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Glenbrook and Euroka Circuit
Time: 2 Days Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.5 km ESE of Glenbrook
Length: 16.6 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 16.6 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 790 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 790 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 There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Route: Hard

This two day circuit, returning to Glenbrook Station, is a scenic walk which passes many of the tourist attractions within the park. The walk winds through some wonderful valleys, and various natural and historic features, sleeping the night high on the ridge at Darug camping area. A great way to spend a weekend walking near Glenbrook. (open in app)

This walk passes through a remote area and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.
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 Glenbrook and Euroka Circuit

Map of Walk

Location

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Glenbrook Station
End of Station St
Station St mngt trail
Glenbrook Creek Beach
Int. Blue Pool and Glenbrook Gorge trks
Int. Blue Pool and Glenbrook Gorge trks
Int. Blue Pool car park and Bruce Rd access trks
Int. Bruce Rd and Bruce Rd access trk
Eastern side of Causeway
Campfire Creek sign side of Causeway
Int. Red Hands Cave and Carpark Trk
Neighbourhood sign intersection
Int. Red Hands Cave Trk and rock platform trk
To Link Track sign intersection
Red Hands Cave
Red Hands Cave car park
To Link Track sign intersection
Axe Grinding Grooves
Int of Oaks Cycleway and Campfire Creek access track
Int of Oaks Cycleway and Ironbark access track
The Ironbark Picnic Area
Nioka Campsite
Main Euroka campsite entrance
Top of Darug campsite car park
Int of Euroka and Portal waterhole tracks
Int of Euroka track and Mount Portal trail
Int. Euroka Trk and The Oaks Fire Trail
Campfire Creek sign side of Causeway
Eastern side of Causeway
Jelly Bean Pool
Int. Gorge Walking and Jelly Bean Pool Trk
Glenbrook Information Centre car park
Starting point for this hiking track: End of Station St

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

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Photo Gallery

 
Burfitt Pde
 
Burfitt Pde +
 
End of Station St
 
End of Station St +
 
Track up slot in rocks
 
Track up slot in rocks +

 
Glenbrook sandbar from above
 
Glenbrook sandbar from above +
 
Climb up through rocks
 
Climb up through rocks +
 
Glenbrook sandbar
 
Glenbrook sandbar +

 
Rain setting in on Glenbrook Creek
 
Rain setting in on Glenbrook Creek +
 
Blue Pool water
 
Blue Pool water +
 
Blue Pool reflections
 
Blue Pool reflections +

 
The Causeway
 
The Causeway +
 
Bridge along track
 
Bridge along track +
 
Branch bridge below Link Track intersection
 
Branch bridge below Link Track intersection +

 
Burnt tree stump
 
Burnt tree stump +
 
Red Hands Cave protective cage
 
Red Hands Cave protective cage +
 
Track to Red Hands Cave car park
 
Track to Red Hands Cave car park +

 
Grinding Grooves
 
Grinding Grooves +
 
View from track above Grinding Grooves
 
View from track above Grinding Grooves +
 
Track to Ironbarks Picnic Area
 
Track to Ironbarks Picnic Area +

 
Fire place and toilet at Darug campsite
 
Fire place and toilet at Darug campsite +
 
Track to the Causeway
 
Track to the Causeway +
 
Mt Portal intersection
 
Mt Portal intersection +

 
Track down to the Causeway
 
Track down to the Causeway +
 
Track through Glenbrook Gorge
 
Track through Glenbrook Gorge +
 
Boulder in water
 
Boulder in water +

 
Small bridge
 
Small bridge +
 
Glenbrook Gorge track information sign
 
Glenbrook Gorge track information sign +
 
Glenbrook Information Centre
 
Glenbrook Information Centre +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Glenbrook and Euroka Circuit bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Glenbrook and Euroka Circuit bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Glenbrook and Euroka 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 17km
Time 2 Days
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Grade 5/6

Route: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure No facilities provided (5/6)
*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
9km of this walk has short steep hills and another 5km is very steep. Whilst another 2.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 25m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
9km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 3.1km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 2.9km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 4.5km is clearly signposted. Whilst another 2km has minimal directional signs and the remaining 710m Has no directional signs.

Experience Required
13km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 2.3km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (1km) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 16km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.1km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
10km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 4.1km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). Whilst another 1.8km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and the remaining 710m has no facilities provided.

