Bullimah Outlook
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

1 h to 1 h 15 min

2.6 km
return

↑ 117 m
↓ -117 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Maitland Bay Information Centre, this walk heads down and around the hill to follow the spur out to Bullimah Lookout. The track winds through the bush giving glimpses of Maitland Bay from several rocky landings. The views along the way, and from the lookout are fantastic. 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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Maitland Bay Information Centre. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Stairs from Maitland Bay Information Centre. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Bullimah Spur sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Track around boulder. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Angophora. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Contrast between burnt and unburnt bush either side of the track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Putty Beach from Bullimah Oulook. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Track from Bullimah Outlook. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Bullimah Outlook plaque. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
View from Bullimah Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
From Bullimah Outlook. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Bullimah Outlook is on a rocky outcrop. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
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Safer Bushwalks
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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 (-33.520005,151.3826623)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom The Entrance Road, A49
  • Turn on to Avoca Drive then drive for 930 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Avoca Drive and drive for another 3.2 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Avoca Drive and drive for another 2 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Avoca Drive and drive for another 860 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Avoca Drive and drive for another 280 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Empire Bay Drive and drive for another 410 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Empire Bay Drive and drive for another 5.8 km
  • Turn left onto Wards Hill Road and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Turn sharp left onto Maitland Bay Drive and drive for another 1.4 km
  • Turn right onto The Scenic Road and drive for another 9 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the information centre, the walk passes the information sign to the start of the car park. From the car park, the walk follows the Maitland Bay sign left, down the hill. The walk then heads down the staircase for some time to a signposted intersection. ....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 45 m turn left.
After another 15 m pass the car park (5 m on your right).
After another 5 m continue straight.
After another 15 m pass the water tap (8 m on your left).
After another 6 m pass the sign (7 m on your left).
Then head down the earthen steps (about 115 m long)
Then head down the stone steps (about 60 m long)
After another 30 m turn right.
After another 295 m continue straight.
After another 35 m veer left.
After another 260 m continue straight.
After another 20 m come to the viewpoint (25 m on your left).
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 8 m come to the viewpoint (10 m on your left).
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 55 m come to the viewpoint (10 m on your left).
Veer right.
After another 30 m come to the viewpoint (30 m on your left).
After another 180 m continue straight.
After another 25 m come to the viewpoint (20 m on your left).
After another 50 m find the "Bullimah Outlook" (15 m on your left).
Bullimah Outlook
Bullimah Outlook

Bullimah Outlook is perched on the end of Bullimah Spur, overlooking a vast majority of Bouddi National Park and the southern coast. There are also great views from a rocky outcrop on the walk to the lookout. The views from the lookout are quite scenic, with Sydney's northern beaches, Lion Island and Broken Bay all revealing themselves. The lookout commemorates Charles Darcy Roberts, once a trustee of Bouddi National Park and bushwalker. The memorial plaque also recognises "other bushwalkers who lost their lives in World War II".
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Bullimah Outlook is perched on the end of Bullimah Spur, overlooking a vast majority of Bouddi National Park and the southern coast. There are also great views from a rocky outcrop on the walk to the lookout. The views from the lookout are quite scenic, with Sydney's northern beaches, Lion Island and Broken Bay all revealing themselves. The lookout commemorates Charles Darcy Roberts, once a trustee of Bouddi National Park and bushwalker. The memorial plaque also recognises "other bushwalkers who lost their lives in World War II".

After another 15 m turn around.
(Bullimah Outlook) Continue another 45 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.3 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Bullimah Outlook


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.6 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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