Girrakool loop track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 2km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Girrakool Rd, Somersby

  • End: Girrakool Rd, Somersby

  • Location: Brisbane Water National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 71.8 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.43196667

  • Longitude: 151.27809

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4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

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Brisbane Water National Park...

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Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

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Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding

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Girrakool loop track is a 2km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Brisbane Water National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Girrakool loop track is a short and easy walk that starts and finishes at Girrakool picnic area. It offers scenic views over waterfalls and is full of colourful wildflowers during late winter and early spring.
At the start of the walk, be sure to check out the Aboriginal rock engraving site, take care not to walk over it though. From here, you'll wind down into bushland, past views of forest, waterfalls and the creek. Make sure you stop at Illoura lookout and the shady waterfall at Andamira lookout for a photo or two.

About the region

The Brisbane Water National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 11,506-hectare national park is situated 47 kilometres north of Sydney, 10 kilometres west of Woy Woy, and 12 kilometres southwest of Gosford. The Brisbane Water National Park has two picnic areas within the park close of an evening: Girrakool picnic area is open 9am to 5pm every day Somersby Falls picnic area is open 8am to 8pm during daylight savings and is open 8am to 5pm at other times Other areas of Brisbane Water National Park will be open at all times, however may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting there

Girrakool loop track is located in the northern section of Brisbane Water National Park.To get there from the F3 Highway:Exit Central Coast Highway towards GosfordTake the first left onto Wisemans Ferry RoadTake the first left onto Old Pacific HighwayTake the first left onto Quarry RoadThe picnic area, where the trail begins, is through the tunnel and straight ahead. Parking Parking is available at Girrakool picnic area, including several designated disabled spots. Please be aware of the carpark opening hours; gates are locked at closing.

Tips

The Girrakool picnic area car park is open 9am-5pm


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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