Wetland Trail to Redgum Lookout
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

1 h to 1 h 15 min

3.1 km
return

↑ 45 m
↓ -45 m

Moderate track
A very nice walk through some wetland forest and some of the beautiful Sydney Redgum forest, a feature of the area. The unnamed Redgum Lookout, at the return point of the walk, has some great views and is an atmospheric spot to spend some time before returning. Much of the walk is on sandy tracks. The start/end of the walk can be reached by bus. 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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Into the wetlands. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Walking through the wetland forest. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Wooden bridge in the wetlands. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Great scenery. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Twisted trees over the track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Interesting forest. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Meandering through the redgums. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Burrawang cycads. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Atmospheric lookout. | 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 (-33.2828654,151.5507377)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.) Special (A bus service runs from Lake Haven to Evans Rd. The service only runs a few times a day. Please check timetable for more info or Phone Busway on (02) 4392 6666 (route 91) More info)
DirectionsFrom Wilfred Barrett Drive, A49
  • Turn on to Oleander Street then drive for 820 m
  • Turn left onto Evans Road and drive for another 900 m
  • Turn right onto Heritage Drive and drive for another 80 m
  • Turn left onto Banjo Boulevard and drive for another 65 m
  • Turn left onto Argyle Close and drive for another 50 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of Evans Rd, Toukley, the walk passes around a gate, passes an information board and 'Wyrrabalong National Park' sign, and follows the bush track. The track winds through the swampy forest for a while, crossing a small wooden bridge, before passing a 'Wetlands' information board, on the right. The track then meanders through the forest for some time, passing a 'Wetlands Trail' sign, to the right. The forest becomes drier and the track becomes wider and sandy as it undulates through the forest to reach the intersection with the 'Red Gum Track'.
From the intersection, the walk follows the right arrow on the 'Red Gum Trail' sign, along the sandy bush track. The track immediately drops through a gully and meanders up the other side. This section of the walk climbs and drops a little as it passes through very nice forest, with twisted tree branches leaning over the trail. The track passes a 'Red Gum Forest' information board, to the left, and continues for while to reach a wooden lookout platform with atmospheric views to the north and north-east.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 920 m (at the intersection of Red Gum Trail & Wetland Trail) continue straight, to head along Red Gum Trail.
After another 620 m continue straight.
Continue another 10 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.6 km to get back to the start.
"Redgum lookout".
Redgum lookout
Redgum lookout

This unnamed lookout is in the Wyrrabalong National park, north of The Entrance and provides views to the north across part of Tuggerah Lake and Toukley. The lookout is on the Redgum Trail and consists of a fenced wooden platform with a seat. This is a nice, atmospheric spot to take a break on the walk.
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This unnamed lookout is in the Wyrrabalong National park, north of The Entrance and provides views to the north across part of Tuggerah Lake and Toukley. The lookout is on the Redgum Trail and consists of a fenced wooden platform with a seat. This is a nice, atmospheric spot to take a break on the walk.

A seat.
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Terrain
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Wetland Trail to Redgum Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.1 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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 No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 1.6 km from the start.


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