Bikes and Hikes #2: Mermaids Pool

Posted: June 4, 2019 in Australia, Cycling, Hiking
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With the Blue Mountains trains not running due to track works, I decided to venture south again, cycle 6km from Tahmoor station and spend the day walking to Mermaids Pool and through the Bargo Gorge. Catching the first train in the morning meant that I had the whole beautiful gorge to myself.

Start: Tahmoor Station
End: Tahmoor Station
Total distance: 20km
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It is a fairly easy walk along the valley, and sometimes above it, to the beautiful Mermaids Pool. The fresh cool water slips over flat slabs of rock and over a waterfall down to the pool below.

The Bargo River just after sunrise

The Bargo River just after sunrise

Sink hole

Sink hole

Rocks in the sun

Rocks in the sun

Don't jump

Don’t jump

Mermaids Pool

Mermaids Pool

Mermaids Pool

Mermaids Pool

After the pool there is a loop path that ventures further downstream through the Bargo River Gorge. With vertical cliffs on either side, beautiful flat rocks and clear water slipping through the gorge, it was a beautiful walk in the early morning light.

Bargo Gorge

Bargo Gorge

Bargo Gorge

Bargo Gorge

There was no chance of getting lost or slipping on a descent. There were guide ropes at any slight downhill section, and there were blue ribbons galore on every second tree marking the way.

After a few kilometres the path climbs to the top of the gorge and treats the walker to views from above.

A walk well worth doing!

Comments
  1. LD says:

    Hi…
    I’m visiting tahmoor and want to explore mermaid pools.
    Is that save to do it by myself?
    I’m going to use my ebike.
    Keen to explore mermaid pool once again?

    Thanks

    • Hi there LD. You would only need your ebike to get from the train station to the start of the walk. Your bike/ebike isn’t any help walking to the pool. It’s safe to walk there by yourself. It’s a lovely walk from the road. Enjoy.

      • LD says:

        Since your post was already 3 years ago. You need to update situation and condition in mermaid pool. And the best time to explore there is either tmrw or friday.

        What do you think?

        😃😃😃.

      • I’m sorry but I haven’t been there since then. It is likely to be wet which wouldn’t make a trip there too pleasant and it might be slippery.

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