Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach


1 hr 45 mins

4.5 km One way

126 m

Hard track
This walk is an excellent way to see some of Bouddi National Parks greatest views. The walk follows the Maitland Bay Track and the Bouddi Coastal walk to Putty Beach. The track shows off Maitland Bay from a number of different lookouts, while passing through different types of vegetation. There are also many interesting rock patterns along the coastal cliffs.

Maps for the Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach 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.
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach

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 4.5 km
Time 1 hr 45 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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

Around 3.2km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 1.3km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 4.4km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 55m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

2.7km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 1.1km is clearly signposted. The remaining (700m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 4.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 4.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

1.7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 1.5km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). 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 Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach walk starts at the Maitland Bay Information Centre (gps: -33.520086, 151.38267)
Your main transport option to Maitland Bay Information Centre is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Maitland Bay Information Centre to Putty Beach ends at the Putty Beach car park (gps: -33.530994, 151.36069)
Your main transport option to Putty Beach car park 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 Hunter 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/mbictpb


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 :)