Green Point Circuit Walk

3 hrs

7.7 km Circuit

269 m

Hard track
This walk visits all of the popular locations in Green Point Reserve, as well as some of the lesser-visited areas inland. Taking in Sea Eagle Park, Green Point and Rocky-high viewpoint on the foreshore and then travel inland through mostly eucalyptus forest to enjoy the views at Sea Eagle Lookout, before completing this circuit walk back to your starting point. A varied walk that gives the walker an excellent sense of what Green Point Reserve has to offer. This walk is thoroughly recommended.

Maps for the Green Point Circuit Walk 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.
Swansea 1:25 000 Map Series 92314N SWANSEA NSW-92314N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Green Point Circuit Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Green Point Circuit Walk

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 7.7 km
Time 3 hrs

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 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)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


3.2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 2.9km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (1.6km) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

3.3km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 3.1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (1.3km) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


3.7km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 3.2km has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (850m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 970m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


4.8km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 2.6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (300m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Green Point Circuit Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Green Point Circuit Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Green Point Circuit Walk walk starts and ends at the The Shores Way Car Park (gps: -33.029923, 151.64209)
Your transport options to The Shores Way Car Park are by;
Bus. (get details)
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 :)