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Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.5 km SE of Katoomba
Length: 2 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 170 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 170 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
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This walk is relatively short and takes in some magnificent views. The walk visits Olympian, Bridal Veil View and Tarpeian Lookouts, which are all perched high on top of the cliffs. A great walk, exploring some of the quieter, but still very spectacular, lookouts in the Blue Mountains. (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 Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk
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Cliff Drive
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk Tarpeian Rock Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk Tarpeian Rock Track
Olympian Lookout
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Tarpeian Rock Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Bridal Veil Lookout Track
Bridal Veil View lookout
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Bridal Veil Lookout Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk Tarpeian Rock Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk Tarpeian Rock Track

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
 Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series NSW-six-foot-track 
 Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89301S 
 Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 

Photo Gallery

 
Sign at the start of walk
 
Sign at the start of walk +
 
Just after Olympian Lookout
 
Just after Olympian Lookout +
 
Stairs on track
 
Stairs on track +

 
Track under rock overhang
 
Track under rock overhang +
 
View from near Tarpeian
 
View from near Tarpeian +
 
Bridal Veil Falls
 
Bridal Veil Falls +

 
Track to Bridal View Lookout
 
Track to Bridal View Lookout +
 
Foliage beside track
 
Foliage beside track +
 
View from Tarpeian Lookout
 
View from Tarpeian Lookout +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk 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 2km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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)
*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
Around 1.4km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 560m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 950m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 1.3km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 730m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Cliff Drive
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 Cliff Drive
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) Cliff Drive to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk Tarpeian Rock Track
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 168 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -23 m
From the Cliff Drive, one house west from Olympian Parade, this walk follows the 'Tarpeian Rock' signpost along the bush track, following the sandstone wall. The track soon passes the 'Blue Mountains National Park' sign as it winds through the bush for a short while, then winds down a hill that gradually gets a little steeper as it approaches the intersection of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk at the 'Leura Cascades' sign.

(0.17 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk Tarpeian Rock Track to Tarpeian Rock
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 48 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Tarpeian Rock' sign along the bush track, heading through the dense scrub for a short distance before coming to the Tarpeian Rock lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Tarpeian Rock Alt = 903 m
Tarpeian Rock is a great lookout, suspended high on a sandstone buttress, with circular patterns under foot. The view from the lookout extends from Kings Tableland on the left, to the 'back' of the Three Sisters and into Jamison Valley on the right. There are also great views across to Mount Solitary, Narrow Neck Plateau and the Ruined Castle. The name is derived from the Roman 'Tarpeian Rock', a steep cliff rocky point overlooking the Roman forum that was used as a place to execute people. Thankfully, this Tarpeian Rock has a much more peaceful feel about it. More info

(0.17 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk Tarpeian Rock Track to Olympian Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 516 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 44 m Descent = -62 m
Turn left : From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Gordon Falls' sign down the wooden steps and along the track. Notice the environment change to rainforest as the track winds around the valley down to the right. The walk follows the base of some tall rock overhangs, then climbs up a long set of wooden steps that continue on to rock steps, coming to 'Olympian Rock' lookout.

Olympian Lookout Alt = 885 m
Olympian Lookout is a fenced lookout, just off the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Olympian Pde in Leura. The lookout is on a sloped, natural sandstone surface and has some steps cut to help improve access. The lookout is right at the edge of the cliff and provides a great view across the Jamison Valley, out to Mount Solitary. The 'back' of the Three Sisters, and also Narrow Neck, are both visible on the right, and Sublime Point on the left.

(0.68 km) Olympian Lookout to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk Tarpeian Rock Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 516 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 62 m Descent = -44 m
Turn around: From the lookout, the walk heads down the rock steps, keeping the valley down to the left. The walk continues down the long set of wooden steps. At the bottom of the stairs, the walk follows the track, which winds along the side of the hill. The track follows the base of some rock overhangs, and continues through the forest before climbing up another set of wooden stairs to the signposted intersection with the 'Tarpeian Rock' track.

(1.2 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Tarpeian Rock Track to Bridal Veil View lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 309 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -30 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Leura Cascades' signpost down the rocky hill and through the dense forest until coming to the signposted intersection with the Bridal Veil lookout track.
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Bridal View Lookout' sign along the track, heading out towards the cliffs for a short while before winding down a set of metal stairs to the signposted 'Bridal Veil View' lookout.

Bridal Veil View Lookout Alt = 898 m
The Bridal Veil View is a small, fenced lookout at the base of a flight of stairs in the south-west corner of Leura. The lookout has a natural sandstone floor and provides superb, unobstructed view of the Bridal Veil Falls. The falls are about 150m away, and looking down from the top, the Bridal Veil likeness is apparent. The falls run most of the time, but are most spectacular after rain.

(1.51 km) Bridal Veil View lookout to Cliff Drive
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 477 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 53 m Descent = -11 m
Turn around: From the lookout, the walk heads up away from the cliffs, winding up a metal staircase. The walk then follows a track for a short while before coming to the intersection of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Gordon Falls' sign along the bush track, winding through the dense bush for a short while before gradually climbing up a gentle hill to the signposted intersection of the Tarpeian Rock track.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the unsignposted bush track heading up the hill opposite the Tarpeian Rock track. The track climbs to the top of the hill, where it flattens out. The track then continues through the bush for a short while before passing a 'Blue Mountains National Park' signpost and coming onto Cliff Drive. The track comes out next to a house just west of Olympian Parade.

Catch the bus from Cliff Drive
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 Cliff Drive
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

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
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
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


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)
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 1.5 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 1.7 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 27.8 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 32.4 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 32.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bridal Veil View and Olympian Lookout Walk
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 28 km (to the E)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 30 km (to the NW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
30 km (to the W)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 30 km (to the W)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 33 km (to the NE)

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
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      27°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu16°|26°Shower or two.
Fri15°|28°Mostly sunny.
Sat12°|22°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Grand Canyon walking track
The Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Wednesday 14 October 2015 to mid-June 2016. The closure is necessary to allow work to continue on improving the walking track. Access for canyoners will be on weekends only. Access from Evans Lookout via Beauchamp Falls to the Grose Valley will remain open. Evans Lookout carpark, Loop carpark, and Neates Glen carpark will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge Walking track. No access to the area is permitted.Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry cliff walk, Leura
Blue Mountains City Council wishes to advise that Prince Henry cliff walk between Majestic lookout and the junction with the Leura Cascades walk is currently closed due to a landslip. Detours will be in place and clearly signposted around the affected area. Access from the Leura picnic area to the cascades is unaffected. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Tourism on 1300 653 408 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Moauntains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Cahills lookout - Katoomba
As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across The Gorge Walking Track. Closed areas include The Gorge Walking Track in the Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The Gorge Walking Track is closed at the entry trackhead however the Waratah Native Gardens Day Use and Picnic Area located off Valley Ridges Road Berambing (west of Bilpin) has now been reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines


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