There are only a handful of Lookouts on the Central Coast of NSW that offer expansive views of the surrounding area and the Mt Ettalong Lookout is well worth the walk to spend some time taking in the 180 degree view over Ettalong, Umina, Bouddi National Park, Pittwater and Palm Beach and further north towards Brisbane Water.
The wide bush path to the lookout heads east from beside the water tower. It won’t take you too long to find your way With an estimated distance of 1.4 km round trip it is recommended that you allow about 30 minutes return.
Half way along there is a side view at a fenced rock platform offering views over Pearl Beach and across to Pittwater. A superb spot for a coastal photo or two.
You might find that you are the only visitors, like we did. It was so quiet as we walked along the track that we could hear the waves crashing on Pearl Beach down on the southern side of the headland.
You will notice the glorious gums trees overhanging the pathway. Their beauty really enhanced the meander out to the Lookout.
The pathway is uneven and as such is not suitable for strollers or those with limited mobility. It is manageable with younger kids if you can offer them a helping hand along the way to navigate the rocks embedded within the path at various points and to make sure they stay on the designated trail.
As the walk to the lookout is a short one we would recommend making the most of your visit to the Central Coast Peninsula area. A few suggestions would be a visit to the Peninsula Recreation Precinct for a play in the awesome playground or for the adults perhaps something to eat for breakfast or lunch at the Jasmine Greens Kiosk which opens Friday – Sunday.
Sounds like an awesome way to spend sometime outside.
The walk to Mt Ettalong Lookout starts beside the water tower. There are a few spots to leave your car.
Have you visited the Mt Ettalong Lookout? What did you think?
Know of any other Central Coast vistas we should profile?