Be rewarded by spectacular country views and deep forests on these walks.
Bulahdelah and Wootton are the hinterland towns of the Myall Lakes with a relaxed country lifestyle. The surrounding mountains provide wonderful walks with rural vistas. Nearby are wetlands, forests and remote beaches of the southern precinct of Myall Lakes National Park.
The top walks at Bulahdelah and Wootton
From here you can journey into the Myall Lakes National Park and explore its spectacular blend of lakes, coastal forests, pristine beaches and a huge sand dune system. But first enjoy the views and awesome forests, including the tallest of the tall trees: the Grandis.
- START: From the carpark across the motorway overpass
- DISTANCE: 4.7km (return)
- TIME: 1.5-2.5 hours
- GRADE: Moderate
Bulahdelah Mountain is an Aboriginal Place with cultural, spiritual and historical significance to the Worimi people of the Barrington Coast.
It includes walking tracks and lookouts to respectfully explore and enjoy, including traditional tree carvings, a cultural space with seating and fire-pit, and visitor facilities.
Bulahdelah Mountain is 292 metres and there are several tracks to explore.
- Boolah-Dillah Track from the car park is a steep walk to the Worimi cultural area where you can rest or picnic.
- Mountain Track from the cultural area leads to the Mountain Lookout for spectacular views over Bulahdelah.
- Ted Baker Track follows the old tramline south to Ted Baker Lookout, which gives panoramic views across the Myall River and coast.
The lookouts are natural rock cliffs without barriers so you’ll feel part of the natural landscapes and stunning views.
We hope you make a spiritual connection to Country here.
2. The Grandis
- START: The carpark at the Grandis picnic area on Stony Creek Road.
- DISTANCE: 100m
- TIME: Mere minutes.
- GRADE: Easy
Take a picnic and enjoy not so much a walk as a moment to stand in awe. The Grandis is a 400-year-old Flooded Gum that pierces the canopy on the western edge of Myall Lakes National Park. At 76.2m high and with an enormous 11.5m circumference at its base, the Grandis is the tallest known tree in NSW.
Spared by loggers who extensively harvested the area in the late 1970s, this ancient eucalypt provides a moment to stand humbled by the age, strength and beauty of such a giant.
3. Wootton Historical Railway Walk
- START: Sam's Camp Picnic Area in Wang Wauk State Forest
- DISTANCE: 6km (return)
- TIME: 2 hours
- GRADE: Easy
Logging began in the Bulahdelah forests as early as the 1820s and a steam locomotive light rail was constructed in 1890 to cart timber from the forests to ships on the Coolongolook River and Mayers Point on Myall Lake.
The first section of the walk takes in rainforest and cleared, grassy areas used by logging vehicles in the early 1900s. The walk follows significant remnants of old logging railways and mossy bridges, passing by waterfalls, creeks and through gully rainforests and magnificent flooded gums, before finishing at the remains of what was once a trestle bridge.