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Wallumatta loop trail

Wallumatta Nature Reserve

Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    15 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    0.6km loop

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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    • From Sydney CBD, head north over Sydney Harbour Bridge. Keep right to stay on Bradfield Highway, follow the signs for Metroad 1 and drive for 4.6 km.
    • Continue onto Metroad 2 (look for the signs to Lane Cove Tunnel, Epping and Windsor), continue for 5.1km and take the Epping Road exit to North Ryde.
    • Turn left onto Pittwater Road and look for the signs to East Ryde. Then turn right onto Blenheim Road for 750m, then right onto Cox’s Road.
    • Take the exit at the roundabout to Badajoz Road, follow to the next roundabout and turn left onto Twin Road. Take the next left onto Cressy Road, drive 200m, and you’ll arrive at the reserve entrance.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available on Cressy Road in East Ryde.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Wallumatta Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Take your camera for some excellent shots of birdlife as they nest and forage throughout the open forest. It's a great time for a spot of birdwatching.

    Spring

    Spring is a great time to explore as many of the native plants are in flower.

    Summer

    Escape the heat with a relaxing stroll through the shady forest.

    Winter

    Enjoy a brisk walk through the forest or link with the local Bushcare volunteers who help preserve this unique forest remnant.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    16.2°C and 28.4°C

    Highest recorded

    45.5°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    6.2°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded

    -1°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February

    Driest month

    July

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    293mm

    Maps and downloads

    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 + 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).

    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 pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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    Wildflowers, Wallumatta loop trail. Photo: John Spencer