Glenbrook Gorge Track


1 hr 30 mins

1.7 km Return

122 m

Hard track
This walk starts from the Glenbrook information centre, just inside the national park and follows a well defined track down to the Glenbrook Creek and the gorge. The walk is popular with locals looking for a place to swim. The gorge is particularly dangerous after rain, so appropriate care should be taken. The creek, water holes and the high cliffs make this unique place a wonderful place to visit.

Maps for the Glenbrook Gorge Track walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series 90303N PENRITH NSW-90303N
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030

Cross sectional view of the Glenbrook Gorge Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Glenbrook Gorge Track

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 1.7 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
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 No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 560m of this walk is very steep, whilst the remaining 270m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 560m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 270m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

Around 560m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 270m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 830m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 830m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 560m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 270m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Glenbrook Gorge Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Glenbrook Gorge Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Glenbrook Gorge Track walk starts and ends at the Glenbrook Information Centre car park (gps: -33.778228, 150.62074)
Your transport options to Glenbrook Information Centre car park are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)




Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)