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Ruby Creek walking track

Southern Blue Mountains area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Overview

Ruby Creek walking track is an easy return walk from Mount Werong campground. It offers mining heritage and waterfall views in the remote Southern Blue Mountains area, near Oberon.

Allow 1.5hrs for this 5.3km return stroll. Starting from Mount Werong campground, you’ll pass through tall forest as the track follows Ruby Creek to the former site of historic Ruby Creek Mine. Once busy with gold miners sifting for alluvial gold, all that remains of the bush huts are a few exotic fruit trees.

From the mine site, make your way down stone and timber steps 140m to Ruby Creek Falls lookout. Soak up beautiful views above the creek and its waterfall that plunges 60m to the valley below. Gaze out over the wild landscape toward the World Heritage Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness and rugged Boyd Plateau.

On your way back up the steps, an optional detour gives you a view of the old mine shaft and machinery. Return to the campground and explore more of this remote area along 4WD Oberon-Colong historic route.

Nearby

  • Mount Werong campground, Blue Moutnains National Park. Photo: J Bros/OEH.

    Mount Werong campground

    Mount Werong campground is a great base to explore the mountain bike trails, bushwalks, and historic heritage in the remote south of Blue Mountains National Park, near Oberon.

  • Park entrance signage along Mount Werong Road, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Sarah Morton/OEH

    4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route

    Intrepid 4WD tourers will love the 4WD Oberon Colong historic route. Travel through the wild south of Blue Mountains National Park to a historic mining ghost town in Yerranderie Regional Park.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.

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