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Lillypilly Loop Trail
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.3 km NNE of The Entrance
Length: 3.6 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 3.6 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Wyrrabalong National Park
Climb: 62 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 62 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

This beautiful loop walk passes through a great variety of forest scenery, including some lovely rainforest, dominated by cabbage palms and other trees. There are some beautiful views across Tuggerah Lake, and parts of the track feature twisted Sydney Redgums leaning over the track, and the shorter palm-like Burrawang (a species of cycad). Much of the walk is on sandy tracks, with sections of timber boarding to control erosion. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Lillypilly Loop Trail

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Lillypilly Loop Trail
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South car park
Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Sth Lilly Pilly access trail
Tuggerah lake vista
Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Redgum track
Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Burrawang track
Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Nth Lilly Pilly access trail
Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Sth Lilly Pilly access trail
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Sth Lilly Pilly access trail

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
 Toukley 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92313N 
 Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 

Photo Gallery

 
Wide sandy track
 
Wide sandy track +
 
Distant glimpses
 
Distant glimpses +
 
Nice mixed forest
 
Nice mixed forest +

 
Shaded track
 
Shaded track +
 
Tall forest and cabbage palms
 
Tall forest and cabbage palms +
 
Under the cabbage palms
 
Under the cabbage palms +

 
Some boarded track
 
Some boarded track +
 
Beautiful cabbage palm forest
 
Beautiful cabbage palm forest +
 
Lovely vista across Tuggerah lake
 
Lovely vista across Tuggerah lake +

 
Walking along the edge of Tuggerah lake
 
Walking along the edge of Tuggerah lake +
 
Retaining wall on a sandy section of track
 
Retaining wall on a sandy section of track +
 
Great views over Tuggerah lake
 
Great views over Tuggerah lake +

 
Erosion control board walk
 
Erosion control board walk +
 
Beautiful forest walking
 
Beautiful forest walking +
 
Trees leaning over the track
 
Trees leaning over the track +

 
Twisted trees
 
Twisted trees +
 
Narrow section of track
 
Narrow section of track +
 
Lush cabbage palm forest
 
Lush cabbage palm forest +

 
Twisted trees around the track
 
Twisted trees around the track +
 
Vines and thick forest
 
Vines and thick forest +
 
Covered by vines
 
Covered by vines +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Lillypilly Loop Trail bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Lillypilly Loop Trail bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lillypilly Loop Trail bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Lillypilly Loop Trail 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 3.6km
Time 1 hr 15 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 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 2.6km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 990m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 2.4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 1.2km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 3.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 160m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 2.4km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 3.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 3.6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Drive to South car park
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) South car park to Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Sth Lilly Pilly access trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 82 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = 0 m
From the car park on the Central Coast Hwy, aka Wilfred Barret Dr (about 5.5 km north of The Entrance bridge, and about 4.6km south of the intersection with Main Rd, Noraville. Signposted 'Wyrrabalong National Park'), the walk goes around a gate, passes an information board and 'Lilly Pilly Loop Trail' sign, and follows the management trail up the hill. The trail soon bends to the left and arrives at an intersection, marked with a 'Lilly Pilly Loop Link Trail' sign.

(0.08 km) Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Sth Lilly Pilly access trail to Tuggerah lake vista
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 819 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -19 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the sandy bush track, going up the hill, away from the nearby road. The track runs along a ridge line, through relatively dry forest for a while, before dropping a little, into moist littoral rainforest. The walk meanders through this beautiful area of rainforest, passing a 'Rainforests' information board, to the left, and then emerges to a nice vista at the edge of Tuggerah lake.

Lilly Pilly loop rainforest Alt = 4 m
This area of littoral rainforest is on the Lilly Pilly loop walk, in Wyrrabalong National Park, north of The Entrance. This small remnant of rainforest is dominated by cabbage palms, corkwoods and tuckeroos. There are nice views across Tuggerah lake from the edge of the forest as well.

Tuggerah Lake vista Alt = 2 m
This informal, unnamed spot at the edge of Tuggerah Lake, north of The Entrance, has beautiful views across the lake. These views, combined with the nearby area of rainforest, provide beautiful scenery on walks in the area.

(0.9 km) Tuggerah lake vista to Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Redgum track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.19 km Time = 21 mins
Climb = 43 m Descent = -13 m
Veer right: From the lakeside vista, the walk follows the bush track north, keeping Tuggerah lake to the left. The track follows the lake edge for a short distance before climbing away to the right. This section of the track undulates through quite moist forest, with some great views back across the lake, then passes some timber retaining walls. From here, the walk undulates through drier forest for some distance, with sections of erosion control board walkway, to reach the intersection with the 'Red Gum Trail'.

(2.09 km) Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Redgum track to Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Nth Lilly Pilly access trail
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 647 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -14 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the left arrow on the 'Lilly Pilly Loop Trail' sign, along the sandy bush track. The track immediately drops through a gully, then winds through some nice forest for a short distance before arriving at the intersection with the 'Burrawang Walking Track'.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the sandy bush track up the hill, leaving the 'Lilly Pilly Loop Trail' sign on the right. After a while the track descends, with sections of erosion control board walkway, through nice forest, before reaching the intersection signposted with 'Lilly Pilly Loop Link Trail'.

(2.74 km) Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Nth Lilly Pilly access trail to South car park
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 860 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -15 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Lilly Pilly Loop Link Trail' arrow, along the narrow bush track, going up the hill. This section of track meanders through an interesting mixture of patches of littoral rainforest and some drier forest. One very sandy section of the track is held in place by low, timber retaining walls. The walk continues, eventually climbing a little through thick, vine covered vegetation, to reach an intersection marked with a 'Lilly Pilly Loop Link Trail' sign.
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the level, sandy management trail towards the nearby road (opposite direction to the signpost arrow). After a short distance, the trail bends to the right and goes down hill a little. The walk passes an information board and 'Lilly Pilly Loop Trail' sign before going around a gate and arriving at the car park on the Central Coast Hwy, aka Wilfred Barret Dr (about 5.5 km north of The Entrance bridge, and about 4.6km south of the intersection with Main Rd, Noraville. Signposted 'Wyrrabalong National Park').

Drive from South car park
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

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Wyong Warehouse & Camping World 59 Howarth St , Wyong (02) 4352 1501 10.1 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 10.4 km
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 13.5 km
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 21.4 km
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 20.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Lillypilly Loop Trail.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Lillypilly Loop Trail
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3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 11 km (to the SW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 27 km (to the SW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 39 km (to the N)
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 41 km (to the NNE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
41 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 )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Wyrrabalong National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Wyrrabalong National park on the NSW Central Coast is divided into two main sections. The northern section sits between the South Pacific Ocean and Tuggerah Lake (with the Central Coast Hwy cutting up the middle) south of Norah Head. The south section covers a coastal strip from Forresters Beach to Bateau Bay. The park is rich with great views, sandy beaches and the last significant coastal rainforest in the area. A great place for walking, swimming, fishing and relaxing.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

Walker Feedback

Comments
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AlanM - Interesting walk IP:125.254.79.xxx | 2011-06-05 10:42:56
Interesting change of vegetation between the Redgum and the Lilly Pilly walks.

Video of loop around both - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqP1PxYwEMc
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