Euroka Nepean River Circuit
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min

2.7 km
circuit

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Hard track
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. 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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Darug campsite car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Darug campsite. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Fire place and toilet at Darug campsite. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Quack. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Please use walkway. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bridge below Darug campsite. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Nepean River track sign near Darug campsite. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track through clearing below Euroka day use area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Nepean River track next to Euroka Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Large Gum. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Small timber bridges makes walking a bit easier. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Nepean River track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Walking track high above Euroka Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Between a rock and a .... | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View to Nepean River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Int of Nepean River and Euroka Creek tracks. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track leading down to the Nepean River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Native Pea flower. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Dianella Flower. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track above Nepean River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track Switchback at rocky outcrop. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Weedy section of track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Gully leading to Nepean River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Nepean River up stream. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Across the Nepean past the mouth of Euroka Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Beach on the bank of the Nepean River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Boat passing on the Nepean River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Walking towards Bennetts Ridge track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Grass trees. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign as track bends. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Steps on the hill. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Small clearing. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Int of Nepean River track and Bennetts Ridge trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bennetts Ridge trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Near Bennetts Ridge campsite. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Gate and car park from Bennetts Ridge trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bennetts Ridge campsite toilet. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Walking across Bennetts Ridge day use area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
looking across Bennetts Ridge day use area. | 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 (-33.797887,150.617834)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Western Motorway, M4
  • Turn on to Ross Street then drive for 275 m
  • Turn right onto Euroka Road and drive for another 2.5 km
  • Turn left onto The Oaks Trail and drive for another 1.5 km
  • Turn left onto Euroka Road and drive for another 1.6 km
  • Turn slight left and drive for another 6 m
  • Turn left onto Daruk Access Road and drive for another 150 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
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.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Daruk Access Road & Euroka Walking Track) continue straight (a walking track).
After another 125 m come to the "Darug Camp Area" (6 m on your right).
There is a fee to use this campsite.
After another 30 m pass the toilet (20 m on your left).
Then cross the ford.
Continue straight.
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 700 m veer left.
After another 345 m find the "Junction of Nepean River and Euroka Creek" (on your right).
Junction of Nepean River and Euroka Creek
Junction of Nepean River and Euroka Creek

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.
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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.

After another 195 m turn sharp left.
After another 230 m turn right, to head along Bennetts Ridge Trail.
After another 650 m head through/around the gate.
After another 30 m come to the "Bennetts Ridge Campsite" (85 m on your left).
There is a fee to use this campsite.
Turn right.
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 120 m turn left.
After another 115 m (at the intersection of Euroka Walking Track & Daruk Access Road) continue straight, to head along Daruk Access Road (a vehicle track).
After another 15 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Euroka Nepean River Circuit


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 2.7 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 900 m apart with the largest gap of 2.2 km.

Toilet: There is one 175 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
140 mDarug Camp Area
Toilet
175 m[toilet]
Camp site
2.4 kmBennetts Ridge Campsite
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