Lillypilly Loop Trail

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 hr 15 mins

3.6 km Circuit

62 m

Moderate track
This beautiful loop walk passes through a great variety of forest scenery, including some lovely rainforest, dominated by cabbage palms and other trees. There are some beautiful views across Tuggerah Lake, and parts of the track feature twisted Sydney Redgums leaning over the track, and the shorter palm-like Burrawang (a species of cycad). Much of the walk is on sandy tracks, with sections of timber boarding to control erosion.

Maps for the Lillypilly Loop 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.
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 Lillypilly Loop Trail bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lillypilly Loop 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 3.6 km
Time 1 hr 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 2.6km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 990m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 2.4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 1.2km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 3.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 160m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 2.4km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 3.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 3.6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

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

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Lillypilly Loop Trail walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Lillypilly Loop Trail walk starts and ends at the South car park (gps: -33.300644, 151.53294)
Your main transport option to South 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



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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 🙂