About this walk
Part of this walk covers Wyrrabalong National Park.
It takes about 13 hours to complete the full 61 kilometre walk, with plenty of breaks and photography stops.
A brisk walker can do this much faster, but consider that there's a lot to see along the way.
Getting there and back
Get the train to Wyong at transportnsw.info
. Plan your return trip from Tuggerah using transportnsw.info
Along the way
Exit the station across the pedestrian bridge.
From the station carpark follow Warner Avenue.
Follow Boyce Road to the right.
Follow McDonagh Road to the left.
Follow the road along the river and turn left down Tuggerahwong Road at the carpark for the sports fields.
Follow Tuggerahwong road along the lake. There's a few places with lakeside access along the way.
Enter the carpark at Craigie Park on the right.
Follow the footpath through the park and out the other side.
At the far end of the park follow Mark's Road to the right.
Turn right into Lett Street and follow it to the boat ramp.
At the boat ramp, turn left and continue to the shops at Wallarah Road.
Follow the footpath along the shops and ceossbthe road into Wallarah Point Peace Park on the left.
From the park, follow the Corso to the right.
Turn left from the dog park at Orooaloo Point, then right to follow the Pacific Highway.
Cross the bridge over Wallarah Creek along the Pacific Highway.
Directly after the bridge turn right into the boat ramp carpark.
From the boat ramp follow the foot and bike path along the lake.
At the canal the path continues across the dam.
At Edgewater Park follow the path right to continue along the lake.
At the end of the bike path, follow the footpath up to the bridge.
Take the bridge across Budgewoi Creek.
Enter the reserve at the other side of the bridge.
The foot and bike path continues across the carpark.
Follow the bike path along the Central Coast Highway towards the Entrance.
Turn right down Oleander Street.
Follow Evans Road to the left.
At the end of Evans Road, pass the gate into Wyrrabalong National Park.
Follow the Wetlands trail and continue right down the Red Gum trail.
From the intersection, continue ahead down the Lilly Pilly trail.
At the end of the trail, follow the Central Coast Highway to the right.
A short distance past the Magento Shores golf course turn right onto the bike path.
Follow the bike path through the bushland and past the holiday park.
Follow the bike path across the boat ramp's car park.
Continue along the bike path to The Entrance bridge.
Cross the Entrance bridge along the footpath.
On Tue far side of the bridge take the ramp down to The Entrance foreshore.
From the bridge, follow the bike path through the the park around Picnic Point.
After the picnic area follow the bike path right around the lake.
The bike path finally leaves the lake at Chittaway Lions Park.
Cross the road and follow the bike path along the artificial wetlands.
Turn right down James Watt Drive.
Turn left at the roundabout and follow Chittaway Road.
Cross Wyong Road and follow it to the right along the bike path.
At the next roudabout, cross Wyong road and continue right past the carpark of the Furniture shops.
Follow Wyong Road to the left at the roundabout.
Turn left after the furniture stores to Tuggerah Station.
What to bring
- Check the national parks website for possible detours, closures and restrictions.
- Install an OpenStreetMap app for Android or iOS and preload the area.
- Download the GPS data if your device can import it.
- Print out this map and get a better one from a visitor information centre if possible.
- Be sure to leave enough charge in your phone's battery for emergency calls.
- Bring plenty of water, comfortable shoes, a hat and SPF 30 sunscreen.
- Also bring a light windbreaker/raincoat in case you get caught out in the rain.