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Maroubra to La Perouse
Time: 5 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2 km E of Maroubra
Length: 13.4 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 13.4 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 406 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 406 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

CLOSED This walk is closed at the northern end as there is no safe access to Malabar Head, updates to come in time.Following the coastline of Botany Bay's north side, this walk traverses the cliff line with spectacular views across the South Pacific Ocean. The walk will take you through bushland, past beaches and around two golf courses. With good side trips out to Bare Island and down to Brown's Rock, this walk explores all the environments that the north side of Botany Bay has to offer. (open in app)


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Map of Walk

Location

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South Maroubra SLSC
Cromwell Park
Coast Hospital Cemetery
Int of Pistol Club Rd AND Coastal Cemetery Management Trail
Southern End of Pistol Club Rd
World War Two Bunker
Int of Cape Banks Management Trail & Westpac Helicopter Trail
Cape Banks track
North end of Cape Banks Bridge
Cruwee Cove
Henry Head
Int of Henry Head Track and Henry Head Trail
Int of Henry Head Track & Golf Course Management Trail
Int of Henry Head and Browns Rock Tracks
Int of Henry Head and Browns Rock Tracks
Int of Henry Head Track AND Depot Trail
Int of Henry Head Track & Henry Head Lane Track
Int of Henry Head Lane AND Henry Head Track
Henry Head Viewpoint
Int of Anzac Parade AND Henry Head Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Cromwell Park

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Photo Gallery

 
Sandy track near Maroubra Bay
 
Sandy track near Maroubra Bay +
 
View of Maroubra Bay
 
View of Maroubra Bay +
 
Grassy track near Maroubra Bay
 
Grassy track near Maroubra Bay +

 
Sandy track near Maroubra Bay and Beach
 
Sandy track near Maroubra Bay and Beach +
 
Track near Anzac Rifle Range, Maroubra
 
Track near Anzac Rifle Range, Maroubra +
 
Track near Maroubra
 
Track near Maroubra +

 
View of coastline near Maroubra
 
View of coastline near Maroubra +
 
Sandy track near Maroubra
 
Sandy track near Maroubra +
 
Exposed rocky track near Maroubra
 
Exposed rocky track near Maroubra +

 
Looking south-west to Cromwell Park
 
Looking south-west to Cromwell Park +
 
Sandy coastal track
 
Sandy coastal track +
 
Road near Long Bay
 
Road near Long Bay +

 
Footpath on Long Bay
 
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Footpath near beach at Long Bay
 
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Long Bay and Beach
 
Long Bay and Beach +

 
Footpath near Long Bay
 
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Track on Long Bay
 
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Gravel surface near Long Bay
 
