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Central Coast Bushwalks 

Walk No 1

 

Wybung Head & Grass Tree Trail

Munmorah State Recreation Area

Getting There: Munmorah is on the Central Coast between Budgewoi and Catherine Hill Bay. There are two entrance gates, one on the western side from the Pacific Highway north of Doyalson, and the other, at the southern end from Elizabeth Bay Drive. There is an entry fee, per vehicle.

Whichever way you access the park, follow the signs from Blue Wren Drive to Campbell Drive About 2km along Campbell Drive, there is a right turn into Wybung Head Rd (unsealed). On your right, (about 1km) you will pass Wybung Trig Lookout (extensive ocean and park views). Continue for about Ŋ km to a car park. From here you can walk out onto Wybung Head.

Description: Wybung Head has one of the best coastal heaths on the Central Coast. In spring it is a mass of flowers. The vegetation, stunted by its locality, is dense and spectacular in colour and variety. There is no real track, just an overgrown one-way path leading down to the point.

To find the Grass Tree Track return along the road almost to the trig. On your right you will find the entrance. It is not sign-posted or wide but it is there.. From the ridge it drops down to Frazer Beach.

Distance:  At Wybung Head, you will probably wander about 200m each way. The Grass Tree Track is about 1km return. Coming back involves a climb, so leaving a vehicle at the Frazer Beach car park, makes this walk an easier exercise.

Duration: 2 hours return, though, if you are a native flora enthusiast you will probably spend a lot more time admiring the flora.

Degree of Difficulty:  Easy.

Best Time: July- November for an incredible variety of spring flowers; April - July for Hakea bakeriana and Banksias; or any time for the wonderful coastal and ocean views.

 

 

 

 

 

 

While you are in the area you may like to visit The Palms Picnic Area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snapper Point                                                                 Banksia integrifolia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Blow Hole Cave Snapper Point                                                     Side to the Blow Hole

Don't forget  Freeman’s Camping Area
A great place for a barbecue and only a short walk to Birdie Beach.

Expect to see:

  • Wybung Head: Amazing spring flora displays, ocean and coastal views. Interesting natīve flowers all year round,
  • Grass Tree Trail: Taller vegetation (mostly 1 - 3m) and a completely different plant community from Wybung Head. As you would expect, there are a lot of Xanthorrhoeas mixed with a fine display of open woodland and heath species too numerous to list here.

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