Kattang Nature Reserve. PADS Rating 1.8 (Easy to Moderate)

Mid North Coast Hiking Meetup
Mid North Coast Hiking Meetup
Public group

Camden Head Road

Camden Head Rd · Dunbogan

How to find us

Follow Camden Head Rd to the very end where it meets Bergalla Cres, Dunbogan. We'll meet there between 9.15 and 9.30, and start walking at 9.30.

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What we'll do

This is an easy hike suitable for hikers of all abilities. Children are welcome, but must be supervised as parts of the walk are close to some very high cliffs.

It’s not hard to see why this beautiful spot is a favourite among locals and nature-lovers alike. Wander through the shady grove on this short walk and you’ll emerge at majestic Perpendicular Point.

From the lookout, you’ll see north to Port Macquarie, south to Diamond Head, and southwest to the dramatic North Brother Mountain in Dooragan National Park. Sitting on the top of the sheer cliffs is a fantastic place to gaze out at the sparkling blue waters and a great vantage point for whale watching and spotting dolphins. To see the view south, we head to the nearby Charles Hamey lookout, and return via the Flower Bowl circuit.

You’re sure to see plenty of birdlife as honeyeaters come in to feed off the banksias and glossy black cockatoos nibble at the black she-oaks. If you're a native flower lover, this easy walk is a must in early spring. You’ll see boronia, flannel flower, everlasting daisy and wedding bush dotted amongst the bushes.

Remember to bring your binoculars if you want to bird watch or whale watch.

Join us for a coffee afterwards at North Haven Surf Club Cafe.

PADS Rating
Pace - relaxed, 3km/h (1)
Total Ascent - 172m (1.7)
Distance - 6.7km (2.3)
Surface - well defined trails but with significant rocky bits and unevenness (2)
Total - 7.0/4 = 1.8 Easy to Moderate

1.0 to 2.3 Easy to Moderate (depending on your fitness)
2.3 to 3.0 Moderate to Hard (depending on your fitness)
3.0 to 3.6 Hard (N/A to our hikes)
3.6 to 4.3 Very Hard (N/A to our hikes)
4.3+ Extremely Hard (N/A to our hikes)


Port Macquarie Hiking Meetup is an amateur hiking group that welcomes all hikers. By joining the hikes, all participants are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions contained in this disclaimer, and agree to exonerate the hike leaders, the organisers and any other participants in the walks from any liabilities, claims, including but not limited to liabilities and claims as a result of any injuries or deaths or damages arising thereof. Hikers joining hikes do so at their own choosing, and at their own risk.