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Walk No 2
Burrawang & Lillypilly Loop Trails.
Wyrrabalong (North) National Park
Getting There: About 7km north of The Entrance Bridge you will see a small parking area with a large information board. This is the entrance for circuits leading to the rainforest and also to the rim of the main sand dune with viewing platforms across Tuggerah Lake. Circuits are colour-coded.
Description: North Wyrrabalong National Park is a beautiful area of littoral rainforest (i.e. forest growing on coastal dunes), gnarled Sydney red gums, Angophora costata and cycads Macrozamia communis, with an understorey of colourful wild flowers. The best of the littoral rainforest, with its canopy of corkwoods and cabbage tree palms can be seen from the Lillypilly Loop Trail. From July to September, the Red Gum Trail offers a wonderful display of wildflowers.
Distance:The Burrawang Trail is 1.3km and returning via the Red Gum Trail adds another 2.3km. The Lillypilly Loop is 4.6km long.
Red Gum and Burrawang circuit: 1
to 2 hours.
Degree of Difficulty: Easy, though in places, soft sand can be tiring on the uphill sides of the dunes. On the Lillypilly Loop, some of it has been made easier with a boardwalk.
Best Time: July - October for an incredible variety of flowers, summer for the new bark on the magnificent red gums, or any time for the littoral rainforest, the views and this whole unique sand peninsula.
Expect to see:
Small Duck Orchid
Fringed Helmet Orchid
Daniella caerulea var. producta
Blue Flax Lily
Small Parrot Pea
Dillwynia retorta ssp. retorta
Smooth Parrot Pea
Showy Guinea Flower
Grey Guinea Flower
Blunt Greenhood Orchid
Nodding Greenhood Orchid
Yellow Rush Lily