Lillypilly Loop Trail
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min

3.3 km
circuit

↑ 45 m
↓ -42 m

Moderate track
This beautiful loop walk passes through a great variety of forest scenery, including some lovely rainforest, dominated by cabbage palms and other trees. There are some beautiful views across Tuggerah Lake, and parts of the track feature twisted Sydney Redgums leaning over the track, and the shorter palm-like Burrawang (a species of cycad). Much of the walk is on sandy tracks, with sections of timber boarding to control erosion. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darkinjung & Guringai people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Wide sandy track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Distant glimpses. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Nice mixed forest. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Shaded track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Tall forest and cabbage palms. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Under the cabbage palms. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Some boarded track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Beautiful cabbage palm forest. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Lovely vista across Tuggerah lake. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Walking along the edge of Tuggerah lake. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Retaining wall on a sandy section of track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Great views over Tuggerah lake. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Erosion control board walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Beautiful forest walking. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Trees leaning over the track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Twisted trees. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Narrow section of track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Lush cabbage palm forest. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Twisted trees around the track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Vines and thick forest. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Covered by vines. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.3004762,151.5332893)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Wilfred Barrett Drive, A49
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the car park on the Central Coast Hwy, aka Wilfred Barret Dr (about 5.5 km north of The Entrance bridge, and about 4.6km south of the intersection with Main Rd, Noraville. Signposted 'Wyrrabalong National Park'), the walk goes around a gate, passes an information board and 'Lilly Pilly Loop Trail' sign, and follows the management trail up the hill. The trail soon bends to the left and arrives at an intersection, marked with a 'Lilly Pilly Loop Link Trail' sign.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 60 m turn left, to head along Lilly Pilly Loop Link Trail.
After another 760 m find the "Lilly Pilly loop rainforest" (30 m on your right).
Lilly Pilly loop rainforest
Lilly Pilly loop rainforest

This area of littoral rainforest is on the Lilly Pilly loop walk, in Wyrrabalong National Park, north of The Entrance. This small remnant of rainforest is dominated by cabbage palms, corkwoods and tuckeroos. There are nice views across Tuggerah lake from the edge of the forest as well.
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This area of littoral rainforest is on the Lilly Pilly loop walk, in Wyrrabalong National Park, north of The Entrance. This small remnant of rainforest is dominated by cabbage palms, corkwoods and tuckeroos. There are nice views across Tuggerah lake from the edge of the forest as well.

After another 55 m find the "Tuggerah Lake vista" (15 m on your left).
Tuggerah Lake vista
Tuggerah Lake vista

This informal, unnamed spot at the edge of Tuggerah Lake, north of The Entrance, has beautiful views across the lake. These views, combined with the nearby area of rainforest, provide beautiful scenery on walks in the area.
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This informal, unnamed spot at the edge of Tuggerah Lake, north of The Entrance, has beautiful views across the lake. These views, combined with the nearby area of rainforest, provide beautiful scenery on walks in the area.

After another 970 m (at the intersection of Lilly Pilly Loop Link Trail & Red Gum Trail) veer right, to head along Lilly Pilly Loop Link Trail.
After another 195 m (at the intersection of Lilly Pilly Loop Link Trail & Burrawang Walking Track) continue straight, to head along Lilly Pilly Loop Link Trail.
After another 420 m continue straight, to head along Lilly Pilly Loop Link Trail.
After another 720 m turn left.
After another 115 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Lillypilly Loop Trail


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.3 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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