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Euroka Nepean River Circuit
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.5 km S of Glenbrook
Length: 2.8 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.8 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 156 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 156 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
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This circuit walk starts from the Euroka Clearing and follows a track beside Euroka Creek then fairly steeply to the Nepean River. The river is a great spot to enjoy the sandy bank, large surrounding hills and the passing boats. The walk returns along Bennetts Ridge trail. The wildfowers in spring add a whole new dimension to this walk. (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 Euroka Nepean River Circuit

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Euroka Nepean River Circuit
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Top of Darug campsite car park
Darug and Bennetts Ridge Bridge clearing
Int of Nepean River and Euroka Creek tracks
Junction of Nepean River and Euroka Creek
Int of Nepean River and Euroka Creek tracks
Int of Nepean River track and Bennetts Ridge trail
Bennetts Ridge campsite
Darug and Bennetts Ridge Bridge clearing
Starting point for this hiking track: Top of Darug campsite car park

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)

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Photo Gallery

 
Darug campsite car park
 
Darug campsite car park +
 
Darug campsite
 
Darug campsite +
 
Fire place and toilet at Darug campsite
 
Fire place and toilet at Darug campsite +

 
Quack
 
Quack +
 
Please use walkway
 
Please use walkway +
 
Bridge below Darug campsite
 
Bridge below Darug campsite +

 
Nepean River track sign near Darug campsite
 
Nepean River track sign near Darug campsite +
 
Track through clearing below Euroka day use area
 
Track through clearing below Euroka day use area +
 
Nepean River track next to Euroka Creek
 
Nepean River track next to Euroka Creek +

 
Large Gum
 
Large Gum +
 
Small timber bridges makes walking a bit easier
 
Small timber bridges makes walking a bit easier +
 
Nepean River track
 
Nepean River track +

 
Walking track high above Euroka Creek
 
Walking track high above Euroka Creek +
 
Between a rock and a ...
 
Between a rock and a ... +
 
View to Nepean River
 
View to Nepean River +

 
Int of Nepean River and Euroka Creek tracks
 
Int of Nepean River and Euroka Creek tracks +
 
Track leading down to the Nepean River
 
Track leading down to the Nepean River +
 
Native Pea flower
 
Native Pea flower +

 
Dianella Flower
 
Dianella Flower +
 
Track above Nepean River
 
Track above Nepean River +
 
Track Switchback at rocky outcrop
 
Track Switchback at rocky outcrop +

 
Weedy section of track
 
Weedy section of track +
 
Gully leading to Nepean River
 
Gully leading to Nepean River +
 
Nepean River up stream
 
Nepean River up stream +

 
Across the Nepean past the mouth of Euroka Creek
 
Across the Nepean past the mouth of Euroka Creek +
 
Beach on the bank of the Nepean River
 
Beach on the bank of the Nepean River +
 
Boat passing on the Nepean River
 
Boat passing on the Nepean River +

 
Walking towards Bennetts Ridge track
 
Walking towards Bennetts Ridge track +
 
Grass trees
 
Grass trees +
 
Sign as track bends
 
Sign as track bends +

 
Steps on the hill
 
Steps on the hill +
 
Small clearing
 
Small clearing +
 
Int of Nepean River track and Bennetts Ridge trail
 
Int of Nepean River track and Bennetts Ridge trail +

 
Bennetts Ridge trail
 
Bennetts Ridge trail +
 
Near Bennetts Ridge campsite
 
Near Bennetts Ridge campsite +
 
Gate and car park from Bennetts Ridge trail
 
Gate and car park from Bennetts Ridge trail +

 
Bennetts Ridge campsite toilet
 
Bennetts Ridge campsite toilet +
 
Walking across Bennetts Ridge day use area
 
Walking across Bennetts Ridge day use area +
 
looking across Bennetts Ridge day use area
 
looking across Bennetts Ridge day use area +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Euroka Nepean River Circuit bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Euroka Nepean River Circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Euroka Nepean River Circuit bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Euroka Nepean River Circuit 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 2.8km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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
2km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 510m is very steep. The remaining (320m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 1.6km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 1.2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 2.8km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 1.6km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
1.2km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 1.1km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (510m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Track Notes




Drive to Top of Darug campsite car park
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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 --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the start of this walk on this map

Euroka Campground - Darug Alt = m
The Darug (sometimes labeled Daruk) campsite is found the Euroka Clearing, in the Glenbrook region of the Blue Mountains National Park. There are about 20 camping spaces to choose from in this area. Tap water is available at the park entrance. The campsite has a wheelchair-accessible toilet (access over grassy terrain) and a few metal fireplaces. The campsite is surrounded by large gum trees and is right at the base of a steep hill to the north.

