Access to walking track at Bateau Bay blocked for repairs

Track at Bateau Bay closed for repair

A 400-metre stretch of Wyrrabalong National Park’s coastal walking track at East Bateau Bay will be closed from February 28 to March 14 as Parks and Wildlife undertakes surface repairs and tidying of some of the edges.

The track section that will be closed runs from Bateau Bay carpark off Rushby St through to Guyagal St, both of which run off Reserve Dve.

A pedestrian path will be made available along Reserve Dve, allowing walkers to continue the coastal walk in either direction.

The works are subject to good weather and if rain causes any delays the track will remain open until works begin.

Once works are underway the track will be closed for people’s safety and remain closed until the track work is complete.

NPWS said it was “very pleased to see so many people enjoying the walking tracks in Wyrrabalong National Park over the past year”.

Last year the coastal walking track was extended from Crackneck Lookout to Shelly Beach, thanks to an initiative by the Bateau Bay community, spearheaded by local Judy Townsend.

The National Park track ends at Helen St after which walkers had to return to Bateau Bay Rd if they wanted to continue to Shelly Beach.

Judy Townsend coordinated a community response which led to a call for weeds to be cleared from the clifftop reserve to allow the track to be connected via an informal path to Shelly Beach.

Nicola Riches