Snapper Point
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

10 min to 20 min

280 m
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Moderate track
This short walk takes you from the great view of Snapper Point Sea Cave (at the end of Snapper Point Rd) along a management trail to Snapper Point. The area is very rocky and provides grand ocean views. The memorial on Snapper Point gives a good reminder to take care. There are views out over the ocean, and also south to Frazer Beach and north up the coast. An enjoyable short walk with great views, especially on sunny days. 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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Snapper Point Carpark. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Snapper Point Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Snapper Point Sea Cave. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Looking out to the ocean from Snapper Point Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Snapper Point sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Gate at the end of Snapper Point Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Start of the Snapper Point management trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Walking through the heath towards Snapper Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
First glimpse of water on the Snapper Point Management trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Views opening up at Snapper Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Life Bouy sign on Snapper Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Snapper Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Memorial at Snapper Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Plaques on Snapper Point memorial. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Snapper Point Memorial. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Rocky shore at Snapper Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Looking to Frazer Beach from Snapper Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Flat rocky top on Snapper Point. | 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 (-33.1862367,151.6279294)
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 2.9 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Snapper Point car park (at the end of Snapper Point Rd), this walk heads around the locked metal gate and follows the wide management trail lined with thick heath. The trail soon bends right and comes to a grassy clearing with wide ocean views (with Frazer Beach to the right) and a 'Life Buoys' sign.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Snapper Point Car Park at the start.
Snapper Point Cave Lookout (about 15 m back from the start).
Snapper Point Cave Lookout
Snapper Point Cave Lookout

The Snapper Point Cave Lookout is on the northern side of Snapper Point car park (at the end of Snapper Point Rd). The fenced lookout enjoys views over a large inlet with a Frazer Blowhole and the large sea cave. The cave was mined for pebbles during 1975/76. Now protected as part of the State Conservation Area, the cave and this inlet stands as a monument to the struggle of power between the sea and the rocks.
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The Snapper Point Cave Lookout is on the northern side of Snapper Point car park (at the end of Snapper Point Rd). The fenced lookout enjoys views over a large inlet with a Frazer Blowhole and the large sea cave. The cave was mined for pebbles during 1975/76. Now protected as part of the State Conservation Area, the cave and this inlet stands as a monument to the struggle of power between the sea and the rocks.

After another 15 m head through/around the gate.
After another 40 m continue straight.
Continue another 55 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 140 m to get back to the start.
"Snapper Point Memorial".
Snapper Point Memorial
Snapper Point Memorial

Snapper Point is located north-east of Frazer Beach and is home to a memorial to 7 lives lost on this point in the ten years before 1979 (when the plaque was placed). Since then, three more names have been added to the memorial. Please heed the warning and avoid your name appearing here. Snapper Point is a popular rock fishing spot, with a large flat platform providing great panoramic views of the ocean. A 'Life Buoy' sign points to two nearby floatation aids if needed.
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Snapper Point is located north-east of Frazer Beach and is home to a memorial to 7 lives lost on this point in the ten years before 1979 (when the plaque was placed). Since then, three more names have been added to the memorial. Please heed the warning and avoid your name appearing here. Snapper Point is a popular rock fishing spot, with a large flat platform providing great panoramic views of the ocean. A 'Life Buoy' sign points to two nearby floatation aids if needed.

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Terrain
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Snapper Point


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 280 m
Time 10 min to 20 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 Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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