| Maitland Bay Car Park
to Bullimah Lookout
Bouddi National Park
Follow Avoca Drive to the roundabout just past the Kincumber Public School and turn
right into Empire Bay Drive. At the next roundabout turn left into The Scenic Road and
follow it to the Maitland Bay Car Park and Information Centre; (9.8km from the Avoca Drive
/ Empire Bay roundabout). The track from here gives access to three beautiful walks
Bullimah Lookout, Maitland Bay and Putty Beach.
From the car park, follow the track down through woodland until you come to a side
trail on your right leading to Bullimah Lookout. On the way down go out onto rocky
outcrops on your left for spectacular views of Maitland Bay. The Bullimah Track narrows
and winds past huge rocks, amazingly gnarled Red Gums (Angophora costata), and eventually
to rock shelves with stunning views of the coast.
From the car park to Bullimah Lookout, about 2½ km return.
1½ 2½ hrs.
Degree of Difficulty:
Easy Wide, shallow steps descend from the car park to
the narrower Bullimah Track, which apart from a very short, rocky stretch on Bullimah
Spur has very gentle grades.
Maitland Bay Looking
towards Bouddi Point
All year round.
Expect to see:
- From late summer to early winter, beautiful
displays of Crowea saligna growing on the rock outcrops.
On the Bullimah Spur, an
understory of Maiden Hair Fern Adiantum aethiopicum, Burrawangs Macrozamia
communis and Plum Pine Podocarpus spinulosus; huge
rocks with interesting plant communities, gnarled Red Gums.
- Main track: Hairpin Banksia Banksia
spinulosa Mar-Sept; Native Potato Gastrodia sesamoides
an interesting orchid with brown and white flowers (Aug Jan); many other
attractive trees and shrubs.
- Glorious views of Maitland Bay