10 mins

280 m Return

5 m

Moderate track
This short walk takes you from the great view of Snapper Point Sea Cave (at the end of Snapper Point Rd) along a management trail to Snapper Point. The area is very rocky and provides grand ocean views. The memorial on Snapper Point gives a good reminder to take care. There are views out over the ocean, and also south to Frazer Beach and north up the coast. An enjoyable short walk with great views, especially on sunny days.

Maps for the Snapper Point 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 bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Snapper Point

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 280 m
Time 10 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 Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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


Around 110m of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 35m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 110m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 35m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 110m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 35m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 110m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 35m requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 110m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 35m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


This whole walk, 140m 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 Snapper Point walk.

Other Nearby walks

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

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Snapper Point 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.
(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



Short URL = http://wild.tl/2h

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 🙂