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Carington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.8 km SE of Katoomba
Length: 0.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 69 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 69 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: Return
Track: Moderate

This short walk starts from, and returns to, the Carrington park track head and takes you to the Bridal Veil Lookout, on the western side of the Leura Cascades. This lookout provides you with a spectacular view, just a short stroll from Katoomba. This is a great walk for those keen to start bushwalking. There are a couple of other possible side trips to lookouts 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 Carrington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Carrington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return
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Carrington Park
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Carrington Park Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Forest Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Echo Tree Lookout track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Echo Tree Lookout track
Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Int of Cliff Drive and Fossil Rock Track
Fossil Rock
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Copelands Lookout Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Copelands Lookout Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Bridal Veil Lookout Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Carrington Park 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 
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Photo Gallery

 
Carington Park
 
Carington Park +
 
Coming down from Carington Park
 
Coming down from Carington Park +
 
Prince Henry cliff walk
 
Prince Henry cliff walk +

 
Steps near Solitary cafe
 
Steps near Solitary cafe +
 
Monument on Cliff drive
 
Monument on Cliff drive +
 
Solitary Point Cafe
 
Solitary Point Cafe +

 
Copelands Lookout track
 
Copelands Lookout track +
 
Copelands Lookout
 
Copelands Lookout +
 
Bridal Veil lookout
 
Bridal Veil lookout +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Carrington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Carrington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Carrington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Carrington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 890m
Time 30 mins
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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 Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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
350m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 80m is flat with no steps. The remaining (25m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 410m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 35m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 410m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 40m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 420m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 25m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 450m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 250m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 200m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to Carrington Park
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 Carrington Park
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|

Carrington Park Alt = 946 m
Carrington Park is a medium-sized park on a traffic island, at the junction of Cliff Road and Merriwa St, Katoomba. The park is partially fenced and has a picnic shelter, picnic tables, garbage bins and children's play equipment.

(0 km) Carrington Park to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Echo Tree Lookout track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 261 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -25 m
From Carrington Park, the walk crosses Cliff Drive and goes down the stairs and past the sign for 'Blue Mountains National Park'. The walk continues down the stairs until reaching an intersection signposted with the way to 'Echo Point' or 'Leura Cascades'.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Leura Cascades 1km' sign down the wooden steps and along the bush track, winding through the forest until coming to the signposted intersection of the 'Leura Forest' Track.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Leura Cascades' sign along the well-defined bush track, winding through the bush to the signposted intersection of the Echo Tree track at the bottom of the short set of stairs.

(0.26 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Echo Tree Lookout track to Echo Tree Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 17 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -10 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk goes down the stairs following the sign to 'Echo Tree Lookout'. The stairs continue downhill until coming to a fenced lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

(0.26 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Echo Tree Lookout track to Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 15 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the short set of wooden steps up to Cliff Drive, opposite the car park behind Solitary Restaurant.

Solitary Kiosk and Restaurant Alt = 931 m
Solitary Restaurant offers fine dining in a heritage-listed building overlooking the beautiful Jamison Valley, as well as housing a kiosk for a more casual lunch. The kiosk is open for lunch 7 days a week, from 10am to 4pm (opens 11am weekdays in winter). The kiosk provides a casual dinning experience, with breakfast foods from $10 and lunches around $15 per dish. The restaurant is open for lunch 7 days from 12-4.30pm, and dinner on Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm. Light lunches start from $14, and dinners from $55 for a mouth-watering 2 course meal. Contact details - 90 Cliff Drive, Leura Falls Ph: 02 4782 1164. More info

(0.28 km) Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Fossil Rock
Track: Moderate - road,bushtrack
Length = 75 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -16 m
Veer right: From the top of the stairs, this walk follows Cliff Drive down the gentle hill towards the point, passing the restaurant and the sandstone pillar, to the signposted intersection of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk.
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the Leura Cascades sign down the wooden steps and along the short bush track to Fossil Rock Lookout.

Fossil Rock Alt = 916 m
Fossil Rock is a fenced lookout along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Katoomba. The lookout is close to Cliff Drive and gives great views along the Jamison Valley and over Mount Solitary, and along the far end of Kings Tableland. The sandstone floor of the lookout is mostly natural and has a few steps cut in it. The rock provides some natural sculptures to enjoy.

(0.35 km) Fossil Rock to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Copelands Lookout Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 40 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
Turn left: Keeping the lookout and the valley to the right, the walk follows the bush track winding down the hill for a short while, before coming to the signposted intersection of the 'Copelands Lookout' track.

(0.39 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Copelands Lookout Track to Copelands Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 170 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -31 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Copelands Lookout' sign down along the bush track, winding down the long, gentle hill to a rock shelf, where it continues down a steep set of wooden steps and along the bush track to the rock platform, fenced off with a short rock wall.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Copelands Lookout Alt = 880 m
Copelands Lookout is a great viewing point with a short, sandstone wall around much of it. The lookout provides fantastic views over the Jamison Valley past Sublime Point, along Kings Tableland and past Mount Solitary.

(0.39 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Copelands Lookout Track to Bridal Veil Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 55 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -14 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the track winding along the side of the hill, keeping the cliffs and the valley down to the right, soon coming to the signposted intersection with the track to 'Bridal Veil Lookout'.
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Bridal Veil Lookout' sign along the bush track, heading down the gentle hill through the bush. The walk steps up onto a rock shelf, following it for a short distance before coming to the signposted 'Bridal Veil Lookout'.

Bridal Veil Lookout Alt = 898 m
Bridal Veil Lookout provides a great views over Leura Forest and the Jamison Valley. Mount Solitary stands proudly in the distance. In keeping with its name, there are views of Bridal Veil Falls to the east. There is a small bench seat, but no shade.

Catch the bus from Carrington Park
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 Carrington Park
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
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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)
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 0.7 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 1 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 28.6 km
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 30.4 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 33.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Carrington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Carrington Park to Bridal Veil Lookout return
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 29 km (to the E)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 29 km (to the NNW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
29 km (to the W)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 29 km (to the W)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 34 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 2 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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