Gravel surface near Long Bay +

 
Rocky cliff near Long Bay
 
Rocky cliff near Long Bay +
 
Footpath near Little Bay
 
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Footpath near Little Bay
 
Footpath near Little Bay +

 
Footpath near Little Bay
 
Footpath near Little Bay +
 
Steps near Little Bay
 
Steps near Little Bay +
 
Little Bay
 
Little Bay +

 
Caution sign about golf near Little Bay
 
Caution sign about golf near Little Bay +
 
Historic concrete building on coast cemetery trail
 
Historic concrete building on coast cemetery trail +
 
Sign near Coastal Cemetery, near Botany Bay National Park
 
Sign near Coastal Cemetery, near Botany Bay National Park +

 
Coastal Cemetery, near Botany Bay National Park
 
Coastal Cemetery, near Botany Bay National Park +
 
Coastal Cemetary Trail, near Botany Bay National Park
 
Coastal Cemetary Trail, near Botany Bay National Park +
 
Pistol Club Rd, near coastal cemetery in Botany Bay National Park
 
Pistol Club Rd, near coastal cemetery in Botany Bay National Park +

 
Pistol club and helicopter shed
 
Pistol club and helicopter shed +
 
End of Pistol Club Rd, near Cape Banks
 
End of Pistol Club Rd, near Cape Banks +
 
Buildings and locked toilet near helicopter shed
 
Buildings and locked toilet near helicopter shed +

 
World War Two fortification
 
World War Two fortification +
 
Westpac Helicopter shed, near Cape Banks
 
Westpac Helicopter shed, near Cape Banks +
 
Cape Banks management trail, towards Cape Banks
 
Cape Banks management trail, towards Cape Banks +

 
Cape Banks management trail towards Cape Banks
 
Cape Banks management trail towards Cape Banks +
 
Bare Island
 
Bare Island +
 
End of Cape Banks management trail in Botany Bay National Park
 
End of Cape Banks management trail in Botany Bay National Park +

 
Wildflowers (Pigface) on Cape Banks in Botany Bay National Park
 
Wildflowers (Pigface) on Cape Banks in Botany Bay National Park +
 
Golf Course track, near Cape Banks
 
Golf Course track, near Cape Banks +
 
Faint track with rubbish on Cruwee Cove
 
Faint track with rubbish on Cruwee Cove +

 
Track down to Cruwee Cove, near Cape Banks
 
Track down to Cruwee Cove, near Cape Banks +
 
Cruwee Cove, looking towards bridge and Cape Banks
 
Cruwee Cove, looking towards bridge and Cape Banks +
 
Slender Rice Flowers (Pimelea linifolia) near Cruwee Cove
 
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View and cliffs near Cruwee Cove
 
View and cliffs near Cruwee Cove +
 
Stone steps, near Henry Head
 
Stone steps, near Henry Head +
 
Henry Head
 
Henry Head +

 
Track at Henry Head, near La Perouse
 
Track at Henry Head, near La Perouse +
 
Henry Head Fortifications, near La Perouse
 
Henry Head Fortifications, near La Perouse +
 
Henry Head Fortifications, near La Perouse
 
Henry Head Fortifications, near La Perouse +

 
Henry Head Fortifications, near La Perouse
 
Henry Head Fortifications, near La Perouse +
 
Henry Head Fortifications, near La Perouse
 
Henry Head Fortifications, near La Perouse +
 
Battlements on Henry Head
 
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White tower at Henry Head, near La Perouse
 
White tower at Henry Head, near La Perouse +
 
White tower on Henry Head
 
White tower on Henry Head +
 
Henry Head Trail
 
Henry Head Trail +

 
Timber post on Henry Head Track, near La Perouse
 
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Trail near Henry Head
 
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Track near Henry Head
 
Track near Henry Head +

 
Henry Head Track, near La Perouse
 
Henry Head Track, near La Perouse +
 
One of the many pillboxes scattered along the coast
 
One of the many pillboxes scattered along the coast +
 
Sandy track on Botany Bay National Park
 
Sandy track on Botany Bay National Park +

 
Flower near La Perouse
 
Flower near La Perouse +
 
Flannel Flowers in Botany Bay National Park
 
Flannel Flowers in Botany Bay National Park +
 
View of Bare Island
 
View of Bare Island +

 
View from La Perouse
 
View from La Perouse +
 
Browns Rock in Botany Bay National Park
 
Browns Rock in Botany Bay National Park +
 
Intersection on Henry Head Track, near La Perouse
 
Intersection on Henry Head Track, near La Perouse +

 
Track intersection, near La Perouse
 
Track intersection, near La Perouse +
 
Track towards Henry Head
 
Track towards Henry Head +
 
Track near La Perouse
 
Track near La Perouse +

 
Shallow, dry creek on track near La Perouse
 
Shallow, dry creek on track near La Perouse +
 
Parks Depot, near La Perouse
 
Parks Depot, near La Perouse +
 
Henry Head Lane, near Botany Bay National Park
 
Henry Head Lane, near Botany Bay National Park +

 
Track intersection in Botany Bay National Park
 
Track intersection in Botany Bay National Park +
 
Henry Head Track, near Botany Bay National Park
 
Henry Head Track, near Botany Bay National Park +
 
View from Henry Head Viewpoint
 
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Henry Head Track, near Botany Bay National Park
 
Henry Head Track, near Botany Bay National Park +
 
Timber steps on Henry Head Track, near Botany Bay National Park
 
Timber steps on Henry Head Track, near Botany Bay National Park +
 
Bridge just east of Bunnerong Rd
 
Bridge just east of Bunnerong Rd +

 
Henry Head Track as it crosses Henry Head Lane, near Botany Bay National Park
 
Henry Head Track as it crosses Henry Head Lane, near Botany Bay National Park +
 
Henry Head Track, near Botany Bay National Park
 
Henry Head Track, near Botany Bay National Park +
 
Car park on Anzac Avenue, near La Perouse
 
Car park on Anzac Avenue, near La Perouse +

 
Anzac Parade, near La Perouse
 
Anzac Parade, near La Perouse +
 
Footpath near La Perouse
 
Footpath near La Perouse +
 
Cann Park, near La Perouse
 
Cann Park, near La Perouse +

 
Cann Park sign, near La Perouse
 
Cann Park sign, near La Perouse +
 
Southern end of Cann Park, near La Perouse
 
Southern end of Cann Park, near La Perouse +
 
Sign to Congwong Beach, near La Perouse
 
Sign to Congwong Beach, near La Perouse +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Maroubra to La Perouse bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Maroubra to La Perouse bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Maroubra to La Perouse bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Maroubra to La Perouse bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 13km
Time 5 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
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)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the 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 2.3km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 1.3km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 260m follows a smooth and hardened path.

