Polblue sub-alpine wetland - Barrington Tops

Polblue Swamp is one of the largest sphagnum bogs in the Barrington Tops plateau. The swamps are created by the growth of a species of moss called sphagnum making a thick layer over the years which has the ability to hold many times its own weight of water. As a result the swamps act as a huge sponge soaking up water during the wetter times & slowly releasing it, creating a constant flow of water in the mountain streams.

Nearby Mount Polblue is 1572 metres above sea level & the second highest in Barrington Tops. There are snow falls in the area during the majority of winters & occasionally in summer. The forest surrounding Polblue is made up of snow gum, mountain gum & black sally.