Dark Point walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 2km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Tops to Myalls Heritage Trail, Hawks Nest

  • End: Tops to Myalls Heritage Trail, Hawks Nest

  • Location: Myall Lakes National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 232 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.59351058

  • Longitude: 152.2681234

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Dark Point walking track is a 2km, grade 5 return hike, located in the Myall Lakes National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

This short stroll packs quite a punch with breathtaking coastal views leading to culturally significant Dark Point Aboriginal Place, near Hawks Nest on the central coast. Also known as Little Gibber, Dark Point walking track starts at the carpark on Mungo Brush Road leading to the headland overlooking Broughton Island. It's a great spot to take in the unique history of the area, while on a camping holiday in Myall Lakes National Park.
Following this rough unformed track through coastal dunes behind the beach, stop and take in the refreshing breeze off the ocean. Passing by historic middens, this moderate path leads to Dark Point, an area rich with cultural and historical significance for the Worimi people.
If you're keen to explore this unique region, make tracks to Mungo Brush campground.

About the region

Myall Lakes National Park, on the north coast not far from Newcastle, features one of the State’s largest coastal lake systems that offers countless opportunities for canoeing and kayaking, boating and fishing. The park also boasts more than 40kms of beaches that offer some good swimming and surfing spots. You can visit for a daytrip to enjoy a barbecue or picnic and some walking, but it’s better to come for the weekend or longer to enjoy all that the park has to offer. There are lots of great campgrounds, some large and some small, including campsites for tents, trailers, caravans, motorhomes, and even boats, so you’re bound to find the perfect site to suit your needs. If camping is not your style, you can book in to the heritage listed accommodation at Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse.

Getting there

To Dark Point carpark. Dark Point track is in the southern precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there, drive along Mungo Brush road from Hawks Nest for approximately 15km and turn into the carpark on the right. Park entry points Dark Point carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Dark Point carpark off Mungo Brush Road.


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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