Flannel Flower Walking Track
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min

3.6 km
return

↑ 226 m
↓ -226 m

Moderate track
Starting from Hawke Head Drive, this return walk in Bouddi National Park takes you past the Lobster Beach lookout with great views over the area to Lobster Beach. If walking in spring you'll see the the flannel flower in full bloom. 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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Track to Wagstaff. | Photo by admin
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Wagstaff and Killcare Int. | Photo by admin
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Eucalypt to side of Wagstaff Track. | Photo by admin
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Brisbane Waters. | Photo by admin
Spiders in trees overlooking Putty Beach. | Photo by admin
Rock Formation to the side of the track. | Photo by admin
Turn off to Pretty Beach. | Photo by admin
Track leading down to houses near Pretty Beach. | Photo by admin
Green water tanks to the right of the track. | Photo by admin
Chapel steeped house. | Photo by admin
Driveways down to Pretty Beach. | Photo by admin
Int between houses. | Photo by admin
Stairs to saddle above Lobster Beach. | Photo by admin
Stairs down to Lobster Beach. | Photo by admin
Viewing Platform above Lobster Beach. | Photo by admin
Lobster Beach south. | Photo by admin
Stairs off Lobster Beach. | Photo by admin
Lobster Beach north. | Photo by admin
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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 (-33.5341406,151.3472137)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Wards Hill Road, Killcare Heights.
  • Turn on to The Scenic Road then drive for 910 m
  • Turn slight right onto Killcare Road and drive for another 15 m
  • Turn left onto Nukara Avenue and drive for another 55 m
  • Turn slight right onto Nukara Avenue and drive for another 65 m
  • Turn slight left onto Hawke Head Drive and drive for another 1.7 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the dirt car park on Hawke Head Drive (530 metres northwest of Tallow Beach), head towards the green "Bouddi National Park - Tallow Beach 900 m" sign along the dirt path. Pass by the said sign (to your right) and follow the wide dirt trail to continue along Flannel Flower Walking Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Hawke Head Drive.
After 100 m head through/around the gate.
After another 100 m continue straight, to head along Hawke Head Drive.
After another 30 m (at the intersection of Flannel Flower Walking Track & Hawke Head Drive) veer right, to head along Flannel Flower Walking Track (a walking track).
After another 1.3 km turn left.
After another 105 m continue straight.
After another 20 m head down the steps (about 55 m long)
After another 7 m come to the viewpoint (on your right).
Then pass a seat (on your right).
After another 80 m head down the steps (about 50 m long)
About 45 m past the end is "Lobster beach".
Lobster beach
Lobster beach

Lobster Beach, Bouddi National Park, is a 300m long, west-facing beach on Broken Bay. The beach, backed by a steep hill and edged by rocky shores, provides westerly views over Broken Bay to Pearl and Ocean beaches. The beach has toilet and garbage facilities just above the sand.
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Lobster Beach, Bouddi National Park, is a 300m long, west-facing beach on Broken Bay. The beach, backed by a steep hill and edged by rocky shores, provides westerly views over Broken Bay to Pearl and Ocean beaches. The beach has toilet and garbage facilities just above the sand.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.8 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Flannel Flower Walking Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.6 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 1.7 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Seat
1.7 km[seat]
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