Wyrrabalong National Park

Vacation Travel Guide

Hike through the forest, gaze out over the ocean, see the wildflowers bloom, or spot migrating whales in this unique reserve near the seaside suburb of Bateau Bay.

Spread out over two separate locations, the Wyrrabalong National Park gives visitors the opportunity to see vastly different environments, ranging from lush rainforest through to sandy and rocky coastlines. Lookout points and walking trails provide easy access for everyone.

The park is great to visit at all times of year. Spring erupts with masses of wildflowers, summer is perfect for swimming and snorkeling, and winter sees the humpback whales passing by on their migration.

Head to the southern section of park that stretches along the coastline from the small suburb of Bateau Bay. Here you will find the popular 1.9-mile (3-kilometer) Coast Walking Track. Hike the whole track or drive to the start, middle or end points to take in the highlights by doing short walks. Wyrrabalong Lookout is an obvious starting point, providing stunning coastal views. The path then follows the clifftop before reaching Crackneck Lookout. Ideally situated for spotting humpback whales during the migration season, this lookout is also a great place for a springtime picnic. Continue along the path through the trees to pretty Bateau Bay Beach and have a swim to cool off.

Explore more of the reserve with a visit to the larger section of the park located on a thin strip of land to the north. Bound by open ocean on one side and large Tuggerah Lake to the other, it has coastline and lake views with different types of forest nestled in between. Hike one of two walking tracks or head to the beach for a chance to see a stretch of unspoiled coastline.

Put on your hiking boots to delve into the stunning nature of the other walking tracks the national park offers. The Lillypilly Trail takes you through lush rainforest to Tuggerah Lake before looping back to the car parking lot. The Red Gum Trail takes you through twisting stands of eucalyptus, called Sydney red gums, before again returning in a loop. Combine both loops to really enjoy the variety of the park. Then, cross over to Pelican Beach for a relaxing end to your visit.

Wyrrabalong National Park on the Central Coast is best reached by car from the popular seaside town of The Entrance. The southern section is also easily accessible on foot from Bateau Bay. Free parking is available at both sections.

Top Hotels Close to Wyrrabalong National Park

Canton Beach Holiday Park
Canton Beach Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
Oleander Street, Canton Beach, NSW
The price is ¥9,325 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Situated near the beach, this campground is within 2 mi (3 km) of Wyrrabalong National Park, Jenny Dixon Beach, and Hargraves Beach. Birdie Beach and Pebbly ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (140 reviews)
"Made to feel welcome from moment we arrived. Convenient location to lots of attractions on the Central Coast. Cabins were clean and comfortable and suitable for a family."

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

Canton Beach Holiday Park
Pullman Magenta Shores Resort
Pullman Magenta Shores Resort
5 out of 5
1 Magenta Drive, Magenta Shores, NSW
The price is ¥16,186 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Offering direct access to the beach, this Magenta Shores hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wyrrabalong National Park and North Entrance Beach. Magenta Shores ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (864 reviews)
"quiet"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort
Norah Head Holiday Park
Norah Head Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
22-30 Victoria Street, Norah Head, NSW
The price is ¥9,633 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Situated in Norah Head, this beach campground is within a 15-minute walk of Pebbly Beach, Soldiers Beach, and North Entrance Beach. Norah Head Lighthouse and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (129 reviews)
"Nothing unique like any other caravan par. Didn’t stay long enough as it was very cold and windy."

Reviewed on May 30, 2021

Norah Head Holiday Park
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Canton Beach Holiday Park
Canton Beach Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
Oleander Street, Canton Beach, NSW
The price is ¥9,325 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Canton Beach Holiday Park
Pullman Magenta Shores Resort
Pullman Magenta Shores Resort
5 out of 5
1 Magenta Drive, Magenta Shores, NSW
The price is ¥16,186 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
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Norah Head Holiday Park
Norah Head Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
22-30 Victoria Street, Norah Head, NSW
The price is ¥9,633 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Norah Head Holiday Park
Norah Head Hideaway Cottage
Norah Head Hideaway Cottage
Norah Head, NSW
Norah Head Hideaway Cottage
Noraville Summer House
Noraville Summer House
Noraville, NSW
Noraville Summer House
Norah Head Lighthouse
Norah Head Lighthouse
4 out of 5
40 Bush Street, Norah Head, NSW
Norah Head Lighthouse
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Amazing Tranquil Lake View Apartment // W Pool
Noraville, NSW
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Lakes Resort
Lakes Resort
3.5 out of 5
57-59 Main Rd, Toukley, NSW
The price is ¥12,274 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Lakes Resort
Stunning Ocean Views
Stunning Ocean Views
Noraville, NSW
Stunning Ocean Views
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