Marie Byles Lookout to Bullimah Lookout
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

50 min to 1 h

1.9 km
return

↑ 93 m
↓ -93 m

Hard track
The Bullimah Lookout Track follows the spur down the hill from Marie Byles Lookout and car park. The track zigzags a little on the way, passing around boulders. There are excellent views from Bullimah Lookout over Maitland Bay. 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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Information board at Marie Byles Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Track winding through boulders. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Maitland Bay. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Maitland Bay Area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Contrast between burnt and unburnt bush either side of the track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Bullimah Track's burnt bush. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Putty Beach from Bullimah Oulook. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Bullimah Outlook plaque. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
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• 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 (-33.5227165,151.3814012)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Empire Bay Drive
  • Turn on to Wards Hill Road then drive for 2 km
  • Turn left onto Stewart Street and drive for another 265 m
  • Turn left onto The Scenic Road and drive for another 900 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 30 m
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Getting started
From the car park, this walk follows the track past the information board(reported as removed), keeping the road through the trees and your left. The track winds through the bush for approximately 25m to an intersection with another track (on the right).....
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Start.
Find the car park at the start.
Find the Marie Byles Lookout at the start.
Marie Byles Lookout
Marie Byles Lookout

This lookout, also known as the Killcare Heights Lookout, is beside The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights, about 400m south of the intersection with Maitland Bay Drive. There are beautiful views to the south, along the coast, and over parts of Broken Bay. The lookout is named after Marie Byles, the first proponent of a Bouddi National Park. According to her wikipedia page, Marie Byles is also "known as a committed conservationist, the first practicing female solicitor in New South Wales, mountaineer, explorer and avid bushwalker, feminist, author and an original member of the Buddhist Society in New South Wales."
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This lookout, also known as the Killcare Heights Lookout, is beside The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights, about 400m south of the intersection with Maitland Bay Drive. There are beautiful views to the south, along the coast, and over parts of Broken Bay. The lookout is named after Marie Byles, the first proponent of a Bouddi National Park. According to her wikipedia page, Marie Byles is also "known as a committed conservationist, the first practicing female solicitor in New South Wales, mountaineer, explorer and avid bushwalker, feminist, author and an original member of the Buddhist Society in New South Wales."

After another 6 m pass the water tap (6 m on your left).
After another 120 m turn right.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 275 m come to the viewpoint (25 m on your left).
After another 100 m come to the viewpoint (10 m on your left).
After another 90 m come to the viewpoint (10 m on your left).
Then come to the viewpoint (30 m on your left).
After another 205 m come to the viewpoint (20 m on your left).
After another 50 m find the "Bullimah Outlook" (15 m on your left).
Bullimah Outlook
Bullimah Outlook

Bullimah Outlook is perched on the end of Bullimah Spur, overlooking a vast majority of Bouddi National Park and the southern coast. There are also great views from a rocky outcrop on the walk to the lookout. The views from the lookout are quite scenic, with Sydney's northern beaches, Lion Island and Broken Bay all revealing themselves. The lookout commemorates Charles Darcy Roberts, once a trustee of Bouddi National Park and bushwalker. The memorial plaque also recognises "other bushwalkers who lost their lives in World War II".
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Bullimah Outlook is perched on the end of Bullimah Spur, overlooking a vast majority of Bouddi National Park and the southern coast. There are also great views from a rocky outcrop on the walk to the lookout. The views from the lookout are quite scenic, with Sydney's northern beaches, Lion Island and Broken Bay all revealing themselves. The lookout commemorates Charles Darcy Roberts, once a trustee of Bouddi National Park and bushwalker. The memorial plaque also recognises "other bushwalkers who lost their lives in World War II".

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Marie Byles Lookout to Bullimah Lookout


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 1.9 km
Time 50 min to 1 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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