top of page

Allen Strom Lookout

Central Coast & Hunter - NSW

Bouddi National Park

KEY INFO

Distance (kms):

1.8 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 1 hr

Elevation gain (m):

32 m

Max. elevation (m):

210 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 3)

Route type:

Out-and-back

Traffic:

Light

Access:

2WD Sufficient

Click to see full image.

A lookout offering panoramic views across Hardys Bay, Wagstaffe and beyond to Brisbane Water, that is spectacular at sunrise.

This lightly trafficked walk starts from a small car park on Wards Hill Road in Empire Bay, just near the T-junction with Maitland Bay Drive.


Start along the Rocky Point trail and gradually ascend along a fire trail, through beautiful bushland, to the lookout. Look for the small sign pointing left to the lookout (straight continues along the fire trail and is popular with mountain bikers).


The lookout offers sweeping panoramic views across Hardys Bay, Wagstaffe and the expanse of Brisbane Water. Look down to Wagstaffe to see boats moored in the bay.


The lookout is named after Allen and Beryl Strom, known for their lifelong contribution to conservation in the Gosford region. 


The lookout is a rock slab with a safety rail, and a rock plaque commemorating Allen Strom. While it is fantastic at any time of the day, it is particularly beautiful at sunrise.


To return, simply retrace your steps.


Track: The walk involves a well-maintained fire trail and a short graded path to the lookout. The walk is well-signed and easy to follow. 


Difficulty: The walk is suitable for most fitness levels. While there is a gradual ascent to the lookout, it is relatively mild. 


Direction: The walk is an out-and-back track that returns the way it came. 

getting there

The walk starts from a small car park on Wards Hill Road in Empire Bay, just near the T-junction with Maitland Bay Drive, 9 hours drive south of Brisbane, or 1.25 hours drive north of Sydney. 


Parking is limited, but typically sufficient for how trafficked the location is. 

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round. 


While the lookout is fantastic at any time of the day, it is particularly beautiful at sunrise.

Click title on the map above to view larger map

in new window [on the Garmin website]

Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

bottom of page