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Red Gum trail

Wyrrabalong National Park

Overview

Walk the easy Red Gum trail in Wyrrabalong National Park, which loops through coastal forest to a lookout with Toukley and Tuggerah Lake views. After your walk enjoy a picnic, or head to nearby Pelican Beach for a swim.

Where
Wyrrabalong National Park
Distance
3.4km loop
Time suggested
1hr 15min - 1hr 45min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Take care of tree branches twisting across the track
  • You can link this trail with the Burrawang track to make a 3.4km loop walk
  • There is a picnic area near the carpark if you’d like to stop for a picnic before or after your walk
  • Strong rips and currents may be present at Pelican Beach – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times

Meander through majestic red gum forest backed by water views on the Red Gum trail. It’s an easy walk along the sandy track and you’ll see a fascinating array of coastal vegetation. There are old man banksia trees and, of course, large Sydney red gums, with their impressive branches twisting towards the light.

Look out for pretty flannel flowers in springtime and knotted branches twisting across the track. And don’t miss the Red Gum trail lookout – it offers far-reaching views of the mountains, as well as Toukley and Tuggerah Lake.

If you fancy a longer walk, link up with Lillypilly loop trail or join Burrawang track to complete a loop walk back to Burrawang picnic area. When you've finished bushwalking, drive up the road to Pelican Beach Road lookout and cool off with a swim at the beach.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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Red Gum Trail, Wyrrabalong National Park. Photo: John Spencer