Summary: A series of spectacular swimming holes along Glenbrook Gorge are surrounded by towering cliffs, providing a feeling of remoteness and tranquillity.

Glenbrook Gorge is not really a single swimming hole… but more a series of swimming holes along Glenbrook Creek.

Pick your favourite spot along the creek, from shallow pools…

…to deep swimming holes.

Along this section of Glenbrook Creek, tall cliffs tower above, making the location even more picturesque.

Where else to swim along Glenbrook Creek?

There are too many swimming holes along Glenbrook Creek to list.. these are a few other popular and easily-accessible swimming spots:

  • Jellybean Pool – the most popular place to swim along Glenbrook Creek, and the most easily reached via a 200m return walking track (from the lower-most car park).
  • Blue Pool – also gets busy, but nowhere near as busy as the Jellybean Pool – and it’s also accessed via a relatively short, signposted track (0.6km return) that also starts of the Oaks Trail a bit further down the road – or you can walk up along Glenbrook Creek from the Jellybean Pool
  • Glenbrook Creek Sandbar – a longer and steeper (2.5km return) bushwalking track means this small but picturesque swiming hole won’t be busy – it’s also the closest trail to Glenbrook railway station.

Getting to Glenbrook Gorge

Thee easiest way to get to Glenbrook Gorge is va the signposted Glenbrook Gorge Track, which descends from near the Glenbrook National Park Visitor Centre to the creek (1.5km return). Once you reach the creek, you may choose to walk a bit further down the gorge.

You can also reach the gorge by:

  • walking down the creek (from the Jellybean Pool) – this is a fairly easy off-track walk
  • walking up the creek from the Nepean River (a track along the Nepean River provides means you can start/finish in Lapstone)
  • descending the steep track down from the Tunnel Lookout.

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