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Wetland trail to Rainforest
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km SE of Toukley
Length: 4.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Wyrrabalong National Park
Climb: 79 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 79 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 of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

A great one-way walk covering some of the highlights of this part of Wyrrabalong National Park. The walk starts off through some beautiful wetland forest, before passing through areas of fantastic, twisted Sydney Redgums and Burrawang cycads. A couple a lookouts provide great views and spots to relax before the walk drops to the edge of Tuggerah lake. Towards the end, the walk passes through some beautiful rainforest with towering cabbage palms. 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 Wetland trail to Rainforest

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Wetland trail to Rainforest
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End of Evans Rd
Int of Redgum trail and Wetland trail
Redgum lookout
Tuggerah lake lookout
Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Redgum track
Tuggerah lake vista
Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Sth Lilly Pilly access trail
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Redgum trail and Wetland 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

 
Into the wetlands
 
Into the wetlands +
 
Walking through the wetland forest
 
Walking through the wetland forest +
 
Wooden bridge in the wetlands
 
Wooden bridge in the wetlands +

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

 
Atmospheric views
 
Atmospheric views +
 
Burrawang cycads
 
Burrawang cycads +
 
Trees leaning over the track
 
Trees leaning over the track +

 
Great views over Tuggerah lake
 
Great views over Tuggerah lake +
 
Beautiful forest walking
 
Beautiful forest walking +
 
Erosion control board walk
 
Erosion control board walk +

 
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 +
 
Walking along the edge of Tuggerah lake
 
Walking along the edge of Tuggerah lake +

 
Lovely vista across Tuggerah lake
 
Lovely vista across Tuggerah lake +
 
In the rainforest
 
In the rainforest +
 
Beautiful cabbage palm forest
 
Beautiful cabbage palm forest +

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

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Wetland trail to Rainforest bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Wetland trail to Rainforest bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wetland trail to Rainforest bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Wetland trail to Rainforest 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 4.8km
Time 1 hr 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
Around 3.8km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 930m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 4.8km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 4.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 710m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 2.8km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 4.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 3km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.8km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to End of Evans Rd
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk A bus service runs from Lake Haven to Evans Rd. The service only runs a few times a day. Please check timetable for more info or Phone Busway on (02) 4392 6666 (route 91) Timetable
Drive to End of Evans Rd
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.
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(0 km) End of Evans Rd to Redgum lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.56 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 39 m Descent = -15 m
From the end of Evans Rd, Toukley, the walk passes around a gate, passes an information board and 'Wyrrabalong National Park' sign, and follows the bush track. The track winds through the swampy forest for a while, crossing a small wooden bridge, before passing a 'Wetlands' information board, on the right. The track then meanders through the forest for some time, passing a 'Wetlands Trail' sign, to the right. The forest becomes drier and the track becomes wider and sandy as it undulates through the forest to reach the intersection with the 'Red Gum Track'.
Continue straight: 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.

(1.56 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.

(2.27 km) Tuggerah lake lookout to Tuggerah lake vista
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.6 km Time = 28 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -46 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'.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the right arrow on the 'Lilly Pilly Loop Trail' sign, along the sandy bush track, going up the hill. The track undulates through nice forest for some distance, with sections of erosion control board walkway, and timber retaining walls. From here, the track offers great views of the lake, and passes through increasingly moist forest, before dropping a little and running along the edge of Tuggerah lake. After running along the lake edge for a while, the walk reaches a lakeside vista where the track bends sharply to the left (heading away from the lake, into a thick, shaded section of forest).

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.

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.

(3.87 km) Tuggerah lake vista to Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Sth Lilly Pilly access trail
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 819 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -3 m
Veer left: From the lakeside vista, the walk follows the bush track, going into the thick, shaded forest, away from Tuggerah lake. This beautiful section of the walk passes through an area of littoral rainforest. The walk passes a 'Rainforests' information board, to the right and continues through the forest. As the walk climbs a little, the forest becomes drier. The walk continues along a ridge line for a short distance to reach the intersection signposted 'Lilly Pilly Loop Link Trail'.

(4.69 km) Int of Lilly Pilly loop and Sth Lilly Pilly access trail to South car park
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 82 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: 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
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Getting there

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Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

Catch a bus to Lake Haven
A bus service runs from Lake Haven to Evans Rd. The service only runs a few times a day. Please check timetable for more info or Phone Busway on (02) 4392 6666 (route 91) Get Timetable
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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 11.6 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 12.4 km
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 14.1 km
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 20 km
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 23.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Wetland trail to Rainforest.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Wetland trail to Rainforest
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3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 14 km (to the SW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 29 km (to the SW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 38 km (to the N)
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 38 km (to the NNE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
38 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
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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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