The Foreshore Walk

1 hr 15 mins

2.9 km One way

81 m

Hard track
This walk traverses the coastline of the Green Point reserve. By following a variety of tracks and occasionally traveling inland through eucalyptus forest, this walk visits both Jetty and Sea Eagle picnic areas, Green Point itself and Rocky-high viewpoint. When looking into the waters of Lake Macquarie, keep a lookout for sea grass meadows and historical middens under the water. A thoroughly recommended walk, which will possibly require a car shuffle at the start of the walk.

Maps for the The Foreshore Walk 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.
Swansea 1:25 000 Map Series 92314N SWANSEA NSW-92314N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the The Foreshore Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Foreshore Walk

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 2.9 km
Time 1 hr 15 mins

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 Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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


1.5km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.1km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (190m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

1.6km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 820m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (430m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


1.9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 540m has minimal directional signs. The remaining (470m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 2.2km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 660m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2.9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1.5km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the The Foreshore Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Foreshore Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Foreshore Walk walk starts at the The Shores Way Car Park (gps: -33.029923, 151.64209)
Your transport options to The Shores Way Car Park are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The The Foreshore Walk ends at the Int of Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance (gps: -33.013892, 151.62875)
Your transport options to Int of Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance 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 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 :)