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Lower Grose Valley area

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

The Lower Grose Valley area of Blue Mountains National Park tempts you with crowd-free nature escapes. Discover remote camping, walks, and mountain bike trails to secluded lookouts and waterfalls, less than 1.5 hours from Sydney.

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Hidden off the beaten track at Woodford, Transit of Venus walking track is a local gem, with family friendly walks to 3 pretty waterfalls including Edith Falls.

Mountain bikers and trail runners will love easy to access trails. Faulconbridge Ridge trail treats you to spring wildflowers and unspoiled views across the lower Grose Wilderness.

Blue Gum Swamp, at Winmalee, is a good spot for bird watching. It's also a sanctuary for threatened species like the yellow-bellied glider, gang gang cockatoo, and powerful owl. Enjoy birdsong as you walk or cycle into the cool, fern-filled valley of tall blue gum forest. Test your legs and push on to Grose Head South lookout for dramatic views of the Grose River, as it carves its way to meet the Hawkesbury River.

Why not combine your visit with the magnificent lookouts, challenging mountain bike trails and fascinating Aboriginal culture of nearby Yellomundee Regional Park.

From Richmond, the scenic Bells Line of Road forms the northern border of the Lower Grose Valley area. Enjoy a picnic at Vale of Avoca lookout overlooking the wild Grose River, near Kurrajong. Head to Bowen Mountain or 4WD to Burralow Creek, where crimson waratah flowers attract picnickers, photographers and birds in spring. Koalas have even been spotted here.

Deep in the valley, remote Burralow Creek campground is a great escape for 4WD adventurers. In summer you might encounter the endangered giant dragonfly as you walk to Bulcamatta Falls via the rainforest gully. By night, there’s fantastic stargazing and wildlife spotting to enjoy.

Highlights in this area

  • Lower Grose Valley views, Vale of Avoca lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/OEH

    Vale of Avoca lookout

    Vale of Avoca lookout offers glorious views across the deep gorges and wilderness of the Lower Grose Valley, in World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains N...

  • Burralow Creek campground, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: E Sheargold/OEH

    Burralow Creek campground and picnic area

    Get back to nature at secluded Burralow Creek campground and picnic area in Blue Mountains National Park, around 2 hours from Sydney. You’ll find walk...

Conservation program:

Saving our Species Iconic Koala Project

Koalas are one of Australia's most iconic animals, recognisable around the world. However, koala populations are under increasing pressure and have declined in NSW by around 26 per cent in the last 15 to 20 years. Without significant intervention, this level of decline is likely to continue.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) perched on a tree. Photo: Lucy Morrell

Park:

Yellomundee Regional Park

Located near the Blue Mountains, Yellomundee Regional Park boasts great mountain biking trails and scenic lookouts. The park also offers trails and tracks for dog walking and horse riding in certain areas.

View from Yellow Rock lookout, Yellomundee Regional Park. Photo: John Yurasek

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Flowering wattle, Burralow Creek, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/OEH