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Double Wharf to Whoota lookout cycle loop

Wallingat National Park

Overview

For hard yet rewarding mountain biking, Double Wharf to Whoota lookout cycle loop offers scenic views, wildlife and walking in Wallingat National Park, south of Forster.

Where
Wallingat National Park
Distance
13km loop
Time suggested
3hrs
Grade
Hard
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching
  • Take care of vehicles if cycling along Whoota Road and Sugar Creek Road
  • Please note, Sugar Creek may become impassable after heavy rain.

Cycling through the bush is one of life’s simple pleasures, and this scenic ride is bound to provide hours of enjoyment. Double Wharf to Whoota lookout cycle loop winds through a range of forest in Wallingat National Park near Forster. It’s perfect for adventurous mountain bikers or walkers who relish a heart pumping challenge with their scenic views. 

Following Double Wharf track to Reedy Creek trail, you’ll cycle past casuarinas, paperbarks and cabbage tree palms teeming with wildlife. Inhale the fragrant fresh air and listen for the eery call of the catbird. You might see wonga pigeons, king parrots and wallabies.

As the cycling route ascends steeply the swamp forest gives way to eucalypts on the drier ridge. Reaching the lookout, enjoy the sublime 360-degree views as you catch your breath. Return the same way or for an extra challenge follow Sugar Creek Road west to the start.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.
Double Wharf to Whoota Whoota cycle loop, Wallingat National Park. Photo: John Spencer