Iconic Bouddi coastal walk steps up for visitors

Striking sandstone steps will set the scene for an upgrade of the coastal walk at Bouddi National Park enhancing the iconic experience and safety for visitors at the northern end of Maitland Bay.

Bouddi National Park, Maitland Bay

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) manager Angela Lonergan said from 18 April a section will be closed while the old wooden steps at the Maitland Bay Headland are replaced. 

“Materials have to be flown in by helicopter to this remote site so we have to close this part of the track for public safety,” Ms Lonergan said. 

“There will be no through access at Maitland Bay headland, however there will still be pedestrian access on either side of the works towards Putty or MacMasters beach.  

“Visitors can still enjoy the pristine beaches and sweeping views from sections of the coastal walk but they’ll need to plan ahead to avoid disappointment. 

“In the southern section people can walk from Putty Beach to Maitland Bay, exiting up to Maitland Bay carpark and in the northern section visitors can walk from MacMasters to the Mt Bouddi track intersection.

“The closure will be a temporary inconvenience for park visitors, but for their safety and the safety of the workers, it is essential to close it during this period.  

“NPWS has been upgrading the popular eight kilometre coastal walk to ensure it remains to be one of the most spectacular tracks on the Central Coast,” Ms Lonergan said. 

For more information about Bouddi National Park visit Bouddi coastal walk or call the Central Coast visitor centre on (02) 4320 4200.

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