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Polblue Swamp track

Barrington Tops National Park

Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 3

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  • Time

    30min - 1hr

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    3km loop

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

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

Parking

Parking is available at Polblue campground and picnic area.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

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

Spring

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

Summer

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

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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 + 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).

Prohibited

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.

Polblue Swamp track

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The boardwalk through the Polblue Swamp. Photo: Peter Beard