Probably the best word to describe this walk is 'cute'. The circuit walk starts with a few steep steps, but soon flattens out, following a well-defined track through an open forest, via some natural sandstone sculptures. The lookout is notable for wonderful views to Patonga, Lion Island and out through the entrance of Broken Bay at Barrenjoey. A seat at the lookout is well placed to encourage people to stop and enjoy. Let us begin by acknowledging the Guringai people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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.
Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
From Mona Vale Road, A3
Turn on to then drive for 30 m
Turn slight left onto McCarrs Creek Road and drive for another 25 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto McCarrs Creek Road and drive for another 5 km
Turn left onto West Head Road and drive for another 350 m
Turn slight left onto West Head Road and drive for another 12.3 km
Turn right and drive for another 10 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started The walk starts opposite the entrance to the Resolute picnic area, at a gap in the guard-rail, marked with a small sign. From the sign, the walk follows the stairs and the main track through the wooded forest, down the hill. After a short distance, the walk passes a rocky outcrop and arrives at an intersection.....
Directions & comments
After 15 m pass the toilet (50 m on your left).
After another 8 m pass the car park (40 m on your right).
After another 305 m turn left.
After another 185 m come to a viewpoint.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 510 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
20 min to 40 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)