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Rumbalara Reserve
Flannel Flower Track
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1 km NNE of Gosford
Length: 1.6 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.6 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Rumbalara Reserve
Climb: 88 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 88 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

A great walk with some spectacular views and nice forest scenery in the Rumbalara Reserve, near Gosford. The tracks are well formed and signposted, and there are plenty of facilities in the reserve, including free electric BBQs. This walk is very accessible from Gosford and a great way to enjoy some of the wonderful scenery and views of the area. Note that the entrance gate on Dolly Ave, for the upper section of Rumbalara, is locked at 8pm each evening. (open in app) more...

 
Gosford to Lisarow
Time: 4 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.3 km NW of Gosford
Length: 11.3 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 11.3 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Katandra Reserve
Climb: 479 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 479 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk is a great way to explore the ridge-top bushland between Gosford and Lisarow. Passing through Rumbalara and Katandra Reserves, there are several picnic area, lookouts and other facilities scattered along the way. At times you will forget you are anywhere near houses, and at other points you will be enjoying vistas of the Central Coast. Much of the road walk toward the end is through a rural setting, making an enjoyable walk. (open in app) more...

 
Ironbark and Flannel Flower circuit
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1 km NNE of Gosford
Length: 2.1 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.1 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Rumbalara Reserve
Climb: 107 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 107 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

A great circuit walk, covering two of the popular walking tracks and some of the great sights in the upper section of the Rumbalara Reserve. You will enjoy some really nice forest walking and fantastic views across various parts of Gosford and the surrounding areas. Note that the entrance gate on Dolly Ave, for the upper section of Rumbalara, is locked at 8pm each evening. (open in app) more...

 
Ironbark Loop
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.1 km N of Gosford
Length: 0.6 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.6 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Rumbalara Reserve
Climb: 29 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 29 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

A short, interesting walk in the Rumbalara Reserve, near Gosford. This short circuit walk takes in some nice scenery and a couple of the interesting bronze sculptures found in the reserve. Some short deviations from the walk take you to viewpoints with great views over Gosford and the surrounding areas. Note that the entrance gate on Dolly Ave, for the upper section of Rumbalara, is locked at 8pm each evening. (open in app) more...

 
John Whiteway Dr to Tottenham Pl
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.7 km NNW of Gosford
Length: 3 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 3 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Rumbalara Reserve
Climb: 228 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 228 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

An excellent walk, crossing the Rumbalara Reserve and covering plenty of the scenic highlights of the reserve. This walk goes through beautiful pockets of rainforest as well as the drier ridgetop forest, showcasing the great variety of scenery in Rumbalara. There is some steep walking along the way, though the well-formed tracks and steps along much of the walk makes the going easier. The descent to Tottenham Pl is on a less well-defined track. (open in app) more...

 
Ouraka Point loop
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.7 km NNW of Gosford
Length: 2.1 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.1 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Rumbalara Reserve
Climb: 141 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 141 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

A beautiful walk, taking in some of the scenic highlights of the lower section of the Rumbalara Reserve. The walk covers a great variety of vegetation, from quite dry eucalypt forest through to rainforest. The tracks are well formed, with a lot of steps in the steeper sections, making the walking a little easier. This is a great walk to see some of the excellent scenery in Rumbalara. A very short, optional sidetrip takes you to a sculpture of Charles Sturt, adding some more variety to the walk. The easy access from Gosford train station also makes it a great walk for those using public transport. (open in app) more...

 
Rainforest Walk
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.3 km W of Gosford
Length: 3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Rumbalara Reserve
Climb: 192 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 192 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

A great walk through some beautiful pockets of rainforest in the Rumbalara Reserve. Parts of the track are quite steep, although the well-formed track with plenty of steps makes the walking easier. As well as the beautiful rainforest scenery, this walk includes some glimpses into an old quarry at Cappers Gully and an optional side trip to one of the Rumbalara bronze sculptures. Plenty of variety and a beautiful walk. (open in app) more...

 
Rainforest walk to Nurrunga picnic area
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.3 km W of Gosford
Length: 2.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 2.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Rumbalara Reserve
Climb: 196 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 196 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

An extended version of the Rumbalara Reserve Rainforest Walk. After walking through some beautiful pockets of rainforest, this walk continues to the upper section of the reserve, enjoying some great views across Gosford and the surrounding areas. The sheer variety in the vegetation from the start of this walk to the end makes it even more interesting. Parts of the track are quite steep, although the well-formed track with plenty of steps makes the walking easier. This walk also takes you past three of the four Rumbalara bronze sculptures. Plenty of variety and a beautiful walk. Note that the entrance gate on Dolly Ave, for the upper section of Rumbalara, is locked at 8pm each evening. (open in app) more...

 
Red Gum Walk
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1 km NNE of Gosford
Length: 1.4 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.4 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Rumbalara Reserve
Climb: 81 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 81 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

At the time of writing, some or all of the southern leg of the Red Gum Track was closed. The walk described here returns along the road instead. Despite these changes, this is still a worthwhile walk with some nice scenery along the way. Wannagan Lookout has some great views over North Gosford and surrounds. Note that the entrance gate on Dolly Ave, for the upper section of Rumbalara, is locked at 8pm each evening. (open in app) more...

 
Rumbalara Explorer
Time: 2 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.7 km NNW of Gosford
Length: 6.1 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 6.1 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Rumbalara Reserve
Climb: 326 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 326 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

Pretty well the grand tour of the Rumbalara Reserve, this walk takes in much of the great scenery the reserve has to offer. The walk covers both the lower and upper sections of the reserve and passes through the great variety of forest on show. The walk also passes three of the four bronze sculptures in the reserve. Yaruga picnic area would be a great spot to stop for lunch with it's facilities and excellent views. (open in app) more...

 
Tottenham Place to Wannagan Lookout
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.4 km NNE of Gosford
Length: 0.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Gosford(LGA)
Climb: 80 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 80 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

A steep walk from North Gosford to the top of the Rumbalara Reserve. There is some great scenery along the way, and the views from the Wannagan Lookout, back over North Gosford and the surrounding area, are great. An optional sidetrip to the bronze sculpture of Edward John Eyre adds some historic interest to the walk. (open in app) more...

 
Upper Rumbalara circuit
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1 km NNE of Gosford
Length: 3.3 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 3.3 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Rumbalara Reserve
Climb: 176 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 176 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

A great circuit walk, covering most of the walking tracks and sights in the upper section of the Rumbalara Reserve. There is some really nice forest walking and plenty of spots along the way offer fantastic views across various parts of Gosford and the surrounding areas. Note that the entrance gate on Dolly Ave, for the upper section of Rumbalara, is locked at 8pm each evening. (open in app) more...

 
White St firetrail
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.2 km NNW of Gosford
Length: 1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Rumbalara Reserve
Climb: 65 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 65 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

A surprisingly nice fire trail walk. A lot of the forest scenery along this walk is really beautiful. Much of it is very moist forest, filled with ferns. You also get a glimpse of an old quarry at Cappers Gully, adding a little historic interest to the walk. (open in app) more...

 
White St Rainforest loop
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.2 km NNW of Gosford
Length: 1.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Gosford(LGA)
Climb: 76 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 76 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

A very nice loop walk in the lower part of the Rumbalara Reserve, Gosford. The walk includes a section of road but spends most time in very nice forest scenery, including pockets of the beautiful rainforest in the reserve. This walk has substantially fewer steps than some of the other walks in the reserve and is a great way to see some of the beautiful scenery in Rumbalara. (open in app) more...

 
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