Jul 17, 2010

Florabella Pass - Warrimoo to Blaxland

This interesting bush walk in the lower Blue Mountains was from Warrimoo to Blaxland along the Florabella Pass and Pippas Pass track. We began the 6Km half day walk at Warrimoo station (about 1¼ hrs by train from Sydney), crossed over the highway, turned right and continued past a few shops to ‘The Boulevarde’. Walking along Florabella Street we passed the local Primary school to the start of the walk at the end of the street.




The track was rough and steep as we descended to Florabella Pass, but improved further along the track.




















The track followed the Florabella creek, before climbing higher up the side of the gorge and turning more to the east after the junction with Glenbrook creek.

We saw a lyrebird while we stopped for  lunch at the junction with the side track which leads to Ross Street. Our walk continued along the Pippas Pass track, turning off at the exit path which leads up to Blaxland Library.


We passed several caf├ęs on the way to the station, but as the train was due soon we didn't stop for coffee after this walk.






A shorter version of the walk can be done as a circuit starting at Plateau Pde off Bridge Rd Blaxland.
(see Wildwalks 'Florabella Pass Loop')       see T Silva's GPS trace

Our thanks to the walk leader John Masser

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for your comments on my blog. I'm following your blog now.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  2. Hi Kevin, great to see another Blue Mountains blogger. You are more energetic than me so go places either I haven't visited or have not visited for some time. I will add you to my blog roll.

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  3. AnonymousJuly 05, 2015

    You can read all about the history of the pass and the adjoining national park in the new book: A history of the Blue Labyrinth- Blue Mountains National Park, by Bruce Cameron. The book is available at all mountains book shops and camping outlets.

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