Bare Island to Maroubra via Henry Head


5 hrs

13 km One way

397 m

Hard track
CLOSED This walk is closed at the northern end as there is no safe access to Malabar Head, updates to come in time. Exploring the cliff line of northern Botany Bay, this walk has great views, both down at the water (Bare Island and Browns Rock) and up on the cliffs (the golf course). Make sure you allow time to walk around Bare Island and see the sites. Although in disrepair, the Coast Cemetery is also worth a little extra time.

Maps for the Bare Island to Maroubra via Henry Head walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Botany Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91303S BOTANY BAY NSW-91303S
Bondi 1:25 000 Map Series 91302S BONDI NSW-91302S
Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series 91294N PORT HACKING NSW-91294N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Bare Island to Maroubra via Henry Head bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bare Island to Maroubra via Henry Head

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 13 km
Time 5 hrs
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

7km of this walk has short steep hills and another 6km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (470m) is very steep.

Quality of track

10km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.9km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (1.3km) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

7km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 5km has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (1.3km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 5km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (1.3km) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 12km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.3km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (1.3km) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Bare Island to Maroubra via Henry Head walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Bare Island to Maroubra via Henry Head walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Bare Island to Maroubra via Henry Head walk starts at the Southern End of Cann Park (gps: -33.988579, 151.23365)
Your transport options to Southern End of Cann Park are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
(get details)



The Bare Island to Maroubra via Henry Head ends at the South Maroubra SLSC (gps: -33.951624, 151.25497)
Your transport options to South Maroubra SLSC are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)


Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)