Red Gum Walk

45 mins

1.4 km Circuit

81 m

Hard track
At the time of writing, some or all of the southern leg of the Red Gum Track was closed. The walk described here returns along the road instead. Despite these changes, this is still a worthwhile walk with some nice scenery along the way. Wannagan Lookout has some great views over North Gosford and surrounds. Note that the entrance gate on Dolly Ave, for the upper section of Rumbalara, is locked at 8pm each evening.

Maps for the Red Gum Walk 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 Red Gum Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Red Gum Walk

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 1.4 km
Time 45 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
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 1km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 420m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 760m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 660m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 720m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 700m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 720m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 700m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 1.4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1.3km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 120m 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 Red Gum Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Red Gum Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Red Gum Walk 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



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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 :)