Tuggerah Lake vista and Rainforest

Download & Print Map and Notes

45 mins

1.8 km Return

28 m

Moderate track
A beautiful, short walk passing through a variety of scenery, featuring an area of littoral rainforest, dominated by big cabbage palms. There are beautiful views across Tuggerah lake at the return point. Much of the walk is on sandy tracks and several sections of wooden boards keep the track in good shape and make the walking a little easier.

Maps for the Tuggerah Lake vista and Rainforest 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 Tuggerah Lake vista and Rainforest bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Tuggerah Lake vista and Rainforest

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 1.8 km
Time 45 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


This whole walk, 900m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 900m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 820m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 80m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 820m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 80m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 900m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 900m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Tuggerah Lake vista and Rainforest walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Tuggerah Lake vista and Rainforest walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Tuggerah Lake vista and Rainforest 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



Short URL = http://wild.tl/tlvar

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 🙂