Following 12 weeks of work, a $200,000 upgrade of The Coast Walking Track in Wyrrabalong National Park officially re-opens to visitors from today.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the team of National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) staff had done fantastic work in spite of the wet weather challenges.
“The 1.2 kilometres of track surface between the Bateau Bay car park and Crackneck Lookout was improved, including stairs and boardwalks. Drainage structures were also constructed to prevent and best manage erosion and surface water issues,” Mr Crouch said.
“All of this work has helped to reduce the environmental impact of the trail and better protect the threatened species that call Wyrrabalong National Park home, including the Swift parrot, White-bellied sea eagle and Powerful owl.
“The track’s reopening has been perfectly timed with the annual whale highway in full swing, with visitors hard-pressed not to spot a humpback, or even a rare Southern Right Whale, from one of the many lookout points.”
Mr Crouch thanked the community for their patience while the $200,000 project was undertaken.
“Thank you to the residents of Bateau Bay for their patience over the past 12 weeks and I know many locals will be quick to get out and enjoy this revamped track,” Mr Crouch said.
The Coast Walking Track’s upgrade forms part of the NSW Government’s unprecedented $257 million investment in national park visitor infrastructure.
Visitors are advised to check the NPWS website for up-to-date information for closures as well as current COVID-safe requirements at: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/the-coast-walking-track.