Track Notes


Catch the train to Glenbrook Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Glenbrook Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
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Catch the bus to Glenbrook Station
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)
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Drive to Glenbrook Station
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.
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Glenbrook Alt = 167 m
Glenbrook is situated on the Great Western Highway and is a tourist hub for the lower Blue Mountains, with the Blue Mountains Visitor Information Centre located here. Glenbrook has quite a bustling little town centre with a number of cafes, bakeries and shops to explore. Prior to 1879, Glenbrook had changed its name numerous times, known at various times as Watertank, Wascoe Siding and Brookdale before being given its current name by Sir John Jamieson. Glenbrook is a gateway into the Blue Mountains National Park and is also the end point of the Woodford-Glenbrook mountain bike trail, along the Oaks Fire Trail. More info

(0 km) Glenbrook Station to End of Station St
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 580 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = -9 m
From the top of Glenbrook Station, this walk turns left along Burfitt Pde (keeping the train line to the left of the footpath). The walk turns left over the bridge on Cowdery St and then the first right after the bridge, Station St. The walk continues to the bottom of Station St where there is a gate.

(0.58 km) End of Station St to Station St mngt trail
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 647 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -16 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the trail along the back of the houses, keeping them on the left. The walk follows the straightest management trail, passing numerous side trails (that head off the ridge). The trail then leads over a number of water bars as the relatively straight trail meets the bush, where a defined single track continues down the hill.

(1.23 km) Station St mngt trail to Glenbrook Creek Beach
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 428 m Time = 17 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -102 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk heads follows the bush track, downhill. The track steeply winds down over rock platforms and under overhangs, using a number of slots and cracks to descend the hill. The track continues winding steeply down the hill, coming to be near a sandy beach where the track climbs down a slot in the rock to reach the sand. The track then continues out across the sand to the turning point in the creek.

Glenbrook Creek Sandbar Alt = 68 m
The sandbar is an unofficially-named beach on the banks of Glenbrook Creek. The beach has a fantastic white colour and some height above the water - a great spot for to camp or enjoy lunch.

(1.66 km) Glenbrook Creek Beach to Int. Blue Pool and Glenbrook Gorge trks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.04 km Time = 26 mins
Climb = 68 m Descent = -72 m
Turn left : From the beach, the walk keeps the water on the right as it heads to the end of the beach. The walk then crosses the creek over the rock platform and winds along the bank for quite some time. The track passes a rock overhang as it continues to undulate and wind above the creek (which is on the left). Tending right at a wider area of the creek (forming a pool), the track then turns left, crossing the again-narrow creek at a rocky section and leading up to an intersection, below a cliff line.

(2.69 km) Int. Blue Pool and Glenbrook Gorge trks to Blue Pool
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 65 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk keeps the water to the left as the track meanders below the cliffs for a very short time, to the bank of Blue Pool.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

Blue Pool Alt = 65 m
Blue Pool, Blue Mountains National Park, is named after the blue colour of the water. This appearance is caused by clay particles suspended in the water, which refract the light [1]. This part of Glenbrook Creek is a popular swimming hole, but it is not patrolled.

(2.69 km) Int. Blue Pool and Glenbrook Gorge trks to Int. Bruce Rd and Bruce Rd access trk
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 212 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 24 m Descent = -18 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk heads alongside the creek (keeping the creek to the right). The track soon turns left up many steps, and comes to an un-signposted intersection below the road.
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk heads across the hillside tending left to a 'Blue Pool' sign at a corner in a road.

(2.9 km) Int. Bruce Rd and Bruce Rd access trk to Eastern side of Causeway
Track: Moderate - road
Length = 230 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -13 m
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk heads down the road to the start of the causeway, with the fenced clearing to the left of the road.

Glenbrook causeway Alt = 61 m
Glenbrook causeway is the only way for vehicles to cross Glenbrook Creek. It is a concrete road, with a raised gutter for pedestrians to cross the creek. The causeway is subject to flooding. Glenbrook causeway is a crossing point for many of the popular walks throughout the Glenbrook Valley area.

(3.13 km) Eastern side of Causeway to Campfire Creek sign side of Causeway
Track: Moderate - road
Length = 13 m Time =
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From the paved area side of the causeway, the walk crosses the creek via the causeway, then heads to the area beneath the 'Camp Fire Creek Track' sign. The causeway may be impassable after rain.

