An excellent loop walk through areas of beautiful Sydney Redgums. In several places these twisted trees lean over the track, creating great scenery and atmosphere. Two lookout platforms along the way provide some fantastic views over the surrounding areas and Tuggerah Lake. Much of the walk is on sandy tracks.
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Cross sectional view of the Redgum trail bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Redgum trail 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.
1 hr 15 mins
Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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 1.8km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 1.7km has gentle hills with occasional steps.
Quality of track
Around 2.5km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 910m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.
Around 2.7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 740m is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 3.4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 3.4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 1.9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
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Burrawang car park
Int of Burrawang track and Redgum trail Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 58 m
Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m
Descent = -1 m
From the car park on the Central Coast Hwy, aka Wilfred Barret Dr (about 7km north of The Entrance bridge, and about 3km south of the intersection with Main Rd, Noraville. Signposted 'Wyrrabalong National Park'), the walk passes through the timber fence, passing an information board, to the left, and a picnic table, to the right, and follows the sandy management trail. After a very short distance, the trail arrives at the intersection of the 'Red Gum Trail' and the 'Burrawang Walking Track'.
Int of Burrawang track and Redgum trail
Redgum lookout Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.08 km
Time = 19 mins
Climb = 28 m
Descent = -6 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Red Gum Trail' arrow along the wide, level, sandy track. The track climbs a little through a series of bends, passing a couple of 'Red Gum Trail' signs. There are some very nice sections of forest along here, with twisted trees leaning over the track. The track continues for some time before arriving at the intersection with the 'Wetland Trail'. Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the right arrow on the 'Red Gum Trail' sign, along the sandy bush track. The track immediately drops through a gully and meanders up the other side. This section of the walk climbs and drops a little as it passes through very nice forest, with twisted tree branches leaning over the trail. The track passes a 'Red Gum Forest' information board, to the left, and continues for while to reach a wooden lookout platform with atmospheric views to the north and north-east.
Alt = 31 m
This unnamed lookout is in the Wyrrabalong National park, north of The Entrance and provides views to the north across part of Tuggerah Lake and Toukley. The lookout is on the Redgum Trail and consists of a fenced wooden platform with a seat. This is a nice, atmospheric spot to take a break on the walk.
Tuggerah lake lookout Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 713 m
Time = 11 mins
Climb = 4 m
Descent = -4 m
Turn left: From the lookout, the walk follows the sandy bush track to the west, leaving the lookout platform behind and to the right. The sandy track undulates through nice forest and bends to the left (south) and continues for some distance, offering glimpses of Tuggerah lake, to the right, and the ocean, to the left. The track then reaches another wooden lookout platform, a little to the right of the track, with great views to the west, over Tuggerah lake.
Tuggerah Lake lookout
Alt = 31 m
This unnamed lookout provides views across Tuggerah Lake, north of The Entrance. The lookout is on the Redgum Trail and consists of a fenced wooden platform with a seat. the beautiful views and atmosphere make this a great spot for a break during a walk in the area.
Tuggerah lake lookout
Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Redgum track Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 413 m
Time = 7 mins
Climb = 4 m
Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the lookout, the walk follows the sandy bush track to the south, leaving the lookout platform behind and to the right. This section of the walk also undulates through nice forest on a sandy track. The walk then reaches the intersection with 'The Lilly Pilly Loop Trail'.
Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Redgum track
Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Burrawang track Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 211 m
Time = 4 mins
Climb = 1 m
Descent = -3 m
Veer left: 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'.
Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Burrawang track
Burrawang car park Track: Moderate - bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 968 m
Time = 17 mins
Climb = 11 m
Descent = -31 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Burrawang Walking Track' sign, steeply down the hill and along the sandy bush track. After descending for a short distance, the track levels out before meandering through some nice forest. The thick vegetation is very closed in at times. The track passes a 'Burrawang Walking Track' signpost, to the left, and continues to wind through the nice forest to reach the signposted intersection with the 'Red Gum Trail'. Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the sandy management trail up the hill, towards the road. After a very short distance the walk climbs some wooden steps, passes a picnic table, to the left, an information board, to the right, and passes through a timber fence to reach the car park on the Central Coast Hwy, aka Wilfred Barret Dr (about 7km north of The Entrance bridge, and about 3km south of the intersection with Main Rd, Noraville. Signposted 'Wyrrabalong National Park').
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.
Wyrrabalong National ParkLink 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 feesCampingFacilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.