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Polblue Swamp track is a 3km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in the Barrington Tops National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.
The Polblue Swamp track will take you on a short journey through the wetlands and high altitude forests of the Barrington Tops Plateau. You’ll see the smooth dark trunks of black sally, snow gums with scribbles on their bark and be dwarfed by the towering mountain gums.
From the forest edge, watch as grasses give way to a dense growth of sedges crowding the moss of the swamp. If you’re walking in spring or summer, you may see rare ground orchids along the track and it’s a good walk for spotting wombats and kangaroos.
You can start this easy walk from Polblue campground and picnic area.
About the Region
Barrington Tops National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Barrington Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Polblue Swamp track starts at Polblue campground and picnic area in the Polblue and Devils Hole precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:From Gloucester:Take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.The campground and picnic area are located on the left after passing Devils HoleFrom Scone:Take the Hunter road from Scone Turn right on to Moonan Brook Road, then turn left on Barrington Tops Forest Road.Polblue camping and picnic areas are 7km on the right after the Dingo Gate Parking Parking is available at Polblue campground and picnic area.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
Please keep to the track as the swamp edge is vulnerable to trampling
If you’re bushwalking in this park it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS
There are picnic and barbecue facilities at Polblue campground and picnic area
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.