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Glenbrook area

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Glenbrook area is your eastern gateway to Blue Mountains National Park from Sydney. Camp in the wild and enjoy natural swimming spots, Aboriginal rock art, walks and mountain biking, so close to Sydney.

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Glenbrook area is a favourite nature escape for families, locals and Sydney daytrippers.

Pack a picnic and head to the sandy beach at Jellybean Pool or the more secluded Blue Pool, both a short stroll from the carpark. Tuck into a leisurely lunch then cool off in the calm waters as currawongs and rainbow lorikeets chatter above.

If you’re feeling active, the car-free Bennetts Ridge fire trail or Woodford-Oaks trail offer safe, well-maintained trails for trail runners, casual cyclists and pro riders. Mountain bikers can also ride the purpose-built 1.5km section of Woodford-Oaks trail, with its graded technical challenges. A shorter option is the mountain bike and 4WD trail along Murphys Road from Woodford to peaceful Murphys Glen campground.

Get a fix of the outdoors along the family-friendly Nepean River walking track. Try the short but challenging Glenbrook Gorge track or intrepid Jack Evans walking track. A visit to the hand stencil rock art at Red Hands Cave is one of the best ways to experience the fascinating Aboriginal culture of the Blue Mountains.

Euroka campground is your best base to explore the area’s tracks, trails, lookouts and waterholes. Pitch your tent among the grassy clearings and tall gums as the local kangaroos look on, and fall asleep to the sounds of the bush.

Round off your visit with a ride or drive up to the wheelchair-accessible Mount Portal lookout. Perched atop the sandstone escarpment, you’ll see where the Blue Mountains meet Sydney.

 

Think Before You TREK

Are you planning a bushwalk, going somewhere remote or where the weather is extreme? Stay safe by planning your trip for all conditions and telling someone about it.

Bushwalkers in Wollemi National Park. Photo: Daniel Tran/DPIE

 

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Nepean river reflection, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin/OEH