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Wetland Trail to Redgum Lookout
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km SE of Toukley
Length: 3.1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Wyrrabalong National Park
Climb: 54 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 54 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

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. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
HIGH (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Wetland Trail to Redgum Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Wetland Trail to Redgum Lookout
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End of Evans Rd
Int of Redgum trail and Wetland trail
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Redgum trail and Wetland trail

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Toukley 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92313N 
 Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 

Photo Gallery

 
Into the wetlands
 
Into the wetlands +
 
Walking through the wetland forest
 
Walking through the wetland forest +
 
Wooden bridge in the wetlands
 
Wooden bridge in the wetlands +

 
Great scenery
 
Great scenery +
 
Twisted trees over the track
 
Twisted trees over the track +
 
Interesting forest
 
Interesting forest +

 
Meandering through the redgums
 
Meandering through the redgums +
 
Burrawang cycads
 
Burrawang cycads +
 
Atmospheric lookout
 
Atmospheric lookout +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Wetland Trail to Redgum Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Wetland Trail to Redgum Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wetland Trail to Redgum Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Wetland Trail to Redgum Lookout bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 3.1km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
Around 930m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 630m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 930m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 630m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 930m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 630m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to End of Evans Rd
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk 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) Timetable
Drive to End of Evans Rd
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) End of Evans Rd to Redgum lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.56 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 39 m Descent = -15 m
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'.
Continue straight: 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.

Redgum lookout Alt = 31 m
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.

Catch the bus from End of Evans Rd
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk 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) Timetable
Drive from End of Evans Rd
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

Catch a bus to Lake Haven
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) Get Timetable
From the end of the walk

Catch a bus to Evans Rd, Toukley
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) Get Timetable

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

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From the end of the walk

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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Wyong Warehouse & Camping World 59 Howarth St , Wyong (02) 4352 1501 11.6 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 12.4 km
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 14.1 km
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 20 km
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 23.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Wetland Trail to Redgum Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Wetland Trail to Redgum Lookout
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3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 14 km (to the SW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 29 km (to the SW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 38 km (to the N)
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 38 km (to the NNE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
38 km (to the NNE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a HIGH rating and No fire ban in place. (Downloaded 22 minutes ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Showers.
Showers.
22.4°C (feels like 25.6°)
4 km/h from the NW (gusting 7)
89% humidity     (as at 25/02:35am)
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Wyrrabalong National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Wyrrabalong National park on the NSW Central Coast is divided into two main sections. The northern section sits between the South Pacific Ocean and Tuggerah Lake (with the Central Coast Hwy cutting up the middle) south of Norah Head. The south section covers a coastal strip from Forresters Beach to Bateau Bay. The park is rich with great views, sandy beaches and the last significant coastal rainforest in the area. A great place for walking, swimming, fishing and relaxing.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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