/* Collapsing Menu for Tablet and Phone */

Submitted By: Kevin Yeats
Date Updated: 27/05/2023 at 12:56 pm

Title: The Citadel to Ocean Beach via Elephant Rock

Location: Brisbane Water NP

Grade: Grade 4

Suitable for Membership qualifications: Yes

Creek Crossings: No

Walk Length: 18 (in km)

Ascent: 430 / Descent: 430 (in meters)

Exposure: Low     Walk off-track: Yes     Public Transport: Yes     Car Shuffle: No


The Citadel (Umina Beach), Umina Plateau, GNW to Tessellated Pavement, Elephant Rock, Warrah Trig, Pearl Cave, Pink Onion & Arboretum, Postmans track, Crater track to Green Pt Creek Waterfall, Ridge track to RFS, Pearl Beach, Umina Pt, Umina Beach, Ocean Beach. New route showcasing interesting features in South BWNP. Trails, tracks, some heavily overgrown/off track, beaches, some connecting streets. Mild exposure around Umina Pt. Buses from/to Woy Woy Station at start/end. Map: Broken Bay
For the walk, the old track to Elephant Rock heavily overgrown but still doable – views from the rock superb making it an ideal morning tea stop. One highlight of the walk was the quirky Pink Onion sculpture gardens. Leader achieved aim of walking the length of the historic Postmans Track on the way to Green Pt Creek waterfall and lunch. Ettalong Creek blocked by sand at the beach – usually free flowing.
An alternative for easier access to Elephant Rock is via a regularly used track about 350 m along Patonga Dr towards Patonga from the old access point (waypoint for easier access below). Tide and heavy swell on the day meant it was not prudent to drop down to the rock shelf around Umina Point. Bus #57 to the start from Woy Woy Station, Stand E (8:27am) – alight Carpenter St at Lone Pine Ave. The walk starts with a stiff climb via the streets to the vacant block with RFS trailer next to #12 The Citadel. GPX route finishes at The Ocean Beach Hotel, close to Umina Beach Library bus stop (south side of West St) forregular buses to Woy Woy Station.
Useful waypoints:
Engraving site (about a 10 minute walk from The Citadel) : S33° 30.679′ E151° 17.915′
Start of ridge track (Goatsville) from rock shelf: S33° 31.158′ E151° 17.516′
Easy access to Elephant Rock: S33° 32.682′ E151° 16.689′

GPX File: Download GPX File



The content displayed on this website is provided for informational purposes only. The Bush Club does not guarantee, and accepts no liability or responsibility for, the accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of any content displayed on this website.

You should exercise your own skill and care with respect to your use of the content displayed on this website.

Should you decide to make any decisions or act upon any of the content displayed on this website, you do so at your own risk and are solely responsible for the risks associated with doing this

By using this website, you agree that The Bush Club accepts no responsibility or liability for any claims, losses, damages, expenses, costs or liabilities (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect losses) that may directly or indirectly result or arise from accessing or using any content displayed on this website or any website linked to it.