Garie Beach to North Era Beach

2 hrs

3.2 km Return

242 m

Moderate track
This walk is the shortest walk to North Era Beach and starts from the Garie car park. Both beaches are popular surfing beaches, and have either camping or basic hostel accommodation. This makes the walk between the beaches an excellent way to transport boards and supplies for your surf retreat, weekend getaway or just a nice stroll during the day.

Maps for the Garie Beach to North Era 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.
Otford 1:25 000 Map Series 91294S OTFORD NSW-91294S
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Garie Beach to North Era Beach bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Garie Beach to North Era 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 3.2 km
Time 2 hrs

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


This whole walk, 1.6km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 850m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 750m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 850m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 750m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 1.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 850m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 750m 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 Garie Beach to North Era Beach walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Garie Beach to North Era Beach walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Garie Beach to North Era Beach walk starts and ends at the Garie Beach Car Park (gps: -34.170208, 151.06645)
Your main transport option to Garie Beach Car Park 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 Metropolitan 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 :)