Asgard Kiln and Mine
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

1 h 45 min to 3 h

5.2 km
return

↑ 192 m
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Hard track
The walk to the Asgard Kiln and Mine is a great, quick trip which passes through some interesting swamp environments. The track does not get bogged in the swamp but passes along a dry service trail and bush track. The Asgard Kiln and Mine is well worth the visit, but don't forget to take a torch! Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Asgard Swamp trail East. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
A swamp along the trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Bark. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Sign to Asgard Kiln and Mine. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Inside Asgard Mine. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Entrance to Asgard Mine. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Inside Asgard Kiln. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Face of Asgard Kiln. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Victoria Falls Road & Asgard Swamp Track (-33.5679725,150.2847542)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Victoria Falls Road then drive for 4.1 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park with the 'Asgard Swamp 3km' sign, this walk passes the closed gate and heads down the hill. After a short distance, the track tends left, more steeply down the hill, to then follow the spur for approximately 500m. The walk then comes to a creek crossing in a swampy area, after which the trail heads up the hill and tends right, continuing for a few hundred metres to an area between two rock outcrops, the larger one on the right.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Victoria Falls Road & Asgard Swamp Track Start heading along Asgard Swamp Track (a vehicle track).
Find the gate at the start.
After another 1.6 km cross the ford.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Pyramid Rock camping area. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 420 m continue straight, to head along Asgard Swamp Track.
After another 245 m continue straight, to head along Asgard Swamp Track.
After another 105 m cross the ford.
After another 65 m veer left.
After another 210 m come to "Asgard Mine".
Asgard Mine
Asgard Mine

Asgard mine is the entrance to an old coal mine. The mine and kiln are the only heritage links to such industrial efforts of the 1860's to 1920's, in New South Wales. The mine's entrance is approximately 1.6m tall and wide and expands some 30m into the hill, so pack a torch if peering in. (The integrity of the mine is unknown.)
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Asgard mine is the entrance to an old coal mine. The mine and kiln are the only heritage links to such industrial efforts of the 1860's to 1920's, in New South Wales. The mine's entrance is approximately 1.6m tall and wide and expands some 30m into the hill, so pack a torch if peering in. (The integrity of the mine is unknown.)

About 15 m past the end is "Asgard Kiln".
Asgard Kiln
Asgard Kiln

Asgard kiln is an old coke oven which was used in the processing of the coal. The oven looks as though it has never been used, with a clean set of bricks inside and sandstone blocks on the outside. The oven is overgrown, although the entrance is still clear.
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Asgard kiln is an old coke oven which was used in the processing of the coal. The oven looks as though it has never been used, with a clean set of bricks inside and sandstone blocks on the outside. The oven is overgrown, although the entrance is still clear.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.6 km to get back to the start.

An optional side trip to Pyramid Rock camping area.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 80 m come to the end.
"Pyramid Shaped Rock".
Pyramid Shaped Rock
Pyramid Shaped Rock

The pyramid-shaped rock, Blue Mountains NP, is, as the name suggests, a rock shaped like a pyramid. This rock is situated just south of Asgard Swamp, next to the service trail. The campsite has a well-established fireplace and nicely cleared area for tents. The pyramid shaped rock adds some character to the campsite, providing views over the swamp.
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The pyramid-shaped rock, Blue Mountains NP, is, as the name suggests, a rock shaped like a pyramid. This rock is situated just south of Asgard Swamp, next to the service trail. The campsite has a well-established fireplace and nicely cleared area for tents. The pyramid shaped rock adds some character to the campsite, providing views over the swamp.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 80 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Asgard Kiln and Mine


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 5.2 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 3 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Campsite: There is one 2 km (plus an extra 100 m along side route) from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Campsite
2 kmPyramid Shaped Rock
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