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Tuggerah Lake Cycleway (and Walkway)

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Published June 28th 2020
Ride or walk the famous Tuggerah Lakes Cycleway
Tuggerah Lakes Cycleway is located in the coastal town of The Entrance, and this popular Cycleway can be enjoyed by walkers too!

The family-friendly track is a 24-kilometres return 'Looping the Lake' experience. You can start anywhere, and just cycle/walk your way around the tranquil and picturesque Tuggerah Lake.

If you want to continue the adventure or push your fitness, the Cycleway can be extended north to Magenta via across The Entrance Bridge.

The full Cycleway hugs Tuggerah Lake foreshore passing The Entrance, Long Jetty, Killarney Vale, Berkeley Vale, Chittaway Bay, crossing its way to Tuggerah passing a few more towns to Toukley then back to The Entrance.

Along the way, there are plenty of stops to be enjoyed and experienced, including parks, playgrounds, and picnic and barbecue areas. There also toilet facilities along the Cycleway.

This leisurely family ride (or walk) also passes the longest jetty in New South Wales, Long Jetty. Be sure to stop at this during sunset- the views are breathtaking!

The best place to start the Cycleway is from Memorial Park at The Entrance. Do note that the track is shared, stick to the left side.

Highlights on the Cycleway (and Walkway):

The Playgrounds

Saltwater Creek Reserve

The tranquil Saltwater Creek Reserve

BMX track for the kids

Long Jetty

The Skate Park

Watkins Jetty & Parrys Jetty

Where to Eat:

Glass Onion Society serves fantastic coffee and food and gets quite busy with the locals. Head to Thompson Street to the lights. There are also several "favourite" cafes clustered here.

Green Tangerine is located across the road from Glass Onion Society and serves excellent coffee, bread and pastries. Further down is Common Ground Kitchen & Canteen, again fantastic coffee and food.

Where to hire a Bike:

There are two bike hires:

Boomerang Bike Hire- This is a hi-tech self-service station. There are a total of 24 bikes, including unisex adult bikes (some with child seats), children bikes (8-14yrs) and tandem bikes. This is located outside the Visitor Information Centre (Marine Parade).

E-Bikes r us- Located on The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty you can rent a bike for cheaper. Bike options include electric bikes, tandems, children's bikes, and standard bikes.

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Why? Cycle or walk the famous Cycleway
When: All year round
Where: Cnr Tuggerah Parade & The Entrance Rd, The Entrance
Cost: Free
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