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Collier's Causeway
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.4 km W of Blackheath
Length: 3.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 3.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Blue Mountains(LGA)
Climb: 380 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 380 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Collier's Causeway is a fantastic walk with many views of the Kanimbla Valley and varied scenery. The track mostly travels under the imposing cliffs between Centennial Glen and Porters Pass, with waterfalls, ferny glens and heath flowers along the way. The track is a great one-way trip from Bundarra St to Burton Ave with access to many climbing areas along the way. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Collier's Causeway

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Collier's Causeway
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End of Bundarra St
Gordon Ave Trk
Centennial Glen Ck
Int. Fort Rock Trk and Centennial Pass Trk
Int. Fort Rock Trk and Centennial Pass Trk
Int. Centennial Pass Trk and Colliers Causeway Trk
Colliers Causeway S
Centennial Glen Waterfall Trk
Centennial Glen Waterfall Trk
Porters Pass
Rock Lookout
Colliers Lookout Trk S
Starting point for this hiking track: Gordon Ave Trk

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89301S 
 Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 

Photo Gallery

 
Start of track from Int. of Bundarra St and Eveleigh Ave
 
Start of track from Int. of Bundarra St and Eveleigh Ave +
 
Fort Rock Track
 
Fort Rock Track +
 
White markings on rock
 
White markings on rock +

 
Stairs down to Centennial Glen
 
Stairs down to Centennial Glen +
 
Waterfall in Centennial Glen
 
Waterfall in Centennial Glen +
 
Centennial Glen Waterfall
 
Centennial Glen Waterfall +

 
Collier's Causeway
 
Collier's Causeway +
 
Collier's Causeway
 
Collier's Causeway +
 
Collier's Causeway under cliffs
 
Collier's Causeway under cliffs +

 
Collier's Causeway
 
Collier's Causeway +
 
Track between trees in Porters Pass
 
Track between trees in Porters Pass +
 
Track marker to Porters Pass
 
Track marker to Porters Pass +

 
Track down to Porters Pass
 
Track down to Porters Pass +
 
White Flowers
 
White Flowers +
 
End of Burton Ave
 
End of Burton Ave +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Collier's Causeway bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Collier's Causeway bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Collier's Causeway bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Collier's Causeway bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 3.1km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
This whole walk, 3.1km has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 1.8km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 1.3km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
1.7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 1.3km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (90m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 1.8km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.3km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 3.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
1.7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 1.3km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (90m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the train to Blackheath Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Blackheath Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus to End of Bundarra St
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to End of Bundarra St
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) End of Bundarra St to Int. Fort Rock Trk and Centennial Pass Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 670 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 31 m Descent = -66 m
From the corner of Bundarra St and Eveleigh Ave, this walk heads down the hill keeping the houses on the right and bush on the left. The track soon leads to a telegraph pole and track on the right, below Gordon Ave.
Continue straight: From the intersection below the telegraph pole, this walk heads down the hill, keeping the valley on the left. The walk drops down boardwalked track for some time before entering the heath. Winding down through the heath, the track opens out onto Centennial Glen Creek, which it crosses to the other side near the seats and rock cliff.
Veer right: From the creek, this walk heads towards the broken seats under the cliffs and continues around the hillside. The track soon leaves the cliffs to meander through the heath for a short time, before coming to a rocky surface painted with arrows for 'Porters Pass' and 'Fortress Rock'.

(0.67 km) Int. Fort Rock Trk and Centennial Pass Trk to Fort Rock
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 134 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the painted rock, this walk heads up onto the rocky outcrop. The track winds through the thick heath vegetation and up a few steps for approximately 50m, to open out to the prominent feature of Fort Rock.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer right to continue along this walk.)

Fort Rock Alt = 1025 m
Fort Rock, Blue Mountains National Park, is a formation of rock that sits alone in solitude above Centennial Glen valley. It looks very similar to a rook chess piece. From the top of the rock, there are stunning views over the Megalong Valley and Kanimbla Valley.

(0.67 km) Int. Fort Rock Trk and Centennial Pass Trk to Centennial Glen Waterfall Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 490 m Time = 16 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -84 m
Turn left: From the rocky surface, this walk follows the arrow to 'Porters Pass' down the hill. The track heads down through thick heath to come to a set of stairs in a narrow pass. The walk leads down the stairs to a clearer area, lined with cliffs. The track keeps with the cliffs on the left to wind into Centennial Glen with a waterfall over the track. The track continues to follow the cliffs on the left to a boulder marked in white paint 'Porters Pass'.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the white painted boulder 'Porters Pass' arrow[1] down the hill, winding left with the stairs for approximately 50m to the intersection.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the stairs (cut into the rock), soon passing under a railing bar. The walk comes to a landing in the staircase, just above a creek coming out of the canyon.

(1.16 km) Centennial Glen Waterfall Trk to Centennial Glen Waterfall
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 27 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = 0 m
Turn sharp right: From the stairs, this walk heads away from the landing along a less-defined path, into the canyon. The track leads to a rock ledge which follows the creek (below on the left) for approximately 50m to the pool before a waterfall. (Alternatively, a wetter track follows the cliff for approximately 30m to drop to the left, into the creek, and continue to the waterfall).
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

(1.16 km) Centennial Glen Waterfall Trk to Porters Pass
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.33 km Time = 49 mins
Climb = 177 m Descent = -207 m
Continue straight: From the landing, this walk follows the canyon creek (on the right) downstream, taking the railed stairs down the canyon wall. The walk then crosses through large rocks to the cliff on the other side of the pass. The track then winds along the bottom of the cliffline, which it keeps on the right. After approximately 1km, the walk heads into a pass in the cliffs then leaves the cliffline, crossing a few rocks with railings over them to climb up the side of Porters Pass. The track passes between two large trees and comes to a creek (before some stairs).

(2.49 km) Porters Pass to Burton Ave
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 611 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 157 m Descent = -8 m
Continue straight: From the creek, this walk leads up the steep rock steps, away from the rock overhang in the cliffs. The walk heads out of the gorge following a few flights of stairs, leading to an area above the gorge with views of the Kanimbla Valley (to the right). The track meanders up the hill for approximately 100m, coming to a few tracks which all lead up the hill to the same rocky outcrop. The walk follows any of these tracks up the hill, until above the large rocky outcrop.
Continue straight: From the rocky outcrop, this walk leads up the stairs, with the valley behind. After approximately 50m, the walk comes to an unsigned intersection.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill along the track, with views of the valley to the right. The walk heads down the steps then levels out briefly before continuing up the hill to the end of Burton Ave.

Catch the train from Blackheath Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Blackheath Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus from Burton Ave
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Burton Ave
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
Map Car Shuffle
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 9.1 km
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 9.5 km
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 20.5 km
Lithgow 4WD Centre 281 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6353 1899 20.9 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 34.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Collier's Causeway.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Collier's Causeway
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6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 19 km (to the NW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
26 km (to the W)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 26 km (to the W)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 33 km (to the ENE)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 34 km (to the ESE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
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% humidity     (as at )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Walker Feedback

Comments
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Matthieu - Amazing walk indeed IP:203.13.36.xxx | 2012-05-07 00:06:59
Walked this yesterday with 3 kids (8 to 12). The walk is the perfect length for kids (4h incl. picnic), a bit of rock-hopping, mud avoiding, goes behind waterfalls, it's very varied, which make it more interesting for little one.

Make sure you read the track notes carefully, otherwise you might miss the intersection where the path goes downstairs to the Canyon.
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