Blue Gum Forest
Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
Blue Gum Forest is a fine, historic example of closed forest, situated in Grose Valley in Blue Mountains National Park. Get to it by walking track from Perrys lookdown or Pierces Pass.
- Historic buildings/places
- Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
The historical and natural significance of the mighty Blue Gum Forest can’t be understated. It’s spoken of in hushed tones by those who know of it, and once seen, is never forgotten.
Situated in Grose Valley, in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, this stand of magnificent eucalypts is a fine example of closed forest. A haven for birds and wildlife, it was saved from the axe by bushwalkers in the 1930s. These intrepid nature-lovers pooled resources and bought the forest to preserve it for future generations.
For a close-up experience of the splendour of the tall stand of blue gums, you’ll have to bring your hiking boots. Access is via walking tracks from either Perrys lookdown or Pierces Pass into Grose Valley. Why not make a nature weekend of it and stay overnight at Acacia Flat campground?
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Bush Trackers was created to encourage children to engage with the environment in and around the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. This program highlights the natural and cultural splendour of the greater Blue Mountains through education initiatives and bushwalks.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Blackheath office
- 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 4787 8877
- 270 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW 2785
- in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Blackheath area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.