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Karloo Pools Track: Heathcote to Waterfall

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Royal National Park

Karloo Pools Track: Heathcote to Waterfall is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Distance: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 567 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

waterfall

wildlife

Great hike. Easy start along Bottle Brush Trail then rocky steep decent down to Olympic Pool. Hard trek back up. Easy to get to by public transport

hiking
8 days ago

Fantastic, easy, fun, great views, actual hiking over and around rocks!! Had a great time, even better when you continue a tiny bit further to the waterfall!

24 days ago

Lovely scenic trail with beautiful pools at the end point. my 5 and 7 year old were fine on this track, bit wouldn't recommend for any younger children, as the climb back up on the way out could be a bit hard. Will visit again in warm weather and go for a swim.

hiking
26 days ago

I walked with my friends. easy and lots of nature . pool was good as well.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice and easy walk to the pools, lovely fresh drinkable water, track a bit rocky and steep in some places, saw many families with children as well as single hikers walking the track. Worth a visit

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy work down to the pool, a bit tougher coming back up the hill.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail, I owe it to the families bringing their young kids to reconsider Seriously tough hike back up the hill, saw plenty of Dads with little ones on their shoulders on the way back up

hiking
off trail
rocky
washed out
2 months ago

The trail was eventful and exciting. Lots of scenery and plants.

hiking
2 months ago

Started the hike from Heathcote train station, was fairly easy hike. Take your swimmers, karloo pool is very pretty and also safe to swim. From there, went uphill towards uloola falls, trail takes you to the top of the falls and to waterfall station from there.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Perfect weekend walk from Heathcote Station to the pools. One hour each way. Easy walk and great pool when you arrive.

Nice short trail through bush to a beautiful rock pool that can be swam in

Plenty of water after the rain. Very easy walk.

Beautiful 2 hours back and return family friendly walk (our kids are 10 and 13). Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and sturdy shoes.

hiking
flooded
rocky
4 months ago

4 months ago

nice trek!

hiking
off trail
rocky
6 months ago

Great hike. Easy start along Bottle Brush Trail then rocky steep decent down to Olympic Pool (moderate-hard). Hard trek back up.

This was such a surprise. Hidden so close to the hussle of suburban/city life, this track takes you to an absolutely amazing swimming hole. Do this walk with a swim in mind!

hiking
11 months ago

loved it - took an advise from the National Park information. highly recommend for all ages. Dont want to spoil it but finish the track; you will not regret the end of the track.

hiking
Sun Jul 07 2019

Nice comfortable walk down to some nice pools.

hiking
Sat Jul 06 2019

pools were beautiful. walk back was moderately exhausting..take plenty of water on warm days.

hiking
Thu May 30 2019

One of my “go to” hikes. Easy to get to by public transport and best to start from Heathcoat train station in my opinion. I like to end up at the pools. Very busy in summer however spring autumn and winter is perfect.

walking
Sat Apr 27 2019

good fun, walk back up was challenging though !

The pools are heaps crowded these days and no where near as clean as they used to be .. if you go, remember to take your rubbish with you :) sunscreen also heavily pollutes the water so maybe refrain from using it as it’s quite a shady hike anyway..

Sat Apr 20 2019

just gorgeous, the swim was perfect at the bottom, alittle incline on way back up but easy-moderate.

Thu Mar 21 2019

easy trail great swimming hole at the end or avoid the crowds on weekends and venture up the river where you can sit and relax in the water

walking
Tue Feb 12 2019

nice, easily marked trail ending in a beautiful swimming hole.

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