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Bouddi Coastal Walk

Either you are visiting the central coast for the weekend and you want to check out some of the (beautiful) coastline whilst staying active.

Or you live in the area and you want to do something active (that’s not really  *insert inappropriate word* boring) and see some of the beautiful coastline so close to home.

There are a number of different ways you can walk along the Bouddi Coastal Walk.

I’m going to share with you our experience and then show you some options if you want to increase or decrease the intensity and distance of the walk.

Bouddi Coastal Walk

Bouddi Coastal Walk – Bouddi National Park

We were visiting our second home at the Central Coast for the weekend. By we I mean my mother and two sisters. One older, one younger. Yep, middle child syndrome.

It was a lovely girls/family weekend away. Also, we were celebrating the long weekend. Thumbs up to that.

We took a fairly casual approach to the walk. We knew we wanted to go somewhere within the Bouddi National Park and it would have been a mega bonus if we found some of the coast line.

Bouddi Coastal Walk

Whilst ticking our fitness box for the day.

The morning of, I looked up the Bouddi Coastal Walk here. The walk is classified as a grade 3 walk and 8.5km one way. The suggested time is 3.5 hours to 4.5 hours.

We knew that where we parked out car was both where we wanted to start and finish so I opted for the Maitland Bay to Putty Beach Walk. Which is recorded on the website as 3km.

The ONLY trouble with that is you still have to do the walk down the Maitland Bay Track. This is recorded as a grade 3, 2km walk but it is a steep incline on the way back to the car park and Bouddi National Park Information Centre.

I didn’t feel like this was obvious, so I am telling you now!

So we started at the Bouddi National Park Information Centre (which you can easily google). Walked down the Maitland Bay Walking Track until we saw the sign to Putty Beach.

Bouddi Coastal Walk

You’re welcome.

Along the Maitland Bay Walking Track there is some opportunity to step off the track to a lookout and it is as far as about 7 steps. Well worth it. See first picture.

Once we got on the Bouddi Coastal Walking Track the views were beautiful. Definitely some photo opportunity there.

Bouddi Coastal Walk

Bouddi Coastal Walk

The walking tracks were very obvious. Once we realised the walking track was much longer then expected we stopped at a beautiful remote beach called, Bullimah Beach.

Bouddi Coastal Walk

Bouddi Coastal Walk

Bouddi Coastal Walk

We then made our way back.

It was a fabulous way to take some time to feel grateful and it was a challenging walk. By the time we got to the end it was easy to feel like you had achieved something for the day.


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