Improved access to McBrides Beach in Booti Booti National Park

Visitors can now enjoy a short stroll to the remote and beautiful McBrides Beach in Booti Booti National Park with the completion of a new walking track.

McBrides Beach, Booti Booti National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Hunter Central Coast A/Director Anthony Signor said the ever-popular McBrides Beach now has safe pedestrian access from the carpark on Cape Hawke Drive down to the beach.

“The new 600 metre track to the beach, which includes a small number of steps and a watercourse crossing, is suitable for a range of ages and fitness levels,” said Mr Signor.

“Since the track opened in late December, it has been hugely popular with an average of 50 to 100 people using the new track to access the beach each day.

“Following the extreme wet weather over the past few weeks, we have re-surfaced the last 260 metres of the track with gravel, meaning McBrides Beach now has safe, all-weather pedestrian access.

“This work is part of the Government’s $149.6 million ‘Improving Access to National Parks’ program, a state-wide investment to improve national park walking trails to make them safer and more accessible.

“An added benefit of the walking track is better protection for areas of Littoral Rainforest on Cape Hawke, nationally listed as a Critically Endangered Ecological Community, as well as Aboriginal cultural sites occurring in the area around McBrides Beach,” said Mr Signor.

People are reminded to be COVID-19 safe and abide by public health requirements when visiting national parks.

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