20 mins

768 m Return

67 m

Hard track
Timber Beach is a secluded beach in Munmorah State Conservation Area. The walk starts from a short side road off Snapper Point Rd, at Timber Beach Lookout. From here, the walk follows an eroded track down the ridge, then bends left to cross a clearing and come to the back of Timber Beach. The beach is surrounded by rock walls and is quite small, especially at high tide. A lovely quiet spot to visit.

Maps for the Timber Beach 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 Timber Beach bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Timber Beach

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 768 m
Time 20 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 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


This whole walk, 380m is very steep.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 380m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.


This whole walk, 380m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 380m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 380m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


This whole walk, 380m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Timber Beach walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Timber Beach walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Timber Beach walk starts and ends at the Timber Beach Lookout (gps: -33.180641, 151.62515)
Your main transport option to Timber Beach Lookout 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/tb

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 🙂