Bouddi Coastal Walk

Download & Print Map and Notes

5 hrs

8.1 km One way

364 m

Hard track
This is one of the longer walks in the Bouddi National Park and it is rich in scenery. The walk follows the coastline with many side trips to lookouts, beaches and even a shipwreck. This walk makes a wonderful one way trip from Graham Drive down to Putty Beach, with views around every corner.

Maps for the Bouddi Coastal Walk 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.
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Bouddi Coastal Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bouddi Coastal Walk

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 8.1 km
Time 5 hrs

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 No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


4km of this walk has short steep hills and another 3.6km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (390m) is very steep.

Quality of track

7km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 850m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (580m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


3.9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 3km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (1.1km) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


5km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 1.7km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (1.3km) 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 Bouddi Coastal Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Bouddi Coastal Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Bouddi Coastal Walk walk starts at the Grahame Dr car park (gps: -33.509886, 151.41234)
Your main transport option to Grahame Dr car park is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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The Bouddi Coastal Walk ends at the Putty Beach car park (gps: -33.530994, 151.36069)
Your main transport option to Putty Beach car park is by;
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 Hunter 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 🙂