Accessible via the Rocky Ponds Trail, Rocky Ponds is a series of natural waterholes along Tank Creek, in Brisbane Water National Park. You get a choice of picturesque and secluded swimming holes – but it’s a relatively long bushwalk to get there!
The first pools are at the end of the official bushwalking trail, where there are some small cascades and very shallow swimming holes. A bit shallow for swimmming, but a nice spot for a break.
Continue along an unofficial trail which follows Tank Creek downstream, to where the creek drops into Jeanies Pool. This beautiful swimming hole is surrounded by cliffs and bush, with a rough track leading to the sandy waterhole.
A bit further on there are some larger and deeper waterholes along the creek.
Just before Tank Creek Waterfall, where Tank Creek plunges over a tall cliff, are a few more rocky swimming holes where you can cool off. These last pools have extensive and sunny rock platforms above the creek.
Getting to Rocky Ponds
The waterholes are located along a one kilometre section of Tank Creek, which can be reached from Woy Woy Road or Little Wobby:
- from Woy Woy Road (via Tunnel Trail and Rocky Ponds Trail) – approx 15km return. (This route is described in Rocky Ponds Trail to The Icicles.)
- from Little Wobby Wharf (ferry access) – approx 9km return
- or you can walk from Little Wobby Beach to Woy Woy station, which is about 22km one-way.