loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bateau Bay Beach loop bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bateau Bay Beach 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 890m
Time 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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
360m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 310m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (230m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
380m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 310m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (200m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 590m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 310m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
Around 530m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 360m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 890m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
360m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 310m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (230m) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Top of northern Bateau Bay Beach access steps
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 Top of northern Bateau Bay Beach access steps
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|

Bateau Bay Beach picnic area and lookout Alt = 12 m
This unnamed picnic area and lookout is within Wyrrabalong National Park, at the intersection of Reserve Dr and Harbour St, Bateau Bay. The picnic area overlooks Bateau Bay and the beach. There are large grass areas, plenty of shade and facilities including picnic tables, garbage bins, and beach access steps. There are beautiful views along the coast and out to sea from the picnic area. There are free electric BBQs at Sutton Reserve, a block further south along Reserve Dr. Takeaway food is available at a small shopping centre near the intersection of Harbour St and Bateau Bay Rd, one block from the picnic area.

(0 km) Top of northern Bateau Bay Beach access steps to Bottom of northern Bateau Bay Beach access track
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 108 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
From the intersection, this walk goes down the timber steps, towards the beach. The walk follows the boardwalk and timber steps down the hill until reaching Bateau Bay Beach[1].

(0.11 km) Bottom of northern Bateau Bay Beach access track to Bottom of southern Bateau Bay Beach access track
Track: Hard - beach
Length = 307 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -9 m
Continue straight: From the bottom of the northern Bateau Bay Beach[2] access stairs, this walk goes south along the beach, keeping the ocean to the left. Towards the southern end of the beach, the walk arrives at the base of some concrete steps, beside a concrete management trail.

(0.42 km) Bottom of southern Bateau Bay Beach access track to Rushby St car park
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 118 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From the bottom of the steps, this walk goes up the steps, away from the beach. The walk follows the concrete steps and footpath, keeping the concrete management trail to the right, to the top of the hill where it reaches an intersection, signposted 'Coast Track', at the edge of a car park.

Southern Bateau Bay beach picnic area Alt = 20 m
This picnic area, near the intersection of Reserve Dr and Rushby St, Bateau Bay, overlooks the southern end of Bateau Bay and the beach. The facilities include toilets, picnic tables, garbage bins and some slides for the kids. There are great views along the coast and out to sea. There is plenty of shade.

(0.53 km) Rushby St car park to Top of northern Bateau Bay Beach access steps
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 359 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -11 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk goes across the car park and continues across the picnic area, keeping Reserve Dr to the left. The walk continues to the opposite end of the picnic area, passing the toilet block, to the right, and following the bush track. This walk passes through a nice strip of forest, passing a number of fenced viewing points, to the right, with great views out to sea. After a while, the walk arrives at an intersection at the start of another picnic area, with a concrete beach access path to the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection at the southern end of the picnic area (opposite 21 Reserve Dr, Bateau Bay), this walk goes across the picnic area, keeping Reserve Dr to the left. The walk immediately passes a fenced viewing area, to the right, and continues a short distance to some seats at another viewpoint in the middle of the picnic area, with stunning views across the ocean.
Continue straight: From the viewpoint, this walk goes a very short distance across the picnic area, keeping Reserve Dr to the left. The walk soon arrives at a track intersection near the top of the timber beach-access steps near the northern end of the picnic area.

Catch the bus from Top of northern Bateau Bay Beach access steps
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 Top of northern Bateau Bay Beach access steps
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)
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 9.7 km
Wyong Warehouse & Camping World 59 Howarth St , Wyong (02) 4352 1501 12.1 km
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 11.1 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 12.8 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 14.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Bateau Bay Beach loop.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bateau Bay Beach loop
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3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 2 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 19 km (to the WSW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 41 km (to the SW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 49 km (to the N)
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 51 km (to the NNE)

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

Wyrrabalong National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Wyrrabalong National park on the NSW Central Coast is divided into two main sections. The northern section sits between the South Pacific Ocean and Tuggerah Lake (with the Central Coast Hwy cutting up the middle) south of Norah Head. The south section covers a coastal strip from Forresters Beach to Bateau Bay. The park is rich with great views, sandy beaches and the last significant coastal rainforest in the area. A great place for walking, swimming, fishing and relaxing.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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