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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)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for White St Rainforest loop

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of White St Rainforest loop
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End of White St
Northern int of White St firetrail and Rainforest walk
Southern int of White St firetrail and Rainforest walk
Top of staircase on Rainforest walk
Bottom of staircase on Rainforest walk
Back gate of 2GO car park
Henry Parry Dr trackhead
Starting point for this hiking track: End of White St

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

 
The end of White St
 
The end of White St +
 
Along the White St firetrail
 
Along the White St firetrail +
 
Pleasant walking
 
Pleasant walking +

 
Stone slabs
 
Stone slabs +
 
Firetrail through nice forest
 
Firetrail through nice forest +
 
Cappers Gully
 
Cappers Gully +

 
Old cutting
 
Old cutting +
 
Glimpses into the old quarry
 
Glimpses into the old quarry +
 
Narrow track
 
Narrow track +

 
Beautiful green forest
 
Beautiful green forest +
 
Along the Rainforest track
 
Along the Rainforest track +
 
Metal footbridge
 
Metal footbridge +

 
Plenty of vines on the rainforest walk
 
Plenty of vines on the rainforest walk +
 
Track junction
 
Track junction +
 
Metal steps and walkway on the rainforest walk
 
Metal steps and walkway on the rainforest walk +

 
Old management trail
 
Old management trail +
 
Stone plinth with plaque
 
Stone plinth with plaque +
 
Small gully crossing
 
Small gully crossing +

 
Near the houses
 
Near the houses +
 
Very green
 
Very green +
 
Trackhead on Henry Parry Dr
 
Trackhead on Henry Parry Dr +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the White St Rainforest loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the White St Rainforest loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the White St Rainforest loop bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the White St Rainforest loop bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 1.7km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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 890m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 790m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 1.1km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 590m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 1.2km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 530m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 1.1km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 560m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 1.5km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 160m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 1.1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 590m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to End of White St
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 White St
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|

(0 km) End of White St to Northern int of White St firetrail and Rainforest walk
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 488 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 27 m Descent = -16 m
From the end of White St, this walk passes the 'Rumbalara Reserve' signpost, goes around the gate, and follows the 'Cappers Gully' arrow along the management trail. The trail meanders along the hillside for some time. At one point, there are some long thin stone slabs forming a retaining wall, on the right. The trail eventually reaches an intersection, signposted 'Cappers Gully'.

Rumbalara Reserve Flora and Fauna Alt = 157 m
The reserve is home to a wide range of flora and fauna. The vegetation types range from the relatively dry 'Coastal Narrabeen Ironbark Forest' to pockets of 'Coastal Warm Temperate Rainforest'. Commonly seen birds include Kookaburras, Eastern Rosellas and Magpies. Rarer birds such as the Glossy Black Cockatoo and Swift Parrot are sometimes sighted here as well. Sugar Gliders, Brush-tailed possums, Blue-tounged lizards and Tree snakes can be seen in the reserve if you are patient and lucky enough.[1]

(0.49 km) Northern int of White St firetrail and Rainforest walk to Southern int of White St firetrail and Rainforest walk
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 46 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -1 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail gently up the hill, leaving the 'Cappers Gully' signpost behind on the right. After a very short distance, the walk arrives at an intersection, signposted 'Interpretive Centre', beside a fenced area.

Cappers Gully quarry Alt = 38 m
This old quarry site is beside Cappers Gully in the Rumbalara Reserve, Gosford. The area is fenced off for safety reasons. The neat, square-cut walls of the quarry make an interesting sight on the walks in the area.[2]

(0.53 km) Southern int of White St firetrail and Rainforest walk to Top of staircase on Rainforest walk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 401 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -37 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Henry Parry Drive' arrow (Rainforest Track) down the steps and along the bush track. The track immediately bends to the right, passing a couple of old picnic tables, to the left. The track then enters a forest filled with a jumble of vines and ferns, meandering for a while before crossing a small metal bridge, and continuing until reaching an intersection at the top of a metal staircase, signposted 'Rainforest Track'.

(0.94 km) Top of staircase on Rainforest walk to Back gate of 2GO car park
Track: Moderate - footpath,servicetrail
Length = 221 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -16 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Henry Parry Drive' arrow down the metal staircase, arriving at the end of a management trail at the bottom of the stairs.
Continue straight: From the bottom of the metal staircase, this walk follows the management trail away from the stairs. The trail soon bends to the right and continues for a short distance before passing a plaque marking the handing over of Cappers Gully Reserve, set in a stone, to the left. The trail continues a little further to an intersection just before the gate at the back of the 2GO radio station car park. The intersection is marked with a pair of track arrows on a wooden post.

(1.16 km) Back gate of 2GO car park to Henry Parry Dr trackhead
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 162 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -4 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track, immediately crossing the small gully, leaving the nearby gate and car park behind on the right. The track soon bends to the right, at a track marker post, and continues, keeping the houses to the left, until reaching the trackhead at the intersection of Frederick St and Henry Parry Dr, Gosford, marked with a track information board and a 'Rainforest Track' signpost pointing back to 'Cappers Gully'.

(1.32 km) Henry Parry Dr trackhead to End of White St
Track: Moderate - road
Length = 365 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 25 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left: From the trackhead at the intersection of Frederick St and Henry Parry Dr, Gosford, this walk follows Henry Parry Dr up the hill, leaving the information board behind on the left. The walk turns left into White St and continues to the 'Rumbalara Reserve' signpost beside the gate at the end of the street.

Catch the bus from End of White St
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 White St
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 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 2.6 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 2.4 km
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 3.3 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 15 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to White St Rainforest loop.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from White St Rainforest loop
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 5 km (to the W)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 12 km (to the ENE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 28 km (to the SW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
41 km (to the SW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 56 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 3 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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