Ouraka Point loop

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 hr 15 mins

2.1 km Circuit

141 m

Hard track
A beautiful walk, taking in some of the scenic highlights of the lower section of the Rumbalara Reserve. The walk covers a great variety of vegetation, from quite dry eucalypt forest through to rainforest. The tracks are well formed, with a lot of steps in the steeper sections, making the walking a little easier. This is a great walk to see some of the excellent scenery in Rumbalara. A very short, optional sidetrip takes you to a sculpture of Charles Sturt, adding some more variety to the walk. The easy access from Gosford train station also makes it a great walk for those using public transport.

Maps for the Ouraka Point loop 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.
Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Ouraka Point loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Ouraka Point loop

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 2.1 km
Time 1 hr 15 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
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 Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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


810m of this walk has short steep hills and another 640m is very steep. Whilst another 600m has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 50m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

1.4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 640m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (80m) follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 1.7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 450m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 1.8km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 250m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1.4km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 680m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Ouraka Point loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Ouraka Point loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Ouraka Point loop walk starts and ends at the Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre car park (gps: -33.427727, 151.34768)
Your transport options to Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre car park 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



Short URL = http://wild.tl/opl

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 🙂