Summary: It's a short walk to Warriwarri Lookout and a great spot to watch the sun set - but the views are largely obscured by trees.

With just enough time for one last walk on Kincumba Mountain, I decide to have a look at Warriwarri Lookout. From the carpark at the top, the well-signposted Warri Warri Trail heads north.

After a few hundred metres, the firetrail reaches the junction with the Sid Pulsford Walk (which descends to Beatties Road in Green Point).

It’s only another couple of hundred metres to the Warriwarri Lookout, where’s there a sign and a bench,

Facing west, it’s one of the best vantage points for sunset – although being surrounded by trees there’s not much of a view.

The filtered views through the trees are of the suburb of Green Point and Brisbane Water.

Once the sun has dropped below the horizon, I return the same way along the firetrail.

Getting to the Warriwarri Lookout

The Warriwarri Lookout is on the north side of Kincumba mountain, which is reached via Island View Drive (a partly unsealed road off Kincumber St in Kincumber). There are a couple of carparks at the top, near a toilet block and picnic facilities. Kincumba Reserve is 10km south-east of Gosford (20min drive) and about 90min north of Sydney.

More information on Kincumba Mountain Reserve

There 18 bushwalking tracks and firetrails in the reserve, including:

  • Kanning Walk – easy loop walk passing a historic cave (1km)
  • Yanina Trail – firetrail to two lookouts over (3.2km)
  • Warriwari Trail – short firetrail to a lookout, which is nice at sunset (1.2km)
  • Sid Pulsford Walk – firetrail up the ridge and past a lookout from Green Point to Honeman’s Rock picnic area at the top (8.2km return).

The name of the reserve is derive from the local Aboriginal word “kincumba” meaning “towards the rising sun” or “to tomorrow”. The large open flat areas on the plateau (including Honeman’s Rock or Honeyman’s Rock) would have commanded panoramic views over the region, and were used by the Guringgai people as a meeting place and camp. As the highest open position in the region, Kincumba mountain was the first place to receive the morning sun as it broke over the eastern horizon.

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