Providential Point

45 mins

1.6 km Return

49 m

Easy track
Providential Point is a quick and easy walk to see some beautiful coastline. The walk passes through the Providential Point campsite and continues out to the fenced cliff edge. These views are complemented by the large cliffs on either side of the lookout on this great short walk.

Maps for the Providential Point 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 Providential Point bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Providential Point

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 1.6 km
Time 45 mins

Grade 2/6

Easy track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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


Around 600m of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 180m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 600m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 180m follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 780m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 780m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 780m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 780m 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 Providential Point walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Providential Point walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Providential Point walk starts and ends at the Northern End Wattamolla Picnic Ground (gps: -34.137392, 151.1141)
Your main transport option to Northern End Wattamolla Picnic 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 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 :)