(0 km) Top of Darug campsite car park to Darug and Bennetts Ridge Bridge clearing
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 149 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
From the Darug campsite car park, this walk heads around the gate and through the campsite. Tending to the right, this walk follows the fence line past the 'please use walkway' sign, down the wide trail and across the metal bridge. On the other side of the bridge, the walk comes to an intersection in a grassing clearing.

(0.15 km) Darug and Bennetts Ridge Bridge clearing to Int of Nepean River and Euroka Creek tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 806 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 37 m Descent = -36 m
Continue straight: From the intersection and clearing, this walk follows the 'Nepean River' sign across the flat grassy area (keeping the creek to the left). At the other end of the clearing, the walk follows the track up and then down a few steps as it follows the creek edge. The track gently winds its way up and around the hill, crossing a few timber platforms (small bridges) and passing some old wire fences. As the walk progress, the gully on the left becomes much deeper. The track soon heads down some steps and bends right, providing some glimpses down to the Nepean River. Just after this bend, the walk comes to a 'Y' intersection (and a sign pointing to the 'Nepean River').

(0.96 km) Int of Nepean River and Euroka Creek tracks to Junction of Nepean River and Euroka Creek
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 253 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -59 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the steps, following the 'Nepean River' sign. Next, the track crosses a small timber bridge before stepping down the rocks on a sharp left-hand bend and crossing another timber bridge. The walk continues down more steps and through a weedy section of bush, then into a small gully. The clear track heads through this gully to the bank of the Nepean River (just a few metres from Euroka Creek, on the left).

Junction of Nepean River and Euroka Creek Alt = 21 m
At the bottom of the Euroka-Nepean River Track there is a small clearing on the bank of the Nepean River. The eroded clearing is just a few meters south of where the Euroka Creek drains into the Nepean. This is a great spot to enjoy the river and watch the boats go by. Some people use this spot to access the Nepean for a swim, although care would be needed.

(1.21 km) Junction of Nepean River and Euroka Creek to Int of Nepean River track and Bennetts Ridge trail
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 572 m Time = 16 mins
Climb = 104 m Descent = -7 m
Turn around: From the Nepean River, this walk follows the clear track up through the gully, ducking under the tree. The track climbs the steps and heads through a weedy section of bush. Soon after crossing a small wooden bridge, the walk steps up the rocks on the sharp right-hand bend, then crosses another small wooden bridge. After this bend, the track heads up more stairs to come to a 'T' intersection and a sign pointing back down to the 'Nepean River'.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the steps following the 'Euroka Via Bennetts Ridge' sign. As the track winds up the hill, it passes a couple more 'Euroka Via Bennetts Ridge' signs. Soon after passing a rock platform, the track comes to a turning circle at the end of an old management trail (with a sign pointing back down to the 'Nepean River'). From here, the walk follows the old management trail gently up the hill for about 80m, coming to a 'T' intersection with the signposted 'Bennetts Ridge Fire Trail'.

(1.78 km) Int of Nepean River track and Bennetts Ridge trail to Bennetts Ridge campsite
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 655 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -29 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Bennetts Ridge Fire Trail - Euroka' sign gently uphill along the wide management trail. The walk gently winds through the bush for a while along this trail. Soon after passing a 'gate' sign, the walk heads around the gate and comes to the car park for Bennetts Ridge campsite.

Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge Alt = m
The Bennetts Ridge campsite is found on the southern side of the Euroka Clearing, in the Glenbrook region of the Blue Mountains National Park. There are about 30 camping spaces to choose from in this area. Tap water is available at the park entrance. The campsite has a wheelchair-accessible toilet (access over grassy and hilly terrain) and a several metal fireplaces. The campsite is has many large gum trees and is next to the larger Bennetts Ridge day use area clearing.

(2.44 km) Bennetts Ridge campsite to Top of Darug campsite car park
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 362 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -19 m
Turn right: From the car park, this walk heads across the signposted 'Bennetts Ridge - day use only' area. The walk makes its way down the hill across this clearing, tending to the left. Keeping the creek and fence on the left, the walk continues until coming to the lower clearing and an intersection with the bridge on the left (and a sign pointing right, to the 'Nepean River').
Turn left: From the clearing, this walk crosses the bridge and follows the wide track up the hill to Darug campsite. The walk continues through the campsite and around the gate, coming to the car park on the high side of the campsite.

Drive from Top of Darug campsite car park
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

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

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Driving Directions
To the start of the walk
Since this walk starts on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan to the start.
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From the end of the walk
Since this walk ends on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan from the end.
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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)
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 3.4 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 5.8 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 6.3 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 8.7 km
Mitchell Adventure 24 Henry St , Penrith (02) 4731 8482 9.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Euroka Nepean River Circuit.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Euroka Nepean River Circuit
Click to re-center search
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 7 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 27 km (to the E)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 28 km (to the N)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
45 km (to the E)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 49 km (to the ESE)

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      34°Showers. Storms developing.
Thu20°|30°Possible shower.
Fri19°|35°Partly cloudy.
Sat17°|28°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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