|Forresters Beach to Crackneck Beach|
A great walk along the boulder strewn shoreline to the unnamed beach below Crackneck Lookout. Much of this walk is very exposed to the ocean and should not be attempted at high tide or during rough seas. Plenty of rock hopping over the boulders makes the walking harder but also makes the scenery more interesting. The shapes and textures in the rock, combined with the imposing hills and low cliffs of the coastline give quite dramatic scenery and atmosphere for the walk. (open in app)
Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Forresters Beach to Crackneck Beach
Map of Walk
Map of Forresters Beach to Crackneck Beach
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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
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 Forresters Beach to Crackneck Beach bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Forresters Beach to Crackneck Beach 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.
Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Around 2.1km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 800m is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
2km of this walk follows a rough unclear track and another 800m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (80m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
Around 2.8km of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 80m has directional signs at most intersection.
Around 2km of this walk requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 880m requires some bushwalking experience.
Around 2km of this walk is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 880m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
2km of this walk has no facilities provided and another 800m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (80m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
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.
Getting therePlan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk
Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Forresters Beach to Crackneck Beach.
Weather and Park info
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 8 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
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.