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Marang lookout

Bouddi National Park

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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.


  • Two walkers approaching an impressive lookout with ocean views on Bouddi coastal walk. Photo: Jared Lyons © DPE

    Bouddi coastal walk

    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.

  • A man walks past directional park signs in Bouddi National Park. Photo credit: Nick Cubbin © OEH

    Maitland Bay track

    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.