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Walk to Blue Pool - Glenbrook

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by Janelle (subscribe)
I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Published December 15th 2021
Paddle at a peaceful piece of paradise
Nature, swimming, environment, family, bushwalk, Blue Mountains, National Park, Glenbrook, photography
A short walk from the car parking area (image JW)

A recent planned bushwalk to Red Hands Cave was stymied by a road closure due to flooding at the causeway, so we took a scenic detour to Blue Pool. Having not been there before, we didn't have swimming costumes and towels with us but will certainly bring them on a return visit!

National Park, Blue Mountains, bushwalks, family, environment, nature, photography
Plan B needed (image JW)

The walk is relatively easy but has many steps as it goes down from the carpark. The 0.5km return trip should take 15 - 30 minutes and would be an enjoyable walk for adventurous children who love scrambling over rocks to find their own way. There is not much signage but it is not really needed as you just follow the steps down until you reach the edge of the pool.

Nature, pool, swimming, outdoors, family, bushwalk, bushland, Australia
The Blue pool (image JW)

The scenic swimming hole was much more peaceful than the nearby popular Jellybean Pool. The water was clean and cool with a sandy edge. There were also plenty of rocks that you could sit on in order to dangle your feet in the water.

Nature, environment, family, walk, Blue Mountains, National Park, walking
Walk down into the valley (image JW)

Care needs to taken when swimming as there are no lifesavers at hand. Make sure you bring plenty of water and food if you plan on staying to enjoy a picnic by the pool and be aware the closest toilet facilities are up the hill at the Glenbrook NPWS information centre.

Nature, environment, bushwalk, family, swimming, free, beauty, photography
Fringed with ferns (image JW)

Take a walk to Blue Pool to enjoy the beauty of a natural swimming hole.
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Why? To visit a natural swimming hole
When: Daylight hours when the National Park is open
Phone: 1300 072 757
Where: Glenbrook area of Blue Mountains National Park
Cost: Free (NPWS parking $8 per car per day)
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This looks to be a lovely tranquil place to just sit and relax. Great for photographers too.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9626) 25 days ago
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