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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)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Tottenham Place to Wannagan Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Tottenham Place to Wannagan Lookout
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End of Tottenham Pl
Int of Flannel Flower track and Tottenham track
Wannagan Lookout
Int of Red Gum walk and Mouat Walk
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Flannel Flower track and Tottenham track.

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91312S 
 Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 

Photo Gallery

 
End of Tottenham Pl
 
End of Tottenham Pl +
 
Path beside the houses
 
Path beside the houses +
 
Poorly defined track
 
Poorly defined track +

 
Through the rocks
 
Through the rocks +
 
Stepping over the boulders
 
Stepping over the boulders +
 
Nice scenery on a steep walk
 
Nice scenery on a steep walk +

 
Walking in Rumbalara
 
Walking in Rumbalara +
 
Around the boulders
 
Around the boulders +
 
Uprooted old tree
 
Uprooted old tree +

 
Around the hillside
 
Around the hillside +
 
Wannagan lookout
 
Wannagan lookout +
 
Beneath Wannagan lookout
 
Beneath Wannagan lookout +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Tottenham Place to Wannagan Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Tottenham Place to Wannagan Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Tottenham Place to Wannagan Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Tottenham Place to Wannagan Lookout bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 900m
Time 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
Around 250m of this walk is very steep, whilst the remaining 200m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 450m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 450m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 450m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 450m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 450m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to End of Tottenham Pl
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to End of Tottenham Pl
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Rumbalara Reserve Alt = 141 m
Rumbalara Reserve lies just to the east of the Gosford CBD and is part of Gosford's Coastal Open Space System (COSS). There is an extensive set of well marked walking tracks within the reserve. Yaruga Picnic Area has free electric BBQs while both Yaruga and Nurrunga picnic areas have toilets, picnic tables, nearby lookouts and proximity to walking tracks. The picnic areas are accessed via Dolly Ave, Springfield, with the gate being locked at 8pm each evening[1]. The Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre, at the end of Donnison St, Gosford, is one of several good access points to the walking tracks in the lower section of the reserve. More info

(0 km) End of Tottenham Pl to Int of Flannel Flower track and Tottenham track.
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 250 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 51 m Descent = -1 m
From the end of Tottenham Pl, North Gosford, this walk follows the concrete path up the hill, passing 15 Tottenham Pl, to the left. After passing the house, the walk veers to the left and follows the bush track steeply up the hill. The track winds up the hill for some time, becoming less defined as it climbs, eventually reaching an intersection with another bush track.

(0.25 km) Int of Flannel Flower track and Tottenham track to Wannagan Lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 200 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -11 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the track as it goes gently up the hill, immediately bending to the right. The walk meanders through some good scenery for a short distance before reaching the fenced Wannagan Lookout[2], with great views to the north.

Wannagan Lookout Alt = 133 m
The fenced Wannagan Lookout[3], on the Red Gum Walk, has great views over North Gosford. The fenced lookout sits at the top of a small cliff. Out of sight, beneath the lookout, is some great cliff and overhang scenery.

(0.45 km) Wannagan Lookout to Sculpture of Edward John Eyre
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 430 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -12 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the track a very short distance up the hill, away from the lookout, then turns left (ignoring the track to the right which goes a short distance up the hill to the road). The walk meanders along the side of the hill for some distance, keeping the valley to the left, going up and down occasional steps before reaching an intersection with a management trail.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail away from the nearby gate (beside the road). The trail almost immediately bends to the right then meanders for a short distance to the sculpture of Edward John Eyre, on the right.

Sculptures in Rumbalara Alt = 139 m
There are four bronze figurative sculptures in the Rumbalara Reserve that were 'commissioned in the series "Salute to Famous Australians", which includes Captain Charles Sturt, Edward Eyre, and Sir Charles Kingsford Smith.'[4] Matthew Flinders is the fourth in the series. They were 'commissioned by Sara Lee Kitchens (Australia) Pty Ltd and Gosford City Council for the State Bicentennial Celebrations 1987.'[5]. Smith and Flinders are the most easily reached, at the Nurrunga picnic area. More info

Catch the bus from End of Tottenham Pl
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from End of Tottenham Pl
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 1.3 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 1.5 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 2.2 km
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 3.2 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 13.7 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Tottenham Place to Wannagan Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Tottenham Place to Wannagan Lookout
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 6 km (to the WSW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 11 km (to the ENE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 29 km (to the SW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
42 km (to the SW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 55 km (to the NNE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      30°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|26°Possible shower.
Fri18°|31°Partly cloudy.
Sat17°|25°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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