A treacherous walk along an unmaintained track, it’s worth dodging the large spider webs for the outstanding views of Winney Bay.

Getting To Winney Bay Track, Copacabana

Where Is It?

The track winds through Captain Cook Memorial Park on the northern headland of Copacabana. Follow Del Monte Place and take the access road to the lookout. To access the track, look for the dirt park next to the Winney Day lookout platform. It’s marked by a warning sign, which should be needed. Proceeding is not without its risks, and should not be attempted alone.


The 66A and 66C stop on Segura Street, and it’s a 15 minute walk uphill to the lookout.


The best street address is Del Monte Place, Copacabana NSW 2251


There’s a large parking lot at the lookout.


Google Maps Link – Winner Bay Track | Copacabana

Route Notes

Walk Difficulty – Hard

In theory this is not the hardest walk, particularly the way down as it’s all downhill. The track itself is a not clear, with several parts where the bush is overgrown… And then there’s the spiders. You’ll need to keep an eye out for cobwebs along the track, wear good shoes, long pants, sleeves if you can. Webs are generally off track, but you never know what’s around the next bend, particularly if you’re the first Walker to come down in a while.

Winney Bay Secret Track Central Coast

Veritgo inducing cliffs are not for the faint of heart.


Walk Time

It takes about an hour to get down but allow for two hours back as it’s all uphill and occasionally very steep.

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Outstanding Views

At the start of the track there’s several spots where the path leads to sheer cliff drops, often with no safety rail. Be sensible and enjoy the view from a safe distance.


  • Food

    Head down to Copacabana Beach for a coffee or lunch, or up to Avoca where there’s plenty of options too.

  • Rubbish Bins

    No bins on the trail so take your rubbish with you.

  • Toilets

    Nearest toilets are back towards Copacabana Beach at the Surf Club.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Sheer Cliff drops and rough terrain mean you’ll want to keep your dog on leash.

  • Can I lock my bike up?

    You could lock your bike up to some fencing St the lookout / carpark.


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Winney Bay / Captain Cook Lookout

Twin Lookouts at the start of the Winner Bay Walk with magnificent views and great opportunities for whale watching across the Pacific Ocean.

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Copacabana Beach

Idyllic Beach lifestyle in a quiet village community brimming with things to see and do..

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