Bouddi Lookout
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

50 min to 1 h

2.3 km
return

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Moderate track
This is a great way to walk off a lunch if picnicking at Dingeldei Picnic Area. The Bouddi Lookout walk meanders through the bush, without any views of the ocean, until it reaches the rocky platform of Bouddi Lookout. After enjoying the view, you can head back up the hill to Dingeldei Picnic Area in time for another snack break. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darkinjung & Guringai 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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Dingeldei Carpark. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Dingeldei Picnic Area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Picnic area toilets. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Dingeldei Picnic Area undercover. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Signpost at picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Track to Bouddie Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Steps down from picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Steps to Dingeldei Picnic Area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Mt Bouddi Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Turtle Shell Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Leafy canopy above Mt Bouddi Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Side of Rocky Knoll. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Track between rock and grass tree. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Old fenceline. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Vine running up tree. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
View from Bouddi Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
View from Bouddi Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
View from Bouddi Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
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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 Mount Bouddi Carpark (-33.5162393,151.403381)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Empire Bay Drive
  • Turn on to The Scenic Road then drive for 250 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto The Scenic Road and drive for another 7.1 km
  • Turn left onto Mount Bouddi Road and drive for another 650 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Mt Bouddi carpark (at the end of Mt Bouddi Rd, off Scenic Road), this walk heads past the sandstone building, following the 'Little Beach' sign. The walk goes down a few flights of stairs, and meanders for some time, passing some old metal fence posts, passing through another saddle, and arriving at Bouddi Lookout, on a small rocky outcrop.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Mount Bouddi Carpark Start (a vehicle track).
After 110 m pass the toilet (6 m on your right).
After another 8 m pass the "Mount Bouddi Picnic Area" (on your left).
After another 10 m find the "The Dingeldei Memorial Shelter" (on your right).
The Dingeldei Memorial Shelter
The Dingeldei Memorial Shelter

The Dingeldei Memorial Shelter was built in 1962, thanks to volunteers. A.W. (Bill) Dingeldei was a trustee of the park who did considerable work on it himself. Today the Dingeldei picnic area is a quiet, leafy spot, perched on the hill behind Mount Bouddi. The picnic area contains a picnic table, toilets, BBQ and rubbish facilities. It also has a new car park with ample spaces.
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The Dingeldei Memorial Shelter was built in 1962, thanks to volunteers. A.W. (Bill) Dingeldei was a trustee of the park who did considerable work on it himself. Today the Dingeldei picnic area is a quiet, leafy spot, perched on the hill behind Mount Bouddi. The picnic area contains a picnic table, toilets, BBQ and rubbish facilities. It also has a new car park with ample spaces.

After another 1 km come to "Bouddi Lookout".
Bouddi Lookout
Bouddi Lookout

Bouddi Lookout, Bouddi National Park, is a great first look at the Bouddi Coast as you come out of the bush on Bouddi Spur. There are views of the Pacific Ocean crashing into the heath covered headlands in front of the lookout. Not as grand a view as other lookouts in the area, but worth a pause on your way to the Bouddi Coast Track.
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Bouddi Lookout, Bouddi National Park, is a great first look at the Bouddi Coast as you come out of the bush on Bouddi Spur. There are views of the Pacific Ocean crashing into the heath covered headlands in front of the lookout. Not as grand a view as other lookouts in the area, but worth a pause on your way to the Bouddi Coast Track.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.1 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Bouddi Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.3 km
Time 50 min to 1 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 115 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 110 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
110 m[toilet]
Shelter
115 mMount Bouddi Picnic Area
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