Disaster Bay Lookout

Download & Print Map and Notes

10 mins

52 m Return

11 m

Easy track
This is a very short walk to a spectacular lookout. If you are in the area heading to Green Cape, then you really must stop off and soak up the view. Disaster Bay is named in memory of all the ships that have run aground in the region. On a sunny day, the views of the ocean, long beach and Nadgee Nature Reserve are remarkable – such a contrast to the memory of the lost ships and lives.

Maps for the Disaster Bay 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
Kiah 1:25 000 Map Series 88231S KIAH NSW-88231S
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130
Eden 1:100 000 Map Series 8823 EDEN 8823

Cross sectional view of the Disaster Bay Lookout bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Disaster Bay Lookout

Accessibility summary information for the Disaster Bay Lookout

Parking: There are 0 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 1 places to sit on this walk.
Hazards: There are 1 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.
      Trip Hazard Two tree root trip hazards with a 7cm step. There is an 80cm gap between the end of the roots and edge of the track. Found about 10m into the walk.

Accessibility Details

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 52 m
Time 10 mins

Grade 2/6

Easy track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
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, 25m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 25m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 25m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 25m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 25m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 25m 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 Disaster Bay Lookout walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Disaster Bay Lookout walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Disaster Bay Lookout walk starts and ends at the Disaster Bay LO car park (gps: -37.23571, 149.99435)
Your main transport option to Disaster Bay LO car park is by;
Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
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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 South Coast weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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

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 🙂