Wallumarra Track to Forest Way

4 hrs 30 mins

12.5 km Circuit

470 m

Moderate track
Initially following a section of service trail, this walk heads along the ridge before descending to Bola Creek. The walk becomes more enjoyable after the service trail section, especially down on the creek as the walk winds its way through the forest. After a short break at the Bola Picnic Area, the walk circles around, following the Forest Path. This track was one of the first in Royal National Park (established in 1886) and still remains very pretty.

Maps for the Wallumarra Track to Forest Way walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Otford 1:25 000 Map Series 91294S OTFORD NSW-91294S
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Wallumarra Track to Forest Way bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wallumarra Track to Forest Way

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 12.5 km
Time 4 hrs 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 7km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 6km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 7km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 5km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 7km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 5km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 9km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 3.7km requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 12km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 12km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Wallumarra Track to Forest Way walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Wallumarra Track to Forest Way walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Wallumarra Track to Forest Way walk starts and ends at the Int. Walumarra Trk and Sir Bertram Stevens Drive (gps: -34.152183, 151.05953)
Your main transport option to Int. Walumarra Trk and Sir Bertram Stevens Drive is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/wttfw

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)