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Sublime Point walking track

Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    30 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    0.7km one-way

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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    Sublime Point walking track is in the Bulli precinct of Illawarra Escarpment Conservation Area. To get there:

    From the top of the escarpment:

    • Take Old Princes Highway, approximately 12km south from Helensburgh to Bulli Heights.
    • Turn left into Sublime Point lookout, approximately 3km north of Bulli Pass.
    • The track begins 50m south-east of Sublime Cafe

    From the bottom of the escarpment:

    • Turn left from Lawrence Hargrave Drive onto Henley/Kirton Roads, Austinmer.
    • Turn left onto Hill Street, then right onto Foothills Road.
    • Please respect residents and drive slowly
    • The track branches off the footpath that joins Foothills Road and Buttenshaw Drive, Austinmer.

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    Parking is available at Sublime Point lookout.

    By public transport

    Use the Transport NSW Trip Planner to plan your journey to Austinmer train station, then start the walk from the bottom of the escarpment.


    • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
    • Picnic facilities are located at Lady Fuller Park, near Austinmer, and Sublime Point lookout.

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    Safety messages

    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.

    The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking.

    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).



    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.

    Sublime Point walking track

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    Park info

    • in Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area in the South Coast region
    • Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. However, it is recommended that bushwalking only be undertaken during daylight hours because of the presence of cliff edges and other hazards.