Wyrrabalong Lookout
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

10 min to 15 min

550 m
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Moderate track
A short walk to Wyrrabalong Lookout, at the top of Cromarty Hill, with stunning views along the coastline near Forresters Beach. There are picnic tables and plenty of grassy area. Hang gliders and paragliders using the adjacent launch point, when the weather permits, add some interest. 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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Looking south along the coastline. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Near Cromarty Hill. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Trig point and communications tower. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Views from Wyrrabalong lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Wyrrabalong lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Views over Forresters Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Trig point at Cromarty Hill. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Communications tower. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Scenes from Wyrrabalong lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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 (-33.4052587,151.4744964)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom The Entrance Road, A49
  • Turn on to Forresters Beach Road then drive for 520 m
  • Turn left onto North Scenic Road and drive for another 335 m
  • Keep right onto North Scenic Road and drive for another 520 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the end of Cromarty Hill Rd, this walk goes around the gate, passing the 'Wyrrabalong National Park' sign and following the management trail up the hill. The trail passes between the communications tower and satellite dish. There are great views back over Forresters Beach from the concrete platform on top of the building, next to the tower. The walk then heads across the open grassy area, passing a trig point (to the right) and arriving at the Wyrrabalong Lookout, with beautiful views along the coast and out to sea.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 15 m head through/around the gate.
After another 205 m find the "Wyrrabalong Lookout and Cromarty Hill" (on your right).
Wyrrabalong Lookout and Cromarty Hill
Wyrrabalong Lookout and Cromarty Hill

This lookout and picnic area is on Cromarty Hill, near the end of Cromarty Hill Rd, Forresters Beach. There are picnic tables and fantastic views from the lookout point, as well as the concrete roof platform beside the large communications tower. There is a hang gliding launch spot beside the lookout.
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This lookout and picnic area is on Cromarty Hill, near the end of Cromarty Hill Rd, Forresters Beach. There are picnic tables and fantastic views from the lookout point, as well as the concrete roof platform beside the large communications tower. There is a hang gliding launch spot beside the lookout.

Continue another 55 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 275 m to get back to the start.
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Wyrrabalong Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 550 m
Time 10 min to 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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