Little Beach Bombi Moor and Mt Bouddi Circuit Track
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

3 h 30 min to 4 h

9 km
circuit

↑ 382 m
↓ -382 m

Hard track
This is a great circuit walk, leading walkers from the hills, down to the beach. The circuit takes in the vast changes in vegetation as it descends to Little Beach, then follows the coast, heading up to Dingeldei Picnic Area. The sandy service trails and views out to sea make this a magnificent walk. 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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Graham Drive Carpark. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Graham Drive Track to Little Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Little Beach's rocky shore. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Tree root step on Bouddi Coastal Walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Sandy service trail between Bombi Point Track and Third Point Tracks. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Bombi. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Track at Caves Gully. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Old fenceline. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Dingeldei Toilets. | 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 At the intersection of Old Quarry Trail & Grahame Drive (-33.5098802,151.4123034)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Empire Bay Drive
  • Turn on to Wards Hill Road then drive for 1.1 km
  • Turn sharp left onto Maitland Bay Drive and drive for another 1.4 km
  • Turn sharp left onto The Scenic Road and drive for another 3.6 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Grahame Drive and drive for another 420 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park, this walk follows the 'Little Beach' sign along the management trail, passing around a gate. The walk heads down the hill, crosses a creek, and climbs up the hill out of the gully. The walk then winds down to a signposted intersection, with a bush track to the right.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Old Quarry Trail & Grahame Drive Start heading along Grahame Drive (a service road).
Then pass the "Little Beach Car Park" (15 m on your right).
After 95 m head through/around the gate.
After another 210 m continue straight, to head along Little Beach Trail.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Little Beach Trail.
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Little Beach Trail.
After another 15 m pass the "Bouddi Coastal Walk" (20 m on your right).
After another 295 m pass the toilet (6 m on your left).
After another 20 m pass the sign (on your right).
Then pass the shelter (on your right).
Then pass the BBQ (on your right).
Then pass the picnic table (10 m on your right).
Then find the "Little Beach Campsite" (8 m on your left).
Little Beach Campsite
Little Beach Campsite

Little Beach campsite is a small grassed area, wedged between the hills and set back from the beach. The campsite has six designated sites, a composting toilet, rubbish bins, Gas BBQ's and a shelter. There is no drinking water onsite and the beach is only 20m away.
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Little Beach campsite is a small grassed area, wedged between the hills and set back from the beach. The campsite has six designated sites, a composting toilet, rubbish bins, Gas BBQ's and a shelter. There is no drinking water onsite and the beach is only 20m away.

After another 310 m continue straight, to head along Little Beach Trail.
After another 55 m turn left.
After another 420 m (at the intersection of Bombi Moor Trail & 78 Trail) continue straight, to head along Bombi Moor Trail (a vehicle track).
After another 50 m pass the "Bouddi Coastal Walk" (on your left).
After another 520 m (at the intersection of Bombi Moor Trail & Third Point Trail) turn left, to head along Third Point Trail.
After another 690 m turn around, to head along Third Point Trail.
After another 40 m find the "Third Point" (40 m on your right).
Third Point
Third Point

Third Point, is an easily accessed unfenced cliff which looks out across the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea. The point was the third of three defining headlands which Captain Cook observed in 1770. The headlands defines the northern tip of the Marine Sanctuary which was the first in New South Wales. The views from Third Point are of dramatic cliff lines with waves crashing in from the Pacific Ocean.
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Third Point, is an easily accessed unfenced cliff which looks out across the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea. The point was the third of three defining headlands which Captain Cook observed in 1770. The headlands defines the northern tip of the Marine Sanctuary which was the first in New South Wales. The views from Third Point are of dramatic cliff lines with waves crashing in from the Pacific Ocean.

After another 650 m (at the intersection of Bombi Moor Trail & Third Point Trail) veer left, to head along Bombi Moor Trail.
After another 65 m (at the intersection of Old Quarry Trail & Bombi Moor Trail) continue straight, to head along Bombi Moor Trail.
After another 670 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 290 m cross the ford.
After another 610 m cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
Then head up the stone steps (about 5 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to S.S. Maitland Shipwreck. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 205 m (at the intersection of Mount Bouddi Track & Bouddi Coastal Walk) turn right, to head along Mount Bouddi Track.
After another 15 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 160 m continue straight, to head along Mount Bouddi Track.
After another 15 m find the "Bouddi Lookout" (25 m on your right).
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.

After another 1.1 km pass the "Mount Bouddi Picnic Area" (on your right).
After another 8 m pass the toilet (6 m on your left).
After another 580 m (at the intersection of Mount Bouddi Road & Stroms Trail) continue straight, to head along Mount Bouddi Road.
After another 30 m (at the intersection of The Scenic Road & Bombi Road South) veer right, to head along The Scenic Road (a road).
After another 295 m (at the intersection of The Scenic Road & MacMasters Ridge Fire Trail) continue straight, to head along The Scenic Road.
After another 45 m pass the car park (on your left).
After another 370 m (at the intersection of Bombi Road North & The Scenic Road) continue straight, to head along The Scenic Road.
After another 760 m (at the intersection of The Scenic Road & Grahame Drive) turn sharp right, to head along Grahame Drive (a service road).
After another 325 m continue straight, to head along Grahame Drive.
After another 95 m come to the end.

An optional side trip to S.S. Maitland Shipwreck.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Mount Bouddi Track & Bouddi Coastal Walk Start heading along Bouddi Coastal Walk (a walking track).
After another 265 m turn right, to head along Bouddi Coastal Walk.
After another 20 m come to the viewpoint (30 m on your left).
After another 65 m head up the steps
After another 25 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 3 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 380 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Little Beach Bombi Moor and Mt Bouddi Circuit Track


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 9 km
Time 3 h 30 min to 4 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Campsite: There is one 610 m from the start.

Shelter: There are 2 on route, on average they are 3 km apart with the largest gap of 5.9 km.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 3 km apart with the largest gap of 5.9 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Campsite
610 mLittle Beach Campsite
Shelter
620 m[shelter]
Toilet
670 m[toilet]
Shelter
6.5 kmMount Bouddi Picnic Area
Toilet
6.5 km[toilet]
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