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Polblue Swamp track

Barrington Tops National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Polblue Swamp track.

Track grading

Features of this track


3km loop


30min - 1hr

Quality of markings

Sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Gentle hills: The first section of the track from the picnic area has slight slopes uphill and downhill. The rest of the track has more uneven ground, with some steeper sections.

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles: The first 100m of the track from the picnic area is step-free and mostly flat, with a mix of hard-packed ground and timber surfaces. After the first 100m, the track becomes more sloped and uneven, with steeper sections.

The track is 1–1.5m wide and may have rocks and tree roots along its length.


Occasional steps: There are no steps along the first 500m of the walk. There are occasional steps along the rest of the walk.

Getting there and parking

Polblue Swamp track starts at Polblue campground and picnic area in the Polblue and Devils Hole precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

From Gloucester:

  • Take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • The campground and picnic area are located on the left after passing Devils Hole

From Scone:

  • Take the Hunter road from Scone 
  • Turn right on to Moonan Brook Road, then turn left on Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • Polblue camping and picnic areas are 7km on the right after the Dingo Gate


There's a gravel carpark at Polblue campground and picnic area where this walk begins.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Barrington Tops National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


Take to the park's walking tracks to make the most of cooler and drier daytime weather.


Look out for ground orchids and other wildflowers along the Polblue Swamp walking track.


Look out for the eastern water dragon basking on rocks around the streams.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Check the weather before setting out as the road to Polblue campground may close after snowfall.

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.

The weather in this area can be unpredictable, please ensure you are well prepared for your visit. Cold weather (including snow) can occur at any time of the year.

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).


Disability access level - hard

The first 500m of track is step-free and 1–1.5m wide, with gentle slopes and a mixture of hard-packed ground and timber surfaces. There may be tree roots and rocks along the track.

After the first 500m, the track becomes steeper, more uneven and narrower in places. There may be occasional steps. 



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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