20 mins

804 m Return

49 m

Moderate track
Wybung Head is found at the end of Wybung Head Rd. This walk leads from the car park along a wide trail to the grand views up and down the coast from the end of the headland. A narrow track finishes the walk to the tip of Wybung Head, where there are 270-degree views of the ocean, up and down the coast. There are many large and crumbly cliffs here, please take care. A great spot for whale watching or just enjoying the turbulent ocean views.

Maps for the Wybung Head 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 Wybung Head bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wybung Head

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 804 m
Time 20 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 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


This whole walk, 400m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 280m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 130m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 280m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 130m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 400m requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 280m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 130m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 280m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 130m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Wybung Head walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Wybung Head walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Wybung Head walk starts and ends at the Wybung Head car park (gps: -33.196223, 151.62127)
Your main transport option to Wybung Head 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/wh

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 🙂