The Green Point Walk
Awabakal Country

1 h to 1 h 15 min

3 km
return

↑ 87 m
↓ -87 m

Moderate track
This walk descends through open grasslands and eucalyptus forest to arrive at the grassed Green Point. This is a quiet and secluded spot and a fabulous place for a picnic. From Green Point, there are good views up and down Lake Macquarie. The side trip to the Sea Eagle Lookouts is also worthwhile. A good walk, with both scenic views and waterside relaxation. Let us begin by acknowledging the Awabakal 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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End of Green Point Drive Belmont. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
The end of Green Point Drive Belmont. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Green Point Drive path in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Trails through Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Walking through open grasslands in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Upper lookout Sea Eagle Picnic Area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Walking through Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Both forest and grasslands in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Eucalypt forests in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Eucalypt forests in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Shared footpath in Green Point Reserve on Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Graffiti on sign in Green Point Reserve . | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Tracks near Green Point on Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Forest track near Green Point on Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Bushwalking in eucalypt forest Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Bush track in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track near Green Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Walking near Green Point Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track out to Green Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
She Oaks beside Green Point Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
She Oaks beside Green Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
View of Lake Macquarie from Green Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
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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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.0241073,151.6404241)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Pacific Highway, A43
  • Turn on to Evans Street then drive for 910 m
  • Turn right onto Ross Street, B89 and drive for another 190 m
  • Turn left onto Ross Street and drive for another 60 m
  • Turn right onto Crown Street and drive for another 1 km
  • Turn left onto Green Point Drive and drive for another 305 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of Green Point Drive (in Belmont), this walk follows the concrete footpath gently uphill between metal fencing, while initially keeping the 'Green Point Foreshore Reserve' sign on the left. This walk continues for about 100m, to find a 'No Dogs' sign. Then this walk continues, undulating for 300m with views and grasslands (on the right), until coming to a three-way intersection with a footpath and 'Green Point' sign (on the right).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Green Point Track.
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along Green Point Track.
Then find the "Green Point Reserve Entrance (Green Point Drive, Belmont)" (15 m on your right).
Green Point Reserve Entrance (Green Point Drive, Belmont)
Green Point Reserve Entrance (Green Point Drive, Belmont)

At the end of Green Point Drive (in Belmont) is an entrance to Green Point Foreshore Reserve. Both walking tracks and cycling paths start from this entrance, giving the advantage of traveling downhill to the foreshore and enjoying views as you go. No facilities are here at this stage, other than a turning circle for vehicles, but this entrance will be developed at a later time.
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At the end of Green Point Drive (in Belmont) is an entrance to Green Point Foreshore Reserve. Both walking tracks and cycling paths start from this entrance, giving the advantage of traveling downhill to the foreshore and enjoying views as you go. No facilities are here at this stage, other than a turning circle for vehicles, but this entrance will be developed at a later time.

The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Upper Lookout (Sea Eagle Park). To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 390 m turn right.
After another 260 m veer left.
After another 175 m continue straight, to head along Goofy's.
After another 50 m turn left.
After another 125 m veer right.
After another 25 m continue straight.
Keep right.
After another 410 m veer right.
After another 70 m find the "Green Point (on Lake Macquarie)" (25 m on your left).
Green Point (on Lake Macquarie)
Green Point (on Lake Macquarie)

Green Point in the Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie is a large grassed area which looks out over Lake Macquarie. From the vantage point of Green Point, a walker can see up and down Lake Macquarie. There are often boats passing by this low headland. This is a fabulous place to have a picnic and there is even a clump of She Oak trees by the water for shade. There are no facilities here, other than the open grassed area.
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Green Point in the Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie is a large grassed area which looks out over Lake Macquarie. From the vantage point of Green Point, a walker can see up and down Lake Macquarie. There are often boats passing by this low headland. This is a fabulous place to have a picnic and there is even a clump of She Oak trees by the water for shade. There are no facilities here, other than the open grassed area.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.5 km to get back to the start.

An optional side trip to Upper Lookout (Sea Eagle Park).
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Green Point Track.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 70 m turn sharp right.
After another 90 m turn left, to head along Lookout track.
After another 50 m come to "Green Point lookout".
This viewpoint is wheelchair accessible.
About 95 m past the end is a toilet.
The end.
About 50 m past the end is "Sea Eagle Park Lookouts (lower, middle & upper)".
Sea Eagle Park Lookouts (lower, middle & upper)
Sea Eagle Park Lookouts (lower, middle & upper)

These three lookouts (lower, middle and upper lookouts) are above Sea Eagle Park in Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie and give great views across Lake Macquarie towards Swansea. The upper lookout has a picnic table in the shade behind the lookout, which gives relief on a hot day. The upper lookout also a picnic table at the lookout, offering fabulous views to the south. Each of these lookouts has a bench seat and interpretative signs. White Bellied Sea Eagles have been known to nest nearby and are often seen flying in the area.
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These three lookouts (lower, middle and upper lookouts) are above Sea Eagle Park in Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie and give great views across Lake Macquarie towards Swansea. The upper lookout has a picnic table in the shade behind the lookout, which gives relief on a hot day. The upper lookout also a picnic table at the lookout, offering fabulous views to the south. Each of these lookouts has a bench seat and interpretative signs. White Bellied Sea Eagles have been known to nest nearby and are often seen flying in the area.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 280 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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The Green Point Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 400 m (plus an extra 290 m along side route) from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
400 m[toilet]
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