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
7km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 5km 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).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to South Maroubra SLSC
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
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Drive to South Maroubra SLSC
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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(0 km) South Maroubra SLSC to Cromwell Park
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 4.27 km Time = 1 hr 25 mins
Climb = 143 m Descent = -139 m
From South Maroubra SLSC carpark, this walk head up the footpath, away from the ocean. Soon, the path comes to some houses, and passes through the gap in the fencing to head behind the houses (keeping the houses to the right). At the last of the buildings, the walk turns left sharply, coming onto a sandy management trail through the low shrubs.
The track emerges into a large clearing, at the Anzac Rifle Range, which is shared with Sydney Model Aero Club. Here, the walk leaves the trails behind and continues onto the grassy field, staying left. At the southern end of the fields, a track breaks off to the left (east) and travels through the low scrub again, passing numerous side tracks on the right. The walk comes to a grassy clearing, with a gap in the cliffs on the left (in a small rocky bay) - crossing to the south-eastern corner of this, there is a narrow but distinct track heading up into the scrub.
This track continues around the edge of the magnificent Malabar headland. (Note: there are many side tracks exploring Malabar Headland, with numerous World War II defence structures, and more than 280 endemic plant species as well as over 200 bird species). Keeping to the tracks nearest the coast, this walk eventually comes to another grassy clearing, at the bottom of which is a car park. This walk continues along Fishermans Rd, coming to another car park, at Cromwell Park (the children's playground and Long Bay beach are visible).

(4.27 km) Cromwell Park to Coast Hospital Cemetery
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 4.32 km Time = 1 hr 21 mins
Climb = 119 m Descent = -105 m
Turn left: From the car park on Fishermans Road, this walk heads into Cromwell Reserve along the footpath. The walk passes the children's playground and continues out of the park and along Bay Pde, keeping the water to the left. This walk follows the footpath past the boat launch area and Malabar Rock Pool, coming to Randwick Golf Club. Continuing from the car park, the walk travels alongside the golf course, and without fanfare, crosses onto The Coast Golf Course. (Note: The golf clubs has given permission for non-members to be on the course, however this is on the condition that it is at one's own risk.)

The walk then navigates along the golf course's paths, staying near the coast as possible, and coming to a path on the left, leading to stairs that go down to Little Bay Beach. This walk crosses to the southern end of the beach, then continues back up onto the Coast Golf Course. Continuing south, this walk crosses the fairway of the 5th hole, then passes onto St Michaels Golf Course. Soon, this walk veers left onto a management trail through the low shrubs, and comes to the Coast Hospital Cemetery.

Coast Hospital Cemetery Alt = 25 m
The Coast Hospital Cemetery on the northern side of Botany Bay, was first established in the early 1880’s and now houses as many as 2000 graves. It serviced the Coast (Prince Henry) Hospital, originally a smallpox hospital, as people who died of smallpox were required to be buried at the hospital grounds. The hospital was built far enough from the city to provide quarantine, and for this reason, the hospital in time became an infectious deseases hospital, also treating patients with influenza, bubonic plague, typhoid fever and leprosy. Unfortunately, the cemetery has now fallen into disrepair and many of the grave sites are in poor condition [1].

(8.58 km) Coast Hospital Cemetery to Int of Pistol Club Rd AND Coastal Cemetery Trail
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 148 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From the intersection at the Coastal Cemetery[2], this walk follows the level management trail (passing the cemetery information sign on the left) for about 150m, until coming to a locked gate[3] and unsealed car park[4] next to Pistol Club Rd.

