Wybung Head whale viewing area

Download & Print Map and Notes

5 mins

142 m Return

9 m

Easy track
This short walk starts at the end of Wybung Head Rd, leading along the top of the ridge to a fairly large clearing with sweeping ocean views. A large sign provides some information on Marine Mammals. This is a good spot to watch migrations – northern migration from June to July and southern migration from Sept to Oct. There is no shade, wind protection or any other facilities, so come well prepared if planning to sit and watch for a while.
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Maps for the Wybung Head whale viewing area 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 Wybung Head whale viewing area bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wybung Head whale viewing area

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 142 m
Time 5 mins

Grade 2/6

Easy track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


This whole walk, 70m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 70m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 70m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 70m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 70m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 70m 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 Wybung Head whale viewing area walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Wybung Head whale viewing area walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Wybung Head whale viewing area walk starts and ends at the Wybung Head car park (gps: -33.196221, 151.62127)
Your main transport option to Wybung Head car park 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/whwva

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 🙂