Providential Point
Dharawal Country

40 min to 45 min

1.5 km
return

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Easy track
Providential Point is a quick and undemanding walk to see some beautiful coastline. The walk passes through the Providential Point campsite and continues out to the fenced cliff edge. These views are complemented by the large cliffs on either side of the lookout on this great short walk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharawal 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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Oval above top carpark Wattamola. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Service track to Providential Point campsite. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Track to Providential Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Ferns around track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Providential Point Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Track up to Providential Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
View from Providential Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Providential Point view. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Cliffs right of Providential Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
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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 (-34.1373975,151.1141873)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Princes Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Farnell Avenue then drive for 13.2 km
  • Turn left onto Wattamolla Road and drive for another 3.4 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 55 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the northern end of the picnic ground, this walk heads through the car park and across the grass to the toilet block.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
Find the Wattamolla Picnic Area at the start.
Wattamolla Picnic Area
Wattamolla Picnic Area

Wattamolla Picnic Area is found at the end of Wattamolla Road, about halfway along the coastline of Royal National Park. The area is blessed with a great beach, a lagoon and some wonderful creeks and rocks to explore. The small beach faces west and is tucked away in a deep bay. The lagoon sits behind the beach and is lined with sand on one side, and cliffs and rocks on the other shore. The picnic area has large open grassy areas, with some shade provided by trees and some picnic shelters. There is a small kiosk (often open weekends), toilets, electric BBQs and two car parks. There is water here, but needs to be treated before drinking. There is a gate on the road that is locked at night, the gate is open from 7am to 8:30pm.
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Wattamolla Picnic Area is found at the end of Wattamolla Road, about halfway along the coastline of Royal National Park. The area is blessed with a great beach, a lagoon and some wonderful creeks and rocks to explore. The small beach faces west and is tucked away in a deep bay. The lagoon sits behind the beach and is lined with sand on one side, and cliffs and rocks on the other shore. The picnic area has large open grassy areas, with some shade provided by trees and some picnic shelters. There is a small kiosk (often open weekends), toilets, electric BBQs and two car parks. There is water here, but needs to be treated before drinking. There is a gate on the road that is locked at night, the gate is open from 7am to 8:30pm.

Find the sign at the start.
After another 30 m turn left.
After another 15 m veer right.
After another 30 m pass the sign (10 m on your left).
After another 6 m find the "Wattamolla Kiosk" (30 m on your left).
Wattamolla Kiosk
Wattamolla Kiosk

The Wattamolla Kiosk in the Wattamolla Picnic Area provides basic supplies for day visitors. The kiosk does not keep strict hours and opens depending on weather and demand. It usually opens on weekends at around 10:30am and closes between 4 and 6pm. You can buy ice-creams, drinks and some hot food. For more information, call Audley Kiosk on (02) 9521 2240.
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The Wattamolla Kiosk in the Wattamolla Picnic Area provides basic supplies for day visitors. The kiosk does not keep strict hours and opens depending on weather and demand. It usually opens on weekends at around 10:30am and closes between 4 and 6pm. You can buy ice-creams, drinks and some hot food. For more information, call Audley Kiosk on (02) 9521 2240.

After another 30 m pass the toilet (7 m on your left)., female.
After another 45 m pass the toilet (on your left)., male.
Turn left.
After another 155 m pass the BBQ (on your left).
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 300 m continue straight.
After another 35 m come to a viewpoint.
About 10 m past the end is "Providential Point".
Providential Point
Providential Point

Providential Point Lookout in Royal National Park, has views out to sea and back towards Wattamolla Beach, as well as views of the the cliffs on the north side of Wattamolla Bay to Boy Martin Point. The small lookout is fenced and perched on the rocks. Providential Point is the southern headland forming the bay that is home to Wattamolla Beach and Lagoon, at the end of Wattamolla Rd.
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Providential Point Lookout in Royal National Park, has views out to sea and back towards Wattamolla Beach, as well as views of the the cliffs on the north side of Wattamolla Bay to Boy Martin Point. The small lookout is fenced and perched on the rocks. Providential Point is the southern headland forming the bay that is home to Wattamolla Beach and Lagoon, at the end of Wattamolla Rd.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 740 m to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Providential Point


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.5 km
Time 40 min to 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
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 are 2 on route, on average they are 490 m apart with the largest gap of 1.3 km.


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