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Jenolan River walking track

Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Jenolan River walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track

Distance

2.6km return

Time

45min - 1hr 30min

Quality of markings

Sign posted

Experience required

Some bushwalking experience recommended

Gradient

Short steep hills

Steps

Many steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles

Getting there and parking

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    Jenolan River walking track is in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve. Access to Jenolan on Jenolan Caves Road (5-Mile Road) is closed indefinitely. The only access is via Edith Road (2-Mile Road). This road is suitable for standard vehicles only. There is no access to Jenolan for caravans, trailers or any vehicle longer than a 12-seat minibus.

    From Sydney:

    • Travel west on the M4, which becomes the Great Western Highway at the foot of the mountains.
    • Pass through Katoomba and Blackheath and turn left onto Jenolan Caves Road at Hartley.
    • Drive through Hampton and turn right onto Duckmaloi Road. Do not continue along Jenolan Caves Road, access is closed.
    • Continue along Duckmaoi Road for 20km, then turn left onto Titania Road.
    • At the end of Titania Road, turn left onto Edith Road and continue until you reach Jenolan.

    From Goulburn:

    • Take Taralga Road out of Goulburn and travel north towards Taralga.
    • Pass through Taralga and continue north on Taralga Road towards Oberon. Taralga Road turns into Abercrombie Road at the Abercrombie River.
    • At Black Springs, turn right and continue on Abercrombie Road.
    • At Oberon, turn right onto O’Connell Road and then left onto Carrington Avenue.
    • Turn right onto Ross Street, then turn left onto Edith Road and continue until you reach Jenolan.

    Please note:

    • The last 5km of Edith Road is steep, narrow and winding, with several hairpin bends. Drive carefully and allow yourself plenty of time.
    • Edith Road is not suitable for caravans, trailers or any vehicle longer than a 12-seat minibus.
    • Traffic in and out of Jenolan is regulated for safety. Please check Live Traffic NSW before you set out.

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    • Parking is available at any of the 3 main carparks at Jenolan Caves. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
    • Designated disabled parking spots can be found next to the Guides Office and behind Caves House.
    • Bus parking is also available.

    Facilities

    The nearest toilet facilities are located at the Jenolan Caves ticket and information office.

    You'll need to bring your own supply of drinking water.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Prohibited

    Swimming is prohibited in Blue Lake, as it's an important platypus habitat. You can swim at the waterhole downstream, below the waterfall along Jenolan River walk.

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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