Green Point Circuit Walk

2 h 45 min to 3 h

7.3 km
circuit

↑ 221 m
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Hard track
This walk visits all of the popular locations in Green Point Reserve, as well as some of the lesser-visited areas inland. Taking in Sea Eagle Park, Green Point and Rocky-high viewpoint on the foreshore and then travel inland through mostly eucalyptus forest to enjoy the views at Sea Eagle Lookout, before completing this circuit walk back to your starting point. A varied walk that gives the walker an excellent sense of what Green Point Reserve has to offer. This walk is thoroughly recommended. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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The Shores Way car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Welcome to the Green Point Foreshore Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
The Foreshore Track alongside Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Sealed shared footpath next to Lake Macquarie in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Jetty Picnic Area in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
The Jetty Picnic Area beside Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
The Jetty. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Near the Jetty Picnic Area in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Sea Eagle Picnic area and lookouts above. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Sign in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Clear paths on the Foreshore Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track and timber sign in Green Point Reserve on Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track towards Lake Macquarie in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track through forest in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track close to the foreshore of Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track with Lake Macquarie in the distance. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Lake-side views along the Foreshore Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
The Foreshore Track Green Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Timber boardwalk in Green Point Reserve by Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Bridge in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Timber footbridge close to Green Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Green Point on Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track out to Green Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
She Oaks beside Green Point Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Walking near Green Point Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Boardwalk alongside Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Boardwalk through eucalypt forest. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Enjoy Lake Macquarie from many angles. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Scenic beach on Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Foreshore Track close by the tidal lake. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Far-reaching views over Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Lake Macquarie on view for much of the Foreshore Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Rocky High View Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Lake Macquarie from Rocky High View Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Timber steps and track near Rocky-high viewpoint by Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Eucalypt Foerst Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Dilkera Rd entrance to Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Dilkera Ave near Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Parkland near Dilkera Ave Valentine with Lake Macquarie beyond. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Sealed shared pathway for walkers and bicycles in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Shared cycle/walkway Foreshore Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Sharing the track with bikes in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Enjoying the bushland Foreshore Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Trail through forest near Rocky-high viewpoint in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track near Rocky-high viewpoint in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Sign of mangrove seed in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Foreshore Track Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Foreshore Track Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Bush steps offer glimpses of Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Faint track into forest near the foreshore of Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track through eucalyptus forest in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track deep within the inland of Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track in Green Point Reserve by the shores of Lake Macquarie. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track upto houses in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Fire trail at the back of houses in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track into forest near a fire trail in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Fire trail at the back of houses in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Metal fence next to a fire trail in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
House fence near a fire trail in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Fire trail in Green Point reserve on the circuit walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Fire trail and culvert behind houses in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Fire trail in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
A hilly fire trail in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Metal fence and houses at the edge of the Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Forest near Leichhart Road in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Intersection near Leichhardt Road in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Zig Zag trail with houses in the distance. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Timber fencing on Zig Zag trail in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Views of skyline and trail ahead on the Zig Zag trail in Green Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Graffiti on sign in Green Point Reserve . | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Shared pathway for walkers and bicycles in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Pathway near Green Point Drive entrance of Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Walking through Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Sealed shared footpath with bicycles and walkers in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Open grasslands on an elevated area of Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Intersection on a shared pathway in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Pathway near the Upper Sea Eagle Lookout in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Picnic table near upper lookout Sea Eagle Picnic Area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Upper lookout Sea Eagle Picnic Area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Junction near lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Track junction near the Sea Eagle Lookout in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Eucalypt forest Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Wide trail through Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Grassy Track Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Wood steps near Crown St and The Shores Way. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Crown St and The Shores Way Valentine. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
The Shores Way Valentine. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
The Shores Way car Park entrance in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
The Shores Way car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
Toilets at The Shores Way car park in Green Point Reserve. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2011.
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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 (-33.0299182,151.6421491)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Pacific Highway, A43
  • Turn on to Maude Street then drive for 295 m
  • Turn left onto Maude Street and drive for another 145 m
  • Turn right onto Brooks Parade, B89 and drive for another 265 m
  • Turn slight left onto Ross Street, B89 and drive for another 490 m
  • Turn left onto Ross Street and drive for another 60 m
  • Turn right onto Crown Street and drive for another 590 m
  • Turn left onto The Shores Way and drive for another 240 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 30 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 55 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park(on The Shores Way, Green Point), this walk heads towards the lake past the toilet block and along the footpath for 25m, to a four-way intersection with a 'Welcome to Green Point Foreshore Reserve' sign (on the right).
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the shared concrete cycle/footpath gently downhill, while keeping the Shores Way car park on your right and the water on your left. This walk continues, undulating for about 500m, until coming to the Jetty picnic area on the right and jetty on your left. ....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
Find the Public Toilets at the start.
Turn right, to head along Green Point Track.
After another 80 m (at the intersection of Slips & Green Point Track) continue straight, to head along Green Point Track.
After another 400 m pass the water tap (25 m on your right).
This water tap is wheelchair accessible.
After another 100 m find the "Jetty Picnic Area" (7 m on your right).
Jetty Picnic Area
Jetty Picnic Area

