Bombala walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1km

  • Duration: 30mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Bombala St Track, Dudley

  • End: Bombala St Track, Dudley

  • Location: Glenrock State Conservation Area

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  • Distance from CBD: 146 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.98561067

  • Longitude: 151.7257432

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Bombala walking track is a 1km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Glenrock State Conservation Area, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 30mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Winding through Bombala walking track in Glenrock State Conservation Area, you can catch scenic Pacific Ocean views. Descending from the ridge you'll pass open coastal forest. Near Newcastle, it's a great nature getaway with a refreshing swim at a secluded beach as the reward.
Whales migrate through these waters in winter and spring so you can catch the coastal breezes and look for dolphins from the viewing platform along the way. There's also a hang-gliding pad off a section of the track, where you can see thrill-seekers launching themselves over the ocean.
Dudley Beach is a great spot for swimming, fishing or surfing. At the southern end of the beach, you can find a fossilised forest in the rock platform at low tide. You can finish your walk here, or continue along the coastline towards Merewether.
Take a virtual tour of Bombala walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

About the region

Glenrock State Conservation Area is a protected conservation area located eight kilometres south of the central business district of Newcastle in the state of New South Wales, on the east coast of Australia.

Getting there

To Bombala Street access. Bombala walking track is at the southern end of Glenrock State Conservation Area. To get there from Newcastle:Head south along City Road/Pacific Highway to CharlestownTurn right onto Dudley RoadFollow Dudley Road (eventually becomes Ocean Road).Turn left onto Bombala Road and follow it to its end Park entry points Bombala Street access See on map Parking Parking is available at the beginning of Bombala walking track. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited then.

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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