Bittangabee Bay to Pulpit Rock
Yuin Country

1 h 45 min to 2 h

5.2 km
oneway

↑ 116 m
↓ -105 m

Hard track
This walk from Bittangabee Bay is a magnificent way to view the coastline of Ben Boyd National Park. The low heath for much of this walk allows great views out across the ocean and across the flora of the park. The walk finishes with a longish section of service trail leading down to Pulpit Rock, where the ocean relentlessly beats against the rock shelf. Allowing more time you could return to Bittangabee Bay by retracing your steps. Let us begin by acknowledging the Yuin 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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Bittangabee Picnic area and sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track below road and camping area Bittangabee Bay. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bittangabee camping area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down to the Storehouse Bittangabee Bay. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track through the trees. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Light to Light track marker near Bittangabee camping area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign post along Light to Light walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Stairs through gully south of Bittangabee Bay. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track north of the stairs. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Seed pods. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track along creek south of Bittangabee. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Light to Light walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Creek crossing south of Bittangabee Bay. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Creek crossing south of Bittangabee Bay. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track to the service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Seed pods. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bushtrack meeting the service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Service trail with Light to Light signpost. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign on Pulpit Rock Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Looking North up the coast south of Pulpit Rock Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign before Pulpit Rock car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Toilet in Pulpit Rock car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Side track near Pulpit Rock lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Stairs down to Pulpit Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down Pulpit Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track looking north from Pulpit Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Ocean slamming rocks north of Pulpit Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Pulpit Rock formations. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Waves crashing on Pulpit Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Pulpit Rock cliffs. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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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 (-37.2167421,150.0148564)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Princes Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Edrom Road then drive for 5.7 km
  • Turn right onto Green Cape Road and drive for another 11.2 km
  • Turn left onto Green Cape Road and drive for another 4.6 km
  • Turn sharp left onto Bittangabee Road and drive for another 3 km
  • Turn left onto Bittangabee Road and drive for another 150 m
Finish (-37.2397428,150.0341663)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car   (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the picnic area, the walk follows the sign to 'Camping Area 500m', keeping the car park on your right. The track leads below the road (above on the right) for some time, following the arrow markers to a signposted intersection next to the log road barriers.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Light to Light Walk.
After another 25 m turn right, to head along Light to Light Walk.
Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area (about 7 m back from the start).
Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area
Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area

Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area is near Bittangabee Bay and camp area in Ben Boyd National Park. The picnic area is a day-use only area with a few picnic tables, an electric BBQ and a pit toilet. There is a reasonable amount of natural shade, and is close to a car park. There is short walk to the beach and ruins at Bittangabee Bay. The picnic area is well signposted on the loop road near the Bittangabee camping area.
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Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area is near Bittangabee Bay and camp area in Ben Boyd National Park. The picnic area is a day-use only area with a few picnic tables, an electric BBQ and a pit toilet. There is a reasonable amount of natural shade, and is close to a car park. There is short walk to the beach and ruins at Bittangabee Bay. The picnic area is well signposted on the loop road near the Bittangabee camping area.

After another 245 m continue straight, to head along Light to Light Walk.
After another 255 m find the "Southern Bittangabee Point lookout" (20 m on your left).
Southern Bittangabee Point lookout
Southern Bittangabee Point lookout

Southern Bittangabee Point lookout is an unofficial lookout on the southern headland forming the entrance to Bittangabee Bay in Ben Boyd National Park. The lookout is not fenced or signposted and does not have any facilities. The lookout provides a view across the mouth of Bittangabee Bay and a short way down the coast to the south. There is also a view of the red rock platform below, forming a picturesque contrast with the ocean on sunny days.
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Southern Bittangabee Point lookout is an unofficial lookout on the southern headland forming the entrance to Bittangabee Bay in Ben Boyd National Park. The lookout is not fenced or signposted and does not have any facilities. The lookout provides a view across the mouth of Bittangabee Bay and a short way down the coast to the south. There is also a view of the red rock platform below, forming a picturesque contrast with the ocean on sunny days.

After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Light to Light Walk.
After another 3.7 km continue straight, to head along Light to Light Walk.
After another 95 m continue straight, to head along Light to Light Walk.
After another 145 m turn left.
After another 350 m continue straight.
After another 195 m continue straight.
After another 85 m pass the toilet (10 m on your left).
Turn right.
After another 10 m pass the car park (20 m on your left).
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 10 m head down the 33 surface|wood steps
After another 6 m come to the viewpoint (10 m on your right).
After another 10 m find the "Pulpit Rock" (50 m on your right).
Pulpit Rock
Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock is a large rock platform on the south-east coast of NSW, between Green Cape and Bittangabee in Ben Boyd National Park. The rock platform is a popular spot for rock fishing. Pulpit Rock is accessed via a staircase near the end of a service trail off Green Cape Rd. Near the car park is a pit toilet and garbage facilities. From the rock platform, there are great views north up the coast, with the red rock cliffs providing a spectacular highlight.
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Pulpit Rock is a large rock platform on the south-east coast of NSW, between Green Cape and Bittangabee in Ben Boyd National Park. The rock platform is a popular spot for rock fishing. Pulpit Rock is accessed via a staircase near the end of a service trail off Green Cape Rd. Near the car park is a pit toilet and garbage facilities. From the rock platform, there are great views north up the coast, with the red rock cliffs providing a spectacular highlight.

After another 10 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Bittangabee Bay to Pulpit Rock


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 5.2 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 2 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 5.1 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
5.1 km[toilet]
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