Central Coast national park spots to visit after lockdown

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Wyrrabalong lookout, Wyrrabalong National Park.

The Coast Walking Track – Wyrrabalong National Park

3km one-way, 1hr 15 min – 1hr 45 min

Looking at the view of the cliffy coastline, The Coastal Walking track, Wyrrabalong NP.

The Coast walking track runs through a narrow strip of coastal forest between Forresters and Bateau Bay beaches. Setting out from Bateau Bay picnic area, wander along clifftops past blackbutts and spotted gums, taking in stunning views over the ocean and spotting an array of birds. In spring the wildflowers in this area come into bloom, with ground orchids and flannel flowers on display.  This 6km return track is easy to follow and a great one for families, with the option of breaking the walk up into shorter loops or arranging a pick-up at one end.

Looking up the winding stairs, The Coastal Walking track, Wyrrabalong NP.

Crackneck Point lookout, Wyrrabalong National Park

Bateau Bay Picnic area; Wyrrabalong NP.

With spectacular views over Shelly Beach and continuing up the coast to Norah Head, Tuggerah Lake and The Entrance, Crackneck Point lookout is one of the best vantage points in the Central Coast. It is a fantastic place for a photo stop or picnic at any time of year. Spread out a rug on the grass or set up at one of the picnic tables. It’s also a local’s secret whale watching spot – pick the right day between May and November and you might catch a glimpse of the majestic ocean giants as they migrate up and down the east coast. 

Bateau Bay Picnic area; Wyrrabalong NP.

COVID safety information

Stay-at-home orders and restrictions are in place across NSW. Some NSW national parks are open for exercise, but may close at short notice to ensure public visitation does not exceed safe capacity.

Check the latest NSW Government updates about COVID-19 for advice and visit the NPWS website for alerts and closures before visiting a park.

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