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Blaxland Station to Boulder Pool
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.1 km NE of Blaxland
Length: 4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 217 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 217 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This walk is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle, enjoying a quiet retreat beside Glenbrook Creek. This walk takes a direct route from Blaxland Station down to a pool of water with a large boulder. A wonderful place to relax and unwind. Stop off at the bakery or cafe in Blaxland for a treat. (open in app)


There are closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW-MODERATE (No Ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Blaxland Station to Boulder Pool

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Blaxland Station to Boulder Pool
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Blaxland Station
Blaxland shops
Blaxland Library Carpark
Int of Pipas Pass and Bates Ave tracks
Int. Ross Cres Trk East and Pippas Pass
Int. Ross Cres Trk West and Pippas Pass
Int. Florabella Pass and Pippas Pass Trks
Int St Helena and Glenbrook Ck trks
Starting point for this hiking track: Blaxland Station

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

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Photo Gallery

 
Blaxland Library car park
 
Blaxland Library car park +
 
Fence line below Blaxland Library car park
 
Fence line below Blaxland Library car park +
 
Stairs below Blaxland Library car park
 
Stairs below Blaxland Library car park +

 
Track below Blaxland Library car park
 
Track below Blaxland Library car park +
 
Reflection in rock pool
 
Reflection in rock pool +
 
Track through heath
 
Track through heath +

 
Scratched tree with directions
 
Scratched tree with directions +
 
Track past rocky outcrop
 
Track past rocky outcrop +
 
Pool next to track
 
Pool next to track +

 
Rock steps near Florabella Pass Int.
 
Rock steps near Florabella Pass Int. +
 
Directions scratched into rock
 
Directions scratched into rock +
 
Track below rock outcrop
 
Track below rock outcrop +

 
Rock steps down from the intersection
 
Rock steps down from the intersection +
 
Step drop along track
 
Step drop along track +
 
track between rocks
 
track between rocks +

 
Track down leading down to Glenbrook Creek.
 
Track down leading down to Glenbrook Creek. +
 
Sandy bank along Glenbrook Creek
 
Sandy bank along Glenbrook Creek +
 
Boulder in pool
 
Boulder in pool +

 
Boulder pool
 
Boulder pool +
 
Glenbrook Creek
 
Glenbrook Creek +
 
Fallen in Glenbrook Creek
 
Fallen in Glenbrook Creek +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Blaxland Station to Boulder Pool bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Blaxland Station to Boulder Pool bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Blaxland Station to Boulder Pool bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Blaxland Station to Boulder Pool bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 4km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
1.1km of this walk has short steep hills and another 530m is flat with no steps. Whilst another 280m is very steep and the remaining 70m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
780m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 640m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 530m follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 55m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
840m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 640m has minimal directional signs. The remaining (530m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
1.2km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 720m requires no previous bushwalking experience. The remaining (110m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 1.2km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 770m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
1.2km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 530m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (280m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the train to Blaxland Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Blaxland Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus to Blaxland Station
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Blaxland Station
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Blaxland Station to Blaxland Library Carpark
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 527 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -28 m
From the station, this walk heads up to the pedestrian bridge and turns right, crossing over the Great Western Highway. The walk then uses the stairs or ramp to descend to the footpath below.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads down along the pedestrian lane way, under the foot bridge[1]
and away from the highway. Here the walk crosses the car park entrance[2] and follows the footpath downhill to turn left onto 'Hope St'[3]. This walk then crosses another car park entrance[4], then turns right to cross Hope St[5] at the traffic calming device[6]. Here the walk turns left and continues down along the footpath beside Hope St for about 150m to turn right at the 'Blaxland Civic Centre'[7] sign. Now the walk follows this footpath downhill then along the back deck of the library[8] to the car park on the far side of the building.

