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Blue Gum Forest

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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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.

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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?

Take a virtual tour of Blue Gum Forest captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Bush Trackers

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.

Charles Darwin walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton