Only a few minutes away from the bustling shopping centre of Winmalee, this surprisingly lovely valley is home to one of the last stands of Blue Gum Forest in the lower Blue Mountains, with a sidetrack half way along that culminates in a lookout over the Grose River. A favourite among birdwatchers, over 122 species of birds have been recorded at Blue Gum Swamp, with up to 49 species in a single day.

Grade: Medium/Hard
Time: 5 hours
Distance: 13 km (or 9 km circuit only)
Ascent/Descent: 270 metres descent, 270 metres ascent
Weather: Autumn, winter and spring
Closest public transport: Bus 692 goes to Winmalee Shopping Centre, 1 km away

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$1.69 each Birdwatching at Blue Gum Swamp

Points of interest: Bees Nest Hill, birdwatching, Blue Gum Swamp, Glenbrook Creek, Grose Head South, Grose River, night-spotting, North Grose Head, Shaws Ridge, Springwood Creek

Blue Gum Swamp
View from Grose Head