Cape Bailey Track from Cape Solander lookout


1 hr 30 mins

3.8 km One way

107 m

Hard track
This walk starts at the end of Cape Solander Dr and heads south along the coast to the end of Sir Joseph Banks Dr, in the Boat Harbour Coastal Reserve. The walk explores a vast array of environments including sand dunes, hanging swamps, rock platforms and dense heath. The Bailey lighthouse is a highlight and a nice place to rest. There are also city views from the top of a few of the sand dunes.

Maps for the Cape Bailey Track from Cape Solander lookout 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.
Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series 91294N PORT HACKING NSW-91294N
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Cape Bailey Track from Cape Solander lookout bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cape Bailey Track from Cape Solander lookout

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 3.8 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

Around 2.9km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 950m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 3.1km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 700m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

Around 2.9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 950m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

2.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 700m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (550m) requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 3.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 3.8km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Cape Bailey Track from Cape Solander lookout walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Cape Bailey Track from Cape Solander lookout walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Cape Bailey Track from Cape Solander lookout walk starts at the End of Cape Solander Drive (gps: -34.017944, 151.22963)
Your main transport option to End of Cape Solander Drive is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)



The Cape Bailey Track from Cape Solander lookout ends at the Sir Joseph Banks Drive Carpark (gps: -34.039788, 151.21164)
Your main transport option to Sir Joseph Banks Drive Carpark is by;
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

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/cbtfcsl


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 :)