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Tip to Tail trail

Wallingat National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Tip to Tail trail.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Tip to Tail trail is in Wallingat National Park.  It can be accessed from either direction. To get there:

    From the north:

    • Take Coomba Park Road from Lakes Way, Pacific Palms.
    • Turn left onto Shallow Bay Road and continue down to turn left onto Forest Road
    • Park at the locked gate at the intersection of Reedy Creek Trail

    From the south:

    • Take Sugar Creek Road from Lakes Way, before Pacific Palms
    • Alternatively take Coomba Road off from Lakes Way and turn left onto Thomas Road (4WD access only).

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at either end of the Tip to Tail trail route.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Wallingat National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    With temperatures slightly cooler, explore the network of gravel roads by foot or on a mountain bike.

    Spring

    With the wildflowers - including the purple blooms of the velvet mint-bush - coming out, this is a great time for birdwatching.

    Summer

    The weather is warm and sunny, so now's the time to pitch a tent and stay for a few days. Make the most of the boat ramp at Cockatoo picnic area Head to Sugar Creek picnic area and, after lunch, take a walk through the cool forest. .

    Winter

    Visitor numbers are down, so take the car along the park's unsealed roads and discover the forest, rivers and lake.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    20°C and 29°C

    Highest recorded

    45.2°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    7°C and 21°C

    Lowest recorded

    -5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    Sept

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    280.2mm

    Facilities

    Drinking water is limited or not available in the park, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Cycling safety

    Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these cycling safety tips.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Tip to Tail trail

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    Tip to Tail trail, Wallingat National Park. Photo: John Spencer