(0.53 km) Blaxland Library Carpark to Int of Pipas Pass and Bates Ave tracks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 353 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -38 m
Turn right: From the Blaxland Library car park[9], this walk heads to the lower left corner of the car park to find a 'Bushcare site' information sign[10]. Here the walk follows the track towards the houses[11] for a few meters to then turn right and heading down the narrower track and timber steps[12]. This track winds downhill for about 80m to pass a grafittied sandstone overhang[13]. Here the track continues along the side of the hill for another 15m to a smaller overhang[14] where the track bends right and downhill[15] for about 50m to come to a T-intersection[16] in the heath. Here the walk turns right to almost immediately cross over a sandstone rock platform and small creek[17] then after another 30m the track passes another grafittied sandstone overhang (on your right)[18]. From this overhang this walk continues to wind gently downhill for another 40m to cross a small often dry creek[19] then after another 70m the track leads across a sandstone platform and larger creek[20] to come to a T-intersection[21] with another track on the opposite bank.

(0.88 km) Int of Pipas Pass and Bates Ave tracks to Int St Helena and Glenbrook Ck trks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 947 m Time = 25 mins
Climb = 24 m Descent = -109 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the track gently downhill initially keeping the creek to your right. The heath soon becomes thicker (and the creek is not visible for a while), after about 60m the track leads down through a cleft in the rock[22]. The track leads down through a rocky section then leads along through a pleasant and shaded valley for about 200m where the track passes along the base of a few natural sandstone walls[23] before leading down to cross the usually small and pleasant creek[24].
The track then bends left to begin a gently climb out of the valley by undulating along the side of the hill. Soon the valley on your left[25] becomes quiet steep then track leads down a short set of sandstone steps then past a a shallow sandstone overhang[26]. Here the track winds along the side of the hill for another 100m
to head up a small hill and come to a T-intersection just before a rock face. Here there is a 'Pippas Pass' sign[27] pointing back where you came from (about 2m up a tree on your right).
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk heads right, around a boulder, and soon meets a set of stairs, with arrows and place names scratched into the rock either side.
Continue straight: From the intersection[28], this walk follows 'Florabella Pass' arrow engraved in rock face[29] along the mostly flat track around the side of the hill, keeping the valley to your left. The track soon comes to another intersection with a set of stone steps (on the right)[30].
Turn sharp left: From the intersection[31], this walk heads steeply down the stone steps and eroded track, winding steeply, in some sections over steep rocky surfaces. The track continues downhill until coming to an intersection where the track meets a large boulder which stretches towards the creek[32].

(1.83 km) Int St Helena and Glenbrook Ck trks to Boulder pool
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 174 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -6 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the track keeps the creek on the right, as it heads down stream. The track winds to a creek junction where the track crosses a log to the right. From here the track meanders along the creek bed to a pool with a large boulder in it.

Boulder Pool Alt = 88 m
Boulder Pool, unofficially named, is a nice pool along the Glenbrook Creek with a boulder sitting in it. The pool is a great place to cool your feet, and sit on the sandy banks and grab a bite as you take in your surroundings.

