Kangaroo Creek – Royal National Park (II)

Waterfall to Uloola via Kangaroo Creek and exit via Olympic Pool

For the second of of frog ๐Ÿธ Yomp’s we decided to do an easy one … NOT ๐Ÿ˜ The plan walk to Uloola via Kangaroo Creek track and then back on Day 2 to Karloo and on to Olympic Pool. Day 1 we started from Waterfall train station but not before having a coffee at the local chippy on the M1 … classy ๐Ÿ˜‚ Instead of taking the Uloola Track, we walked on the far less trodden Kangaroo Creek Track. It starts easily enough and after an hour you get to the magnificent Kangaroo Pool – a beautiful swim spot with a waterfall and jump spot. Sublime. But, we seriously underestimated the next part given how overgrown the bush was, contending with thick tall weeds, snakes, debris, fallen trees and the hottest day since 2021!!! We bush bashed through to Karloo pools for a quick swim and then the last 2km (much easier) to Uloola Falls (bookings required). Day 2 we backtracked to Uloola (just 2km, easy track) and then on to the massive (and empty) Olympic Pool, which is magnificent. From there we took the Bottle Forest Track up to Heathcote, which involved an hour or so of steep gradient ascent. All in all, an amazing hike and would definitely suggest all day is needed to fully enjoy and explore Kangaroo Creek allowing for enough time to work through the overgrown bush.

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