(8.73 km) Int of Pistol Club Rd AND Coastal Cemetery Management Trail to Southern End of Pistol Club Rd
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 324 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left : From the intersection[5] (which is found about 1km past the 'helicopter sign' off Henry Head Rd), this walk follows the road[6] gently uphill for about 140m, to come to views of the coastal cemetery[7] (on the left). Then this walk continues to follow the road gently downhill for about 200m, until coming to a locked gate[8] and 'Botany Bay National Park' sign[9].

(9.05 km) Southern End of Pistol Club Rd to World War Two Bunker
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 97 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the southern end of Pistol Club Rd[10], this walk follows a management trail, passing around a locked gate[11] before coming to a 'Botany Bay National Park' sign[12] after about 10m. Then this walk continues to follow the trail, with a metal ring fence and the 'Westpac Helicopter' sign and shed (on the right) for about 90m, until coming to a World War Two Bunker[13] (on the left).

World War Two Bunker Alt = 23 m
This World War Two bunker[14] is at the southern end of Pistol Rd and across from the Westpac Helicopter Shed[15]. This bunker consists of sheltered concrete ammunition storage rooms[16] below and a circular gun base[17] above, with surrounding coastal views.

(9.15 km) World War Two Bunker to Int of Cape Banks track & Cape Banks Management Trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 494 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -20 m
Turn right: From the World War Two Bunker[18], this walk follows a management trail away from the 'Westpac Helicopter' sign and shed[19], keeping the metal ring fence to the right[20]. The walk follows the trail for about 20m, then turns left at a three-way intersection to head up a gentle hill. After about 35m, the trail starts to descend steeply to a three-way intersection[21] (and views of the water).
Veer right: From this intersection[22], this walk follows the trail gently downhill[23] with the water on the left. Then this walk continues to follow the trail for about 400m to find the southern end of the Coastal Cemetery management trail[24]. The walk then follows a grassy track downhill[25] for about 15m to the 'Cape Banks Aquatic Reserve' sign[26] and bridge beyond[27].

(9.64 km) Cape Banks track to Cape Banks
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 363 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -4 m
Veer left: From the 'Cape Banks Aquatic Reserve' sign[28], this walk follows the track for about 20m to cross a metal foot bridge[29]. Then this walk continues to follow the rocky track (passing a golf tee-off green[30] on the right) for about 240m to the exposed Cape Banks headland[31].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

Cape Banks Alt = 12 m
Cape Banks on the northern side of the entrance to Botany Bay, offers possibly the best view in Botany Bay National Park. From the unfenced cliff top, you can watch the power of the ocean as waves crash into the sandstone rock face below, or watch boats of all shapes and sizes, sail peacefully across the sheltered waters of the bay. If you are lucky, you can enjoy the spectacle of migrating Humpback and Southern Right whales reasonably close to shore, spouting and sometimes breaching as they make their way northward and southward in pods of three or four[32]. The shipwreck of the SS Minmi can be seen at low tide, lying on rocks on the western side of Cape Banks. There are concrete foundations of buildings remaining on Cape Banks, from when World War Two servicemen were stationed there. More info

(9.64 km) North end of Cape Banks Bridge to Cruwee Cove
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 466 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 14 m Descent = -23 m
Turn right: From the Cape Banks bridge[33] and the 'Cape Banks Aquatic Reserve' sign[34], this walk follows a level footpath[35] west, through the golf course, keeping the water on the left. After about 250m, this walk leaves the golf course on a grassy track[36] that leads down a moderately steep hill, then follows rock shelves to the west[37], with the water on the left. About 90m along the rock shelves, the walk continues along the beach for about 35m, until coming to an indistinct intersection roughly where the rock shelf comes nearest to the scrub - the track heads moderately steeply uphill[38], away from the water.

(10.11 km) Cruwee Cove to Henry Head
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 842 m Time = 20 mins
Climb = 59 m Descent = -42 m
Turn right: From the Shelly Beach at Cruwee Cove[39], this walk follow the narrow sandy track[40] away from the beach, to the west, keeping the water on the left. Then this walk continues to follow the track, gently undulating through coastal forest[41] for about 600m to find exposed rock platforms (with a view ahead to Henry Head[42]). This walk continues up rock steps[43], and a rocky track through coastal heath for about 130m. This walk continues over rock slabs[44], with the ocean on the left for another 130m or so, until coming to a white round tower[45] and Henry Head.

