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Leura Oval to End of Gladstone Rd
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.5 km SSW of Leura
Length: 1.6 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 1.6 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 115 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 115 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

The walk from Leura Oval to Gladstone Rd is a fantastic way of exploring a small section of the Blue Mountains National Park. You will visit number of scenic spots including the Pool of Siloam and Golf Links Lookout. The cave, picnic area and waterfall at Lyrebird Dell make this a nice place to stop early in the walk. This walk is an excellent way to cross the valley. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Leura Oval to End of Gladstone Rd

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Leura Oval to End of Gladstone Rd
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Leura Oval
Int of Leura Dirt and Leura Oval tracks
Int of Lyrebird Dell track and Leura Dirt Track
Lyrebird Dell
Int of Lyrebird Dell Trail and Gordon Falls Park Track
Pool of Siloam
Golf Links Lookout
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Leura Dirt and Leura Oval tracks

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
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Photo Gallery

 
Leura Oval
 
Leura Oval +
 
Amenities at Leura Oval
 
Amenities at Leura Oval +
 
Track head behind Leura Oval amenities
 
Track head behind Leura Oval amenities +

 
Leura Oval track down to management trail
 
Leura Oval track down to management trail +
 
Management trail
 
Management trail +
 
Lyrebird Dell Track
 
Lyrebird Dell Track +

 
Stairs on Lyrebird Dell Track
 
Stairs on Lyrebird Dell Track +
 
Waterfall next to Lyrebird Dell
 
Waterfall next to Lyrebird Dell +
 
Lyrebird Dell
 
Lyrebird Dell +

 
Track out of Lyrebird Dell
 
Track out of Lyrebird Dell +
 
Picnic tables at Lyrebird Dell
 
Picnic tables at Lyrebird Dell +
 
Pool of Siloam sign
 
Pool of Siloam sign +

 
Track between Lyrebird Dell and Pool of Siloam
 
Track between Lyrebird Dell and Pool of Siloam +
 
Track between Lyrebird Dell and Pool of Siloam
 
Track between Lyrebird Dell and Pool of Siloam +
 
Track around rocky outcrop
 
Track around rocky outcrop +

 
Track Passing under cave
 
Track Passing under cave +
 
Foot bridge en between Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell
 
Foot bridge en between Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell +
 
Stairs winding down to Pool of Siloam
 
Stairs winding down to Pool of Siloam +

 
Steps down to Pool of Siloam
 
Steps down to Pool of Siloam +
 
Pool of Siloam
 
Pool of Siloam +
 
Ferns near Pool of Siloam
 
Ferns near Pool of Siloam +

 
Pool of Siloam
 
Pool of Siloam +
 
Behind Pool of Siloam
 
Behind Pool of Siloam +
 
Track towards Golf Links Lookout
 
Track towards Golf Links Lookout +

 
View from the track to Golf Links Lookout
 
View from the track to Golf Links Lookout +
 
View along the track to Golf Links Lookout
 
View along the track to Golf Links Lookout +
 
View from Golf Links Lookout
 
View from Golf Links Lookout +

 
Track up to Gladstone Rd
 
Track up to Gladstone Rd +
 
View from Golf Links Lookout
 
View from Golf Links Lookout +
 
Golf Links Lookout
 
Golf Links Lookout +

 
Stepped track down to the lookout
 
Stepped track down to the lookout +
 
Bench alongside the track
 
Bench alongside the track +
 
Stepped track up to Gladstone Rd
 
Stepped track up to Gladstone Rd +

 
Bush beside the track
 
Bush beside the track +
 
Steps up to the end of Gladstone Rd
 
Steps up to the end of Gladstone Rd +
 
Sign at the end of Gladstone Rd
 
Sign at the end of Gladstone Rd +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Leura Oval to End of Gladstone Rd bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Leura Oval to End of Gladstone Rd bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Leura Oval to End of Gladstone Rd bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Leura Oval to End of Gladstone Rd bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 1.6km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
1.4km of this walk has short steep hills and another 120m is flat with no steps. The remaining (55m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 1.1km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 420m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.6km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Leura Oval
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Leura Oval
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Leura Oval Alt = 936 m
Leura Oval is a large playing field found at the end of Lone Pine Ave, Leura. There is a large dirt car park[1], garbage bins[2], tap water[3] and a toilet block[4] (which maybe locked[5]). The oval is used for a variety of sporting events and is also an off-leash dog area[6].

(0 km) Leura Oval to Int of Leura Dirt and Leura Oval tracks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 56 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
From Leura Oval, this walk heads behind the toilet block (to the 'Men' side) and heads down the stairs, to the management trail visible below.

(0.06 km) Int of Leura Dirt and Leura Oval tracks to Int of Lyrebird Dell track and Leura Dirt Track
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 119 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -8 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail, away from the gate, keeping the oval up the hill to the right. Soon the trail bends to the right and comes to an intersection with the signposted 'Lyre Bird Dell Track' (on the left).

