The Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway
Awabakal Country

40 min to 1 h

2.5 km
return

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Smooth & flat
This walk follows a series of concrete and timber footpaths through the pleasant coastal area. This walk starts and finishes at the Webb Park Picnic Area, which has good facilities and shops nearby. The Owens Walkway has been made in conjunction with the Redhead Landcare group. This walk is great for those wanting to explore the area in a wheelchair or with a pram. There are a few alternate exits along the way if you wish to make the walk shorter. Let us begin by acknowledging the Awabakal 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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Webb Park sign in Redhead and near the Owens Walkway. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway near Webb Park in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Sheltered barbecue at Webb Park in Redhead . | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Footpath through forest on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Timber boardwalk on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Timber boardwalk and seat on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Intersection near the Redhead beach on the Owens Walkway . | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Timber boardwalk and seat on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Intersection near the Redhead beach on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Timber boardwalk and seat on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Timber boardwalk on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Owens Walkway with timber boardwalk in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Timber boardwalk and seat on the Owens Walkway. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Foot path through coastal forest on the Owens Walkway. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Dog walking area sign on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Foot path on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Timber post near the Owens Walkway Car Park in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Foot path on the Owens Walkway near Cain St in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
View of Wetlands on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Sealed foot path on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Views over the Owens Walkway near Cain St in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track intersection at the Owens Walkway Wetland Viewpoint in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Stone monument and Viewpoint on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Timber fencing and view on the Owens Viewpoint in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Metal plaque on the monument near the Owens Walkway Wetlands. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Views over the Owens Walkway Wetlands in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track through forest on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Footpath through forest on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Forest with footpath on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Intersection with timber posts on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Drinking fountain on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Wide track and Cain St in the distance on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Footpath on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Timber platform over Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Ducks in Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Footpath near the Owens Creek Viewpoint in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Elevated timber bridge over Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Ducks in Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway . | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Timber bridge with seating over Owens Creek in Redhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
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Safer Bushwalks
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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 (-33.0128936,151.7160108)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Pacific Highway, A43
  • Turn on to Wommara Avenue then drive for 1.7 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Railway Crescent and drive for another 2.6 km
  • Turn right onto Brown Street and drive for another 720 m
  • Turn left onto Steel Street and drive for another 120 m
  • Turn right onto Beach Road and drive for another 100 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 60 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Webb Park car park and picnic area(off Beach St, Redhead), this walk follows the timber walkway gently uphill, following the 'Ken & Audrey Owens Walkway' sign (on your right). This walk conintues along the timber boardwalk for about 130m passing a bench seat part way (on the right) to come to a four-way intersection, with a gravel track (on the left), a sandy track (directly ahead) and a timber walkway and 'Keep dogs on leads' sign on the right.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Owens Walkway.
After 80 m find the "Webb Park Car Park and Picnic Area" (15 m on your right).
Webb Park Car Park and Picnic Area
Webb Park Car Park and Picnic Area

Webb Park picnic area is located on Beach Rd, Redhead, and has a small car park within it. It offers tap water, a toilet, picnic tables, sheltered electric barbecues and a children's playground. The area is just 200m walk from Redhead surf beach and also its large car park and Surf Life Saving Club.
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Webb Park picnic area is located on Beach Rd, Redhead, and has a small car park within it. It offers tap water, a toilet, picnic tables, sheltered electric barbecues and a children's playground. The area is just 200m walk from Redhead surf beach and also its large car park and Surf Life Saving Club.

After another 20 m pass the playground (on your right).
After another 80 m turn right, to head along Owens Walkway.
After another 350 m continue straight, to head along Owens Walkway.
After another 45 m continue straight, to head along Owens Walkway.
After another 50 m continue straight, to head along Owens Walkway.
After another 45 m come to the viewpoint (20 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Owens Walkway.
Then find the "Owens Walkway Car Park & Viewpoint" (30 m on your right).
Owens Walkway Car Park & Viewpoint
Owens Walkway Car Park & Viewpoint

The Owens Walkway car park (off Cain St, Redhead) offers easy access to the Ken & Audrey Owens Walkway. The car park has a water tap and seat. The viewpoint at the car park is gained via an elevated boardwalk and offers views down the coast to Norah Head. From the viewpoint, surfers and whales can be seen (Northern whale migration from June to July, southern migration from Sept to Oct) .
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The Owens Walkway car park (off Cain St, Redhead) offers easy access to the Ken & Audrey Owens Walkway. The car park has a water tap and seat. The viewpoint at the car park is gained via an elevated boardwalk and offers views down the coast to Norah Head. From the viewpoint, surfers and whales can be seen (Northern whale migration from June to July, southern migration from Sept to Oct) .

After another 125 m find the "Owens Wetland Viewpoint" (10 m on your left).
Owens Wetland Viewpoint
Owens Wetland Viewpoint

This wetlands viewpoint on the Owens Walkway (in Redhead) offers good views out over water, reeds and a large wetland. In the distance are large sand dunes, with Redhead Beach behind them. This viewpoint is easily accessible via the Owens Walkway and has wheelchair access. Wildlife, particularly birds, use the wetland as a breeding site and you are likely to see birds here. There is also a stone monument, dedicated to the ‘Cain St Landcare Project’. The viewpoint is fenced and has a timber seat.
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This wetlands viewpoint on the Owens Walkway (in Redhead) offers good views out over water, reeds and a large wetland. In the distance are large sand dunes, with Redhead Beach behind them. This viewpoint is easily accessible via the Owens Walkway and has wheelchair access. Wildlife, particularly birds, use the wetland as a breeding site and you are likely to see birds here. There is also a stone monument, dedicated to the ‘Cain St Landcare Project’. The viewpoint is fenced and has a timber seat.

After another 325 m turn left.
After another 125 m cross the bridge
Continue another 30 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.3 km to get back to the start.
"Elevated Timber Bridge Viewpoint".
Elevated Timber Bridge Viewpoint
Elevated Timber Bridge Viewpoint

This timber bridge is elevated over Owen Creek in Redhead. The viewpoint is amongst trees and offers a quiet spot to sit and look into the creek. Local ducks live in this area. This viewpoint is wheelchair accessible by using the Owens Walkway.
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This timber bridge is elevated over Owen Creek in Redhead. The viewpoint is amongst trees and offers a quiet spot to sit and look into the creek. Local ducks live in this area. This viewpoint is wheelchair accessible by using the Owens Walkway.


Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Owens Walkway.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Cain Street & Owens Walkway) turn around, to head along Owens Walkway.
After another 15 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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The Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway


Grading
Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 2.5 km
Time 40 min to 1 h
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
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)
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