The Bouddi Coastal Walk upgrade is a NSW Government funded project under the Improving Access to National Parks program. The project will upgrade the spectacular 8-kilometre coastal walk from Putty Beach to MacMasters Beach in Bouddi National Park, Central Coast.
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is delivering this project to enhance visitor experiences and improve visitor safety and access to this popular walking track.
Temporary track closures
The Bouddi Coastal Walking track will be temporarily closed on Tuesday 28 July 2020 between Putty Beach and Maitland Bay while helicopter operations are underway to fly construction materials to the site.
There may also be a need to close the track for up to a week from 28 July while the surface material is installed. Any closures will be notified on the National Parks and Wildlife Service website. People should check the website before visiting to avoid disappointment.
A further helicopter lift on Monday 31st August 2020 will require track closure between Putty Beach and Maitland Bay.
Whilst staff endeavour to keep the track open at other times while work is being undertaken, we ask visitors to take care, follow the directions of staff and maintain physical distancing in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines. Please ensure on-site staff are aware of your presence when in the area to help maintain safe practices.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation.
What do you think?
We know that the Bouddi Coastal Walk has the highest number of visitors compared to other walking tracks in Bouddi National Park, with the Maitland Bay track running a close second.
We want to learn more about how people use the track and what they would like to know so we can build a better experience. We have a quick, anonymous survey to find out more. We'd love to hear from you and would appreciate you taking 3 minutes to complete Bouddi Coastal Walk survey.
We appreciate your time.
Part two of Stage One works between bridge 8 to Gerrin Point Lookout has commenced and great progress is being achieved.
Forty-two steps were flown in by helicopter to the site. Each step, weighing around 160 kilograms, required 4 people to lift it into place using a 'rock grabber'.
The rocks beside each of the steps will hold the steps in place and help reduce the chances of the steps being undermined by water. These rocks, along with the steps, are from a local quarry and the natural sandstone used to blend in with the environment.
Great care is taken by NPWS staff to reduce the impact on the environment while making a safe passage for park visitors to enjoy this spectacular walk.
The work is tough but the NPWS staff are making great progress. During their hard earned breaks they enjoyed great views of whales, turtles, sea eagles and falcons - just some of the wildlife seen from this spectacular track.