Wyrrabalong Figure 8

2 hrs 15 mins

6.9 km Circuit

104 m

Moderate track
A great walk covering much of the excellent scenery in this area. This walk includes great views over Tuggerah lake, some beautiful areas of littoral rainforest, very picturesque, twisted Sydney Redgums leaning over the track and plenty of Burrawangs (a cycad). The lookouts along the way provide good spots to relax for a while. Much of the walking is on sandy tracks, which will slow you down a little.

Maps for the Wyrrabalong Figure 8 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.
Toukley 1:25 000 Map Series 92313N TOUKLEY NSW-92313N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Wyrrabalong Figure 8 bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wyrrabalong Figure 8

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 6.9 km
Time 2 hrs 15 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 4.2km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 2.7km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 4.8km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 2.1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 740m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 4.4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.4km requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 5km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.9km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Wyrrabalong Figure 8 walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Wyrrabalong Figure 8 walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Wyrrabalong Figure 8 walk starts and ends at the Burrawang car park (gps: -33.293676, 151.54662)
Your main transport option to Burrawang car park is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(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 Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/wf8

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 :)