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Glenbrook Gorge Track

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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 October 24th 2020
Gorgeous views in the gorge
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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.

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Tall trees and more (image JW)

Glenbrook Gorge Track is located in the Glenbrook area of Blue Mountains National Park. The walk begins on a service road adjacent to the car park at the entrance.

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What goes down must go up (image JW)

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.

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Scramble down between boulders (image JW)

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.

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Vegetation changes near the creek (image JW)

The area is tranquil and feels very secluded with few people traversing the creek. Bird calls and the sound of trickling water are the background sounds to the glorious scenery.

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Glenbrook Creek (image JW)

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!

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Waterholes and wilderness (image JW)

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Towering sandstone cliffs (image JW)

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.

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Just when you thought you were alone (image JW)

Just when you feel you are in the middle of nowhere you will come across signs of previous adventurers.
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Why? Fun and fitness
When: Daylight hours whenever the National Park is open
Phone: 02 4588 2400
Where: The Glenbrook area of Blue Mountains National Park
Cost: Free but there is a daily parking fee of $8
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