Wyrrabalong National Park is one of the Central Coast’s best-kept secrets and is an ideal place for a family outing that burns energy (and calories). Separated into two sections, the park has plenty of hiking trails to choose from. But we head south to tackle The Coast Track, a 6km (return) moderate route to Wyrrabalong Lookout and back.
We start at Crackneck, where surfers regularly stand on the cliff’s edge to check the waves below and tourists picnic as they watch humpback whales migrate between May and November. Venturing into thick red gum forest, dotted with eucalyptus trees and wattle, the path turns from clay to sand, gravel to metal and back to dirt. As it skirts the cliff, it dips into a small valley of palms before rising to the top of Forresters Beach, a quiet suburb of surfers.
The short hike (1.5h) is a great adventure for energetic families and weekend holidaymakers from Sydney. Check out our mini video to see for yourself.[Filming: Lachlan Ennion & Jennifer Ennion; editing: Jennifer Ennion; music: Rope Swingin’ by Foxy Basey.]