The Coast Walking Track
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min

2.8 km

↑ 150 m
↓ -44 m

Moderate track
This short one-way walk in Wyrrabalong National Park takes you from Bateau Bay Beach picnic area to Forresters Beach. Enjoy the great views at lookouts along the way. If you come between May and August this is a great walk for some whale watching. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darkinjung & Guringai people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.3843568,151.4816791)
Mode Bus Car
DirectionsFrom The Entrance Road, A49, Bateau Bay.
  • Turn on to The Entrance Road, A49 then drive for 220 m
  • Turn right onto Bateau Bay Road and drive for another 930 m
  • Turn right onto Rushby Street and drive for another 200 m
  • Turn right onto Reserve Drive and drive for another 15 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 20 m
Finish (-33.4047857,151.4752526)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Bus   Car  
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Find the car park at the start.
Find the park at the start.
Find the toilet at the start.
After another 4 m turn right.
After another 370 m veer left.
After another 65 m pass a seat (6 m on your left).
After another 190 m turn left.
After another 235 m veer left.
After another 330 m head into the park.
After another 30 m pass the picnic table (on your left).
After another 15 m pass the car park (on your right).
After another 30 m pass a seat (on your left).
Then come to the "Crackneck Lookout" (10 m on your left).
After another 55 m pass the sign (on your left).
Turn left.
After another 1.4 km come to the "Wyrrabalong Lookout" (8 m on your left).
After another 85 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

The Coast Walking Track

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.8 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 0 m from the start.

Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 920 m apart with the largest gap of 1.5 km.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
0 m[toilet]
440 m[seat]
1.3 km[seat]
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