Castle Rock Beach

30 mins

200 m Return

20 m

Moderate track
This is a short walk down to Castle Rock Beach, tucked into the rocky shores of Middle Harbour. The walk is mostly along boardwalk or footpath through rainforest vegetation. The foliage surrounding the track is topped by a closed canopy which provides shade, before opening out onto the sunny beach.

Maps for the Castle Rock 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.
Sydney Heads 1:25 000 Map Series 91302N SYDNEY HEADS NSW-91302N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Castle Rock Beach bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Castle Rock 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 200 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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, 100m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 100m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 75m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 25m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 75m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 25m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 100m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 100m 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 Castle Rock Beach walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Castle Rock Beach walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Castle Rock Beach walk starts and ends at the End of Ogilvry Rd (gps: -33.811, 151.25954)
Your transport options to End of Ogilvry Rd 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 Metropolitan 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 :)