The Lookout Circuit

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

2.4 km Circuit

91 m

Moderate track
The Lookout Circuit is a classic Green Point reserve walk. This walk offers walkers plenty of picnic opportunities, elevated views over Lake Macquarie and travel through eucalyptus forest. There is also good historical and environmental interpretative signage along much of this walk. This recommended walk makes a lovely half day walk if a picnic is included and remember to keep a lookout for Sea Eagles.

Maps for the The Lookout Circuit walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Swansea 1:25 000 Map Series 92314N SWANSEA NSW-92314N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the The Lookout Circuit bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Lookout Circuit

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2.4 km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


1.9km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 390m is flat with no steps. The remaining (100m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

1.1km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (260m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 1.5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 890m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 2.3km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 100m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2.4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1.5km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 870m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the The Lookout Circuit walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Lookout Circuit walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Lookout Circuit walk starts and ends at the The Shores Way Car Park (gps: -33.029923, 151.64209)
Your transport options to The Shores Way Car Park are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