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Bombala walking track

Glenrock State Conservation Area


Bombala walking track weaves through bush in Glenrock State Conservation Area, giving glimpses of the ocean, before descending to secluded Dudley Beach.

Glenrock State Conservation Area
1km return
Time suggested
15 - 30min
Grade 3
Opening times

Bombala walking track is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

What to
Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching or whale watching.

Winding through Bombala walking track in Glenrock State Conservation Area, you can catch scenic Pacific Ocean views. Descending from the ridge you’ll pass open coastal forest. Near Newcastle, it’s a great nature getaway with a refreshing swim at a secluded beach as the reward.

Whales migrate through these waters in winter and spring so you can catch the coastal breezes and look for dolphins from the viewing platform along the way. There’s also a hang-gliding pad off a section of the track, where you can see thrill-seekers launching themselves over the ocean.

Dudley Beach is a great spot for swimming, fishing or surfing. At the southern end of the beach, you can find a fossilised forest in the rock platform at low tide. You can finish your walk here, or continue along the coastline towards Merewether.

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

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.
Bombala walking track, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer