Lake Toolooma trail Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 5km

  • Duration: 2.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 11A Warabin St, Waterfall

  • End: 11A Warabin St, Waterfall

  • Location: Heathcote National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 54.2 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -34.13040832

  • Longitude: 150.992112

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Bitumen Road

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Speed Bumps

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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

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

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Fishing Spots

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Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Lake Toolooma trail is a 5km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Heathcote National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This lovely Sutherland bushwalk may only take a couple of hours to complete, but the wonderful sense of solitude it promotes gives you a real feeling of escape. Lake Toolooma trail leads you through uninterrupted bushland to a scenic secluded dam that offers great birdwatching. Though it can be quite steep at times, the trail, like most of the walks in Heathcote National Park, is easily accessed from Waterfall train station.
Soak up picturesque views including Sydney sandstone vegetation and lovely water glimpses as you hike along this rough track. Keep your eyes peeled for birds like honeyeaters, wattlebirds and delicate fairy wrens.
In spring, the heath erupts with wildflowers, including Gymea lilies, tea trees, grevilleas, waxflowers and banksias. Why not take the camera and get some great photos along the way?

About the region

Visit Heathcote National Park at Waterfall, Sydney for self-sufficient bushwalking or camping. The park is easily accessed from Sydney CBD and Royal National Park, making for a great daytrip. The park consists of 2,679 hectares of woodland, predominantly dry schlerophyll forest on the ridges and low heath in the wetter areas. The Hawkesbury sandstone has been carved up by various watercourses like Heathcote Creek, Kingfisher Creek and Myuna Creek, creating deep valleys. The Hawkesbury sandstone has created a sandy, infertile soil that is typical of the Sydney region.

Getting there

To Warabin Street, Waterfall. Lake Toolooma trail is in the south-eastern corner of Heathcote National Park. To get there on foot from Waterfall train station:Follow Korooban Street over Princes Highway for approximately 400mTurn right onto Camp Couts trail and then right again to begin Lake Toolooma trailAlternatively:Park at the end of Warabin Street and follow the fire trail for 50m to the signposted Bullawarring walking track and continue for 450mTurn left at the junction to continue along Lake Toolooma trail Park entry points Warabin Street, Waterfall See on map Parking Parking is not available at Lake Toolooma trail - access is via a walking track.

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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