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Ride directions


Palm Beach Ferry Terminal

Wagstaffe Ferry Wharf, Mulhall St


Straight along Mulhall St for 100m


Into Wagstaffe Ave/Pretty Beach Road


Into Heath Road at the Primary school


Along Araluen Rd approx 1.6km

Toilet/BBQ/Rest amenities here at Killcare


Into Killcare Rd and up the hill 300m


Turn off towards Putty Beach for a swim, surf or hike towards Maitland Bay to enjoy some of the best vistas on offer on the Central Coast

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Into The Scenic Road


Into Wards Hill Road

Steep hill Descend here with care. No road shoulders exist here in places


Into Empire Bay Dr

Take care as no road shoulders exist here in places


The Rip Bridge footbridge instead of taking the road

Stop for a photo of Brisbane Water from the bridge


To Picnic Pde, Ettalong Beach


Into Picnic Parade


Into Ocean View Road

Take Care this is a high pedestrian area


Into Ferry Rd


Ettalong Ferry Wharf. Last ferry is at five o'clock. 13km

Finish time should be before 5pm to enable you to catch the last ferry back to Palm Beach unless you wish to stay overnight. If so visit for details on where to stay. Also visit for more details of the timetable or visit.

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Putt Putt to Putty

The Putt Putt to Putty Beach Ride offers it all. Leave Palm Beach and Sydney behind to arrive by ferry at Mulhull St Wharf, Wagstaffe. Sojourn at sleepy Killcare or seek the surf at either Lobster Beach, Tallow Beach or Putty Beach.

Enjoy the thrill of Ward's Hill yet take care on this huge descent but be sure not to miss the Honey place. Continue until you make your way to Ettalong Beach. Ettalong Beach is the place for an idyllic ride away.

On road
13 km

Along the way

At Putty you may wish to BBQ, camp overnight or park your bike and take a hike and experience the Bouddi National Park heathlands.

Ettalong Beach offers you the opportunity to shop or stay overnight, see a movie or dine at one of the many restaurants or perhaps even hire a kayak.

Maitland Bay
Maitland Bay Source:Central Coast Tourism

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1. Take extreme care along Killcare Rd/Scenic Rd. The road is narrow in places with no road shoulder, stay as far left as possible.

2. Descend Ward's Hill Road with care. It is steep and has many winding sections. Stay as far left as possible.

3. Take the shared path along the Rip Bridge. This bridge does not offer a road shoulder.

4. Ensure that your bike is taken to the rear of the ferry.

Seeking more adventure?


Hard Level with hills included

Then consider the ultimate challenge and begin this ride at Ettalong Beach and cycle up Ward's Hill. It's perfect for those seeking some training. You may wish to rest prior at one of the shops offered at the base of the hill.

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