White St Rainforest Loop
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

40 min to 45 min

1.7 km
circuit

↑ 60 m
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Moderate track
A very nice loop walk in the lower part of the Rumbalara Reserve, Gosford. The walk includes a section of road but spends most time in very nice forest scenery, including pockets of the beautiful rainforest in the reserve. This walk has substantially fewer steps than some of the other walks in the reserve and is a great way to see some of the beautiful scenery in Rumbalara. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darkinjung & Guringai people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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The end of White St. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Along the White St firetrail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Pleasant walking. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Stone slabs. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Firetrail through nice forest. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Cappers Gully. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Old cutting. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Glimpses into the old quarry. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Narrow track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Beautiful green forest. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Along the Rainforest track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Metal footbridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Plenty of vines on the rainforest walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track junction. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Metal steps and walkway on the rainforest walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Old management trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Stone plinth with plaque. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Small gully crossing. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Near the houses. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Very green. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Trackhead on Henry Parry Dr. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.4319991,151.3492696)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom York Street, A49
  • Turn on to Henry Parry Drive then drive for 440 m
  • Turn right onto White Street and drive for another 225 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of White St, this walk passes the 'Rumbalara Reserve' signpost, goes around the gate, and follows the 'Cappers Gully' arrow along the management trail. The trail meanders along the hillside for some time. At one point, there are some long thin stone slabs forming a retaining wall, on the right. The trail eventually reaches an intersection, signposted 'Cappers Gully'.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 25 m head through/around the gate.
After another 470 m continue straight.
After another 60 m find the "Cappers Gully quarry" (7 m on your left).
Cappers Gully quarry
Cappers Gully quarry

This old quarry site is beside Cappers Gully in the Rumbalara Reserve, Gosford. The area is fenced off for safety reasons. The neat, square-cut walls of the quarry make an interesting sight on the walks in the area.
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This old quarry site is beside Cappers Gully in the Rumbalara Reserve, Gosford. The area is fenced off for safety reasons. The neat, square-cut walls of the quarry make an interesting sight on the walks in the area.

Veer left.
After another 145 m cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 190 m cross the bridge (about 70 m long)
Then head down the steps (about 55 m long)
Then cross the bridge (about 60 m long)
Then head down the steps (about 45 m long)
Then cross the bridge (about 45 m long)
Then head down the steps (about 30 m long)
Then cross the bridge (about 30 m long)
Then head down the steps (about 15 m long)
Then cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 185 m turn left.
After another 155 m turn left.
After another 40 m pass the "Peace Park" (20 m on your right).
After another 100 m turn left, to head along White Street.
After another 230 m come to the end.
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White St Rainforest Loop


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.7 km
Time 40 min to 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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