Monument Hill Walking Track
Dunghutti Country

30 min to 1 h
20 h

1.4 km

↑ 69 m
↓ -69 m

Moderate track
Monument Hill walking track is a one-way track, starting at the end of Carri Street and finishing just near the historic Trial Bay Gaol. Enjoy the stunning views of the coastline along the way and see the historic monument built for German gaol internees. If you want to keep walking, allow extra time to return after stopping for a snack at the Trial Bay Kiosk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dunghutti people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-30.8867968,153.0745186)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Gregory Street, 12, South West Rocks.
  • Turn on to Landsborough Street then drive for 220 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Landsborough Street, 12 and drive for another 590 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Phillip Drive, 12 and drive for another 250 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Phillip Drive, 12 and drive for another 2.8 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 110 m
Finish (-30.8774824,153.0719648)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car  
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
Drive into the parking area at the end of Carri St, Arakoon, just before the beach veer left and park near the toilet block and other picnic buildings. Start the walk by walking behind the toilet block, turning right to follow the 'Monument Hill Track' as it follows the coastline.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Find the car park at the start.
Find the toilet at the start.
After another 1.2 km continue straight.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 130 m come to a toilet.
About 120 m past the end is "Trial Bay Campground".
There is a fee to use this campsite.
About 135 m past the end is a car park.
The end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Monument Hill Walking Track

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.4 km
Time 30 min to 1 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 1.4 km from the start.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 480 m apart with the largest gap of 1.4 km.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
8 m[toilet]
1.4 km[toilet]
Camp site
1.4 kmTrial Bay Campground
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