Balmoral Beach to The Spit


2 hrs 30 mins

4.3 km One way

85 m

Hard track
This walks follows the coast from Balmoral to the Spit and across Spit Bridge. There are some alternate tracks to consider at high-tides, which take the streets over the headlands. Balmoral and Chinamans Beaches are very nice places for lunch and a swim. Allows time to wander and explore. There are plenty of options for swimming.

Maps for the Balmoral Beach to The Spit 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.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney Heads 1:25 000 Map Series 91302N SYDNEY HEADS NSW-91302N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Balmoral Beach to The Spit bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Balmoral Beach to The Spit

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 4.3 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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

1.8km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 1.7km is very steep. Whilst another 720m has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 90m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

1.7km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 950m follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 860m follows a clear and well formed track or trail and the remaining 790m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

1.8km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 1.7km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (790m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 2.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.7km requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 2.6km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.7km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 2.6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.7km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Balmoral Beach to The Spit walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Balmoral Beach to The Spit walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Balmoral Beach to The Spit walk starts at the Balmoral Park car park (gps: -33.829056, 151.25567)
Your transport options to Balmoral Park car park are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Balmoral Beach to The Spit ends at the Int. Battle Boulevard and Manly Rd (gps: -33.800405, 151.24678)
Your transport options to Int. Battle Boulevard and Manly Rd 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 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 :)