30 mins

862 m One way

4 m

Experienced only
The Grass Tree Track links Wybung Head Rd with Frazer Beach via a ridge-top track. At the time of writing, this track was very overgrown (hence the high grade) and the trackhead difficult to find. Once on course, much of the track is clearer and quiet eroded in places. It is an interesting walk to see some diverse vegetation,noticing how it changes with altitude. At the bottom of the hill, the track emerges onto Frazer Beach before heading to the picnic area at the end of Frazer Rd.* This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.

Maps for the Grass Tree 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.
Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 92314S CATHERINE HILL BAY NSW-92314S
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Grass Tree Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Grass Tree 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 862 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 5/6

Experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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 740m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 130m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 740m of this walk follows a rough unclear track, whilst the remaining 130m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 740m of this walk Has no directional signs, whilst the remaining 130m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 740m of this walk requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 130m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 740m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 740m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 130m 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 Grass Tree Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Grass Tree Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Grass Tree Track walk starts at the Upper end of Grass Tree Track (gps: -33.193935, 151.61836)
Your main transport option to Upper end of Grass Tree Track is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

The Grass Tree Track ends at the Frazer Beach Picnic Area (gps: -33.187821, 151.62196)
Your main transport option to Frazer Beach Picnic Area 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 Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/gtt

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 🙂