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Wyrrabalong lookout
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.5 km NNW of Wamberal
Length: 0.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Wyrrabalong National Park
Climb: 20 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 20 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 and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

A short walk to Wyrrabalong Lookout, at the top of Cromarty Hill, with stunning views along the coastline near Forresters Beach. There are picnic tables and plenty of grassy area. Hang gliders and paragliders using the adjacent launch point, when the weather permits, add some interest. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Wyrrabalong lookout
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Map Scale 500 meters
End of Cromarty Hill Rd
Starting point for this hiking track: Wyrrabalong Lookout

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
 Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91312S 
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Photo Gallery

 
Looking south along the coastline
 
Looking south along the coastline +
 
Near Cromarty Hill
 
Near Cromarty Hill +
 
Trig point and communications tower
 
Trig point and communications tower +

 
Views from Wyrrabalong lookout
 
Views from Wyrrabalong lookout +
 
Wyrrabalong lookout
 
Wyrrabalong lookout +
 
Views over Forresters Beach
 
Views over Forresters Beach +

 
Trig point at Cromarty Hill
 
Trig point at Cromarty Hill +
 
Communications tower
 
Communications tower +
 
Scenes from Wyrrabalong lookout
 
Scenes from Wyrrabalong lookout +

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 Wyrrabalong lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Wyrrabalong lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wyrrabalong lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Wyrrabalong lookout 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 380m
Time 15 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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 Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*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, 190m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 190m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 190m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 190m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 190m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 190m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

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.
Catch the bus to End of Cromarty Hill Rd
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to End of Cromarty Hill 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.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) End of Cromarty Hill Rd to Wyrrabalong Lookout
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 191 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -7 m
From the end of Cromarty Hill Rd, this walk goes around the gate, passing the 'Wyrrabalong National Park' sign and following the management trail up the hill. The trail passes between the communications tower and satellite dish. There are great views back over Forresters Beach from the concrete platform on top of the building, next to the tower. The walk then heads across the open grassy area, passing a trig point (to the right) and arriving at the Wyrrabalong Lookout, with beautiful views along the coast and out to sea.

Wyrrabalong Lookout and Cromarty Hill Alt = 124 m
This lookout and picnic area is on Cromarty Hill, near the end of Cromarty Hill Rd, Forresters Beach. There are picnic tables and fantastic views from the lookout point, as well as the concrete roof platform beside the large communications tower. There is a hang gliding launch spot beside the lookout.

Catch the bus from End of Cromarty Hill Rd
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from End of Cromarty Hill Rd
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
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 9.1 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 11.6 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 11.5 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 13.2 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 12.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Wyrrabalong lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Wyrrabalong lookout
Click to re-center search
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 3 km (to the NNW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 17 km (to the WSW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 39 km (to the SW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
51 km (to the SW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 51 km (to the N)

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 2 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 )
Wed      30°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|26°Possible shower.
Fri18°|31°Partly cloudy.
Sat17°|25°Possible late shower.
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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