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Great Grose weed walk

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Beautiful Grose Valley in Blue Mountains National Park is under threat from noxious weeds. If you're a natural gardener and want to help stop invading weeds, volunteer for one of the Great Grose weeding activities.

Work
Bush regeneration
When

Spring and Autumn each year, with half, full-day and a multi-day options available.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
No disabled access
Grade
Medium. Wide range of weeding activities available. Most require a reasonable level of fitness. Some off-track walking along creek lines and through swamps, with steep ridges and gullies.
Price
Free. Morning tea provided. Lunch also provided on full-day activities.
Meeting point
Varies depending on activity. Activities take place a number of different locations in Blue Mountains National Park.
Equipment
provided
No. All tools, weeding equipment, maps, GPS and camera
What to
bring
Sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, raincoat, snacks, drinking water, gardening gloves, tent, sleeping bag
Please note

Email or phone NPWS ranger Vanessa Richardson on (02) 4787 3112.

You'll help restore endangered ecological communities and preserve threatened species like the giant dragonfly and Blue Mountains water skink. You'll use bush regeneration techniques in the Blue Gum Forest and Grose River areas.

Many options are available, from half-day weeding projects to a remote 3-day adventure on the Grose River and associated tributaries. No specific skills are necessary and all volunteers are trained and supervised throughout. NPWS provides all personal protective equipment, along with morning tea and lunch (depending on the length of the activity). It's a good idea to bring:

  • Backpack comfortable enough to carry for the duration of the activity
  • Torch for remote activity
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Gum boots if working in the creek lines
  • Camera
  • Personal items such as thermos

If you want to learn about the incredible landscapes of the Blue Mountains, meet new people and be active while contributing to the environment, join us for this important volunteer work.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Park info

  • in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy an annual pass.
  • More
    • Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
      (02) 4720 6200 (Infoline)
      Contact hours: Entry station is open weekends, public holidays and school holidays only.
    • Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4739 6665
    More
    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
    More
    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    More
See more visitor info
Hanging rock, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: David Finnegan