Wreck Beach
Worimi Country

20 min to 30 min

1.1 km
return

↑ 45 m
↓ -45 m

Moderate track
Starting from the end of Verona Road, Shoal Bay, this walk takes you straight to Wreck Beach via a fire trail. Short but challenging, it rewards you with a picturesque beach which is quite isolated. At low tide, the northern end of the beach offers a rock scramble to another tiny beach, even more secluded. There is no safety patrol and the surf can be dangerous - swimming is at your own risk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Worimi 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
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Start (-32.726581,152.1772879)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Pacific Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Richardson Road Exit then drive for 530 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Richardson Road and drive for another 195 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Richardson Road and drive for another 9.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Richardson Road and drive for another 4.5 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 800 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 16 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 850 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 5.6 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Nelson Bay Road, B63 and drive for another 2.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Stockton Street and drive for another 205 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Stockton Street and drive for another 280 m
  • Turn right onto Donald Street and drive for another 125 m
  • Turn left onto Yacaaba Street and drive for another 75 m
  • Turn right onto Magnus Street and drive for another 740 m
  • Turn left onto Trafalgar Street and drive for another 305 m
  • Turn right onto Shoal Bay Road and drive for another 680 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Shoal Bay Road and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn left onto Shoal Bay Road and drive for another 290 m
  • Turn right onto Tomaree Road and drive for another 670 m
  • Turn left onto Verona Road and drive for another 255 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the end of Verona Road(370 metres east of intersection with Rigney Street), head towards the “Wreck Beach - Fire Trail - Walkers Only - No Domestic Pets” signpost, moving directly away from the road. Pass through the gap next to the signpost following the fire tail veering left as it leads into the woodland. About 30 metres in(from the signpost), the trail you’re on will intersect with Shoal Bay East Radiation Zone, keep going straight to continue along Wreck Beach track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 65 m head through/around the gate.
Continue straight, to head along Fire Trail.
After another 210 m (at the intersection of Shaol Bay East Trail & Fire Trail) continue straight (a walking track).
Continue another 285 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 540 m to get back to the start.
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Wreck Beach


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.1 km
Time 20 min to 30 min
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) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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