Booti Hill and Wallis Lake walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 7.3km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 1 The Lakes Way, Elizabeth Beach

  • End: 1 The Lakes Way, Elizabeth Beach

  • Location: Booti Booti National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 282 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.3176651599999

  • Longitude: 152.528100186667

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Booti Hill and Wallis Lake walking track is a 7.3km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in the Booti Booti National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Summary

The Booti Hill and Wallis Lake walking track touches both the ocean and the shores of Lake Wallis. Bring your swimmers and make a day walk of it with beautiful views from the headland and plenty of wildlife to keep the camera active.
Start at Ruins campground and travel clockwise, so the hardest part is knocked off early. Walk out to the stunning Seven Mile Beach and look for the signposted track – this climbs up the northern side of Booti Hill through twisted eucalypts. There are rest spots along the way, and a small opening with a scenic view of Seagull Point right before you enter some refreshing rainforest.
Eventually the track emerges onto the ridge-crest above Lindemans Cove and joins a fire trail that leads to a small clearing. Go straight ahead for Elizabeth Beach and a terrific opportunity for an ocean dip. If it’s winter, you might even spot a migrating whale. There are also tables and a barbecue just 100m along the trail, so don’t forget the picnic.
Back on the main walking track, branching west, cross The Lakes Way for a change of pace. The final 3.5km of the loop follow the shore of Wallis Lake, with striking lichens and graceful waterbirds aplenty.
Soon you’ll reach a grassy clearing with some marked graves. The Gogerly family are buried here; pioneer fishers once owned the land of the Ruins campground.

About the Region

Booti Booti National Park in the North Coast region
Booti Booti National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting There

Booti Hill and Wallis Lake walking track starts from The Ruins campground in Booti Booti National Park. To get there:Drive approximately 20km south of Forster along The Lakes WayTurn left into the Ruins campground Parking Parking is available at Ruins campground, Elizabeth Beach, or Sunset picnic area, all accessible via The Lakes Way.

Tips

The Booti Hill and Wallis Lake walking track can also be approached from Elizabeth Beach and Sunset picnic area on The Lakes Way.
Remember to bring your binoculars if you want to bird or whale watch


Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

 

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