Catch the train from Blaxland Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Blaxland Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus from Blaxland Station
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Blaxland Station
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 2.8 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 6.4 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 6.8 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 7.9 km
Mitchell Adventure 24 Henry St , Penrith (02) 4731 8482 8.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Blaxland Station to Boulder Pool.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Blaxland Station to Boulder Pool
Click to re-center search
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 2 km (to the NE)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 22 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 28 km (to the E)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
45 km (to the E)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 51 km (to the WNW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW-MODERATE rating and No Ban in place. (Downloaded 3 minutes ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Sunny.
Sunny.
23.6°C (feels like 21.6°)
9 km/h from the SW
38% humidity     (as at 18/03:00pm)
Fri      23°Sunny.
Sat10°|20°Sunny.
Sun|21°Sunny.
Mon|21°Sunny.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Friday 18th of April 2014 04:00 PM
CLOSED AREAS
Claustral Canyon access change
Access to Claustral Canyon via the previous route across private land at Mt Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mt Tomah residents and avoid using private land.
Alternative access from the west side of Mt Bell has been identified. For details please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre, phone 02 4787 8877; open seven days 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
Fire-affected areas remain closed
NPWS is conducting risk assessments of fire - affected areasin an effort to re-open sites to the public as soon as possible. Until assessments and/or required work is completed, the following areas remain closed:
  • Pierces Pass picnic area and Hungerford’s Track (picnic area and road open)
  • Mt Banks walking and cycling track
  • Track to Victoria Falls (picnic area and road open)
  • Hat Hill and Crayfish Canyons
  • Victoria Falls to Burra Korrain and Blue Gum walking track
  • Du Faur Canyon
Please continue to check the website for further updates, as re-openings will be posted on a regular basis.
As a result of  fire impact some canyons will remain closed until the next canyoning season (Summer 2014/2015).  These include:
  • All canyons in burnt areas accessed via Waratah Ridge (Hole in the Wall Canyon and Bungleboori Creek canyons) 
  • All burnt areas and canyonsin burnt areas north of the Wollangambe River 
  • Dalpura, Birrabang, Yileen and other canyons south of the Bells Line of Road  between Bell and Mt Banks 
  • Bell Creek Canyon 

Locations affected: Mount Banks Summit walk, Mount Banks Road cycle route, Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track
Grand Canyon walking track partial closure - Grand Canyon track
Part of the Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Tuesday 28 January 2014 for several months until further work is completed on the track.
Grand Canyon is also closed for canyoning for the same period because the work site is directly overhead. Jugglers Canyon remains open. Access to the Grand Canyon walk from Neates Glen and Evans Lookout remains open – return by same route.  Access to Beauchamp Falls and the Grose Valley from Evans Lookout remains open.
See map for the closure details (PDF 395KB). NPWS Heritage Centre is open 7 days a week for information; phone 02 4787 8877.
Overcliff track - Wentworth Falls - Overcliff-Undercliff track
The Overcliff Track between Lyrebird and Breakfast Point lookouts remains closed due to storm damage.
Upgrade works to Woodford Oaks Mountain Bike Trail - section CLOSED - diversion in place
A 2km section of the Woodford Oaks Mountain Bike track will be closed from Tuesday 11th March until May, 2014.  This closure will be in place 7 days a week, while we are undertaking major repair and upgrade works.
CLOSED:  -  the lower 2km section of the route (single track) - from the helipad gate (near Euroka Road junction)  to the end of the single track at Glenbrook Causeway car park.
DIVERSIONS:  - will be in place, and cyclists will be able to complete the ride by re-joining the road and exiting at Glenbrook as usual. 
For further information please call the NPWS Heritage Centre, Blackheath –
Ph: 4787 8877 - open daily 9am – 4.30pm
Wentworth Falls reserve car park
Access to the Wentworth Falls reserve car park will be closed from 6am - 9am on Saturday 12/4/2014. The lookouts and walking tracks will be open to pedestrian access. Visitors are advised to park outside the reserve until it re-opens.
Wentworth Falls Toilets - Wentworth Falls picnic area
The toilets at Wentworth Falls Picnic Area will be closed from Monday 10th February, 2014 to allow demolition and replacement with new amenities block (Nearest wheelchair accessible toilets located at the Conservation Hut). There may be minor disruptions to traffic flow from 7.00 AM – 4.00PM Monday- Friday.
Temporary toilets will be available at the Picnic Area.
The electric barbeques will not be available during the works  
All parking, lookouts, pathways and walking tracks will remain open at the picnic area.
For further information please call the NPWS Heritage Centre, Blackheath –
Ph: 4787 8877 - open daily 9am – 4.30pm

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Marina - Nice walk IP:220.245.76.xxx | 2012-10-19 13:10:31
Nice walk, but watch out for leeches
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