|Central Coast Bushwalks Contents||Walk No 11|
The Coast Walking Track
north along the Entrance Road past Forresters Beach and onto Bateau
Bay. At the Bateau Bay Rd traffic lights take the right turn
into Bateau Bay Rd and after one Km turn right into Rushby Street. There
you'll be able to park near a picnic area, Bruce Burgis Park,
overlooking Bateau Bay Beach. Here you could have morning tea
before you set off. It would also be a great spot for some
lunch after your walk.
Description: A sign will indicate the start of the walk where you'll be walking south following the coast line into Wyrrabalong National Park. Pause for a short photo stop at Crackneck Lookout. Walk on south to Wyrrabalong Lookout. Return the same way, but there is always something different to see.
Distance: From car park to Crackneck Lookout is about 1.25km and another 1.75km to Wyrrabalong Lookout. Length 3km with a total of 6km for the return walk.
Duration: Just walking briskly the walk should take you less than 2 hours. But this walk has great views of the coast to admire and some interesting and varied flora to photograph and study so you will need to allow at least an extra hour.
Degree of difficulty: This is not a demanding walk and is to be enjoyed. In fact if you are escorting some elderly friends this walk is most suitable as you could easily just halve the walk by going to Crackneck and back.
Best time: Spring is possibly the best time especially for Flannel Flowers which are spectacular.
Expect to see:
views with quite rocky shoreland all the way to Crackneck Point.
Wild flowers abound with the tallest Flannel Flowers I have ever
seen. Some as tall as 2m!
Below you will also find Bruces's photographic collection of native flowers which may be seen on this magnificent walk.
Billardiera Scandens var. scandens
Common Name Apple Berry or Dumplings
Common Name Pink Wax Flower
Common Name Wedding Bush