Mountains of Sydney - Mount Warrawolong
A giant mound covered in primordial rainforest. Mount Warrawolong sits in the middle of the Wattagans on the Central Coast. Due to the thick forest there are no real views to be had, but the varied vegetation might make up for it. Mount Warrawolong is also a stop on the Great North Walk from Sydney to Newcastle.
Turn off the freeway at Cooranbong, then follow Wattagan Forest Road into the mountains. This is a dirt road but well maintained. Then turn left onto Wollombi Forest Road, then another left onto Walkers Ridge Road. The turn off onto Murrays Forest Road is easy to miss. Keep an eye on your GPS.
Directions to the summit
1. This section of Murray Forest Road is very rough but can be driven in a 2WD. If not comfortable driving, walk this section.
2. Turn right onto the Bar Trail. We are now walking along the Great North Walk.
3. After only 100m, take a walking track uphill to the right into the bush. This follows the top of the ridge, and you can see some glimpses of Mount Warrawolong ahead.
4. Turn right as the track joins up with the Bar Trail at the bottom of the hill.
5. Turn left onto Warrawolong Road.
6. Turn left again.
7. Take the fire trial to the left and begin the climb up the mountain. The vegetation changes as you gain altitude.
8. The summit has a trig point and some kind of tower.