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Nepean River walking track is a 1.8km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in the Blue Mountains National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 30mins to complete.
An enchanting walk through delightful woodlands and rainforest in the eastern reaches of Blue Mountains National Park. Starting from the Darug area in Euroka campground, the medium difficulty Nepean River walk offers a great introduction to the wonders of nature for families with some bushwalking experience.
From the grassy clearing, the track leads east through a narrow canyon where the sheer walls create a rainforest hothouse for lush ferns with towering lilli-pilli and coachwood. The track descends steeply with some obstacles into Fairlight Gorge before arriving at the river, where you might see water dragons sunning themselves along the banks. In spring the wildflowers blanket the surrounds with a dazzling display of scent and colour.
Adventurers might be tempted with a swim before enjoying a leisurely riverside picnic. Eat up as you’ll need some energy for the steep climb out before joining Bennets Ridge walking track.
Take a virtual tour of Nepean River walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.
About the Region
Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.
9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
Nepean River walking track is in the Glenbrook precinct of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:Follow the signs from Great Western Highway to GlenbrookDrive along Ross Street and then Bruce RoadEuroka campground is 4.2km past the entry gatesThe entry gate is locked by 6pm (7pm daylight savings). For late exits, phone 0421 529 001. A fee applies for non-emergencies. Parking Parking is available at Euroka campground.
After heavy rain, Glenbrook Causeway may be closed. Contact the Visitor Information Centre, Glenbrook infoline on (02) 4720 6200.
Check the weather before you set out and ensure you’re well prepared. Weather can be unpredictable and extreme in this area and the track can become boggy when it rains.
Fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB before you set out. It’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
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.