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Double Wharf trail is a 5.5km, grade 2 One Way hike located in the Wallingat National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
Wallingat National Park, near Forster, features stunning waterways and mountainous forests, and the best way to see them is by following the meandering Double Wharf trail either on foot or by mountain bike. The relatively flat trail heads north along the eastern side of Boggy Creek and Wallingat River, through a water crossing at Sugar Creek, and onto the scenic Reedy Creek trail. Along the way, you’ll pass through swampy casuarina forests and tall paperbarks, with dry eucalypt forest on the higher ridges. Bring some binoculars for birdwatching – egrets and cormorants frolic on Wallingat River, while yellow-tail black cockatoos are attracted by the fruiting casuarinas. There’s also a chance you’ll spot echidnas and wallabies foraging in the undergrowth. This is a great route to explore at any time of year. Bring plenty of water and a packed lunch for a quiet picnic along the way. And, if you’re up for a loop walk or mountain bike ride after lunch, you can extend your route to include Whoota Lookout Road and Sugar Creek Road.
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. On entering Wallingat National Park:Follow Sugar Creek Road though the park 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 trail (off Whoota Lookout Road). Park entry points Double Wharf Road parking See on map Parking Parking is available at the start of Double Wharf Road, or at the gate to Reedy Creek trail (just off Whoota Lookout Road).
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.