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Red Gum trail is a 3.4km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in the Wyrrabalong National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
Meander through majestic red gum forest backed by water views on the Red Gum trail. It’s an easy walk along the sandy track and you’ll see a fascinating array of coastal vegetation. There are old man banksia trees and, of course, large Sydney red gums, with their impressive branches twisting towards the light.
Look out for pretty flannel flowers in springtime and knotted branches twisting across the track. And don’t miss the Red Gum trail lookout – it offers far-reaching views of the mountains, as well as Toukley and Tuggerah Lake.
If you fancy a longer walk, link up with Lillypilly loop trail or join Burrawang track to complete a loop walk back to Burrawang picnic area. When you’ve finished bushwalking, drive up the road to Pelican Beach Road lookout and cool off with a swim.
About the Region
Wyrrabalong National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Wyrrabalong National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Crackneck lookout is closed from 8pm to 5.30am daylight savings time and 6pm to 5.30am at other times. Pelican Beach Road lookout is closed from 8pm to 5.30am daylight savings time, and 6pm to 5.30am at other times.
Red gum trail starts from Burrawang picnic area in the northern section of Wyrrabalong National Park.To get there:Travel north along Wilfred Barnett Drive from the entranceAfter about 7.5km, you’ll see a small carpark on your left at Burrawang picnic area. Parking Parking is available at Burrawang picnic area.
It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of drinking water
Take care of tree branches twisting across the track
You can link this trail with the Burrawang track to make a 3.4km loop walk
There is a picnic area near the carpark if you’d like to stop for a picnic before or after your walk
Strong rips and currents may be present at Pelican Beach – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times
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.