Red Gum Trail
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min

3.4 km
circuit

↑ 40 m
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Moderate track
This walk in Wyrrabalong National Park takes you through a coastal forest. Stop at both lookouts for views over Tuggerah Lake and Toukley . Let us begin by acknowledging the Darkinjung & Guringai people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.2935334,151.5464549)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Pacific Highway, A43
  • Turn on to Scenic Drive, A49 then drive for 3.8 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Scenic Drive, A49 and drive for another 1.3 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Scenic Drive, A49 and drive for another 1.4 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Budgewoi Road, A49 and drive for another 3.4 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Wilfred Barrett Drive, A49 and drive for another 3.1 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 4 m continue straight, to head along Red Gum Trail.
Find the gate at the start.
Find the car park at the start.
After 20 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Red Gum Trail & Burrawang Walking Track) veer left, to head along Burrawang Walking Track (a walking track).
After another 910 m (at the intersection of Lilly Pilly Loop Link Trail & Burrawang Walking Track) turn right, to head along Lilly Pilly Loop Link Trail (a vehicle track).
After another 195 m (at the intersection of Red Gum Trail & Lilly Pilly Loop Link Trail) veer right, to head along Red Gum Trail.
After another 650 m pass a seat (10 m on your left).
Then come to the viewpoint (10 m on your left).
After another 6 m find the "Tuggerah Lake lookout" (6 m on your left).
Tuggerah Lake lookout
Tuggerah Lake lookout

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.
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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.

The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip with views over Toukley. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 670 m turn right, to head along Red Gum Trail.
After another 90 m find the "Redgum lookout" (5 m on your left).
Redgum lookout
Redgum lookout

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.
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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.

After another 6 m pass a seat (7 m on your left).
Then come to the viewpoint (15 m on your left).
After another 530 m (at the intersection of Red Gum Trail & Wetland Trail) turn right, to head along Red Gum Trail.
After another 470 m (at the intersection of Burrawang Walking Track & Red Gum Trail) veer left, to head along Red Gum Trail.
After another 30 m come to the end.

Side trip with views over Toukley.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 10 m come to a seat.
A viewpoint.
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 10 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Red Gum Trail


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.4 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 1.1 km apart with the largest gap of 1.8 km.


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