Follow Avoca Drive to the roundabout just past the Kincumber Public School,
then turn right into Empire Bay Drive. Continue along Empire Bay Drive for about 5kms then
turn left into Wards Hill Rd. Drive up the hill until you reach the T intersection
where you turn right into Scenic Rd. At the next main intersection don't go right
and down to Killcare Rd, (shown light green)
don't go left down Beach Rd but drive straight ahead a short distance past Grandview Cres. on the left, next is Hawke
Head Drive also on the left. This leads into Bouddi National Park. The
road is fairly rough, though usually negotiable with care in a sedan so you may prefer to
park in Grandview Cres and walk up onto the ridge.
The track follows the top of Bouddi Ridge along the peninsula towards
Box Head. On the first part of the trail there are views on both sides. To the right you
can see Brisbane Water and to the left the Pacific Ocean. From a low woodland you will
pass into an exposed heathland dominated by
On the left you will see a small carpark from which a narrow track leads to a rocky
lookout. This provides a good view of Tallow Beach. The main track continues to a locked
gate, where there is room to park. From there you proceed on foot through the gate. A left
fork takes you down to Tallow Beach, straight on leads out to the Boulders. The track
narrows and becomes rockier, with great views across Broken Bay on your right, and, a
little later, equally good ones on your left of Little Tallow Beach and the coastline.
When you come out of the woodland onto a big rocky outcrop, you have reached The Boulders.
It is possible to continue to Box Head, but the track is sometimes rather overgrown.
From Grandview Cresc to the Boulders, about 4km return. Box Head would add 1km.
Degree of Difficulty:
Easy. Medium to easy if you walk from Grandview Cresc. Until you reach
the gate, it is a road. The rest is fairly level with a few rocky steps.
Winter to late Spring for the flowers, and any time for the views.
Expect to see:
stricta, Wedding Bush
amara Myrtle Wattle
Views: of Brisbane Water including Hardys Bay, the Rip Bridge and Ettalong,
Broken Bay across to Pearl Beach, Umina Beach and Lion Island, Tallow Beach, Little Tallow
Beach and the coast both north and south.