Bouddi National Park
The most scenic views of Maitland Bay can be enjoyed from Marang lookout on the NSW Central Coast. Soak up the beauty of the secluded beach and surrounding waters.
Marang lookout is located along Bouddi Coastal walk, 150m south of the junction with Maitland Bay walking track. Follow the track to the sandstone block lookout — a great place to sit and take in the natural beauty of this unique spot.
Marang means ‘sandy beach’ in the local Aboriginal language. While the sandy shores of Maitland Bay are the main attraction to the north, you can feast your eyes on the untouched bushland surrounds.
The pristine waters of the Bouddi marine extension protect diverse marine wildlife that call this place home. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins which frequently explore the bay.
Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the striking scenery here.
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.
Maitland Bay track is one of the central coast's most popular bushwalks. This short, steep walk takes you downhill to the beautiful Maitland Bay and its shipwreck.
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