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Perpendicular Point walking track

Kattang Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

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

Track grading

Features of this track


3.7km return


1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Gentle hills


Occasional steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles

Getting there and parking

Perpendicular Point walking track is in the northen precinct of Kattang Nature Reserve. To get there:

  • Continue driving along Camden Head Road
  • Turn right onto Bergalia Crescent
  • Follow until you see Bergalia carpark, where the walk commences.


Parking is available at Charles Hamey lookout, including several designated disabled spots.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Kattang Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.


Try your luck beach fishing at Dunbogan Beach, or from the rock platforms.


Immerse yourself in colour and surround yourself with blossoming wildflowers.


Wander along the wide rock platform near Washhouse Beach and discover the plentiful marine life in the rockpools.


Head to Perpendicular Point or Charles Hamey lookout for spectacular views and a great vantage point for whale watching.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


15°C and 26°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


5°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

Maps and downloads

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.

Fishing safety

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.

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).



A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Perpendicular Point walking track

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Park info

  • in Kattang Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
  • Kattang Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger, or pest management.