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Glentui walking tracks

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Walking track


Glentui Loop Track nature trail

Time: 1 hr return

From the Glentui picnic area this track descends to the Glentui River then climbs a ridge on the other side. It links first with the Bypass Track, then the Richardson Track before returning to the picnic area.

This track is suitable for reasonably fit people of all ages

Glentui Waterfall Track

Time: 30 min return

Signposted from the Glentui picnic area, this easy walk leads to a lookout providing an impressive view of a beautiful waterfall on the Glentui River.

Suitable for family groups.

Getting there

About 5 km east of the Ashley Gorge Bridge turn left onto Glentui Bush Road. This winding gravel road emerges at the Glentui picnic area after about 2.5 km.

Plan and prepare

Note: Ashley Waterfall track is permanently closed.


Always take care when lighting fires and use the permanent fireplaces provided. Do not cut live trees for firewood. Use dead wood or the firewood provided. 

A fire permit is required for all campfires where permanent fireplaces are not used. During periods of extreme fire risk the lighting of fires and barbecues is prohibited, and some areas or tracks may be closed.


Beware of wasps here in summer. Wasp populations reach high numbers from January to March each year.

It is recommended that forest users carry wasp first aid kits as a precaution. These are generally available from chemists.

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