Lake Toolooma Trail

Download & Print Map and Notes

2 hrs 30 mins

6.4 km Circuit

220 m

Moderate track
This circuit around Lake Toolooma makes a lovely walk through Heathcote National Park. This walk mainly follows management trails and provides a few views of the lake. Although most of the walk is not in view of the lake, there are great views from the top of the western ridge.

Maps for the Lake Toolooma Trail 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.
Appin 1:25 000 Map Series 90291S APPIN NSW-90291S
Campbelltown 1:50 000 Map Series 90291 CAMPBELLTOWN CW-90291
Wollongong 1:100 000 Map Series 9029 WOLLONGONG 9029

Cross sectional view of the Lake Toolooma Trail bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lake Toolooma Trail

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 6.4 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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


2.4km of this walk has short steep hills and another 2.3km is flat with no steps. The remaining (990m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 4.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 1.5km follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 3km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2.7km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining About 10m .


This whole walk, 6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 3.4km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 2.3km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Lake Toolooma Trail walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Lake Toolooma Trail walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Lake Toolooma Trail walk starts and ends at the Waterfall Station (gps: -34.135215, 150.99461)
Your transport options to Waterfall Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
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 Metropolitan 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 🙂