Blue Pool Track
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

30 min to 45 min

1.4 km
return

↑ 109 m
↓ -109 m

Hard track
This short, pleasant walk, starts close to the Glenbrook entrance of the Blue Mountains National Park. The walk follows a staircase and track down to Blue Pool. The blue colouring of the water can vary in intensity, depending on water and weather conditions. A popular swimming hole, this creek is particularly dangerous after rain, take care when swimming. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Blue Pool car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
On the track to Blue Pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Steps down from Blue Pool car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bushland surrounds the steps to Blue Pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bush tracks near Blue Pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Rock walls in bushland near Blue Pool Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track crossing Glenbrook Creek below Blue Pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Branch below Blue Pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Blue Pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Blue Pool reflections. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track near Blue Pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track up to the road from Blue Pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.7769158,150.6184261)
Mode Bus Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Park Street
  • Turn on to Euroka Road then drive for 1.9 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park, the walk heads away from the road, following the direction of the 'Blue Pool' sign down the bush track. The track winds down the hill and over a small footbridge, to an un-signposted intersection.
From the intersection, the walk heads down the hill, via many bush steps. The walk then continues, with the creek to the left of the track, to an un-signposted intersection (where another track continues along the base of the cliffs).
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.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Blue Pool Car Park at the start.
After another 480 m continue straight.
After another 70 m find the "Blue Pool" (20 m on your left).
Blue Pool
Blue Pool

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 . This part of Glenbrook Creek is a popular swimming hole, but it is not patrolled.
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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 . This part of Glenbrook Creek is a popular swimming hole, but it is not patrolled.

Continue another 145 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 690 m to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Blue Pool Track


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 1.4 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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