Ironbark and Flannel Flower circuit

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

2.1 km Circuit

107 m

Moderate track
A great circuit walk, covering two of the popular walking tracks and some of the great sights in the upper section of the Rumbalara Reserve. You will enjoy some really nice forest walking and fantastic views across various parts of Gosford and the surrounding areas. Note that the entrance gate on Dolly Ave, for the upper section of Rumbalara, is locked at 8pm each evening.

Maps for the Ironbark and Flannel Flower circuit 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.
Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Ironbark and Flannel Flower circuit bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Ironbark and Flannel Flower circuit

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 2.1 km
Time 1 Hr

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


1.1km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 940m has short steep hills. The remaining (70m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 1.3km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 820m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 1.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 720m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 1.3km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 800m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1.1km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 990m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Ironbark and Flannel Flower circuit walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Ironbark and Flannel Flower circuit walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Ironbark and Flannel Flower circuit walk starts and ends at the Yaruga Picnic Area BBQs (gps: -33.425486, 151.35526)
Your main transport option to Yaruga Picnic Area BBQs 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 =

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 🙂