Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs

3 hrs 30 mins

8.8 km Return

232 m

Hard track
The walk from Mowarry Point to Red Cliffs is an interesting trip through quite a few distinct vegetation types, with a few money shots of the coast line. The grass, heaths, and melaleuca along the way break up the walk to Red Cliffs, which are absolutely stunning. Spend time at the Red Cliffs to see all the different rock formations and inlets that have been created by erosion. Be mindful to keep a safe distance from the edge. The road to the start of this walk is 4wd track only.

Maps for the Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Kiah 1:25 000 Map Series 88231S KIAH NSW-88231S
Green Cape 1:100 000 Map Series 8923 GREEN CAPE 8923
Eden 1:100 000 Map Series 8823 EDEN 8823

Cross sectional view of the Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 8.8 km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 4.3km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 130m is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 2.6km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 1.8km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 4.2km of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 190m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 4.4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 4.4km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 15m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 4.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged), whilst the remaining 60m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mowarry Bay to Red Cliffs walk starts and ends at the Mowarry Bay car park (gps: -37.14254, 149.98513)
Your main transport option to Mowarry Bay car park is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the South Coast weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)