(0.18 km) Int of Lyrebird Dell track and Leura Dirt Track to Lyrebird Dell
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 94 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -19 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Lyre Bird Dell Track' sign down the hill using the timber steps. Soon the track heads down some concrete steps (with a handrail) and passes a '1918 11-11-11' inscription on the path (presumably in commemoration of Armistice treaty with Germany)[7]. The walk continues down the stairs to the valley. After admiring the waterfall (on the left), this walk crosses the metal bridge and comes to a sign (pointing right, to the 'Pool of Siloam') and straight ahead is the Lyrebird Dell (cave).

Lyrebird Dell Alt = 911 m
Lyrebird Dell is home to a sandstone cave beside the head waters of Gordon Creek near Lone Pine Ave, Leura. The cave provides shelter for a lovely picnic area (with a couple of tables). There is also a waterfall next to the cave. The cave at Lyrebird Dell, was used as an Aboriginal shelter from (at least) 12 000 years ago, this has been dated from artifacts found in the floor of the cave[8]. Dell is an old English word that refers to small wooded valley[9]. A great spot to rest and enjoy the area.

(0.27 km) Lyrebird Dell to Pool of Siloam
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 490 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = -60 m
Turn right: From Lyrebird Dell, this walk follows the 'Pool of Siloam' sign away from the bridge (with the cave on the left). The track soon heads up some steps and under another smaller sandstone overhang. Soon the track passes a small 'Blue Mountains Ash' sign and crosses Gordon Creek using a metal footbridge. The track turns left and winds along the side of the hill before heading down the steps and coming to an old fenced lookout (with filtered views over the Pool of Siloam). The track continues with the handrail, past the sign pointing back to 'Lyrebird Dell 500mtrs' to come to a three-way intersection.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follow the 'Pool of Siloam' sign down the steps. The track passes under a small overhang then crosses Gordon Creek on a footbridge in front of the lovely falls and the Pool of Siloam.

Pool of Siloam Alt = 870 m
The Pool of Siloam is a lovely waterhole and waterfall on Gordon Creek in the Blue Mountains National Park. This waterfall is surrounded by a moss and fern filled gully with sandstone cliffs around the edges. There is a sandstone overhang next to the waterfall. The shallow sandy pool is a lovely cool place, a great spot to stop for a snack. The track crosses the creek using a bridge in front of the waterfall. The pool derives its name from the 'Pool of Siloam' (Birkhat Hashiloah[10] - Hebrew) in the City of David[11] and in the Bible is where Jesus sends a man to heal him of his blindness[12].

(0.76 km) Pool of Siloam to Golf Links Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 419 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 46 m Descent = -19 m
Veer right: From the Pool of Siloam, this walk follows the 'Golf Links Lookout' sign away from the falls and up the steps (with the creek initially on the right). The track winds fairly steeply at first up the hill. There are a few nice views along the way and, as the track flattens out, it comes to an intersection and the fenced 'Golf Links Lookout'.

Golf Links Lookout Alt = 897 m
Golf Links Lookout is a fenced and signposted lookout in the Blue Mountains National Park, near Gladstone Rd Leura. The lookout has great views across the Jamison Valley to the back of the Three Sisters. To the left there is a good view along Narrow Neck and to Mount Solitary. There is no view of the nearby Gordon Falls.

(1.18 km) Golf Links Lookout to End of Gladstone Rd
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 376 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 44 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left : From Golf Links Lookout, this walk follows the 'Gladstone Rd - Leura' sign up the steps away from the lookout. The track then gradually climbs the hill, soon passing a seat (on the right) and, not much later, coming to a 'Y' intersection with a flatter track (on the left).
From the intersection, this walk heads up the steps as they bend gently to the right. The walk passes a track (on the left) and continues up the steps, heading behind a couple of houses to come to the end of Gladstone Rd and a large 'Pool of Siloam Track' sign.

Catch the bus from End of Gladstone Rd
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from End of Gladstone Rd
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
Map Car Shuffle
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 2 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 2.1 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 27.3 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 31.8 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 32.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Leura Oval to End of Gladstone Rd.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Leura Oval to End of Gladstone Rd
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 28 km (to the E)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 30 km (to the NW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
30 km (to the W)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 30 km (to the W)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 33 km (to the NE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      27°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu16°|26°Shower or two.
Fri15°|28°Mostly sunny.
Sat12°|22°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Grand Canyon walking track
The Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Wednesday 14 October 2015 to mid-June 2016. The closure is necessary to allow work to continue on improving the walking track. Access for canyoners will be on weekends only. Access from Evans Lookout via Beauchamp Falls to the Grose Valley will remain open. Evans Lookout carpark, Loop carpark, and Neates Glen carpark will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge Walking track. No access to the area is permitted.Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry cliff walk, Leura
Blue Mountains City Council wishes to advise that Prince Henry cliff walk between Majestic lookout and the junction with the Leura Cascades walk is currently closed due to a landslip. Detours will be in place and clearly signposted around the affected area. Access from the Leura picnic area to the cascades is unaffected. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Tourism on 1300 653 408 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Moauntains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Cahills lookout - Katoomba
As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across The Gorge Walking Track. Closed areas include The Gorge Walking Track in the Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The Gorge Walking Track is closed at the entry trackhead however the Waratah Native Gardens Day Use and Picnic Area located off Valley Ridges Road Berambing (west of Bilpin) has now been reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines


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