Warrah Lookout Bushwalk

There is an extensive variety of bushwalks within the Central Coast region of NSW. If you have never tried a bushwalk before knowing where to start can be a bit tricky. Central Coast Weekender has picked this great bushwalk to start you off.  It is suitable for children and adults alike and leads to the picturesque Warrah Lookout.

Located within Brisbane Water National Park, the easy to follow path starts off to the right of the carpark.  The path marked as the Tony Doyle track, commences with a short section of stairs, then gently heads down to the Warrah lookout.  It should be noted that a number of stairs will need to be negotiated and the surface is uneven at times but Central Coast Weekender road tested this with two 3 year olds, who with a bit of cajoling easily made the return walk back up the stairs and path.

On your way down to the lookout you will appreciate glimpses of the distant ocean through the trees.  Take time to breathe in the fresh air, listen to the birds and spot the seasonal wild flowers.

The Warrah lookout offers a magnificent view over a vast area encompassing Patonga, Broken Bay, the head of the Hawkesbury River and in the distance out to Barrenjoey Head and the Pacific Ocean. You will likely see vessels of all sorts out on the water. The lookout is fenced so you can feel secure whilst you take in the vista.


Return to the carpark by retracing your steps up the same pathway. At a gentle amble the bushwalk will take you about fifteen each way.  There are no public toilets or drinking water available at this location.

Find it 

From Umina, follow Patonga Drive for approximately 2.5 kilometres past Pearl Beach Rd, turn left into Warrah Trig Road.  A National Parks sign marks the entry.  Follow the unsealed road right to the end where you will find a small car park. The road is suitable for two-wheel drive vehicle.

Have you ever walked to this lookout? We think it is a great hidden secret of the Central Coast.


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  • Reply Kirralee @ Escape With Kids September 14, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I would love to do more bushwalking with the kids now that they weather is improving. This one looks stunning! Thank you for linking up with #teamwanderlust.

    • Reply Jen and Allie September 14, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Hi Kirralee, Thanks for checking out the blog, we’re big fans of Escape with Kids! We’re glad you enjoy the post, there’s nothing quite as lovely as a springtime bush walk and this one is beautiful. We’ll be featuring a few more kid friendly walks over the next few weeks.
      Cheers, Jen and Allie

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