Blackbutt Creek Return

2 hrs

5.5 km Return

121 m

Moderate track
This walk is a popular track being close to roads, yet surrounded by nice tall trees. The walk heads down hill with tall eucalyptus surrounding the track and providing shade for most of the walk. Convenient access to the start of the walk from Gordon Railway station is another feature of this walk.

Maps for the Blackbutt Creek Return walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Blackbutt Creek Return bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Blackbutt Creek Return

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 5.5 km
Time 2 hrs

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 1.5km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 1.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

1.8km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 960m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (20m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 1.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.4km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Blackbutt Creek Return walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Blackbutt Creek Return walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Blackbutt Creek Return walk starts and ends at the Gordon Station (gps: -33.756038, 151.15425)
Your transport options to Gordon Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Bus. (get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)