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Coastal walking track

Wallarah National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Coastal walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    5km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Coastal walking track is in the Pinny Beach precinct of Wallarah National Park. To get there:

    • Park at the end of Spoon Rocks Road at Caves Beach
    • Walk around the locked vehicle gate and follow the track
    • About 300m from the gate, go left at the fork.
    • Follow the marked track and interpretive signs
    • There is also access from Caves Beach Road, opposite Copper Valley Close.
    • Access is also available from the Caves Beach car park off Caves Beach Road, at the southern end of Caves Beach

    Parking

    Parking is available at the Caves Beach carpark and on Spoon Rocks Road, a short walk from Coastal walking track.It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Wallarah National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Spring

    Wildflower viewing in the heath along the Coastal walking track.

    Winter

    Whale watching from the beach and coastal tracks.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    17°C and 24°C

    Highest recorded

    42.4°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    10°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded

    3.4°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    246mm

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    Safety messages

    Beach safety

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    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).

    Water activities

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    Permitted

    Fishing

    Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing 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.

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