Perpendicular Point Walking Track
Birpai Country

1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min

3.5 km
return

↑ 101 m
↓ -101 m

Moderate track
Take this return walk in Kattang Nature Reserve through a shady grove for scenic coastal views over Port Macquarie and Diamond Head and whale watching. Let us begin by acknowledging the Birpai 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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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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 (-31.6409735,152.8357777)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom The Boulevarde
  • Turn on to Bergalia Crescent then drive for 360 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 65 m to find the car park.
After another 40 m pass the "Pilot Beach Reserve" (40 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 345 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip along Pebbly Beach Walk to a lookout with scenic coastal views. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 155 m veer left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip along Fishermans Bluff Walk to Fishermans Bluff lookout with scenic coastal views. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 400 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Short side trip to a lookout with coastal views toward north. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 60 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Short side trip to a lookout with coastal views toward north. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 250 m continue straight.
After another 460 m come to the viewpoint.
Continue another 30 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.8 km to get back to the start.
A viewpoint.

Side trip along Pebbly Beach Walk to a lookout with scenic coastal views.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 205 m come to the end.
A viewpoint.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 205 m to the main route.

Side trip along Fishermans Bluff Walk to Fishermans Bluff lookout with scenic coastal views.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 130 m to find Fishermans Bluff at the end.
"Fishermans Bluff".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 130 m to the main route.

Short side trip to a lookout with coastal views toward north.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 7 m come to the end.
A viewpoint.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 7 m to the main route.

Short side trip to a lookout with coastal views toward north.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 7 m come to the end.
A viewpoint.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 7 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Perpendicular Point Walking Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.5 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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