(3.15 km) Campfire Creek sign side of Causeway to Red Hands Cave
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 3.06 km Time = 1 hr 12 mins
Climb = 208 m Descent = -92 m
Turn right: From the causeway, the walk follows the 'Camp Fire Creek Track' sign along the water's edge to the signposts for 'Red Hands Cave' and 'Car park'.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Red Hands Cave' sign, keeping the creek to the right. The track winds and undulates, soon coming to a rock platform which crosses a creek (with the gully on the left). Here, the walk continues along the lower track, not heading up the rock steps. The track continues along the hillside and comes to a sign titled 'Neighbours'.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads across the small bridge and up the track. The walk soon passes over another small wooden bridge and then continues through the bush, with the creek on the right. Winding for a short time, the track comes to an un-signposted intersection.
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk heads up the hill, winding above the creek (on the right). The track follows the hillside for quite some time, passing near the creek in places, before coming to a 'Glenbrook Causeway' sign.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Red Hands Cave' sign down across the creek. The track leads over a small rise across another smaller creek, then follows the hillside for a short while, passing a bench seat and then a small log bridge. The track then starts tending left, heading up to a rocky outcrop where the walk arrives at the metal verandah of Red Hands Cave.

Red Hands Cave Alt = 178 m
Red Hands Cave, in the Glenbrook area of the Blue Mountains National Park, is found near the end of Red Hands Cave fire trail. The cave has quite a few hand stencils and prints of various colours (including red). The cave is well protected, with a perspex and steel cage. There are some information signs and some artifacts to help visitors learn more about the people who made these prints over 1600 years ago. In 1913, when searching for a lost child, this cave was found by Europeans and is now protected.

(6.21 km) Red Hands Cave to Red Hands Cave car park
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 503 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 41 m Descent = -10 m
Continue straight: From Red Hands Cave, the walk heads up the stairs, winding to be above Red Hands Cave. The track then continues across the rocky surface, slowly climbing through the bush and leading away from the rock outcrop. The track winds through a few rocky outcrops, tending right, before coming to a car park and 'Red Hands Cave' sign (pointing back to the cave).

Red Hands Cave Picnic Area Alt = 208 m
Red Hands Cave Picnic Area is found at the end of the Red Hands Cave Fire Trail in the Glenbrook area of the Blue Mountains National Park. The small picnic area is next to the car park and has a couple of platforms (to act as both a table and seat) as well as a fire place and toilet. The toilet itself is wheelchair accessible, but access to the toilet is over moderately rough terrain. A good spot to rest when exploring Red Hands Cave.

(6.71 km) Red Hands Cave car park to Axe Grinding Grooves
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 2.08 km Time = 44 mins
Climb = 42 m Descent = -161 m
Turn left : From Red Hands Cave car park, the walk follows the sign for the 'Link Track' past the bench and fireplace and into the bush. The track winds down the hill via many steps, winding for quite some time, then comes near a creek, which it loosely follows. The walk then crosses this creek to the signposts on the other side.
Turn left: From the creek intersection, the walk follows the 'Glenbrook Causeway' sign, keeping the water on the left. The track continues up to a rock overhang from where it heads down the hill, coming near the creek again. The track follows the creek to a junction with another creek. To the left is a large sandstone area and approximately 10m along the track is a sign explaining the grooves in the sandstone.

Axe Grinding Grooves Alt = 87 m
These well-defined axe grinding groves are found on the sandstone bed of Camp Fire Creek. The grooves were formed by Aboriginal people when sharpening axes (or forming axe blanks). Rubbing the axe blanks would sharpen the stone into a more useful tool, and the process would also wear the sandstone, leaving these markings. These sites are typically found near water, as the water was added to make the stone more abrasive. Sites like this will fade in time due to erosion of the sandstone - please help them last as long as possible by not walking on, or close to the grooves. More info

(8.8 km) Axe Grinding Grooves to The Ironbark Picnic Area
Route: Hard - undefined,bushtrack,bushtrack
Length = 966 m Time = 19 mins
Climb = 90 m Descent = -6 m
Turn sharp right: From where the main track crosses the small side creek (just above the axe grinding site), this walk follows the rocky side creek south-east, upstream. After about 20m, the gully splits in two. This walk follows a narrow track on the spur between these two creeks. The track heads up the spur line and crosses a number of rocky outcrops. Near the top of the hill, the bush becomes quiet dense. The track then opens out on the wide Oaks cycleway.
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the wide track south, gently down the hill as it bends to the left. The track then heads down the hill a bit more steeply, and crosses a gully before gently climbing the other side. Not far after the gully, the track comes to an un-signposted intersection with the Ironbark access track, on the left.
Turn left : From the intersection, the walk follows the narrower track east towards the road. The track opens up at the car park, and the walk crosses the road to the Ironbark picnic area.

