The best scenic walks to experience on the Central Coast

best scenic walking tracks central coast
best scenic walking tracks central coast

The best scenic walks to experience on the Central Coast

Published on 25 Feb 2019

The Central Coast is well known for stunning coastal scenery and what better way to experience the natural wonders of the region than by going for a hike along one of the many great walking tracks.

Girrakool Loop Track – Brisbane Water National Park – 2km loop

If a short and easy walk through tranquil bushland is more your style, the Girrakool Loop Track will be the perfect choice. The walk offers scenic views over waterfalls and you will see an abundance of colourful wildflowers during late winter and early spring. Don’t forget to check out the Aboriginal rock engraving site and take a happy snap at Illoura Lookout.

For more information, visit the National Parks website.

Bouddi Coastal Walk – Bouddi National Park – 8.5km one way

The Bouddi Coastal Walk is one of the most beautiful walks on the Central Coast but it is not for the faint-hearted. The benefits are well worth it though. You will experience sweeping ocean views, cliff-side boardwalks, cool and shady rainforest, relaxing picnic spots and the opportunity to spot migrating whales from some of the amazing vantage points.

For more information, visit the National Parks website.

Ridge to Rainforest Track – Strickland State Forest – 2.1km one way

The Strickland State Forest is just five square kilometres in size and features six walking tracks through the incredibly diverse areas of the forest. The Ridge to Rainforest track begins in dry forest and follows along the ridge to reach the gully rainforest where you will walk through mossy rocks and statuesque trees that run along the creek.

For more information, visit the Forestry Corporation website.

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Patonga to Pearl Beach Walking Track

Patonga to Pearl Beach Walking Track – Brisbane Water National Park – 3km one way

The Patonga to Pearl Beach walk takes you on a scenic journey through Brisbane Water National Park. The challenging hike will lead you through beautiful red gums to experience expansive views from spectacular Warrah lookout. You will walk past impressive sandstone caves and beautiful hanging native ferns. Don’t forget your swimmers and towel for a well-deserved swim at the end at one of the most peaceful beaches on the coast.

For more information, visit the National Parks website.

Coast to Lake Walk – The Entrance – 7.6km loop

The Coast to Lake is a self-guided walk around The Entrance and surrounding areas to experience the landmarks, attractions and scenery this popular pocket of the Central Coast has to offer. Begin at Memorial Park and follow the boardwalk along the coastline to The Entrance Surf Life Saving Club before continuing on to Toowoon Bay Surf Club. From here you will wander through suburbia to Long Jetty and follow the pathway along the lake to Picnic Point, before making your way past the restaurants at The Entrance and then finishing back at Memorial Park.

For more information, visit The Entrance Town Centre website.

The Coast Walking Track – Wyrrabalong National Park – 3km one way

The narrow strip of forest between Forresters and Bateau Bay Beaches in Wyrrabalong National Park is known as the Coast Walking Track. This walk offers many great vantage points to watch the whales migrate, especially at Crackneck Lookout. Spring is one of the best times to enjoy this track as the wildflowers are in full bloom.

For more information, visit the National Parks website.

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Central Coast Council from Central Coast Council
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