The Jetty Picnic area in the Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie offers a public jetty, a sheltered picnic table, seating, a drinking fountain and historical interpretative signs. The historical signs detail the 'timber getting' period of Green Point from 1860, with the timber used to build jetty's, pit prop for coal mining, ships and boats. There is also an historical sign detailing 'The Cardiff Coal Company', which mined coal out of Green Point during a minor coal rush.
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The Jetty Picnic area in the Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie offers a public jetty, a sheltered picnic table, seating, a drinking fountain and historical interpretative signs. The historical signs detail the 'timber getting' period of Green Point from 1860, with the timber used to build jetty's, pit prop for coal mining, ships and boats. There is also an historical sign detailing 'The Cardiff Coal Company', which mined coal out of Green Point during a minor coal rush.

After another 50 m pass the toilet (50 m on your right).
After another 65 m find the "Sea Eagle Park" (65 m on your right).
Sea Eagle Park
Sea Eagle Park

Sea Eagle Park in Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie is a large grassed picnic area, with a toilet, sheltered picnic tables, water from a tap and gas/electric barbeque's. This picnic area is particularly good for larger family group, for there is room to play ball games or just sit and look at the views. The short walk up to the Sea Eagle Lookouts is recommended for the commanding views south towards Swansea.
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Sea Eagle Park in Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie is a large grassed picnic area, with a toilet, sheltered picnic tables, water from a tap and gas/electric barbeque's. This picnic area is particularly good for larger family group, for there is room to play ball games or just sit and look at the views. The short walk up to the Sea Eagle Lookouts is recommended for the commanding views south towards Swansea.

After another 95 m continue straight, to head along Green Point Track.
After another 85 m (at the intersection of Green Point Track & Lookout track) turn right, to head along Green Point Track.
Keep left.
After another 165 m continue straight.
After another 250 m continue straight.
After another 430 m find the "Green Point (on Lake Macquarie)" (45 m on your left).
Green Point (on Lake Macquarie)
Green Point (on Lake Macquarie)

Green Point in the Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie is a large grassed area which looks out over Lake Macquarie. From the vantage point of Green Point, a walker can see up and down Lake Macquarie. There are often boats passing by this low headland. This is a fabulous place to have a picnic and there is even a clump of She Oak trees by the water for shade. There are no facilities here, other than the open grassed area.
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Green Point in the Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie is a large grassed area which looks out over Lake Macquarie. From the vantage point of Green Point, a walker can see up and down Lake Macquarie. There are often boats passing by this low headland. This is a fabulous place to have a picnic and there is even a clump of She Oak trees by the water for shade. There are no facilities here, other than the open grassed area.

Continue straight.
After another 450 m continue straight, to head along Trolls.
After another 180 m turn left.
After another 110 m continue straight.
Then find the "Rockyhigh Viewpoint" (15 m on your left).
Rockyhigh Viewpoint
Rockyhigh Viewpoint

The Rockyhigh Viewpoint (near Dilkera Avenue, Valentine) has elevated views across Lake Macquarie. There is a bench seat perfectly located to enjoy the views. This viewpoint is magnificent at sunset; a local secret.
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The Rockyhigh Viewpoint (near Dilkera Avenue, Valentine) has elevated views across Lake Macquarie. There is a bench seat perfectly located to enjoy the views. This viewpoint is magnificent at sunset; a local secret.

After another 215 m find the "Green Point Reserve Entrance (Dilkera Avenue, Valentine)" (8 m on your left).
Green Point Reserve Entrance (Dilkera Avenue, Valentine)
Green Point Reserve Entrance (Dilkera Avenue, Valentine)

The Dilkera Avenue entrance (in Valentine) to Green Point Foreshore Reserve offers access to both walking and bicycling paths. There is car parking and a large grassed park overlooking Lake Macquarie, a great spot to sit or have a picnic. A short walk away in the Green Point Reserve is Rockyhigh Viewpoint over Lake Macquarie, which is fabulous at sunset.
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The Dilkera Avenue entrance (in Valentine) to Green Point Foreshore Reserve offers access to both walking and bicycling paths. There is car parking and a large grassed park overlooking Lake Macquarie, a great spot to sit or have a picnic. A short walk away in the Green Point Reserve is Rockyhigh Viewpoint over Lake Macquarie, which is fabulous at sunset.

