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Allen Strom lookout

Bouddi National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Allen Strom lookout.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Allen Strom lookout is in the Maitland Bay precinct of Bouddi National Park and is accessible via Rocky Point trail, which is suitable for walking and mountain biking.

    To get there from Gosford:

    • Follow Central Coast Highway towards Erina
    • Turn right onto Avoca Drive and continue through Kincumber
    • Turn right at Empire Bay Drive
    • Turn left into Cochrone Street and then right onto The Scenic Road
    • Turn right into Maitland Bay Drive at Maitland Bay Information Centre
    • Turn left into Wards Hill Road and continue 50m to the gravel carpark on the left
    • Follow the signage along Rocky Point trail to the lookout

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Parking is available at the trail head on Wards Hill Road.

    Best times to visit

    Spring

    Take the Bouddi Coastal walk to be amazed by the colourful wildflowers on display in spring.

    Summer

    Cool off with a dip at one the park's gorgeous beaches or try snorkelling at Maitland Bay Surf the popular coastline between MacMasters Beach and Box Head .

    Winter

    Grab the camera and spot humpback whales as they migrate north between May and July.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    20°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded

    42.4°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    9°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded

    3.4°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January to March

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    246mm

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Allen Strom lookout

    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 only in the Putty Beach area. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

      Buy annual pass

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