Tandem paragliding on the NSW Central Coast

Wyrrabalong National Park

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Take a tandem flight with Cloudbase Paragliding and be treated to a stunning bird’s eye view of Wyrrabalong National Park on the NSW Central Coast.


Flights run from September to mid-May. Contact Cloudbase Paragliding for flight times.

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Discover the feeling of flight on a tandem paraglide with Cloudbase Paragliding. You’ll soar above Wyrrabalong National Park with 360-degree views of beautiful coastline and pristine waters.

The flight starts from Crackneck lookout or Cromarty Hill on the NSW Central Coast, and lasts for around 30min. You’ll be safely seated in a comfortable harness with the ability to talk to your guide throughout. You’ll also be given the opportunity to take control of the brakes and steer the glider.

Keep your eyes peeled as you soar through the skies because you may spot the odd whale or dolphin frolicking in the water.

Cloudbase Paragliding is a licensed commercial tour operator with a Parks Eco Pass.

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    Tandem paragliding on the NSW Central Coast is in Wyrrabalong National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    Aboriginal culture

    Crackneck lookout, Wyrrabalong National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    North Wyrrabalong forms part of traditional Country of the Awabakal People, with south Wyrrabalong (cut off from the north by The Entrance channel) being Darkinjung Country. The park has a rich Aboriginal history and protects many significant cultural sites, including an extensive midden at Pelican Point. You can take a guided tour with Nyanga Walang to find out more about local Darkinjung history.

    Red gum forest

    Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, Wyrrabalong National Park. Photo: Wayne Reynolds

    The northern section of Wyrrabalong National Park protects the largest stand of Sydney red gums, or Angophoras, on the Central Coast. Explore the red gum forest and enjoy the shade of these magnificent native trees along the Red Gum trail in north Wyrrabalong. See how the forest changes depending on the season – trunks change from orange in summer to pinkish-grey in winter. Visit around December to see the trees adorned with white flowers, and spot honeyeaters in the branches in wintertime. The park is also an important haven for a variety of wildlife, including a number of threatened migratory birds that visit the coastal strip between Forresters Beach and Blue Lagoon in the park’s southern section. There’s even a population of marine turtles in Tuggerah Lake – if you’re lucky, you might see a loggerhead turtle; they have a large head in proportion to the rest of its body.

    • Junior ranger: Wyrrabalong coastal adventure tour Join a junior ranger adventure on the Central Coast these school holidays. You’ll explore coastal trails, play games and make nature art in Wyrrabalong National Park.
    • Lillypilly loop trail The easy Lillypilly loop trail is a lovely rainforest walk on the NSW Central Coast. Enjoy birdwatching and scenic views over Tuggerah Lakes.
    • Pelican Beach Road lookout Pelican Beach Road lookout offers scenic views over The Entrance and Pelican Beach and is a great spot for whale watching. The beach is popular for fishing and surfing.
    • Wyrrabalong coastal walking tour Discover one of the Central Coast’s most beautiful walks on this guided tour in Wyrrabalong National Park. The 6km hike features coastal forest, sandy beaches and spectacular clifftop views.

    Whale watching

    Bateau Bay picnic area, Wyrrabalong National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    The park's spectacular coastal lookouts - both north and south - are ideal vantage points for whale watchers. Bring your binoculars to Crackneck Point lookout in whale watching season and prepare to be astounded. Whales are frequently seen breaching and tail-slapping nearby. And watch for the blow as they surface for air - there's really nothing like it.

    Plants and animals protected in this park


    • Five pelicans stand at the beach shore in Bundjalung National Park as the sun rises. Photo: Nick Cubbin © DPE

      Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)

      The curious pelican is Australia’s largest flying bird and has the longest bill of any bird in the world. These Australian birds are found throughout Australian waterways and the pelican uses its throat pouch to trawl for fish. Pelicans breed all year round, congregating in large colonies on secluded beaches and islands.

    • Brown-striped frog. Photo: Rosie Nicolai/OEH

      Brown-striped frog (Lymnastes peronii)

      One of the most common frogs found in Australia, the ground-dwelling brown-striped frog lives in ponds, dams and swamps along the east coast. Also known as the striped marsh frog, this amphibian grows to 6.5cm across and has a distinctive ‘tok’ call that can be heard all year round.


    • Cabbage tree palm in Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

      Cabbage palm (Livistona australis)

      With glossy green leaves spanning 3-4m in length and a trunk reaching a height of up to 30m, the cabbage tree palm, or fan palm, is one of the tallest Australian native plants. Thriving in rainforest margins along the east coast of NSW, in summer this giant palm produces striking spikes of cream flowers which resemble cabbages.

    • Old man banksia, Moreton National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

      Old man banksia (Banksia serrata)

      Hardy Australian native plants, old man banksias can be found along the coast, and in the dry sclerophyll forests and sandstone mountain ranges of NSW. With roughened bark and gnarled limbs, they produce a distinctive cylindrical yellow-green banksia flower which blossoms from summer to early autumn.

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