Norah Head Rockpool
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

5 min to 15 min

140 m
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Easy track
A very short walk to the Norah Head rockpool in Cabbage Tree Harbour. The rockpool is a great, sheltered spot to swim and relax on a sunny day. You could also happily spend some time exploring the nearby rockshelves. A great spot for a lazy afternoon with plenty of interesting scenery. 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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Norah Head boat ramp. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Beach and rockpool at Norah Head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
The rockpool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Around the rockpool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
The track past the rockpool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Along the waterfront. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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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 (-33.279242,151.5686387)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Wilfred Barrett Drive, A49
  • Turn on to Denison Street then drive for 540 m
  • Turn right onto Bungary Road and drive for another 810 m
  • Turn left onto Maitland Street and drive for another 115 m
  • Turn left onto Bald Street and drive for another 135 m
  • Turn slight left and drive for another 5 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the boat ramp at the bottom of Bald St, Norah Head, this walk follows the concrete footpath towards the rock pool, keeping the ocean to the left. After a short distance, the walk goes down the concrete ramp and continues along the beach a little to the steps at the bottom of the Bush St Rock Pool Path, just below the toilet block.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a car park (about 4 m back from the start).
Continue another 70 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 70 m to get back to the start.
About 10 m past the end is "Norah Head Rock Pool".
Norah Head Rock Pool
Norah Head Rock Pool

This tidal ocean pool is in Cabbage Tree Harbour at Norah Head. It is a beautiful, sheltered place to swim or to relax on the sand. There are public toilets nearby.
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This tidal ocean pool is in Cabbage Tree Harbour at Norah Head. It is a beautiful, sheltered place to swim or to relax on the sand. There are public toilets nearby.

About 15 m past the end is a water tap.
About 20 m past the end is a toilet.
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Terrain
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Norah Head Rockpool


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 140 m
Time 5 min to 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 85 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
85 m[toilet]
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