Ironbark Picnic Area Alt = 171 m
Ironbark Picnic Area is a basic picnic area on the Oaks Fire Trail, about 450m south of Euroka Rd. The picnic area has a low bench that acts as both a table and seat, and there is also a wood-fired barbecue provided. The picnic area is at the top of a gated management trail, which leads down to campsites at Euroka. There are plenty of car parking spaces provided and it is a fairly popular starting point for people cycling the Oaks Cycleway.

(9.76 km) The Ironbark Picnic Area to Nioka Campsite
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.31 km Time = 25 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -94 m
Continue straight: From the Ironbark Picnic Area, this walk follows the management trail south east by first stepping over the locked gate (pole). The wide trail then gently leads downhill. As the hill steepens a bit, the track becomes narrower. As the track approaches Euroka, there are a few sharp bends and the walk leads to the top of Nioka. The campsite comes into view, and the walk continues down the clear track, now with the camp ground on the right. The track then passes a toilet and continues down around the locked gate to the dirt road intersection just below Nioka campsite.

Euroka Campground - Red Gum Alt = m
The Red Gum campground offers 20 sites to choose from. There is tap water at the park entrance.

Euroka Campground - Nioka Alt = m
The Nioka campground offers 20 sites to choose from. There is tap water at the park entrance.

(11.07 km) Nioka Campsite to Top of Darug campsite car park
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 239 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -4 m
Veer left: From the dirt road just below the signposted 'Nioka' campsite, this walk follows the main road, initially keeping the campsite to the left. The walk heads across a small, bridged creek crossing and up to the intersection. At the intersection, there are some information signs about the area (on the right).
Continue straight: From the signposts, the walk follows the 'Daruk'[2] arrow along the flat dirt road, keeping the hill up to the left. After passing the garbage bins, the trail crosses a small creek and comes to an intersection with a bush track on the left, just before the signposted 'Darug' campsite.

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.

Overnight stay Goto day 2 notes

Day 2


(11.31 km) Top of Darug campsite car park to Int. Euroka Trk and The Oaks Fire Trail
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 2.31 km Time = 51 mins
Climb = 111 m Descent = -103 m
Turn left: From between the small creek crossing and the 'Darug' campsite, the walk follows the bush track up the hill, initially keeping Darug to the right. There are two tracks at time of writing, nearly parallel and heading to the same place. The track becomes steep and works its way up the steep rocky hill. At the top of this climb, the walk follows the track to the right and then the clear track meanders through the scrub. The track soon comes to an intersection with the signposted 'Portal waterhole' track (which heads off to the right).
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads north, following neither of the arrows on the sign. The track soon comes to Mount Portal Trail, just next to the intersection with Euroka Road.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'The Causeway' sign, along the bush track. The track tends right into the low grassy bush. As the track continues down the hill, the grass gives way to wattle bush covering the gully. The track leads down many stairs then crosses a creek or two before winding along the hillside. The track then continues down into the gully to pass a fading track, on the left, then winds through to a hairpin corner on the road, marked by a 'Euroka Track' sign (pointing back the way you came).

(13.62 km) Int. Euroka Trk and The Oaks Fire Trail to Eastern side of Causeway
Track: Moderate - road
Length = 232 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -28 m
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk heads down the steep road to the causeway.
Veer right: From the southern side of the causeway, the walk heads across the causeway to the road, next to the fenced, paved area. The causeway may be impassable after rain.

(13.85 km) Eastern side of Causeway to Jelly Bean Pool
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 316 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -6 m
Turn right: From the causeway, the walk heads through the blocked-off paved area, keeping the water on the right. The walk heads alongside the creek (the track is not very clear at this point) but winds around and over the large rocks beside the main creek (This creek does become impassable after heavy or prolonged rain). The soon the creek widens and turns into a large pool, where the track leads around the rocky outcrop to a metal staircase, above Jellybean Pool.

