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Cain's Timber Bridge Viewpoint Walk
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.4 km WNW of Redhead
Length: 1.3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Lake Macquarie(LGA)
Climb: 4 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 4 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 There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible

This walk takes you beside the Owens wetland and then finishes at a lovely timber bridge over the Owens Creek. You are likely to see many birds on this walk, particularly if you do the walk in the early morning or late afternoon when the birds are most active. This walk is wheelchair accessible and even has a possible shortcut, ending at the western end of Cain St. This walk makes for a pleasant stroll at anytime of the year. (open in app)


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  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Cain's Timber Bridge Viewpoint Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Cain's Timber Bridge Viewpoint Walk
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Owens Walkway Car Park (Off Cain Street)
Owens Walkway Intersection
Owens Wetland Lookout
Int of Owens Walkway & Cain St Trail
Int of Owens Walkway & Cain St Trail
Starting point for this hiking track: Owens Walkway Car Park (Off Cain Street)

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
 Swansea 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92314N 
 Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 

Photo Gallery

 
Ken and Audrey Owens Car Park, off Cain St in Redhead
 
Ken and Audrey Owens Car Park, off Cain St in Redhead +
 
Sign at Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway track head in Redhead
 
Sign at Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway track head in Redhead +
 
Elevated walkway to Owens Viewpoint in Redhead
 
Elevated walkway to Owens Viewpoint in Redhead +

 
Footpath on the Owens Walkway, near Cain St in Redhead
 
Footpath on the Owens Walkway, near Cain St in Redhead +
 
View from the Owens Viewpoint in Redhead
 
View from the Owens Viewpoint in Redhead +
 
Foot path on the Owens Walkway, near Cain St in Redhead
 
Foot path on the Owens Walkway, near Cain St in Redhead +

 
Foot path on the Owens Walkway near Cain St in Redhead
 
Foot path on the Owens Walkway near Cain St in Redhead +
 
View of Wetlands on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
View of Wetlands on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Sealed foot path on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Sealed foot path on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +

 
Views over the Owens Walkway near Cain St in Redhead
 
Views over the Owens Walkway near Cain St in Redhead +
 
Track intersection at the Owens Walkway Wetland Viewpoint in Redhead
 
Track intersection at the Owens Walkway Wetland Viewpoint in Redhead +
 
Stone monument and Viewpoint on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Stone monument and Viewpoint on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +

 
Timber fencing and view on the Owens Viewpoint in Redhead
 
Timber fencing and view on the Owens Viewpoint in Redhead +
 
Metal plaque on the monument near the Owens Walkway Wetlands
 
Metal plaque on the monument near the Owens Walkway Wetlands +
 
Views over the Owens Walkway Wetlands in Redhead
 
Views over the Owens Walkway Wetlands in Redhead +

 
Track through forest on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Track through forest on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Footpath through forest on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Footpath through forest on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Forest with footpath on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Forest with footpath on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +

 
Intersection with timber posts on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Intersection with timber posts on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Drinking fountain on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Drinking fountain on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Wide track and Cain St in the distance on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Wide track and Cain St in the distance on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +

 
Footpath on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Footpath on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Timber platform over Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Timber platform over Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Ducks in Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Ducks in Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +

 
Elevated timber bridge over Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway in Redhead
 
Elevated timber bridge over Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway in Redhead +
 
Ducks in Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway
 
Ducks in Owens Creek on the Owens Walkway +
 
Timber bridge with seating over Owens Creek in Redhead
 
Timber bridge with seating over Owens Creek in Redhead +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Cain's Timber Bridge Viewpoint Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Cain's Timber Bridge Viewpoint Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cain's Timber Bridge Viewpoint Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Cain's Timber Bridge Viewpoint Walk 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 1.3km
Time 30 mins
.


