30 mins

643 m Circuit

29 m

Moderate track
A short, interesting walk in the Rumbalara Reserve, near Gosford. This short circuit walk takes in some nice scenery and a couple of the interesting bronze sculptures found in the reserve. Some short deviations from the walk take you to viewpoints with great views over 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 Loop 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 Loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Ironbark Loop

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 643 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
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 570m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 70m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 530m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 110m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


This whole walk, 640m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 640m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 640m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 480m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 160m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Ironbark Loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Ironbark Loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Ironbark Loop walk starts and ends at the End of Dolly Ave (gps: -33.423117, 151.34897)
Your main transport option to End of Dolly Ave 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/il

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 🙂