Jellybean Pool Alt = 62 m
Jellybean Pool is a large pool in Glenbrook Creek, just south of the weir. The pool has a few sandy beaches, rock platforms and is surrounded by cliffs. Jumping and diving is not a good idea, and is not permitted. This is a popular spot for locals to swim. Swimming can be dangerous - the creek is especially dangerous after rain. Check with rangers before heading in.

(14.17 km) Jelly Bean Pool to Int. Gorge Walking and Jelly Bean Pool Trk
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 604 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 32 m Descent = -38 m
Continue straight: From the metal staircase at Jelly Bean Pools, the walk keeps the water on the right as it winds along the shore, downstream. The track meanders and undulates above the creek as it heads downstream to come to an intersection just before a small foot bridge.

Glenbrook Gorge Alt = 57 m
Glenbrook Gorge is a deep cut in the sandstone formed by Glenbrook Creek, just before it flows into the Nepean River. The spectacular gorge, the tall cliffs and the creek make for a great place to cool down in summer. The gorge can be very dangerous after rain, check with the rangers before entering.

(14.77 km) Int. Gorge Walking and Jelly Bean Pool Trk to Glenbrook Information Centre car park
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 559 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 91 m Descent = -2 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk heads up the hill keeping the gorge on the left. The track has many stairs which lead it to the road (just after passing the 'Glenbrook Gorge walking track' sign). The walk continues up the road, passing a small track (on the left) before coming to the Glenbrook Information Centre car park (just inside the National Park on Bruce Road).

NPWS Glenbrook Information Centre Alt = 144 m
The NPWS information centre and car park are found just before the 'toll both' on Bruce Road. You will find tap water, toilets, garbage bins and information signs about the region. A great spot to chat to staff and get updates on the conditions in the park.

(15.33 km) Glenbrook Information Centre car park to Glenbrook Station
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 1.28 km Time = 23 mins
Climb = 35 m Descent = -13 m
Continue straight: From the car park, the walk joins the road and heads up the hill. The walk continues along the road, Bruce Rd, over a bridge and winds for some time. The walk follows the footpath on the left of the road, continuing as Bruce Rd becomes Burfitt Pde. The walk passes Euroka Rd on the right and soon comes to Glenbrook Station on the left.

Catch the train from Glenbrook Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Glenbrook Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
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Catch the bus from Glenbrook Station
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)
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Drive from Glenbrook Station
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.
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Getting there

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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
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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 0.2 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 4.6 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 5.1 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 7 km
Mitchell Adventure 24 Henry St , Penrith (02) 4731 8482 7.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Glenbrook and Euroka Circuit.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Glenbrook and Euroka Circuit
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 4 km (to the N)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 25 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 27 km (to the E)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
44 km (to the E)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 50 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
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Wed      34°Showers. Storms developing.
Thu20°|30°Possible shower.
Fri19°|35°Partly cloudy.
Sat17°|28°Possible late shower.
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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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Michael IP:58.179.50.xxx | 2010-03-21 09:11:58
If you're driving to the site, its a good idea to start and end near the park entrance / information centre rather than at the station. You don't miss much in terms of nature, and have more time to relax and enjoy the area.
troiks Registered | 2010-03-31 10:10:12
My girlfriend & I did this walk last weekend. The first section along the creek is very rough going. There is no real track to speak of as a lot of vegetation has been pushed down by flooding covering any trail.

Still, not a bad walk
DC IP:115.64.120.xxx | 2010-07-19 13:39:07
The Station Street entrance was closed 6 yrs ago. It is now a private property. Should start the walk from NP entrance/information centre.
admin - re: Station St Entrance Super Administrator | 2010-07-20 22:19:40
DC wrote:
The Station Street entrance was closed 6 yrs ago.

Hi DC, Thanks for the info. The information I have suggests this is still public land (but not National Park). Looking at the other comments left on this walk, it seems your suggesed start may make for a better walking experience. So I will look at re-routing this walk soon.
Thanks
Matt :)
Timberland - Nice.. but maybe skip the Glen Registered | 2010-12-28 04:02:04
Just back from an overnight at Euroka campground today. Enjoyed the typical experience of summer camping.. plenty of cobwebs, mosquitoes, and some incredibly noisy Cockatoos and Kookaburras at Durug campground, but a great overnight just the same.