Grade 1/6

Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*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, 640m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 640m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 640m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 640m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 640m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 640m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to Owens Walkway Car Park (Off Cain Street)
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Owens Walkway Car Park (Off Cain Street)
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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|

Ken & Audrey Owens Walkway Alt = 6 m
The Ken & Audrey Owens Walkway on Cain St, Redhead is a community made coastal walkway[1] through restored bushland[2]. The walkway has two halves - one direction visits the Redhead Lagoon and a timber bridge viewpoint, and the other way visits Webb Park near the Redhead shops. The walkway was made in coordination with the Redhead Landcare group. Volunteers are always needed for working bee's on the last Sunday morning of each month. For more information, contact 49447403. The boardwalk is made of concrete and timber, and the tracks are suitable for wheelchairs and prams. There are also well positioned rest areas along the boardwalk. There is a dog walking area just off the walkway. More info

Owens Walkway Car Park & Viewpoint Alt = 6 m
The Owens Walkway car park (off Cain St, Redhead) offers easy access to the Ken & Audrey Owens Walkway[3]. The car park has a water tap[4] and seat[5]. The viewpoint at the car park is gained via an elevated boardwalk[6] and offers views down the coast to Norah Head. From the viewpoint, surfers and whales can be seen (Northern whale migration from June to July, southern migration from Sept to Oct) . More info

(0 km) Owens Walkway Car Park (Off Cain Street) to Owens Walkway Intersection
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 34 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
From the car park[7][8] (opposite 9 Cain St, Redhead), this walk follows the concrete footpath[9] gently downhill, while past the 'Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway'sign[10] and elevated lookout[11] on your right. This walk continues into coastal forest[12] (passing a water tap[13] on the left) for about 30m, until coming to a T-intersection with the concrete Owens Walkway[14][15] (and some timber posts on your left).

(0.03 km) Owens Walkway Intersection to Owens Wetland Lookout
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 130 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection[16], this walk follows the concrete footpath gently downhill[17][18], while keeping the ocean and wetland[19] to your left. This walk continues through coastal forest[20] for about 130m, to find an elevated timber lookout[21] and stone monument[22][23] (on your left).

Owens Wetland Viewpoint Alt = 5 m
This wetlands viewpoint[24] on the Owens Walkway (in Redhead) offers good views out over water, reeds and a large wetland. In the distance are large sand dunes, with Redhead Beach behind them. This viewpoint is easily accessible via the Owens Walkway and has wheelchair access. Wildlife, particularly birds, use the wetland as a breeding site and you are likely to see birds here. There is also a stone monument[25], dedicated to the ‘Cain St Landcare Project[26]’. The viewpoint is fenced[27] and has a timber seat[28].


(0.16 km) Owens Wetland Lookout to Int of Owens Walkway & Cain St Trail
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 343 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the lookout, this walk follows the concrete footpath whilst keeping the wetland to your left. The footpath undulates gently as it leads through the coastal forest[29] for about 300m, until coming to a T-intersection[30], marked with some concrete posts, a drinking fountain[31] and a trail[32] (on the right).

(0.51 km) Int of Owens Walkway & Cain St Trail to Int of Cain St Trail & Cain St
Alternate Exit: Track: Moderate - servicetrail ( Show detail)
Length = 23 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection[33], this walk follows the trail gently downhill[34] for 25m, until coming to the sealed Cain Street[35] (opposite 70a Cain St, Redhead). (End of the alternative exit track)

(0.51 km) Int of Owens Walkway & Cain St Trail to Elevated Timber Bridge
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 137 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left: From the intersection[36], this walk follows the concrete footpath gently downhill[37], while leaving the Cain St trail directly behind and initially keeping the drinking fountain[38] on your right. This walk continues through dense coastal forest[39] for about 140m until coming to an elevated timber foot bridge[40][41] over Owens Creek[42].

Elevated Timber Bridge Viewpoint Alt = 6 m
This timber bridge[43] is elevated over Owen Creek in Redhead. The viewpoint is amongst trees[44] and offers a quiet spot to sit[45] and look into the creek. Local ducks[46] live in this area. This viewpoint is wheelchair accessible by using the Owens Walkway.

Catch the bus from Owens Walkway Car Park (Off Cain Street)
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Owens Walkway Car Park (Off Cain Street)
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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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Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Camping Country 401 Pacific Hwy, Belmont North (02) 4945 1555 4.6 km
Aussie Disposal Newcastle 4/ 14 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4965 5500 8.7 km
Kathmandu 6 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4952 1233 8.8 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 7.7 km
Camping World 3/ 276 Macquarie Rd , Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Cain's Timber Bridge Viewpoint Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Cain's Timber Bridge Viewpoint Walk
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1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 6 km (to the NNW)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
6 km (to the NNW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 20 km (to the WNW)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 21 km (to the WNW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 47 km (to the SSW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
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Weather and Climate
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