Lower Grose Valley area
Blue Mountains National Park
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
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...
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...
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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Lower Grose Valley area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 4588 2400
Contact hours: Monday to Friday , 9.30am to 4pm.
- Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW 2753
- Richmond office
02 4720 6200 Infoline
Contact hours: Entry station is only open on weekends, public holidays and school holidays.
- Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW 2773
- Glenbrook office