Wattamolla to Garie Beach


3 hrs 30 mins

7.6 km One way

317 m

Hard track
The Wattamolla to Garie Beach walk is a scenic coastal stroll which takes you along the top of the coastal cliffs, before dropping down to the fantastic Garie Beach. The coastal cliffs give views out to sea, with many ledges also giving views down onto the waves crashing into the rock. The descent onto Garie Beach has some of the best views of coastline in the Royal National Park.

Maps for the Wattamolla to Garie 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 Wattamolla to Garie Beach bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wattamolla to Garie 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 7.6 km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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

Gradient

6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.1km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 510m is very steep and the remaining 380m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

4.8km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 2.5km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (340m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 5km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 2.6km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.6km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 5km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 2.4km 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 Wattamolla to Garie Beach walk.

Other Nearby walks

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

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Wattamolla to Garie Beach walk starts 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. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Wattamolla to Garie Beach ends at the Garie Beach Car Park (gps: -34.170224, 151.06645)
Your main transport option to Garie Beach Car Park is by;
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 Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


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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 :)