The Coast walking track
Wyrrabalong National Park
Enjoy scenic views and wildflowers along The Coast walking track near Bateau Bay. This is a great winter walk, and there are excellent spots for whale watching along this easy walk in Wyrrabalong National Park.
- Wyrrabalong National Park
- 3km one-way
- Time suggested
- 1hr 15min - 1hr 45min
- Grade 3
- What to
- Sunscreen, hat, drinking water
- Please note
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch or whale watch.
Discover one of the Central Coast’s most beautiful walks. The Coast walking track runs through a narrow strip of forest between Forresters and Bateau Bay Beaches.
Setting out from Bateau Bay Beach picnic area, you'll wander along clifftops, past blackbutts and spotted gums, and absorb spectacular coastal views as you go. The best time to walk is between May and August, when you can do some whale watching from Crackneck lookout along the way. If you’re walking in spring, you’ll be treated to wildflowers coming into bloom, including ground orchids and flannel flowers, and you’re bound to spot birds all year round.
The return walk is about 6km, but if you’d like a shorter walk, try going one way, or you can break the walk up into shorter sections. No matter how you undertake it, you’re sure to find it rewarding.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 02 9585 6831
- in Wyrrabalong National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Wyrrabalong National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Crackneck lookout is closed from 8pm to 5.30am daylight savings time and 6pm to 5.30am at other times.
Pelican Beach Road lookout is closed from 8pm to 5.30am daylight savings time, and 6pm to 5.30am at other times.