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Lillypilly loop trail

Wyrrabalong National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Lillypilly loop trail.

Track grading

Features of this track


3.5km loop


1hr 15min - 1hr 45min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

Some bushwalking experience recommended


Occasional steps


Very steep: The start of the track at the southern end of the loop is a steep uphill for around 300m. It then levels out towards the lake.

After passing the lake, the western end of the loop the track is has gentle hills. The section of the track that splits off to Red Gum trail slopes back downhill gradually to the carpark.

Quality of path

Formed track: The track is 4m wide and hard-packed ground combined with rubber canvas (conveyor belt) material to support the surface of the track. The rubber canvas material can be slippery.

There are protruding tree roots at points throughout the track.

Other barriers

Gates: There's a vehicle gate along the track. The gate has pedestrian access.

Getting there and parking

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    Lillypilly loop trail is in the northern section of Wyrrabalong National Park.

    To get there:

    Travel north along Wilfred Barnett Drive from The Entrance

    After about 7km, you'll see a small carpark on your left, approximately 1.5km past Magenta Shores Golf Course.


    There's an informal hard-packed ground parking area just of the main road at the beginning of the Lillypilly loop trail.

    Best times to visit

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


    A spring visit allows you to see gorgeous wildflower displays as you walk through the park.


    It's summertime and the water's great – visit to surf, swim or snorkel in the park's superb beaches and it's a great time of year to fish for prawns and blue swimmer crabs at Tuggerah Lake.


    Head to Wyrrabalong or Crackneck lookouts – these high headlands are perfect posts for watching whales on their northern migration.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    20°C and 25°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    10°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Step-free access

    Starting at the southern end of the loop track, it begins steeply uphill for about 300m then levels out towards the lake. Past the lake along the western end of the loop the track is undulating and the section that can split off to Red Gum and Burrawang slopes back downhill gradually to the carpark area. The section with conveyor belt materials can be slippery and a path has been worn into the environment off to the side to avoid. Throughout the track there are protruding tree roots which need to be navigated. vehicle gates with pedestrian access available.

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    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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.

    Water activities

    Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.


    Disability access level - hard

    • The loop trail is 4m wide and made of hard-packed ground mixed with rubber canvas to support the track. The rubber canvas material can be slippery.
    • There's a gate along the track, which has pedestrian access.
    • At the start of the southern end of the loop, the track goes steeply uphill for 300m. It then levels out towards the lake and has gentle hills.
    • The section of the track that splits off to Red Gum trail slopes back downhill gradually to the carpark.



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


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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