Forresters Beach to Crackneck Beach
  • Length: 5.8km

  • Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 99 Kalakau Ave, Forresters Beach

  • End: 69 Hilltop St, Bateau Bay

  • Closest Town: Wamberal

  • Location: Wyrrabalong National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 89.5 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.4109604707

  • Longitude: 151.4654654836


Forresters Beach to Crackneck Beach is a 5.8km, grade 5 Return hike located in Wyrrabalong National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs 30 mins to complete.


A great walk along the boulder strewn shoreline to the unnamed beach below Crackneck Lookout. Much of this walk is very exposed to the ocean and should not be attempted at high tide or during rough seas. Plenty of rock hopping over the boulders makes the walking harder but also makes the scenery more interesting. The shapes and textures in the rock combined with the imposing hills and low cliffs of the coastline give quite dramatic scenery and atmosphere for the walk.

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