Wallumatta loop trail Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 0.6km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 87 Cressy Rd, East Ryde

  • End: 87 Cressy Rd, East Ryde

  • Location: Wallumatta Nature Reserve

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  • Distance from CBD: 15.8 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.806415

  • Longitude: 151.1302013

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Wallumatta Nature Reserve...

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Wallumatta loop trail is a 0.6km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Wallumatta Nature Reserve, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

If you sometimes hanker for a nature getaway without leaving town, then Wallumatta loop trail offers an idyllic bush setting within easy reach of the Sydney CBD. Close to public transport options between Ryde and Lane Cove, this historic stand of remnant forest provides a great family walk and is popular with those who are keen on nature, bush regeneration and birdwatching.
Following the clearly signposted walking track, you'll encounter towering turpentine and ironbark forest that attract botanists, school excursions and dedicated bushcare groups.
A perfect getaway from a hectic schedule, enjoy this short loop walk any time of year. Keep an eye out for the masked lapwing, black-shouldered kite and vibrant sacred kingfisher. In spring, when the plants are in flower, you might spot the nectar-loving yellow-faced honeyeater.

Getting there

To Cressy Road. From Sydney CBD, head north over Sydney Harbour Bridge. Keep right to stay on Bradfield Highway, follow the signs for Metroad 1 and drive for 4.6 km.Continue onto Metroad 2 (look for the signs to Lane Cove Tunnel, Epping and Windsor), continue for 5.1km and take the Epping Road exit to North Ryde.Turn left onto Pittwater Road and look for the signs to East Ryde. Then turn right onto Blenheim Road for 750m, then right onto Cox's Road.Take the exit at the roundabout to Badajoz Road, follow to the next roundabout and turn left onto Twin Road. Take the next left onto Cressy Road, drive 200m, and you'll arrive at the reserve entrance. Park entry points Cressy Road See on map Parking Parking is available on Cressy Road in East Ryde.

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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