Timber Beach
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

20 min to 40 min

850 m
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Hard track
Timber Beach is a secluded beach in Munmorah State Conservation Area. The walk starts from a short side road off Snapper Point Rd, at Timber Beach Lookout. From here, the walk follows an eroded track down the ridge, then bends left to cross a clearing and come to the back of Timber Beach. The beach is surrounded by rock walls and is quite small, especially at high tide. A lovely quiet spot to visit. 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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Timber Beach Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Timber Beach Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Top of Timber Beach track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
View to over Timber Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Eroded Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Track near Timber Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Clearing south of Timber Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Looking up track to clearing and back up the hill. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Near the Gully at the apex of Timber Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Rock wall at the back of Timber Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Southern wall on Timber Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Timber Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Northern Wall of Timber Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Timber Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Timber Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
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Safer Bushwalks
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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
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• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
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Getting There
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Start (-33.1806621,151.6251425)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Pacific Highway, A43
  • Turn on to Blue Wern Drive then drive for 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 slight left onto Campbell Drive and drive for another 2.1 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 70 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 45 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the north-eastern corner of the car park, this walk heads between the timber posts and follows the eroded track downhill, heading towards Flat Island (the low headland to the north-east). The track leads down, following the top of the ridge and, after about 160m, turns left. After a further 170m, the walk comes to a clearing, where it follows the track just to the left for another 60m before coming to the rocky gully behind Timber Beach.....
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Start.
Find the Timber Beach Lookout at the start.
Timber Beach Lookout
Timber Beach Lookout

Timber Beach Lookout is found at the end of a small side road, about 470m from the start of the dirt road on Snapper Point Rd. The unsignposted lookout is in the corner of the car park and looks north-east. Ironically, there is no view of Timber Beach, but good views over the top of the bay to Ghosties Beach and Flat Island.
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Timber Beach Lookout is found at the end of a small side road, about 470m from the start of the dirt road on Snapper Point Rd. The unsignposted lookout is in the corner of the car park and looks north-east. Ironically, there is no view of Timber Beach, but good views over the top of the bay to Ghosties Beach and Flat Island.

Continue another 420 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 430 m to get back to the start.
About 200 m past the end is a cave.
"Timber Beach".
Timber Beach
Timber Beach

Timber Beach is a small, narrow and sandy beach wedged between three cliffs. The beach faces south-east and is accessed by a track from Timber Beach lookout. Access to the actual beach requires climbing down a several metre high, slippery rock wall, where the track meets the apex of the beach. The small secluded beach is a lovely place to enjoy the ocean and the carved rock formation.
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Timber Beach is a small, narrow and sandy beach wedged between three cliffs. The beach faces south-east and is accessed by a track from Timber Beach lookout. Access to the actual beach requires climbing down a several metre high, slippery rock wall, where the track meets the apex of the beach. The small secluded beach is a lovely place to enjoy the ocean and the carved rock formation.

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Timber Beach


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 850 m
Time 20 min to 40 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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