Freemans camping area to Birdie Beach


25 mins

1.2 km Return

12 m

Easy track
A short walk to access the beach from Freemans camping area. This easy walk takes campers along a wide path to Birdie Beach car park, then to Birdie Beach. The campsite is far enough back from the beach to be protected from the sea breeze, so this walk saves the longer trip via the road. Further north on Birdie Beach is Red Ochre Beach (a nude beach) and also Birdie Lagoon. Birdie Beach is not patrolled.

Maps for the Freemans camping area to Birdie 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.
Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 92314S CATHERINE HILL BAY NSW-92314S
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Freemans camping area to Birdie Beach bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Freemans camping area to Birdie 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 1.2 km
Time 25 mins
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Grade 2/6



Easy track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

This whole walk, 600m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 410m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 200m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 600m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 600m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 600m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 600m 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 Freemans camping area to Birdie Beach walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Freemans camping area to Birdie Beach walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Freemans camping area to Birdie Beach walk starts and ends at the Freemans camping ground (gps: -33.201138, 151.60383)
Your main transport option to Freemans camping ground is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(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/fcatbb


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 :)