Turn sharp right.
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 50 m turn right, to head along Trolls.
After another 195 m continue straight, to head along Trolls.
After another 180 m continue straight, to head along Trolls.
After another 280 m (at the intersection of Biggie Smalls & Trolls) turn left, to head along Biggie Smalls.
After another 10 m veer right.
After another 870 m continue straight.
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 115 m turn left.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 170 m continue straight.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 160 m (at the intersection of Biggie Smalls & Trading Up) continue straight.
After another 330 m continue straight.
After another 250 m continue straight.
After another 150 m continue straight.
After another 175 m veer right.
After another 260 m turn right, to head along Green Point Track.
After another 75 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Upper Lookout (Sea Eagle Park). To start this optional side trip turn sharp right here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 245 m continue straight.
After another 510 m (at the intersection of Crown Street & The Shores Way) turn right, to head along The Shores Way (a residential road).
After another 155 m (at the intersection of The Capstan & The Shores Way) continue straight, to head along The Shores Way.
After another 30 m (at the intersection of The Shores Way & The Mainsail) continue straight, to head along The Shores Way.
After another 55 m turn left.
After another 65 m find the "The Car Park (off The Shores Way, Green Point)" (8 m on your right).
The Car Park (off The Shores Way, Green Point)
The Car Park (off The Shores Way, Green Point)

The Shores Way park entrance and car park is a great place to start a walk within the Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie. The park entrance offers a toilet, a water tap, seating and plenty of car parking. There are attractive grass slopes here dropping into the water, that make a fine spot to have a picnic.
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The Shores Way park entrance and car park is a great place to start a walk within the Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie. The park entrance offers a toilet, a water tap, seating and plenty of car parking. There are attractive grass slopes here dropping into the water, that make a fine spot to have a picnic.

After another 15 m come to the end.

An optional side trip to Upper Lookout (Sea Eagle Park).
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 90 m turn left, to head along Lookout track.
After another 40 m come to "Green Point lookout".
This viewpoint is wheelchair accessible.
About 55 m past the end is "Sea Eagle Park Lookouts (lower, middle & upper)".
Sea Eagle Park Lookouts (lower, middle & upper)
Sea Eagle Park Lookouts (lower, middle & upper)

These three lookouts (lower, middle and upper lookouts) are above Sea Eagle Park in Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie and give great views across Lake Macquarie towards Swansea. The upper lookout has a picnic table in the shade behind the lookout, which gives relief on a hot day. The upper lookout also a picnic table at the lookout, offering fabulous views to the south. Each of these lookouts has a bench seat and interpretative signs. White Bellied Sea Eagles have been known to nest nearby and are often seen flying in the area.
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These three lookouts (lower, middle and upper lookouts) are above Sea Eagle Park in Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie and give great views across Lake Macquarie towards Swansea. The upper lookout has a picnic table in the shade behind the lookout, which gives relief on a hot day. The upper lookout also a picnic table at the lookout, offering fabulous views to the south. Each of these lookouts has a bench seat and interpretative signs. White Bellied Sea Eagles have been known to nest nearby and are often seen flying in the area.

About 95 m past the end is a toilet.
About 145 m past the end is "Sea Eagle Park".
Sea Eagle Park
Sea Eagle Park

Sea Eagle Park in Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie is a large grassed picnic area, with a toilet, sheltered picnic tables, water from a tap and gas/electric barbeque's. This picnic area is particularly good for larger family group, for there is room to play ball games or just sit and look at the views. The short walk up to the Sea Eagle Lookouts is recommended for the commanding views south towards Swansea.
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Sea Eagle Park in Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie is a large grassed picnic area, with a toilet, sheltered picnic tables, water from a tap and gas/electric barbeque's. This picnic area is particularly good for larger family group, for there is room to play ball games or just sit and look at the views. The short walk up to the Sea Eagle Lookouts is recommended for the commanding views south towards Swansea.

Continue another 0 m to find Green Point lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 130 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Green Point Circuit Walk


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 7.3 km
Time 2 h 45 min to 3 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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 Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There are 3 on route, on average they are 1.9 km apart with the largest gap of 5.7 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
30 mPublic Toilets
Toilet
660 m[toilet]
Toilet
6.3 km[toilet]
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