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Cycling through the bush is one of life's simple pleasures, and this scenic ride is bound to provide hours of enjoyment. Double Wharf to Whoota lookout cycle loop winds through a range of forest in Wallingat National Park near Forster. It's perfect for adventurous mountain bikers or walkers who relish a heart pumping challenge with their scenic views. Following Double Wharf track to Reedy Creek trail, you'll cycle past casuarinas, paperbarks and cabbage tree palms teeming with wildlife. Inhale the fragrant fresh air and listen for the eery call of the catbird. You might see wonga pigeons, king parrots and wallabies. As the cycling route ascends steeply the swamp forest gives way to eucalypts on the drier ridge. Reaching the lookout, enjoy the sublime 360-degree views as you catch your breath. Return the same way or for an extra challenge follow Sugar Creek Road west to the start.
About the region
Wallingat National Park in the North Coast region
Wallingat National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to extreme weather or fire danger.
To Double Wharf Road parking. Double Wharf to Whoota lookout cycle loop is in Wallingat National Park. To get there from Forster:Travel 30km south along Lakes Way and turn left onto Sugar Creek RoadFollow Sugar Creek Road past the turn-off to Whoota Lookout RoadThe gate to Double Wharf Road is just before the bridge over Boggy CreekAlternatively:Start from the gate to Reedy Creek Road, off Whoota Lookout Road. Park entry points Double Wharf Road parking See on map Whoota Lookout Road parking See on map Parking Parking is available at the start of Double Wharf Road or at the gate to Reedy Creek Road, off Whoota Lookout Road.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching
Take care of vehicles if cycling along Whoota Road and Sugar Creek Road
Please note, Sugar Creek may become impassable after heavy rain.
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.