Blue Gum Loop Trail
Gringai Country

1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min

3.6 km
circuit

↑ 126 m
↓ -125 m

Moderate track
Starting from Williams River picnic area this circuit walk in Barrington Tops National Park takes you along Williams River through rainforest, blue gum and across a high steel span bridge. Let us begin by acknowledging the Gringai 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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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 (-32.1544702,151.5279678)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Park Street, 31
  • Turn on to Allyn River Road then drive for 33 km
  • Turn left onto Salisbury Road and drive for another 7.3 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 480 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 30 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Blue Gum Loop Track.
After 20 m pass the car park (on your left).
After another 25 m pass the "Willams River Day Use Area" (7 m on your left).
After another 25 m pass the picnic table (25 m on your left).
Then pass the picnic table (10 m on your left).
After another 55 m pass the picnic table (20 m on your left).
After another 160 m cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
After another 55 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 265 m head down the 17 earthen steps (about 10 m long)
After another 7 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 320 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 245 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 75 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 225 m cross the bridge (about 3 m long)
After another 240 m turn sharp left, to head along Blue Gum Loop Track.
After another 30 m pass the BBQ (35 m on your right).
After another 25 m cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
After another 35 m pass the waterfall (40 m on your left).
After another 155 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 70 m (at the intersection of Rocky Crossing Track & Blue Gum Loop Track) turn left, to head along Blue Gum Loop Track.
After another 175 m continue straight, to head along Blue Gum Loop Track.
After another 145 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 80 m turn left, to head along Blue Gum Loop Track.
After another 155 m veer left, to head along Blue Gum Loop Track.
After another 110 m continue straight, to head along Blue Gum Loop Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Crystal pools. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 165 m continue straight, to head along Blue Gum Loop Track.
After another 500 m turn sharp left.
After another 155 m pass the toilet (20 m on your right).
After another 15 m come to the end.

Side trip to Crystal pools.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 110 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 110 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Blue Gum Loop Trail


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.6 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 3.6 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
3.6 km[toilet]
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