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Redgum trail
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.6 km NE of The Entrance
Length: 3.4 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 3.4 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Wyrrabalong National Park
Climb: 48 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 48 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

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. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Redgum trail
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Burrawang car park
Int of Burrawang track and Redgum trail
Int of Redgum trail and Wetland trail
Redgum lookout
Tuggerah lake lookout
Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Redgum track
Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Burrawang track
Int of Burrawang track and Redgum trail
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Burrawang track and Redgum 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 +
 
Meandering through the forest
 
Meandering through the forest +
 
Twisted trees
 
Twisted trees +

 
Interesting shapes
 
Interesting shapes +
 
Great scenery
 
Great scenery +
 
Twisted trees over the track
 
Twisted trees over the track +

 
Atmospheric views
 
Atmospheric views +
 
Burrawang cycads
 
Burrawang cycads +
 
Great views over Tuggerah lake
 
Great views over Tuggerah lake +

 
Narrow sandy track
 
Narrow sandy track +
 
Along the Burrawang track
 
Along the Burrawang track +
 
Interesting forest scenery
 
Interesting forest scenery +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Redgum trail bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Redgum trail bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Redgum trail bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of 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.
Length 3.4km
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 No experience required (1/6)
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 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.

Signs
Around 2.7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 740m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 3.4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 3.4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
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).

Track Notes


Drive to Burrawang 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) Burrawang car park to 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'.

(0.06 km) Int of Burrawang track and Redgum trail to 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.

Redgum lookout 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.

(1.14 km) Redgum lookout to 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.

(1.85 km) Tuggerah lake lookout to 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'.

(2.27 km) Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Redgum track to 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'.

(2.48 km) Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Burrawang track to 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').

Drive from Burrawang 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.
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Getting there

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Driving Directions
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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 11.2 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 11.8 km
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 14.2 km
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 21 km
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 22 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Redgum trail.
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from Redgum trail
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3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 13 km (to the SW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 28 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 39 km (to the NNE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
39 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 - Loved the trees IP:125.254.79.xxx | 2011-06-05 10:40:45
Nice gentle walk. Did this as a loop around Redgum and Lilly Pilly.

Video of the walk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqP1PxYwEMc
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