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  • Mermaid pools are located in the Wollondilly region on the border of Bargo, Phesants Nest and Tahmoor, on the Bargo River.

    There are several dog friendly hiking tracks around the area for your to explore.

    There is a carpark on the corner of Charlies Point Road and Rockford Road. You will see a rough dirt trail which will lead you closer to the bridge. There is a path you can follow from under the bridge which will follow along with the river.

    Despite the name, actual pools are rather difficult to reach for swimming purposes, however there are many other swim holes along the way to have a little refreshing break.


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  • 1 Review on “Mermaid Pools | Dog Friendly Hike in Tahmoor”

    1. Emily Mermaid Pools | Dog Friendly Hike in Tahmoor

      Mermaid pools is the perfect spot for a day of adventure. We begin our day by packing a backpack, with lots of water, snacks and towels before driving just over an hour to reach the start of the track. There is always plenty of parking close to the beginning of the track even on long weekends when it can be busy. We then have the choice to jump straight into the water before the bridge or start the walk to the gauge. The lead normally comes off just past the bridge and into the water we go. After a quick swim, it is a very easy walk along the waters edge to the gauge. To reach the gauge it is around 2km, with one semi steep incline and then one decline along the rocks edge. At the top of the incline the path to the gauge is marked by white arrows, and pink bits of string. Although high, you should be able to see the river bend the whole way so it would be very difficult to get lost. Once at the gauge the lead goes back on as a safety measure. We normally have a little swim in this area or take some pretty photos and head back to a safer area (where there isnt a giant drop off) to have a big swim and our picnic. Along the route there are plenty of swimming holes, waterfalls and secluded areas if you don’t want to trek the whole way. After a great swim and feed we walk back along the rivers edge to our car. This place is a fantastic off leash bush walk where both humans and dogs can enjoy the serenity, the numerous swimming holes, and gorgeous views of nature. Cant wait until we next go back!

      It should be noted that there and no public toilet facilities or drink fountains. We normally pack three liters for two adults, and our pup drinks from the creek. There is also emergency only reception in some areas of the trail so for safety purposes you should let someone know you are going in case you get into trouble.

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