Awaba Bay Foreshore walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.6km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: 46 George St, Bolton Point

  • End: 49 The Ridgeway, Bolton Point

  • Location: Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

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  • Distance from CBD: 142 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.986042

  • Longitude: 151.616929

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Urban Walk

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Historic Lighthouse

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Aboriginal Art

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Rock Scrambling

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River Crossings

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Awaba Bay Foreshore walk is a 1.6km, grade 3 one way hike, located in the Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Discover why the locals love living here and take Awaba Bay Foreshore walk. Listen to the birds first thing in the morning, enjoy the views of the sparkling lake, and feel the cool breeze off the water on a warm day.
You'll hear the call of frogs and the laughter of kookaburras, and see lorikeets and sea eagles above the tree tops - don't forget your binoculars for birdwatching. As you walk along the shore, perhaps you'll be lucky enough to spot the beautiful dolphins and green sea turtles that call Lake Macquarie home.
Diverse habitats make this an interesting and varied walk; you'll pass a swamp complex between Alexanders picnic area and Hepplewhites Shack, as well as tall open forest and the grassy areas of the picnic sites. Take the time to stop at one of these and enjoy the peace of this beautiful place, so special to locals and visitors alike.

About the region

Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area in the Sydney and surrounds and North Coast regions

Getting there

To The Ridgeway North. Awaba Bay Foreshore walk is in the Awaba Bay precinct of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. To get there:From the F3, take the Cessnock Road exit towards Awaba and Toronto.Continue along the road as it becomes Awaba RoadTurn left at Carey Street in Toronto to cross the waterTurn right along Bay Road and continue as it loops around the point onto The RidgewayThe walk starts on the right shortly after passing Glen Mitchell Street Park entry points The Ridgeway North See on map The Ridgeway South See on map Parking Street parking is available near Awaba Bay Foreshore walk.


Drinking water is not available in this area, so it's a good idea to bring your own.
There is limited/no mobile reception in this park
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
It's a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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