Starting from Lighthouse Road parking area this return walk heads downhill through she-oaks forest to North Smoky Beach. Have a swim before heading back. If you have spare time do a side trip to Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dunghutti people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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.
Turn right onto Lighthouse Road, 12 and drive for another 4.5 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Directions & comments
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Smoky Cape Lighthouse. To start this optional side trip turn sharp right here. On returning from this side trip veer right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After 40 m pass the car park (10 m on your left).
After another 30 m come to the "Captain Cook Lookout".
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 35 m veer right.
After another 610 m head down the surface|wood steps
Continue another 105 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 830 m to get back to the start.
Side trip to Smoky Cape Lighthouse.
Directions & comments
After 15 m pass the car park (20 m on your left).
After another 30 m head through/around the gate.
After another 205 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 245 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Jack Perkins Walking Track
40 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)