Chowder Bay to Middle Head return via Chowder Bay Rd


2 hrs 30 mins

5.1 km Circuit

215 m

Moderate track
The walk from Chowder Bay to Middle Head is an interesting one, passing Georges Head Lookout and its views over South Head, and then going up to the WW1 hospital. The track continues with an exploration of the whole of Middle Head, including forts, a nudist beach (a sidetrip option) and stunning views over the harbour. The walk returns via Chowder Bay Rd which offers a few fortifications hidden in the bush.

Maps for the Chowder Bay to Middle Head return via Chowder Bay Rd 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.
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 Chowder Bay to Middle Head return via Chowder Bay Rd bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Chowder Bay to Middle Head return via Chowder Bay Rd

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 5.1 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
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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

Gradient

2.8km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 2km has short steep hills. The remaining (320m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

2.9km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 2.1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (170m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 4.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 990m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 4.4km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 770m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Chowder Bay to Middle Head return via Chowder Bay Rd walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Chowder Bay to Middle Head return via Chowder Bay Rd walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Chowder Bay to Middle Head return via Chowder Bay Rd walk starts and ends at the Int. Chowder Bay Trk and Georges Heights Rd (gps: -33.836478, 151.25821)
Your transport options to Int. Chowder Bay Trk and Georges Heights 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 :)