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Wallingat Forest drive is a 25km, grade 2 circuit hike, located in the Wallingat National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 7hrs to complete.
Prepare to see all Wallingat National Park has to offer in one easy drive. The 25km loop that is Wallingat Forest drive takes you through the thick forest, the snow-white trunks of gum trees towering over you, and underneath the vast leaves of the cabbage palm shading the road. The route takes in all the major sites of the park, including Wallingat River picnic area, where you can stop for a swim. Be sure to bring an esky full of sandwiches and barbecue essentials so you can relax at Sugar Creek picnic area.
You’ll see birds swooping low throughout the drive, wallabies bounding across your path, and maybe even a goanna basking in the sun – so be sure to drive with care. This is an unsealed road, so plan your trip well – wet weather makes it unsuitable for 2WD vehicles. If you’re feeling energetic, you can go mountain biking or horse riding along the circuit. Any way you enjoy this route, take your time, relax and enjoy.
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 Sugar Creek Road. On entering Wallingat National Park, start at either Sugar Creek Road or Thomas Road. Park entry points Sugar Creek Road See on map Thomas Road See on map Parking Parking is available at the picnic areas and campgrounds on the drive. Parking on campgrounds is for campers only.
This is a narrow road, two-way, and shared by cars, bikes, hikers and horse-riders, so caution is urged on this route.
The road network contains a number of timber bridges, some of which have limited load carrying capacity. The main bridge over Boggy Creek on Sugar Creek Road has a load limit of 3 tonnes.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch
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.