Wybung Head
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

20 min to 40 min

750 m
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Moderate track
Wybung Head is found at the end of Wybung Head Rd. This walk leads from the car park along a wide trail to the grand views up and down the coast from the end of the headland. A narrow track finishes the walk to the tip of Wybung Head, where there are 270-degree views of the ocean, up and down the coast. There are many large and crumbly cliffs here, please take care. A great spot for whale watching or just enjoying the turbulent ocean views. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darkinjung & Guringai people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Wybung Head car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
View from the end of Wybung Head Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Sign at the end of Wybung Head Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Looking up Wybung Head Rd from the management trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Sign at whale watching area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Whale Watching area at Wybung Head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Native Flower. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Wybung Head management trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Yellow Flower. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Wybung Head management trail cut into the rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
View south from trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Wybung Head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Looking out to the end of Wybung Head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Small grassy clearing on Wybung Head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Cliffs on south side of Wybung Head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
View South from Wybung Head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Looking south. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
View north from Wybung Head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.196216,151.6212514)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Pacific Motorway Onramp
  • Turn on to Motorway Link Offramp then drive for 16.5 km
  • Turn right onto Kanangra Drive and drive for another 1.7 km
  • Turn left onto Campbell Drive and drive for another 670 m
  • Continue onto Campbell Drive and drive for another 1.5 km
  • Turn right onto Wybung Head Road and drive for another 1.6 km
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the locked gate at the car park (at the end of Wybung Head Rd), this walk heads downhill along the management trail. The trail soon passes a track (on the left, that leads to the whale watching area), and continues downhill along the wide trail to find the grand ocean views. The trail then bends left and passes along the top of an unfenced cliff. As the trail flattens out, it passes a grassy clearing and ends on the narrow saddle, with views up and down the coast.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Whale watching area. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 8 m continue straight.
Find the car park at the start.
After 360 m find the "Wybung Head" (20 m on your right).
Wybung Head
Wybung Head

Wybung Head is distinct headland found at the end of Wybung Head Rd, and provides great views up and down the coast. Wybung is a local Aboriginal word meaning 'Dangerous Sea'. The narrow headland has sheer unfenced cliffs all around, and sweeping views of the ocean. There is no shade, or protection from the wind. A great spot to enjoy the pounding sea.
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Wybung Head is distinct headland found at the end of Wybung Head Rd, and provides great views up and down the coast. Wybung is a local Aboriginal word meaning 'Dangerous Sea'. The narrow headland has sheer unfenced cliffs all around, and sweeping views of the ocean. There is no shade, or protection from the wind. A great spot to enjoy the pounding sea.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 370 m to get back to the start.

An optional side trip to Whale watching area.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 65 m come to the end.
"Wybung Whale Watching Area".
Wybung Whale Watching Area
Wybung Whale Watching Area

The Wybung Whale Watching Area is a small clearing perched on Wybung Head, just a short walk from the end of Wybung Head Rd. The clearing on the top of the hill provides sweeping views of the ocean. A sign hidden among the scrub provides information about the migrating mammals. There is no shade or wind protection on this exposed grassy knoll, but it does provide a great spot to watch the migration. Northern migration from June to July and southern migration from Sept to Oct.
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The Wybung Whale Watching Area is a small clearing perched on Wybung Head, just a short walk from the end of Wybung Head Rd. The clearing on the top of the hill provides sweeping views of the ocean. A sign hidden among the scrub provides information about the migrating mammals. There is no shade or wind protection on this exposed grassy knoll, but it does provide a great spot to watch the migration. Northern migration from June to July and southern migration from Sept to Oct.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 65 m to the main route.
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Wybung Head


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 750 m
Time 20 min to 40 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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