Grotto Point Lighthouse Walk

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

1.7 km Return

83 m

Moderate track
This is an excellent walk with some very scenic views. The walk travels along a well used track through the thick coastal bush. The views are capped off by the vista over Sydney Harbour from the Grotto Point Lighthouse. Easy parking, a few good side trips, and in particular, the Aboriginal Engravings, make this walk all the more appealing.

Maps for the Grotto Point Lighthouse Walk 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.
Sydney Heads 1:25 000 Map Series 91302N SYDNEY HEADS NSW-91302N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Grotto Point Lighthouse Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Grotto Point Lighthouse Walk

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 1.7 km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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


Around 590m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 250m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 700m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 140m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 700m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 140m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 550m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 280m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 830m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 590m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 250m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Grotto Point Lighthouse Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Grotto Point Lighthouse Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Grotto Point Lighthouse Walk walk starts and ends at the End of Cutler Road (gps: -33.812616, 151.26351)
Your transport options to End of Cutler Road 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 Metropolitan 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 🙂