Putty Beach, Box Head, Lobster Beach to Pretty Beach


3 hrs 30 mins

7.5 km One way

360 m

Moderate track
This walk is a great one way walk to do after spending some time at Putty Beach. The walk uses Hawke Head Drive to head along the ridge to Box Head. The headland has superb views over Broken Bay to Barrenjoey Headland and out to sea. Lobster Beach is another great beach in the area with views over to Woy Woy. A great walk from beach to beach.

Maps for the Putty Beach, Box Head, Lobster Beach to Pretty 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 Putty Beach, Box Head, Lobster Beach to Pretty Beach bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Putty Beach, Box Head, Lobster Beach to Pretty 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 7.5 km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 3/6



Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
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 6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 1.7km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

6km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.1km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (770m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 970m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.9km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Putty Beach, Box Head, Lobster Beach to Pretty Beach walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Putty Beach, Box Head, Lobster Beach to Pretty Beach walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Putty Beach, Box Head, Lobster Beach to Pretty Beach walk starts at the Putty Beach (gps: -33.531379, 151.36107)
Your main transport option to Putty Beach is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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The Putty Beach, Box Head, Lobster Beach to Pretty Beach ends at the Wagstaff Ave Int. (gps: -33.527362, 151.3439)
Your main transport option to Wagstaff Ave Int. is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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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

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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 :)