Norah Head Rockpool

Download & Print Map and Notes

15 mins

150 m Return

6 m

Easy track
A very short walk to the Norah Head rockpool in Cabbage Tree Harbour. The rockpool is a great, sheltered spot to swim and relax on a sunny day. You could also happily spend some time exploring the nearby rockshelves. A great spot for a lazy afternoon with plenty of interesting scenery.

Maps for the Norah Head Rockpool 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.
Toukley 1:25 000 Map Series 92313N TOUKLEY NSW-92313N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Norah Head Rockpool bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Norah Head Rockpool

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 150 m
Time 15 mins

Grade 2/6

Easy track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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, 75m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 75m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 75m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 75m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 75m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 75m 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 Norah Head Rockpool walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Norah Head Rockpool walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Norah Head Rockpool walk starts and ends at the Boat ramp (gps: -33.279197, 151.56865)
Your transport options to Boat ramp are by;
Bus. (get details)
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 🙂