(0km) Pinnacles car park → Long Beach
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘Long Beach’ sign down the hill. The track winds for a short time before turning right and steeply winding down steps onto the beach.
Maps for the Pinnacles car park to Long Beach walkYou 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.
|Pambula||1:25 000 Map Series||88242S PAMBULA||NSW-88242S|
|Bega||1:100 000 Map Series||8824 BEGA||8824|
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.
|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||No experience required (1/6)|
|Weather||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)|
|Infrastructure||Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)|
Some more details of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk
Around 240m of this walk is very steep, whilst the remaining 110m has short steep hills.
Quality of track
This whole walk, 350m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.
Around 240m of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 110m has directional signs at most intersection.
This whole walk, 350m requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 350m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
This whole walk, 350m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
The Pinnacles are an amazing brightly coloured rock feature, and the centre piece of this walk. The reds and white of the rock contrasts with the green heath and blue sea creating a fantastic sight. The smaller lookout, one without a sign, is a better lookout than the larger area. However, both lookouts give a good view of the Pinnacles.
Total climbing: 43m
1.1 km Circuit
Other Nearby walks
Severs Beach is a fantastic spot on the Pambula River with its crystal clear waters and sandy beach. The beach is backed by Aboriginal sites of significance, with many middens in the area. The beach also boasts two wood fired BBQ settings in a nice grassy area. A great spot for a picnic and to wet the toes.
Total climbing: 26m
1.4 km Return
The walk to Haycock Point is a great one, with Barmouth Beach as an optional side trip, there is also an interesting arched rock formation and great panoramic views from Haycock Point. The walk passes through a few different vegetation types which splits the walk into sections, including open grassy plains and dense woody forests.
Total climbing: 119m
4.8 km Return
Barmouth Beach is a historically significant beach that is nestled on the southern mouth of the Pambula River, opposite Pambula Beach. The beach is a great place for a relaxing swim. From the beach you can see across to Pambula Beach and as far as Merimbula. There is plenty of parking above the beach and the track down to it is well signposted.
Total climbing: 29m
360 m Return
The arched rock is just off the headland north-east of Barmouth Beach and is an interesting rock formation. The walk winds along the hillside above Barmouth Beach, which is a worthy side trip, and continues to the unfenced clearing that looks down to the arched rock. This walk will inspire the geologist in us all as we try to figure out how the rock arch was made.
Total climbing: 47m
1.1 km Return
Boyd Tower walk, Ben Boyd National Park, is a magnificent heritage walk. The walk features many information signs that tell the story of the stunning structure and history of the tower. The Boyd Tower walk has two side trips to two lookouts with very different views. Boyd Tower is the centre piece of this walk and is well worth a visit. The bottom of the tower is open to the public and makes this piece of history that much more interesting when exploring.
Total climbing: 15m
570 m Return
This walk is a fantastic way to see some of Ben Boyd National Park’s heritage and views. The walk passes the iconic sandstone Boyd Tower and continues on to a great lookout over Twofold Bay. The side trip to Red Point lookout is well worth it to see the dramatic rock folds that are found along the coast of the national park.
Total climbing: 25m
736 m Return
This is the first of the three main sections that form the Light to Light walk. You can start the walk with an optional sidetrip to the historic and interesting Boyd Tower. From here, the walk starts its southward journey to Saltwater Creek. The walk explores a number of picturesque bays with bright red rocks and imposing sea cliffs. Leather Jacket Bay, about halfway along, makes a nice place to relax, with beaches, bays and headlands to explore. The last half of this walk includes a few open grassland sections, providing some panoramic views.
Total climbing: 382m
13.4 km One way
Leather Jacket Bay is a rocky and wonderful bay. The walk through Ben Boyd National Park starts at Boyd Tower car park and passes through Red Sands bay with its stunning contrast of colour. The walk not only passes some beautiful coast line to Leather Jacket Bay but some superb examples of geological processes with rock folding and banding. There is a small clearing at Leather Jacket bay with some shade, making it a nice place for lunch before heading back.
Total climbing: 275m
9.3 km Return
3 hrs 30 mins
Over two days, this classic walk explores the coast from Boyd Tower to the Green Cape Lighthouse in the south. Hegartys Bay Camp is over halfway and is the quietest campsite in the park (alternative camp at Saltwater creek). The walk explores many of the scenic and historic highlights of Ben Boyd National Park. It is worth taking the time to enjoy the many bays and vantage points along the way.
Total climbing: 794m
30.9 km One way
This classic walk explores the coast from Boyd Tower to the Green Cape Lighthouse in the south, with overnight stops at the well established Saltwater Creek and Bittangabee Bay campsites (bookings required). The walk explores many of the scenic and historic highlights of Ben Boyd National Park. It is worth taking the time to enjoy the many bays and vantage points along the way. A great walk.
Total climbing: 794m
30.9 km One way
This longer day walk starts near Boyd Tower and heads to Mowarry Point, meandering down the coast of Ben Boyd National Park. On the way there are plenty of picturesque coastline views, with the stark red rock forming a great contrast. Views of Boyd Tower and of the coastal rocks are common along the walk as it passes through Red Sands and Leather Jacket bays. Approaching Mowarry Point is an open grass land giving a perspective of how far you have walked (and need to walk back) from Boyd tower car park. A great way of exploring the first stage of the famous Light to Light walk in a day.
Total climbing: 602m
18.3 km Return
Starting near Boyd Tower, this walk follows the Light to Light walk to a bay with a fine red gravel beach. The walk passes scenic views of Boyd Tower, through the scrub, as it continues past awesome examples of geological rock folding in the cliffs of the bays. Red Sands bay itself is something quite different with its large grain red sand/gravel mixed with smooth round white pebbles and other rocks. The contrast in colours with the ocean and a blue sky is quite something.
Total climbing: 171m
4.9 km Return
Fire DangerEach 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 ForestThis walk starts in the South Coast weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.
Park Information & Alerts
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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* 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.