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Brisbane Water National Park...
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This walk explores the western half of the Girrakool Loop track. From the picnic area this walk heads down the footpath to Illoura Lookout with views down over Piles Creek (there is an optional side trip to the top of the waterfall). The walk then has another optional trip to Bundilla Lookout providing a distant but square view of Piles Creek falls. The walk continues around the loop enjoying the wildflowers which are in bloom late winter and spring. Before looping back to the picnic area there are two more lookouts with filtered views.
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.