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Jenolan River walking track is a 2.1km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.
It’s hard not to feel energised by the abundant and pristine beauty that surrounds you on this gorgeous, easy walk at Jenolan Caves.
Suitable for almost everyone, and at any time of year, Jenolan River walking track is all about scenic water views. Beginning and ending from the eastern side of Grand Arch, the track rewards you with beautiful views of the river, lake, waterfalls and suspension bridge. You can even bring your gear to enjoy a dip in one of the swimming holes.
To make the most of this walk, why not pack some lunch to enjoy at the nearby waterfront picnic area? See if you can spot the trout ladder adjacent to the hydro hut or glimpse the Blue Lake’s resident platypus.
Birdwatchers are in for a treat with bellbirds, rock warblers and lyrebirds often spotted amongst the area’s diverse plant life, while kangaroos, wallabies and eastern water dragons are also never far away.
About the region
Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
To Jenolan Caves. Jenolan River walking track is in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve. To get there from Sydney:Take M4 Motorway, then Great Western Highway over Blue Mountains to Hartley. Turn off at Hartley onto Jenolan Caves RoadIt’s approximately 45 minutes from here to the caves Park entry points Jenolan Caves See on map Parking Parking is available at any of the 3 main carparks at Jenolan Caves. Designated disabled parking spots can be found adjacent to the Guides Office and behind Caves House. Bus parking is also available. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
The section of road into Jenolan Valley is one-way from 11.45am to 1.15pm every day to allow coaches to enter Jenolan safely. Take Oberon Road if you’re leaving Jenolan between these times.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.