Henry Head Alt = 18 m
The Henry Head Battery is located on the northern side of the entrance to Botany Bay at Henry Head. The battery was constructed on an unfenced headland between 1892 and 1895 and operated until 1910 when it was closed down. The battery and observation posts was re-utilised during World War Two to defend against approaches to Botany Bay. The battery consisted of two disappearing guns, ammunition storage and observation posts. The underground bunker and tunnel complex consisted of vaulted ammunition storage rooms with double walls and ceilings. The doubling-up of walls and ceilings was a preventative measure meant to stop the walls from collapsing in the event of a direct hit[46]. The battery is currently not in use. The white tower on the battery is the Endeavour Tower, not a lighthouse as such, but a red marker light nonetheless[47]. More info

(10.95 km) Henry Head to Int of Henry Head and Browns Rock Tracks
Track: Moderate - servicetrail,bushtrack,bushtrack
Length = 758 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 33 m Descent = -7 m
Turn sharp right: From the white round tower[48], this walk follows the wide management trail (passing two timber seats[49] on the left). Then this walk continues to follow the trail gently uphill for about 220m, until coming to a three-way intersection[50], with a track and timber posts[51](on the left).
Turn left: From the intersection[52], this walk follows a wide sandy track (passing between timber posts), heading up a moderately steep hill through dense forest. After about 100m, the walk comes to views of Bare Island[53] (on the left).
approximately 130m further along the track, the walk finds a World War One fort[54] (on the left). This walk continues to follow the level wide track for another 70m, until coming to a three-way intersection, with a track and bench seat[55] on the left.
Turn left: From the intersection[56], this walk follows the wide track down the moderately steep hill, passing a bench seat[57] on your left. The track heads through low coastal forest, with views of Bare Island[58] on the left after about 140m. The walk continues gently downhill for another 70m, until coming to four-way intersection[59] with a 'Browns Rock' signed[60] track (on the left), a moderately steeply downhill track[61] ahead and a gently uphill track[62] (on the right).

(11.71 km) Int of Henry Head and Browns Rock Tracks to Browns Rock
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 307 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -38 m
Turn sharp left: From the intersection[63], this walk follows the track gently downhill, following the 'Browns Rock 280m' sign[64]. About 110m down the track, the walk continues down a moderately steep hill with timber steps[65] for a further 180m, until coming to a square concrete platform[66] on the water and Browns Rock.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn sharp left to continue along this walk.)

Browns Rock Alt = 7 m
Browns Rock is a popular fishing spot at La Perouse, with an unfenced shelf of rock and concrete from which to cast fishing rods[67][68]. Unfortunately, this area suffers from littering[69] - Please help by carrying out your own rubbish and a few extra bits where safe (the rangers do a great job, but it is hard to keep up). More info

(11.71 km) Int of Henry Head and Browns Rock Tracks to Int of Henry Head Track and Henry Head Lane Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 634 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -23 m
Turn left: From the intersection[70], this walk follows the track down the moderately steep hill[71] with occasional steps, keeping the chained green bin[72] on the left. Then this walk continues to follow the track for about 260m, coming to a metal ring fence[73] (on the left). This walk then continues to follow the track gently downhill through moist forest[74] for about 120m, until coming to a three-way intersection[75], with a narrow management trail and large green shed[76] (on the right).
Continue straight: From the intersection[77], this walk follows the wide track gently downhill, initially keeping the large green shed[78] on the right. Then, this walk continues to follow the forested track for about 170m, until coming to a three-way intersection[79], with a 'Henry Head' and 'Congwong Beach' sign[80] (on the left) and track[81] (on the right).

(12.34 km) Int of Henry Head Track & Henry Head Lane Track to Int of Henry Head Lane & Henry Head Lane Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 18 m Time =
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From the intersection[82], this walk follows the track north and away from the face of the 'Henry Head/Congwong Beach' sign[83] for about 15m, until passing between timber poles[84] and coming to Henry Head Lane[85].

(12.36 km) Int of Henry Head Lane AND Henry Head Track to Henry Head Viewpoint
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 262 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[86], this walk follows the track gently uphill[87] (passing between timber posts[88]) through coastal forest. After about 180m, the walk comes to an exposed rock platform[89] and the Henry Head view point[90].

Henry Head Viewpoint Alt = 34 m
The Henry Head view point[91] is located above Henry Head Lane and offers good views on the surrounding coastline. From the unfenced sandstone platform[92], good views are available to the west, south and east, including Bare Island, the Barracks Tower[93] and Henry Head.

