The Coast walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 3km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: 24 Cromarty Hill Rd, Forresters Beach

  • End: 24 Cromarty Hill Rd, Forresters Beach

  • Location: Wyrrabalong National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 90.9 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.40525592

  • Longitude: 151.4742197

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Bitumen Road

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Wyrrabalong National Park...

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

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River Crossings

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Drinking Water

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Fishing Spots

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The Coast walking track is a 3km, grade 3 one way hike, located in the Wyrrabalong National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Discover one of the Central Coast's most beautiful walks. The Coast walking track runs through a narrow strip of forest between Forresters and Bateau Bay Beaches.
Setting out from Bateau Bay Beach picnic area, you'll wander along clifftops, past blackbutts and spotted gums, and absorb spectacular coastal views as you go. The best time to walk is between May and August, when you can do some whale watching from Crackneck lookout along the way. If you're walking in spring, you'll be treated to wildflowers coming into bloom, including ground orchids and flannel flowers, and you're bound to spot birds all year round.
The return walk is about 6km, but if you'd like a shorter walk, try going one way, or you can break the walk up into shorter sections. No matter how you undertake it, you're sure to find it rewarding.
Take a virtual tour of The Coast walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

Getting there

To Cromarty Hill Road. The Coast walking track goes from Bateau Bay south to Forresters Beach. You can start the track at either end, or at one of the access points along the way, or including Crackneck lookout.To start the walk from Bateau Bay:Take The Entrance Road and turn east into Yakalla StreetTurn right onto Bateau Bay Road and then left into Reserve DriveThe track starts from Bateau Bay Beach picnic area on Reserve DriveTo start the walk from Forresters Beach:Take The Entrance Road and turn east into Crystal StreetTurn left into Kalakau Avenue, which becomes South Scenic RoadTurn right into North Scenic Road, which becomes Cromarty Hill RoadPark near the gate and follow the track up to the Wyrrabalong lookout, where the track begins Park entry points Cromarty Hill Road See on map Parking Parking is available at Bateau Bay Beach picnic area a short walk from the northern end of The Coast walking track Parking is available on North Scenic Drive, a short walk to Wyrrabalong lookout and the southern end of The Coast walking track

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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