Balkira (Mountain) View Walk

Balkira (Mountain) View Walk

Features

45 minutes return
900m.

Grade 2-3: Suitable for most ages. The track crosses grassy areas leading to hardened surfaces. The terrain varies from flat to gentle slopes and steeper sections.

  • Supervise children.
Overview

This walk is the second stage of the longer Watalong (Wattle Tree) Walk that takes visitors to Ocean View Lookout.

After a stop over at Grandfather Rock, continue east down a slope then up onto another spur between two creek catchments climbing a little higher to Balkira (Mountain) Lookout. This higher spot provides expansive views across the Lake and north to Mt Sugarloaf (Kapara).

The flowering plants provide pollen for native bees (nakang), which are stingless, most of which are solitary, a few of which are social, nesting in tree hollows.

This is a good spot for a cuppa or picnic and perhaps a meet up with friends from areas to the east.

 

Wonta, in Awabakal language means: where is this place? (1)

Seventh Street, Boolaroo is the starting point for this walk.

NOTE:  A random search for Munibung Hill –  which can be accessed from locations on the north, south, east and west – without providing more details, will most likely present a rather confusing map compared with the directions supplied here. When using a search engine such as Google maps it helps to specify an address: in this case Seventh Street, near Braye Street, Boolaroo.

 (1) Source:  An Australian Language as Spoken by the Awabakal, by L. E. Threlkeld. 1892

There are no toilets, no picnic facilities and no disposal or recycling bins. The nearest are at Speers Point and Boolaroo.

Dogs on leashes only. No trail bikes.  Please carry out what you carry in – don’t rubbish Munibung Hill. If you come across what other people have disposed of, consider picking it up and disposing of it thoughtfully. Help us care for the habitat of local native plants and animals. Thank you.

<< No signage other than Council and NSW Rural Fire Service notices.  Please observe these messages and bring them to the attention of others.

There are no official car parks at the start of tracks, it is therefore important to respect the residents who live in close proximity to these areas.

When driving around Munibung Hill at night remember we are sharing the roads with our native wildlife, so take it slow and watch out for animals on the road.

For your safety and personal care, even for a short walk on a fine day, carry a light pack with a weatherproof jacket, water (1 litre per person for every 3 hours of walking), some high energy food and a first aid kit.  Wear sturdy shoes or boots, a sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen. Insect repellent can also make your walk more comfortable and be sure to take a bag to carry any rubbish out with you.