Bouddi National Park
Dadar lookout is located along Bouddi coastal walk on the NSW Central Coast. It’s the perfect spot to soak up the beauty and diverse landscape of Bouddi National Park.
Nestled on the eastern headland of Maitland Bay, Dadar lookout is a great stopover when taking on the spectacular Bouddi coastal walk. Reaching the lookout means you've completed about one third of the 8km walk, if coming from the Putty Beach end.
Access to the lookout is via an elevated walkway, leading to a large timber platform. Here, you can rest your legs while taking in captivating ocean views and native grassland surrounds.
Continue on to MacMasters Beach which marks the end of the walk, or exit the track to Dingeldei picnic area.
Dadar means ‘native grass’ in the local Aboriginal language. The lookout and walkway protect sensitive themeda grasslands. These are commonly known as kangaroo grass, an endangered ecological vegetation community.
Read more about this special vegetation community on the interpretive panel located near the lookout. To help conserve it, please keep to the constructed tracks, and don't walk on protected grasslands.
Located near Gosford, Bouddi coastal walk is known for its beaches, boardwalk and birdlife. Go whale watching, picnic or swim at Maitland Bay, or simply absorb the ocean views.
These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Girrakool office
- Monday to Friday, hours vary.
- 02 4320 4200
- 59 Girrakool Rd, Somersby, NSW 2250
- 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. The park has pay machines that accept both card and coins, or you can pay via the Park'nPay app.Buy annual pass