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Bittangabee Bay Imlay House loop
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
19.6 km SSE of Eden
Length: 1.1 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.1 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Ben Boyd National Park
Climb: 29 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 29 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This walk takes a look at the historical ruins of the Imlay brothers house. The ruins reveal the outline of what would have been a great house, in a quiet and scenic bay. The walk returns by the coast with views through the trees of the turquoise waters. This is an interesting trip to help understand the work of local whalers and business men who lived in the region during the mid 1800's. (open in app)


There are closures in Ben Boyd National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Bittangabee Bay Imlay House loop

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Bittangabee Bay Imlay House loop
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Bittangabee Bay Picnic area
Int. Coast and Ruins Trks Sth
Imlay House Ruins
Int. Coast and Ruins Trks Nth
Int. Coast and Ruins Trks Sth
Starting point for this hiking track: Int. Coast and Ruins Trks Sth

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Kiah 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-88231S 
 Green Cape 1:100 000 Map Series 8923 

Photo Gallery

 
Bittangabee bay camping and day use area
 
Bittangabee bay camping and day use area +
 
Track away from Bittangabee car park
 
Track away from Bittangabee car park +
 
Creek flowing to beach at Bittangabee
 
Creek flowing to beach at Bittangabee +

 
Track up to Bittangabee picnic area
 
Track up to Bittangabee picnic area +
 
Sign before split for Imlays House ruins
 
Sign before split for Imlays House ruins +
 
Imlay House ruins
 
Imlay House ruins +

 
Imlay ruins
 
Imlay ruins +
 
Information at Imlay House ruins
 
Information at Imlay House ruins +
 
Platform above Imlay House ruins
 
Platform above Imlay House ruins +

 
View through the bush to the northern Bittangabee Point
 
View through the bush to the northern Bittangabee Point +
 
Flowers over track
 
Flowers over track +
 
Ferns beside the track
 
Ferns beside the track +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Bittangabee Bay Imlay House loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bittangabee Bay Imlay House loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bittangabee Bay Imlay House loop bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bittangabee Bay Imlay House loop bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 1.1km
Time 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
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 No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
This whole walk, 1.1km has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 560m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 540m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.1km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 560m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 540m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Bittangabee Bay Picnic area
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area Alt = 7 m
Bittangabee Bay Picnic Area is near Bittangabee Bay and camp area in Ben Boyd National Park. The picnic area is a day-use only area with a few picnic tables, an electric BBQ and a pit toilet. There is a reasonable amount of natural shade, and is close to a car park. There is short walk to the beach and ruins at Bittangabee Bay. The picnic area is well signposted on the loop road near the Bittangabee camping area.

(0 km) Bittangabee Bay Picnic area to Int. Coast and Ruins Trks Sth
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 154 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -1 m
From the picnic area, the walk follows the sign to 'Saltwater Creek 9.0km' down the hill, keeping the road above on the left. The track heads down the hillside and crosses a rocky creek bed, then leads up the hill to an information sign marking the intersection.

(0.15 km) Int. Coast and Ruins Trks Sth to Imlay House Ruins
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 143 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -2 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the track heads up the hill keeping the 'Welcome to Bittangabee' sign below on the right. The track tends right up the hill, to a black platform overlooking the Imlay House ruins.

Imlay House Alt = 19 m
Imlay House ruins still show the foundations of a house built by the Imlay brothers in 1844. The ruins are found in Bittangabee Bay in Ben Boyd National Park, along the Light to Light track. The house was to be a station for the Imlay family to further their grazing and whaling in the area. It appears the stone house was never completed, with the brothers dying in 1846 (George) and 1847 (Alexander). Soon after the Imlay brothers died, Benjamin Boyd began using the bay for his own whaling company in 1848. More info

(0.3 km) Imlay House Ruins to Bittangabee Bay Picnic area
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 802 m Time = 16 mins
Climb = 14 m Descent = -26 m
Continue straight: From the platform, the walk keeps the platform and ruins on the right as it heads down the hill to a signposted intersection.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign 'VIA COAST' along the hillside, keeping the water below on the left. The track tends right as it meanders to an information sign at the intersection.
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk heads down the hill towards the water. The track goes across a rocky creek bed to rise up the other side of the gully. The walk continues up the hill to soon find formed log road barriers on the right and then a signposted intersection and picnic area.

Drive from Bittangabee Bay Picnic area
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Bittangabee campground
Saltwater Creek campground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Gas Connection The Arthur Kaine Drv, Pambula (02) 6495 7121 34.4 km
Camping Plus 6 Alice St , Merimbula (02) 6495 2571 37.8 km
Barbeques Galore (Bega) 274 Carp St , Bega (02) 6492 4054 62.4 km
Camping Outdoors Centre 43 Vulcan St , Moruya (02) 4474 3081 145.7 km
Gone Fishin Cnr Ford & Queen Sts, Moruya (02) 4474 4381 145.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Bittangabee Bay Imlay House loop.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bittangabee Bay Imlay House loop
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2 EDN02 PJ OBrien / Optus site BIMMIL HILL 25 km (to the NNW)
4 MCA04 DCNR / Ambulance Site MARAMINGO HILL 46 km (to the WSW)
3 MER03 CB Repeater Site Hill 217 5 km NNE of WYNDHAM 51 km (to the NW)
5 VKE5 Broadcast Site EMERALD HILL
Emergency use only
98 km (to the NW)
8 DEL08 O`Brien/Country Energy/Police Site MT DELEGATE 100 km (to the W)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Far South Coast fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place. (Downloaded 6 minutes ago)
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Partly cloudy.
Partly cloudy.
16.8°C (feels like 10.3°)
33 km/h from the WSW (gusting 44)
60% humidity     (as at 19/10:30am)
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Ben Boyd National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Ben Boyd National park is on the NSW South Coast, near Eden. The park was named and established in 1971, in the honour of Benjamin Boyd (1801-1851). Ben Boyd National park protects a wonderful section of coast line from Pambula to Green Cape, split into two distinct sections, one north of Eden and the other south. The park is well known for its contrasting red rocks, whale sighting, Boyd Tower, Green Cape Lighthouse and associated history. Ben Boyd National park offers some great insights into recent European history, Indigenous occupation and natural history. The park provides two campsites some other great recreational experiences.
Region: South Coast & Highlands
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Ben Boyd National Park
Closure information last downloaded Friday 19th of December 2014 09:00 AM
UPCOMING ALERTS
Closed areas: Boyds Tower Road closure (Monday 22 December)
Boyds Tower Road, Ben Boyd National Park will be closed from 9.00am to 5.00pm so that necessary roadworks can be undertaken. These works are not expected to take more than a day to complete. The closure will affect access to:
  • Boyds Tower
  • Boyds Tower lookout
  • Light to Light walking track
  • Boyds Tower track head
For more information, please contact the Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5000.

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