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Published October 24th 2020
Gorgeous views in the gorge
The Gorge track in Blue Mountains National Park (image JW)
A challenging adventurous walk along Glenbrook Creek which highlights the natural beauty of the area. The gorge is a deep cut in the sandstone, formed by Glenbrook Creek as it flows east into the Nepean River.
Depending on how far down the creek you travel, the walk can take from thirty minutes to three hours return. Just be aware it is easy to lose track of time as you are immersed in the beauty and grandeur of the surroundings.
The walk is mostly unmarked, and although quite difficult, can be accomplished with help by young children. Initially one follows a set of stairs down to the creek but once you hit the creek, the rock scrambling begins. You won't get lost if you keep the creek to your right as you travel in an easterly direction and take notice of where you left the track.
In warm weather, the waters and sandy beaches of Glenbrook Creek beckon and luckily there are plenty of shallow spots and waterholes for a refreshing dip. Watch out though as there are no lifesavers at hand!
Make sure you take plenty of drinking water, some food, sunscreen and a hat and don't attempt in wet weather, after heavy rain or during bushfire season. The nearest toilets are located near the car park at the park entry.