Burralow Creek Picnic and Camping Area, Blue Mountains National Park

Burralow Creek, a tributary of the Grose River, can be reached from two directions. From Kurrajong Heights on Bells Line of Road, turn into Warks Hill Road then Burralow Road and follow the 4WD trail 7 km into the valley. Or further west on Bells Line of Road and one kilometre east of the ‘Fruit Bowl’, turn onto the Paterson Range Trail and follow it for 10 km.

The camping area lies on a grassy flat in the deep valley of Burralow Creek, surrounded by tall forests and small sandstone cliffs. The old clearings on deep alluvial soil date from what may have been the first attempt to grow rice in Australia, after George Bowen took up land there in 1848. The creek was used for irrigation until the venture failed, and traces of the canals can still be seen. The valley flats are ideal for quiet cycling and the Bulcamatta Falls Track is an easy short walk to a rainforest glen.