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Nepean River walking track

Glenbrook area in Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

A family-friendly medium difficulty walking track, Nepean River walk offers wildlife, swimming and picnicking in Blue Mountains National Park, near Glenbrook.

Where
Glenbrook area in Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
1.8km loop
Time suggested
30 - 45min
Grade
Grade 3
Trip Intention Form

It's a good idea to let someone know where you're going. Fill in a trip intention form to send important details about your trip to your emergency contact.

If you're planning to loan a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) from one of these locations, wait and fill out your trip intention form in person.

Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

If you’re driving into the Glenbrook area, the gates are open:

  • First Sunday in October to first Sunday in April 8.30am to 7pm
  • Rest of year 8.30am to 6pm
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, topographic map, gps, compass
Please note
  • After heavy rain, Glenbrook Causeway may be closed. Contact Richmond office to check.
  • Check the weather before you set out and ensure you're well prepared. Weather can be unpredictable and extreme in this area and the track can become boggy when it rains.

An enchanting walk through delightful woodlands and rainforest in the eastern reaches of Blue Mountains National Park. Starting from the Darug area in Euroka campground, the medium difficulty Nepean River walk offers a great introduction to the wonders of nature for families with some bushwalking experience.

From the grassy clearing, the track leads east through a narrow canyon where the sheer walls create a rainforest hothouse for lush ferns with towering lilli-pilli and coachwood. The track descends steeply with some obstacles into Fairlight Gorge before arriving at the river, where you might see water dragons sunning themselves along the banks. In spring the wildflowers blanket the surrounds with a dazzling display of scent and colour. 

Adventurers might be tempted with a swim before enjoying a leisurely riverside picnic. Eat up as you’ll need some energy for the steep climb out before joining Bennets Ridge walking track.

Take a virtual tour of Nepean River walking track 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

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Nepean River walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin