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 11 hours to complete the full 43 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 The Entrance using transportnsw.info. Plan your return trip from Woy Woy at transportnsw.info.
Along the way
From The Entrance follow the footpath along the shore.
The path continues past the rockpools' carpark.
At the end of the footpath continue along the beach.
Follow Shelly Beach to the holiday park on the far side.
Take the road up from the holiday park and follow the footpath to the headland.
Follow the bushtrail along the headland overlooking the Bateau Bay Beach.
Cross the reserve around Bateau Bay Beach and follow the Coast Track to Crackneck Lookout.
Cross the reserve at Crackneck Lookout to the gated firetrail on the other end.
From the trailhead at Crackneck Lookout follow the signs to Wyrrabalong Lookout.
Follow the firetrail out of the park past the radio tower.
From the park entrance follow the road past Forrester Beach to Spoon Bay Beach.
Take the path down from the headland onto Spoon Bay Beach
Follow the beach to the Terrigal Surf Club at the far end.
From the Terrigal esplanade follow Kurrawyba Avenue up to the top of the hill.
Cross the intersection and follow Coast Road down to the Avoca Beach surf club.
Follow Avoca Beach to the surf club at the other end.
From the reserve behind the surf club car park follow the footpath uphill.
At the top of the hill continue down the firetrail behind the water tank.
Follow the firetrail through the gully and up to the reserve on the other side.
From the reserve follow Del Monte Place to the right to Captain Cook's Lookout.
Continue down Del Monte Place to the Copacabana surf club.
Follow the beach to MacMasters surf club on the other end.
Find the footpath up behind the surf club and follow the street left to the Bouddi National Park sign.
Follow Beachview Esplanade to the left and at the end head down the firetrail to Little Beach.
Cross the campground at little Beach and follow the access road.
Follow the sign to Maitland Bay left halfway up the access road.
Cross Maitland Bay Beach to the steps on the other side.
Follow the signs up to the parking area and park office.
From across the park office continue down Maitland Bay Drive.
At the end of Maitland Bay Drive enter Daleys Point Trail.
Follow the sign to the left down Firemans Trail and at the end Daley Ave to the right.
Cross the bridge and take the steps down to follow Orange Grove Road in front of Blackwall Mountain.
After passing Blackwall Mountain enter the foreshore reserve 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.