Snapper Point Beach

Download & Print Map and Notes

15 mins

630 m Return

24 m

Experienced only
Snapper Point Beach is an informal name for the small beach between Frazer Beach and Snapper Point. This walk starts from the great views of the sea cave and leads out to Snapper Point. Here, the walk turns right and follows the shore to the lifebuoy, then across the rocks to the secluded beach. The high grade on this walk is due to the risk associated with walking on the rock ledge, please take care. The notes mention an alternate route that can be used as a shortcut back to the car park.* This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.

Maps for the Snapper Point 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.
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 Snapper Point Beach bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Snapper Point 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 630 m
Time 15 mins

Grade 5/6

Experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required High level of bushwalking experience recommended (5/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety (5/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


110m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 110m has short steep hills. The remaining (100m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

110m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 110m follows a rough unclear track. The remaining (100m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


110m of this walk is clearly signposted and another 110m Has no directional signs. The remaining (100m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

110m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 110m requires a leader with a high level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (100m) requires some bushwalking experience.


110m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation) and another 110m forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety. The remaining (100m) is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 210m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 110m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Snapper Point Beach walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Snapper Point Beach walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Snapper Point Beach walk starts and ends at the Snapper Point car park (gps: -33.18624, 151.62793)
Your main transport option to Snapper Point car park is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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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 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 🙂