Crater Cove Lookout

3 mins

60 m Return

9 m

Moderate track
This is a great, short walk to a lookout with a fantastic views. The lookout has great views out through the heads, and also much of the upper reaches of Sydney Harbour. From the lookout, you can even see down into Crater Cove, to the old houses built during the great depression. The walk is very short and starts on Dobroyd Scenic Drive. Whilst in the area, it is worth looking at Arabanoo Lookout at the north-eastern corner of Tania Park.

Maps for the Crater Cove Lookout 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 Crater Cove Lookout bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Crater Cove Lookout

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 60 m
Time 3 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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, 30m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 30m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


This whole walk, 30m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 30m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 30m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 30m 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 Crater Cove Lookout walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Crater Cove Lookout walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Crater Cove Lookout walk starts and ends at the Bottom of Tania Park track (gps: -33.810022, 151.26752)
Your transport options to Bottom of Tania Park track 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 :)