Bateau Bay Beach loop

Download & Print Map and Notes

30 mins

892 m Circuit

25 m

Hard track
A short and very scenic walk around the beautiful Bateau Bay, taking in the stunning views from the hilltop picnic areas, as well as a walk along the beach. There are well-built steps and paths to make the beach access easier. Lunch at one of the picnic areas would really enhance this walk and its stunning views, making a great day out.

Maps for the Bateau Bay Beach 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 Bateau Bay Beach loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bateau Bay Beach 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 892 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


360m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 310m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (230m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

380m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 310m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (200m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 590m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 310m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 530m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 360m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 890m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


360m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 310m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (230m) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Bateau Bay Beach loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Bateau Bay Beach loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Bateau Bay Beach loop walk starts and ends at the Top of northern Bateau Bay Beach access steps (gps: -33.382053, 151.48403)
Your transport options to Top of northern Bateau Bay Beach access steps 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 🙂