Maitland Bay Track

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

2.1 km Return

153 m

Hard track
From Maitland Bay Information Centre, this walk heads straight down the hill to Maitland Beach. On the way down, the track passes many rock landings which act as lookouts over Maitland Bay and the lush bush of the surrounding gullies. Maitland Bay Beach itself is a wonderful sandy beach which is popular for swimming (although there are no beach patrols).

Maps for the Maitland Bay Track 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.
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Maitland Bay Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Maitland Bay Track

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 2.1 km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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 (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


This whole walk, 1.1km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 820m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 250m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 630m of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 430m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.1km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 1.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


630m of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 250m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (180m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Maitland Bay Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Maitland Bay Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Maitland Bay Track walk starts and ends at the Maitland Bay Information Centre (gps: -33.520086, 151.38267)
Your main transport option to Maitland Bay Information Centre is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(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 Hunter 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 🙂