Bushwalk On The Central Coast NSW - Walks For Everyone

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Experiencing a bushwalk on the NSW Central Coast Australia is a must if you're visiting. 

Overlooking Brisbane Water from Warrah Lookout

Many holidaymakers overlook the national parks as they head off to the beaches during summer holidays. Don't make the same mistake!

The national parks on the Central Coast Australia stretch along the coastline of the Hawkesbury River and the Pacific Ocean.

They're made up of a series of steep cliffs intercepted by beaches – that means coastal walks with picturesque views and lookouts!

Pack up water, food, swimmers, towel and go…

If you're wondering what ‘bushwalking’ means, it signifies walking through the bush. If you live overseas you'll be more familiar with trekking, hiking, tramping, hill walking or rambling.  

The hikes generally range from short to multi day. Here I have only included day walks ranging from below 1 km to about 10 km...

Bouddi National Park

Coastal Walk, Bouddi National Park

Bouddi National Park covers 1,500 hectares that extend from the Bouddi Peninsula to Macmasters Beach.

It's a small park, and you can walk from one side to the other in a day. The walks are located near popular beachside towns (Terrigal, Avoca and Killcare) with great restaurants and cafes.

The walks offer views of the ocean or lead to a secluded beach that no road can access. Exploring Bouddi is fun. And sooo easy.

>> Bouddi National Park walks

Brisbane Water National Park

Patonga to Pearl Beach Walk, Brisbane Water National Park

Brisbane Water National Park covers an area of 12,000 hectares north of the Hawkesbury River. As it's a large park the walks vary in length and style. Many walks are short sections of the Great North Walk.

See Aboriginal art, waterfalls and lookouts. Make sure you see Warrah Lookout, Somersby Falls and Bulgandry Aboriginal art site. 

>> Brisbane Water National Park walks

Wyrrabalong National Park 

Wyrrabalong Coast walking track

It doesn’t take too much time to walk around Wyrrabalong National Park. The northern section comprises 480 hectares and the southern section 120 hectares. The national park is so small you can hardly see it on a map.

It may be small but South Wyrrabalong offers a great coastal walk and stunning Crackneck Lookout. Watch whales migrate from June - August.

Northern Wyrrabalong offers two walking loops that pass through different forests: a littoral rainforest and a red gum forest. The walks offer glimpses of Tuggerah Lake.

>> Wyrrabalong National Park walks

Great Coastal Walks - Central Coast Australia 

Click on the links below to read about our favourite coastal walks on the Central Coast... 

Bushwalk With Kids

Walking with kids? These short bushwalks have all been tested by my own kids! 

  • Little Beach - 750-metre walk to a beautiful cove and picnic area, suitable for prams. 
  • Maitland Bay - 1-kilometre steep track leading to a top secluded beach. 
  • Somersby Falls - 250-metre steep descend to two gorgeous waterfalls. 
  • Girrakool loop - 2-kilometre easy loop through an Aboriginal engraving site and a lookouts overlooking small waterfalls.
  • Strom Lookout - 1-kilometre easy walk to a lookout overlooking Hardys Bay dotted with sailing boats. 

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Looking to walk in a national park on the Central Coast Australia? Here you'll find beautiful short day walks for everyone.

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Hi! I'm Christine.

When we moved to the Central Coast from Sydney 15 years ago, we struggled to find thorough information about the beaches, bushwalks and hidden gems, so we set out to explore as best as we could. Now that we have visited every town, beach and secret spot, I'll help you discover this stunning region! 


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