Blue Gum Loop Track

Barrington Tops National Park
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An easy loop track in the Williams River area of Barrington Tops National Park that takes you over a couple of bridges that cross the William's River as well as a small water hole.

Waterfalls
Swimming
Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
BBQ
Toilets
Rainforest
75m
Total Climb

Getting there

Follow Salisbury Road, from Dungog, taking care when the road turns left not to continue straight ahead to Chichester Dam. Follow this road all the way until it turns to dirt.  At this point, there is a choice of three dirt roads that you can take.  Take the road on the right that leads to the William's River Day Use Area. 

Maps

9233-4S Chichester (1:25K)

Route/Trail notes

This track begins at the William's River day use area and takes you through rain forest. There are great views over the William's river from metal bridges, a rock pool, and a great swimming hole more towards the end of the track.  The track takes you back to the road, and you walk a short distance before arriving back at your car. (If you're doing the longer Rock Crossing Track, it will inlude this shorter loop.)

Permits/Costs

No cost

Other References

https://hikingtheworld.blog/2019/04/25/rocky-crossing-barrington-tops/

GPS Tracks

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Comments

Nice walk, easy.
Caution: Leeches. Carry salt sprinkler in bag and use fully covered clothing's and shoes

Raj Sydney on 8 Mar, 2020

Nice loop walk - but worth continuing down the Rocky Crossing trail at least as far as Pool of Reflections

Oliver Descoeudres on 27 Apr, 2019

This date was the 2nd time we walked the Blue Gum Loop. This particular time we also did the Rocky Crossing Trail.
BG is a nice loop which crosses the Williams River with some steel bridges, very pretty, particularly after rain when the river cascades dramatically.
Would be a do-able track for children as it is a well established trail, clearly signposted and pretty.
Don't forget to bring your DEET or repellant of choice- leeches abound after rain.

TeamCookiemonster on 27 Feb, 2018

This is a nice easy walk. We particularly enjoyed the view over the River. We completed it along with the Rocky Crossing Track, which was much nicer.

Ian and Sue on 2 Jan, 2017

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