Blue Pool and Glenbrook Sandbar
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min

2.3 km
return

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Hard track
This enjoyable walk leads to the beautiful feature that is Blue Pool. This natural pool can appear an amazing colour, and can be quite popular with swimmers. If Blue Pool is too crowded for your liking, there is an optional sidetrip which heads further up the creek to Glenbrook sandbar. The sandbar offers a sandy beach at a nice stretch of creek, also a pleasant spot for a dip. 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.
Steps down from Blue Pool car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track to Blue Pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Blue Pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track below cliffs. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Blue Pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Blue Pool reflections. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Blue Pool water. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Blue Pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Branch below Blue Pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track above Blue Pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Rain setting in on Glenbrook Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Glenbrook sandbar. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Glenbrook sandbar. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Glenbrook sandbar. | 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 Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Ross Street then drive for 285 m
  • Turn right onto Euroka Road and drive for another 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).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a car park (about 25 m back from the start).
After another 55 m veer right.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Blue Pool. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 150 m turn left.
After another 65 m cross the stepping stones.
Continue another 920 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.2 km to get back to the start.
About 30 m past the end is "Glenbrook Creek Sandbar".
Glenbrook Creek Sandbar
Glenbrook Creek Sandbar

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.
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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.


An optional side trip to Blue Pool.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 45 m come to the end.
About 20 m past the end is "Blue Pool".
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.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 45 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Blue Pool and Glenbrook Sandbar


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 2.3 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
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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