Sydney Train Walks

From Winmalee via Blue Gum Swamp 4h / 12km to Winmalee

About this walk

This walk is a loop around the Blue Gum Swamp and Grose Head Lookout.

It takes about 4 hours to complete the full 12 kilometre walk, but plan extra for plenty of breaks and photography stops. Consider that there's a lot to see along the way.

Getting there and back

Plan your trip to the Winmalee Shopping Centre using Plan your return trip from Winmalee Shopping Centre at

Along the way

Continue past the shopping center until the road ends at the carpark for the park entrance.

Follow the firetrail the continues past the gate.

A sign at the split in the trail offers either the Blue Gum Swamp or Shaws Ridge. Both are valid.

Either trail ends at a sign pointing to Grose Head South, wich should be followed.

The trail zig zags up hill and ends at another sign. Follow it to Grose Head South

The firetrail ends at the lookout. Please be very careful near the edge.

From the end of the firetrail a narrow path starts following the cliff line.

The rough trail continues along several more lookout spots.

From the lookouts retrace your steps, but take the other route back at the fork between the Blue Gum Swamp or Shaws Ridge.

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.