Walk: Maitland Bay Circuit, Bouddi National Park

Circuit walk to Marie Byles Lookout, Putty Beach, Gerrin Point, Maitland Beach and then a climb back to the start.
  • When 22 Jul, 2017 from 09:45 AM to 02:00 PM (Australia/Sydney / UTC1008)
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This is the best coastal walk in the Sydney area. It offers sweeping clifftop views, amazing liesegang iron patterns in clifftop sandstones, attractive and varied bushland including coastal heath, diverse eucalypt woodland, abundant macrozamias (burrawangs) littoral rainforest, sheltered eucalypt forest and coastal swamp. You'll have the option of a swim at Maitland Bay – a beautiful and secluded beach only accessible by boat or on foot.

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Time: 9:45 for a 10 am start (allow at least 1 hour travel time from Pacific Highway/M1 intersection at Wahroonga)
Length: 5.2 km (about 4 h)
Grade: medium, 300 m climb
Bring: snacks, lunch, drink, swimmers (optional)
Leader: Jill Green (0408 470 043)

Historic notes: Maitland Bay is home to the shipwreck of the SS Maitland and Bouddi was an historic win for environmentalist Marie Byles who saved the area from developers in the 1930s