Wyrrabalong Coast Walk circuit

Download & Print Map and Notes

3 hrs 30 mins

9.1 km Circuit

348 m

Experienced only
A fairly tough but fantastic walk in the southern section of Wyrrabalong National Park. This walk runs through a long, thin strip of beautiful coastal forest, with fantastic views of the coastline from many vantage points along the way, and returns via the boulder-strewn shoreline and beaches. There is a lot of rock-hopping along the shoreline section and it is very exposed to the ocean, so it is fairly tough going and should not be attempted at high tide or with heavy seas. The variety of scenery through the various stages of the walk is excellent.* This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.

Maps for the Wyrrabalong Coast Walk circuit 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 Wyrrabalong Coast Walk circuit bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wyrrabalong Coast Walk circuit

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 9.1 km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins

Grade 5/6

Experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Infrastructure No facilities provided (5/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


4.8km of this walk has short steep hills and another 3.1km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (1.2km) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

2.9km of this walk follows a rough unclear track and another 2.7km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 1.9km follows a clear and well formed track or trail and the remaining 1.5km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.


4.4km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 3.4km has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (1.2km) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

4.4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 2.5km requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (2.1km) requires some bushwalking experience.


6km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation) and another 2.5km is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety. The remaining (710m) is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


3.1km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 2.3km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). Whilst another 2km has no facilities provided and the remaining 1.6km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Wyrrabalong Coast Walk circuit walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Wyrrabalong Coast Walk circuit walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Wyrrabalong Coast Walk circuit 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



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

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 🙂