About this walk
part of this walk follows the 5 Lands Walk from Terrigal.
This walk follows the Bouddi Coastal Walk.
please note that this is not a very detailed guide yet. Be sure to check the map often for direction.
It takes about 9 hours to complete the full 35 kilometre walk, with plenty of breaks and photography stops.
A brisk walker can do this much faster, but consider that there's a lot to see along the way.
Getting there and back
Get the train to Gosford and then a bus to Terrigal using transportnsw.info. Plan your return trip from Woy Woy at transportnsw.info.
Along the way
From the shorefront follow Kurrawyba Avenue uphill.
Kurrawyba Avenue splits off to the right and turns into a steep and narrow footpath.
At the intersection at the top follow Coast Road down to Avoca.
Follow Avoca Beach to the surf club at the other end.
From the surf club car park follow the footpath uphill to the water tank.
Follow the firetrail which starts at the gate near the water tank.
The trail ends at a reserve. Follow Del Monte Place to the left to Captain Cook Lookout.
Continue along Del Monte Place to Copacabana Beach and follow it to the end.
From MacMaster surf club follow the footpaths into Bouddi National Park.
From the entrance to the park, follow the firetrail to Little Beach.
Cross the campground at Litle Beach
Continue up the road up from Little Beach and turn left at the sign for the Coastal Walk to Maitland Bay.
Follow the Coastal Walk to Maitland Bay.
Take the steps down to Maitland Bay and follow the beach to the other end.
From Maitland Bay, the Coastal Walk continues to Putty Beach.
Follow Putty Beach to the surf club on the other side.
From the surf club follow the road up to Hardys Bay.
Take the road along the bay to the right, to a firetrail leading up the ridge.
Follow the firetrail up the ridge to Allen Strom Lookout.
Continue up the firetrail to the main road.
At the junction of firetails follow Daleys Point Trail.
The firetrail ends at Daleys Point Aboriginal Site.
Return down the firetrail and follow Fishermans Trail down the ridge. Follow the road right to the bridge.
Cross the bridge and take the footpath down to Orange Grove Road past Blackwall Mountain.
Enter the waterfront reserve along Blackwall Road and follow it all the way to Woy Woy Station.
What to bring
- Check the national parks website for possible detours, closures and restrictions.
- Install an OpenStreetMap app for Android or iOS and preload the area.
- Download the GPS data if your device can import it.
- Print out this map and get a better one from a visitor information centre if possible.
- Be sure to leave enough charge in your phone's battery for emergency calls.
- Bring plenty of water, comfortable shoes, a hat and SPF 30 sunscreen.
- Also bring a light windbreaker/raincoat in case you get caught out in the rain.