The Bouddi Coastal Walk is an 8 kilometre walk along the coastline of Bouddi National Park. The walk starts at the northern end of Putty Beach and traverses varied vegetation types, beaches and cliff tops, providing spectacular views of the coastline and finishes at MacMasters Beach. The natural landscapes, pristine beaches and ocean vistas provide an outstanding walk for park visitors. The walk is one of the most popular walks in the park and receives up to 200,000 visitors a year.
What the project involves
The project will significantly upgrade sections of the Bouddi Coastal Walk. Works include replacing steps, installing sandstone steps, repairing bridges and erosion control measures, including resurfacing of some areas and upgrading drainage. The project will be undertaken in stages over 3 years. These works will increase safety and enhance visitor experience for this popular walk.
Sections of the track where work will be undertaken are:
- Bullimah Beach to Gerrin Point
- Little Beach to Mourawaring Moor
- Gerrin Point to Maitland Bay
- Maitland Bay Headland to Mount Bouddi walking track
- Mount Bouddi walking track to Caves Bay.
The project will be completed in 4 phases:
- Phase 1 – planning and approvals
- Phase 2 – design and procurement
- Phase 3 – construction works over a number of phases
- Phase 4 – sign installation and completion.
The NSW Government has allocated $1.4 million funding for upgrade of the 8 kilometres Bouddi Coastal Walk over the next 3 years.