Unique View: Second Point Trail

Bouddi National Parks Secret Lookout

Bouddi National Park is renowned for having some of the best hikes in NSW. In fact, The Bouddi Coastal Walk has been dubbed the best coastal walk in Australia on numerous occasions, and for good reason. Bouddi National Park offers sweeping views of Sydney, dramatic cliff edges, and beautiful native flora and fauna. However, one place that is often bypassed in this national park is the Second Point Trail.

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Standing on the edge of the world in Bouddi National park

The Second Point trail is located on the northern end of the Bouddi National Park at Macmasters Beach. This hike is easy to navigate and offers spectacular views of Copacabana and Macmasters Beach. On a clear day, you can even see the Sydney CBD. This is one of the more unique easy hikes Central Coast has to offer. And whilst only being a short walk the views on this hike rivals some of the harder and longer hikes in the Bouddi National Park.

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How to Find

Grade: Easy/Moderate Length 3.5kms

This hike required very little navigation. Park at the end of Beach View Esplanade. From here you’ll head east onto the fire trail. This trail is marked as Mourawring Moor Trail and is gated with a sign stating you’ll be entering the National Park. It is important to note here that the entrance is right next to a driveway and you will need to walk along a driveway briefly to access the trail.

Macmasters beach lookout
secret lookout in bouddi national park

Once on the trail take the first left, this is Second Point Trail. Follow this track up the hill for approx 1km total. At the top of the hill, you’ll have a choice. On the right, you’ll head down a heavily eroded track to a cliff face. This secret lookout is one of the best-hidden gems Central Coast has to offer. The beautiful lookout offers views of the Sydney CBD and Bouddi National Park. As well as glimpses of Copacabana.

If you choose to go left you’ll follow the trail down to the Macmasters Beach Rock Pool. This track offers sweeping views of Copacabana and Macmasters Beach. And is arguably some of the best views in the area.

View of Copacabana on second point trail

This is not a loop and is an out-and-back trail, so feel free to turn back at any time

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