Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area to the Storehouse
Yuin Country

20 min to 40 min

640 m
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Hard track
The walk to the old storehouse is an opportunity to explore some history of the region and see some fantastic rock platforms. The storehouse and wharf are perched just above the water, on the red rock of the bay. The view across the bay, with the contrast of the red rock, can be magical on sunny days. It is worth allowing time to explore the area, soaking up the natural and historical human efforts that make this area unique. Let us begin by acknowledging the Yuin 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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Bittangabee Picnic area and sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track below road and camping area Bittangabee Bay. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign next to Bittangabee camping area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bittangabee camping area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down to the Storehouse Bittangabee Bay. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down the hill to the Storehouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Signpost above storehouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Storehouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Ruins of the wharf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bittangabee storehouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Storehouse and Bittangabee Bay. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Inside the storehouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
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If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
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Start (-37.2167421,150.0148564)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Princes Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Edrom Road then drive for 5.7 km
  • Turn right onto Green Cape Road and drive for another 11.2 km
  • Turn left onto Green Cape Road and drive for another 4.6 km
  • Turn sharp left onto Bittangabee Road and drive for another 3 km
  • Turn left onto Bittangabee Road and drive for another 155 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the picnic area, the walk follows the sign to 'Camping Area 500m', keeping the car park on your right. The track leads below the road (above on the right) for some time, following the arrow markers to a signposted intersection next to the log road barriers.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Light to Light Walk.
After another 25 m turn right, to head along Light to Light Walk.
Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area (about 7 m back from the start).
Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area
Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area

Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area is near Bittangabee Bay and camp area in Ben Boyd National Park. The picnic area is a day-use only area with a few picnic tables, an electric BBQ and a pit toilet. There is a reasonable amount of natural shade, and is close to a car park. There is short walk to the beach and ruins at Bittangabee Bay. The picnic area is well signposted on the loop road near the Bittangabee camping area.
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Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area is near Bittangabee Bay and camp area in Ben Boyd National Park. The picnic area is a day-use only area with a few picnic tables, an electric BBQ and a pit toilet. There is a reasonable amount of natural shade, and is close to a car park. There is short walk to the beach and ruins at Bittangabee Bay. The picnic area is well signposted on the loop road near the Bittangabee camping area.

After another 245 m veer left.
Continue another 60 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 320 m to get back to the start.
"Bittangabee Storehouse ruins".
Bittangabee Storehouse ruins
Bittangabee Storehouse ruins

Bittangabee Storehouse ruins is located on the shore of Bittangabee Bay, near the campground, in Ben Boyd National Park. The concrete structure was built by Albert Aspinall (1839 - 1903) in 1881. The building was used to store material unloaded from ships onto a wooden jetty built at the same time. Aspinall then built a wooden tramway to move material and supplies to Green Cape to help in the construction of the lighthouse. The building is now a basic shell, missing roof, windows and a door. The concrete foundations of the timber wharf are still visible. Unfortunately, the building has been marred by graffiti, but is still worth the visit.
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Bittangabee Storehouse ruins is located on the shore of Bittangabee Bay, near the campground, in Ben Boyd National Park. The concrete structure was built by Albert Aspinall (1839 - 1903) in 1881. The building was used to store material unloaded from ships onto a wooden jetty built at the same time. Aspinall then built a wooden tramway to move material and supplies to Green Cape to help in the construction of the lighthouse. The building is now a basic shell, missing roof, windows and a door. The concrete foundations of the timber wharf are still visible. Unfortunately, the building has been marred by graffiti, but is still worth the visit.

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Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area to the Storehouse


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 640 m
Time 20 min to 40 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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)
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