Bateau Bay Beach to Crackneck Beach
  • Length: 3.4km

  • Duration: 1 hr 15 mins

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 16 Reserve Dr, Bateau Bay

  • End: 69 Hilltop St, Bateau Bay

  • Location:

  • Closest Town: The Entrance

  • Distance from CBD: 97.6 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.38205262

  • Longitude: 151.4840336

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Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

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Rainforest Walk

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Aboriginal Art

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Bateau Bay Beach to Crackneck Beach is a 3.4km, grade 5 return hike, located in , New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1 hrs 15 mins to complete.

Hike Summary

A great walk along the beach and rocky shoreline near Bateau Bay. The unnamed rocky beach below Crackneck Lookout is a beautiful spot and there are plenty of interesting shapes and textures in the rocks and rockshelf along the way. There is a bit of rockhopping but much less than when approaching 'Crackneck' beach from the south. Parts of the walk are very exposed to the ocean and should not be attempted at high tides or during high seas.

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