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Tuggerah Lake vista and Rainforest
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.3 km NNE of The Entrance
Length: 1.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Wyrrabalong National Park
Climb: 28 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 28 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: Return
Track: Moderate

A beautiful, short walk passing through a variety of scenery, featuring an area of littoral rainforest, dominated by big cabbage palms. There are beautiful views across Tuggerah lake at the return point. Much of the walk is on sandy tracks and several sections of wooden boards keep the track in good shape and make the walking a little easier. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Tuggerah Lake vista and Rainforest

Map of Walk

Location

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South car park
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 +
 
Interesting scenery along the way
 
Interesting scenery along the way +
 
Distant glimpses
 
Distant glimpses +

 
Nice mixed forest
 
Nice mixed forest +
 
Shaded track
 
Shaded track +
 
Under the cabbage palms
 
Under the cabbage palms +

 
Tall forest and cabbage palms
 
Tall forest and cabbage palms +
 
Some boarded track
 
Some boarded track +
 
The edge of the palm forest
 
The edge of the palm forest +

 
In the rainforest
 
In the rainforest +
 
Lovely vista across Tuggerah lake
 
Lovely vista across Tuggerah lake +
 
Across Tuggerah Lake
 
Across Tuggerah Lake +

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 Tuggerah Lake vista and Rainforest bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Tuggerah Lake vista and Rainforest bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Tuggerah Lake vista and Rainforest bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Tuggerah Lake vista and Rainforest 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 1.8km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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
This whole walk, 900m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 900m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 820m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 80m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 820m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 80m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 900m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 900m 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.
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.

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 Tuggerah Lake vista and Rainforest.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Tuggerah Lake vista and Rainforest
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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.

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