(12.62 km) Henry Head Viewpoint to Int of Anzac Parade AND Henry Head Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 403 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -26 m
Turn right: From the Henry Head view point[94], this walk follows the level rocky track north[95] and directly away from the viewpoint (ignoring sidetracks). After about 15m, the track starts to head gently downhill[96], and then after about 100m, the sandy track becomes steeper with timber steps[97]. After a further 170m, the walk finds a four-way intersection[98], with timber posts and a sealed road (Henry Head Lane). This walk crosses the road and continues along the unmarked track[99] gently downhill and across a timber bridge[100] over a creek. Then the walk continues moderately steeply uphill[101], until coming to 'The Happy Valley' sign[102] and Anzac Parade.

(13.03 km) Int of Anzac Parade AND Henry Head Track to Southern end of Cann Park
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 365 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -4 m
Turn left: From the car park and grassed park[103], this walk follows the footpath south, with Anzac Parade on your right. Approximately 300m along footpath[104] (the footpath briefly separates[105] from the road and then returns), the walk finds the northern end of Cann Park[106] and 'Cann Park' sign[107]. This walk then follows the footpath towards the coast (and past the snake pit) for about 100m, until coming to the southern end of Cann Park and 'Congwong Beach Walk' sign[108] .

Catch the bus from Southern end of Cann Park
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
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Drive from Southern end of Cann Park
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Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
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Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

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Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Kingsford Camping & Disposals 309 Anzac Pde, Kingsford (02) 9663 3535 4.2 km
Outdoor Equipment 60 Spring St , Bondi Junction (02) 9389 8122 6.6 km
Brandt Bros Est 1878 141 Devonshire St , Surry Hills (02) 9318 2666 8.3 km
A R B 1/ 500 Princes Hwy, St Peters (02) 9565 2455 8.6 km
Venus Repair Workshop Suite 36a 104 Bathurst St , Sydney (02) 9267 0706 9.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Maroubra to La Perouse.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Maroubra to La Perouse
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 14 km (to the W)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
28 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 37 km (to the WNW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 39 km (to the NNW)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 50 km (to the SW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Clear.
Clear.
~17.7°C (feels like ~18.8°)
7 km/h from the SSW (gusting 9)
~76% humidity     (as at 31/03:35am)
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Botany Bay National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Closure information last downloaded Friday 31st of October 2014 02:00 AM
CLOSED AREAS
Henry Head walking track closed - Henry Head walking track (Ends Friday 31 October)

Some areas of this park are closed due to bushfire. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas include Henry Head walking track between the NSW National Parks depot, and west of Henry Head management trail. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact (02) 93375511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
 

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Jelle Marechal - Please update your notes IP:124.169.138.xxx | 2011-05-21 03:25:42
Guys,

When did you write the track notes for this walk?

Having having spent 1.5 hours unsuccessfully looking for the beginning of the track ("soon, the path comes to some houses, and passes through the gap in the fencing to head behind the houses" etceteras...) I would like to challenge your team to show me!

All I saw were warning signs not to trespass, closed off fences and depressing housing estates.

Or maybe you wrote those track notes before all of that was put up, like in 1995?

I realise that your resources are limited, nevertheless some regular updating would be appreciated.

Cheers.

Jelle
admin - re: Please update your notes Super Administrator | 2011-05-21 03:58:22
Jelle Marechal wrote:
Guys,
When did you write the track notes for this walk?
Having having spent 1.5 hours unsuccessfully looking for the beginning of the track .....

Hi Jelle
Thanks for the feedback. I am sorry you had such a terrible time. We walked this just over 3.5 years ago. The southern section of the notes we updated about 6 months ago, but clearly I need to get in and update this northern section soon. I try to update all notes every 3-4 years, or when we get the feedback that things need fixing (some notes section we have re-done 3 times in 4 years). Not much help for you this time though, I am sorry. It was already on me re-walk list of winter, but I will bump it up the list a bit.

Thanks for taking the time to report it. I hope you next walk is much better.
Matt :)
Jan - Alternative starting track IP:144.131.88.xxx | 2011-08-11 03:52:19
We just did this beautiful walks on 30 July 2011. Because of the track closed warning, from Arthur Byrne reserve at South Maroubra beach, we walked follow the foot path and turn left into Broome St. At the end of Broome st, continue to Manwaring Ave then heading south follow the foot/bicycle path along Pioneers park up to Cromwell Park. From here, just follow the rest of the track notes.

The view was very nice, but you need to be careful and watch out the flying golf balls, and some grumpy golfers....
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