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Flannel Flower walking track

Bouddi National Park

Overview

Located near Wagstaffe and Killcare on the Central Coast, the Flannel Flower bushwalking track runs between Tallow Beach and Lobster Beach and offers great beach views from the lookout.

Where
Bouddi National Park
Distance
2.9km return
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note

One section of this track crosses through a right of way on private property. Please respect the area and stick to the track.

Acquaint yourself with Bouddi National Park’s beautiful and diverse vegetation on the Flannel Flower walking track. The best time of year to visit has to be spring; the flannel flower is in full bloom and the sight of their white petals are simply beautiful.

Running between Hawke Head Drive and Lobster Beach, the track meanders through towering angophora forest. Stand a moment in the shade of these mighty red gum trees before continuing on to the magnificent Lobster Beach lookout. There, you’ll be treated to commanding views over some of the Central Coast’s prettiest and most popular beaches, including Broken Bay, Umina and Pearl.

As well as taking you through stunning bushland and beachfront, this walking track provides public access across private property in one section. Please remain on the track at all times when you’re in this area. Keep an eye out for Box head track and Tallow Beach trail, which descends to Tallow Beach campground, which join the track.

Take a virtual tour of Flannel Flower walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Bouddi National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Bouddi National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day in the Putty Beach precinct. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Central Coast
      (02) 4320 4200
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday, hours vary.
    • Suites 36-38, 207 Albany Street North, Gosford NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4320 4299
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    • Killcare
      (02) 4320 4200 (Central Coast office)
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Corner of Maitland Bay Drive and The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights NSW
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Sunset, Putty Beach campground, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Yurasek