As for the trail, my wife and I were pretty put off by the first leg of this circuit hike. As Michael alluded to in a previous post the descent to Glenbrook Creek Sandbar and then the hike along Glenbrook Creek is some pretty rough terrain. The trail is barely walkable because of felled trees and bushes from previous floods in the creek. A fair amount of bushwacking is involved. Definitely wear long pants or gaiters. I ended up with several cuts an scrapes on my legs. Either way, following the creek to Blue Pool is obvious enough. The nicer trails start around the Causeway.

I'd suggest doing the same circuit via Station Trail but deviating by following a Blue Pool trail marker (pointing left) about 1km in during the first leg. Until the trail conditions improve surrounding Glenbrook Creek, I would start the hike from Blue Pool.

Either way, thanks or the hike Wildwalks! - Timberland.
Simon - Swimming at Darug IP:203.20.195.xxx | 2011-03-08 06:39:10
Was wondering if there is anywhere to swim at Darug campsite itself? e.g. Euroka Creek?
admin - re: Swimming at Darug Super Administrator | 2011-03-08 20:40:31
Simon wrote:
Was wondering if there is anywhere to swim at Darug campsite itself? e.g. Euroka Creek?

Sorry Simon, but no swimming at Darug, Euroka Creek is just no big enough. You could wander down to The Nepean or to Jellybean pool or perhaps Portal.
Enjoy
Matt :)
Simon Leplaw - A sunday Morning Walk IP:121.209.174.xxx | 2011-07-12 12:53:53
Hi,
Set out from the park entrance / information centre rather than at the station. Here is a Video of the walk.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nANg0p-LjxQ
Molly IP:129.78.32.xxx | 2012-02-24 05:06:48
Is there a pool at Portal Waterhole? I tramped around there for ages looking for it, but found only a small shallow swamp. I did manage the rough creekside bushbash between Glenbrook beach (Station Road entrance definitely open and obvious; might be helpful to say 'ignore the blue markers'). There are remnants of a trail in the last kilometre before Blue Pool, but nothing before. Crossing the creek both times is a waist-deep wade right now (Feb 2012) due to high water levels.
admin - re: Super Administrator | 2012-02-27 02:56:03
Molly wrote:
Is there a pool at Portal Waterhole? I tramped around there for ages looking for it, but found only a small shallow swamp.

Hi Molly, hope you enjoyed the walk. Portal Waterhole is usually a swamp. Sometime is is more of a pool, but these days mostly a reedy swamp. Thanks for the extra tips for the notes. Feb has seen a lot of rain, the causeways has been closed at times due to flooding.
Matt :)
Ilona - One day instead of two IP:121.216.146.xxx | 2012-08-27 11:47:41
Hi, is it possible to do this walk in one day?
admin - re: One day instead of two Super Administrator | 2012-08-27 21:41:51
Ilona wrote:
Hi, is it possible to do this walk in one day?

Sure is possible. There is one main section of this walk that is 'off track', and a few other things that will slow you up a bit, so if you are fit, an experienced walker and have favourable weather it is easy enough to do in a day.
You might be interested in this video as well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nANg0p-LjxQ

Matt :)
Stace - Camping IP:60.240.33.xxx | 2012-09-28 05:54:30
so is the campground open or somewhere else nearby to camp?
admin - re: Camping Super Administrator | 2012-09-28 09:30:27
Stace wrote:
so is the campground open or somewhere else nearby to camp?

Hi Stacey
Only one of the several campsites in the area is closed, there are plenty for other spots to camp all a short distance (visible) from each other.
Happy walking

Matt :)
happy camper - teen hike IP:110.32.250.xxx | 2013-08-23 07:37:21
alot of reveiws have been from adults will this hike be ok for experianced children ages 12-15
Kate - Station Street to Blue Pool is IP:220.233.95.xxx | 2014-11-30 02:54:21
Hubby and I were going to do this one yesterday, but with the 30 degree+ heat yesterday we called it quits at Blue Pool. The route from the station street all the way to Blue Pool is very exposed, and in the midday sun is quite uncomfortable. The trek down from the escarpment required backpacks to be taken off a couple of times, but was short and simple - the route down was obvious. However, once you get to the creek, there is a bit of trial and error for the 1km to Blue Pool. You're not going to go wrong if you follow the pool, but it isn't an easy walk. Better to do in the cooler months. There were a bunch of people at Blue Pool when we got there. Will do the walk again from Blue Pool in the future. But during summer, I think I'll head further into the mountains into the valleys where it is cooler.
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