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Wyrrabalong Figure 8
Time: 2 hrs 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.6 km NE of The Entrance
Length: 6.9 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 6.9 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Wyrrabalong National Park
Climb: 104 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 104 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

A great walk covering much of the excellent scenery in this area. This walk includes great views over Tuggerah lake, some beautiful areas of littoral rainforest, very picturesque, twisted Sydney Redgums leaning over the track and plenty of Burrawangs (a cycad). The lookouts along the way provide good spots to relax for a while. Much of the walking is on sandy tracks, which will slow you down a little. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Wyrrabalong Figure 8

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Wyrrabalong Figure 8
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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 Lilly Pilly loop and Nth Lilly Pilly access trail
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 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 +
 
Meandering through the redgums
 
Meandering through the redgums +
 
Great scenery
 
Great scenery +

 
Twisted trees over the track
 
Twisted trees over the track +
 
Interesting forest
 
Interesting forest +
 
Atmospheric lookout
 
Atmospheric lookout +

 
Burrawang cycads
 
Burrawang cycads +
 
Trees leaning over the track
 
Trees leaning over the track +
 
Great views over Tuggerah lake
 
Great views over Tuggerah lake +

 
Narrow section of track
 
Narrow section of track +
 
Lush cabbage palm forest
 
Lush cabbage palm forest +
 
Between the banksias
 
Between the banksias +

 
Vines and thick forest
 
Vines and thick forest +
 
Covered by vines
 
Covered by vines +
 
Interesting scenery along the way
 
Interesting scenery along the way +

 
Distant glimpses
 
Distant glimpses +
 
Nice mixed forest
 
Nice mixed forest +
 
Under the cabbage palms
 
Under the cabbage palms +

 
Beautiful cabbage palm forest
 
Beautiful cabbage palm forest +
 
Lovely vista across Tuggerah lake
 
Lovely vista across 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 +

 
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 Wyrrabalong Figure 8 bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Wyrrabalong Figure 8 bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wyrrabalong Figure 8 bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Wyrrabalong Figure 8 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 7km
Time 2 hrs 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 4.2km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 2.7km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 4.8km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 2.1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 740m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 4.4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.4km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 5km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.9km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

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.
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(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 Tuggerah lake vista
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 2.66 km Time = 46 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -45 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 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'.
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'.
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 right: 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.

(4.51 km) Tuggerah lake vista to Int of Burrawang track and Redgum trail
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 2.31 km Time = 41 mins
Climb = 54 m Descent = -47 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'.
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'.
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'.

(6.82 km) Int of Burrawang track and Redgum trail to Burrawang car park
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 58 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
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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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 Wyrrabalong Figure 8.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Wyrrabalong Figure 8
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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
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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.

Walker Feedback

Comments
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Peter Wall - MR IP:60.240.62.xxx | 2010-04-07 05:46:30
Very easy very pleasant walk. Views were OK. LOts of varied Flora but saw litle Fauna probably talkative/singing group did not help.
Highly recommended
Leanne IP:121.212.251.xxx | 2010-11-08 06:18:37
Easy, enjoyable walk easily accessable from The Entrance and Norah Head region. As I was walking alone I saw lots of exciting things including a bush turkey, robins, finches, butterflies and other birdlife that even came and sat down beside me.
Alanm - Pleasant gentle walk IP:125.254.79.xxx | 2011-06-05 10:38:42
Very pleasant walk. Did this as a loop around Redgum and Lilly Pilly tracks.

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