Sydney Train Walks

From Blaxland via Nepean River 8h / 31km to Richmond

About this walk

Part of this walk covers Yellomundee Regional Park.

It takes about 8 hours to complete the full 31 kilometre walk, with plenty of breaks and photography stops. A brisk walker can do this much faster, but consider that there's a lot to see along the way.

Getting there and back

Get the train to Blaxland using transportnsw.info. Plan your return trip from Richmond at transportnsw.info.

Along the way

Exit the station on the side of platform one.

Follow the first street on the left all the way to the end, along Boorea Road, Rusden Road and Grandview Drive.

After a gate the road turns into fire trail, which you should also follow to the end.

After passing a junction with a mountain bike run, the fire trail ends at a lookout across a deep gorge.

Follow the fire trail back to the junction and follow the mountain bike run down to the Nepean River.

After a long descent, the mountain bike run ends at a powerline service trail along the bank of the Nepean River.

Follow the powerline service trail until it becomes a path through Yellomundee Regional Park,

Several bush trails through Yellomundee Regional Park lead to a picnic area with access to the river.

From the picnic area of Yellomundee, the walk continues along Springwood Road.

Be careful along the highway and stay on the footpaths and shoulders.

At the Trees Adventure Park along the road, refreshments are available.

Near the end of Springwood Road, before the bridge there are entrances on both side of the road to Yarramundi Riverside Reserve

Take plenty of time to follow the self guided tours through both halves of the reserve, but leave about an hour and a half to reach Richmond

On the left you can follow a loop through the park to see the Grose and Nepean rivers merge into the Hawkesbury River.

On the right of the highway is a self guided tour along an island in the Nepean River

Exit the reserve across the bridge and follow Hawkesbury Road.

Follow the directions to Richmond, taking great care to stay on the shoulder and footpaths of the highway.

As well as the train station, several restaurants can be found in the centre of town.

What to bring

  • Check the national parks website for possible detours, closures and restrictions.
  • Install an OpenStreetMap app for Android or iOS and preload the area.
  • Download the GPS data if your device can import it.
  • Print out this map and get a better one from a visitor information centre if possible.
  • Be sure to leave enough charge in your phone's battery for emergency calls.
  • Bring plenty of water, comfortable shoes, a hat and SPF 30 sunscreen.
  • Also bring a light windbreaker/raincoat in case you get caught out in the rain.