Maitland Bay track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 2km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 221 The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights

  • End: 221 The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights

  • Location: Bouddi National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 92.8 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.52195744

  • Longitude: 151.386725

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Maitland Bay track is a 2km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Bouddi National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Maitland Bay track is one of Bouddi National Park's most popular bushwalks. This short, steep walking track begins at Maitland Bay Information Centre. It then winds downhill to the secluded Maitland Bay, past the Bullimah Spur track junction, rock landings, gullies, Hawkesbury sandstone and Bouddi Grand Deep rainforest.
Stop to swim, look for shells or simply dip your feet in the water. If it's low tide, head to the bay's eastern end to see remains of the PS Maitland, tragically wrecked in 1898. Allow 15-20 minutes to walk down the hill and 30-40 minutes to get back up. Some find it tough going on the return, so you may wish to walk the flatter 3km to Putty Beach and have someone pick you up there.
Take a virtual tour of Maitland Bay track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

About the region

Bouddi National Park is located near Gosford on the New South Wales Central Coast. You'll find several great walks, as well as opportunities for camping, swimming and fishing. Bouddi National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting there

Maitland Bay track begins at Maitland Bay Information Centre in the Maitland Bay precinct of Bouddi National Park.To get there from Gosford:Follow Central Coast Highway towards ErinaTurn right onto Avoca Drive and continue through KincumberTurn right at Empire Bay DriveTurn left into Cochrone Street and then right onto The Scenic RoadThe centre is located opposite the intersection of Maitland Bay Drive and The Scenic Road Parking Parking is available at Maitland Bay Information Centre.


This walk requires a moderate fitness level as it's quite steep and includes some steps.
You might like to stop for a swim at Maitland Bay, so bring your swimmers and towel. It's also a good idea to bring insect repellant to ward off mosquitoes.

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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