Three Peaks Walk
Worimi Country

45 min to 1 h 30 min

2.3 km
oneway

↑ 107 m
↓ -108 m

Moderate track
Starting from Ocean Beach Road, Shoal Bay, this walk takes you through the eastern bushland of Shoal Bay, optionally visiting three beaches along the way. This fire trail walk is really all about the side trips. Wander down to three secluded beaches (unpatrolled), enjoy the wide coastal views and sunbake (Australian term for sunbathe) at these secluded beaches. You'll find pristine sand and clear water in all of the beaches. Surfers tend to choose these beaches because of the waves and currents, be very cautious if you decide to take a swim. Allow plenty of extra time for the side trips. 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
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Ocean Beach Road & Ocean Beach Trail (-32.732057,152.17355)
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 275 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 750 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 960 m
  • Keep left onto Garden Place and drive for another 205 m
  • Turn right onto Ocean Beach Road and drive for another 400 m
Finish (-32.7198669,152.1827722)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car  
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
In the clearing near the end of Ocean Beach Rd (opposite house number 41), walk around the locked gate and Tomaree National Park sign. Head left along the trail behind the houses.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Ocean Beach Road & Ocean Beach Trail Start heading along Ocean Beach Trail (a vehicle track).
Find the gate at the start.
After another 7 m (at the intersection of Shaol Bay East Trail & Ocean Beach Trail) turn left, to head along Shaol Bay East Trail.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Shaol Bay East Trail & Fire Trail) continue straight, to head along Shaol Bay East Trail.
After another 430 m head through/around the gate.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional side trip takes you to the Box Beach. Expect around 10 minutes of moving time (out&back) added to your track. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 5 m (at the intersection of Box Beach Road & Shaol Bay East Trail) continue straight, to head along Shaol Bay East Trail.
After another 10 m head through/around the gate.
After another 610 m head through/around the gate.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional side trip takes you to the Wreck Beach where you can walk on the pristine sand and enjoy the waters of the Pacific. Keep in mind that this track is steeper and rougher than the core route. To start this optional side trip turn sharp right here. On returning from this side trip veer right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 9 m (at the intersection of Shaol Bay East Trail & Fire Trail) continue straight, to head along Shaol Bay East Trail.
After another 10 m head through/around the gate.
After another 330 m (at the intersection of Shaol Bay East Trail & Fire Trail) veer right, to head along Shaol Bay East Trail.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Joleen Crescent. Details below.
After another 345 m (at the intersection of Shaol Bay East Trail & Fire Trail) continue straight, to head along Shaol Bay East Trail.
After another 460 m head through/around the gate.
At the intersection of Zenith Beach Loop Road & Shaol Bay East Trail continue straight, to head along Zenith Beach Loop Road (a vehicle track).
After another 20 m pass the car park (20 m on your left).
After another 15 m come to the end.

Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 80 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 80 m to the main route.

An alternate access point from/to Joleen Crescent.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Fire Trail & Shaol Bay East Trail Start heading along Fire Trail (a vehicle track).
After 30 m head through/around the gate.
After another 20 m come to the end.

This optional side trip takes you to the Box Beach. Expect around 10 minutes of moving time (out&back) added to your track.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Box Beach Road & Shaol Bay East Trail Start heading along Box Beach Road (a residential road).
After 265 m pass the car park (9 m on your right).
After another 90 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 360 m to the main route.

This optional side trip takes you to the Wreck Beach where you can walk on the pristine sand and enjoy the waters of the Pacific. Keep in mind that this track is steeper and rougher than the core route.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Fire Trail & Shaol Bay East Trail Start (a walking track).
After another 285 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 285 m to the main route.
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Three Peaks Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.3 km
Time 45 min to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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 Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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