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Carrington Park to Bridal View Lookout
Time: 1 hr 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: 3.3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 224 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 224 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 walk explores the area around the wonderful Leura Cascades. The track includes many of the great viewing points for the falls. The walk also provides some other great views out across the Jamison Valley. A wonderful walk to enjoy the Bridal View lookout. (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 View Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Carrington Park to Bridal View Lookout
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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 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 Bridal Veil Lookout Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Bridal Veil Lookout Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and the Leura Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Cascades Round Walk (SW)
Int of Leura Cascades Round Walk and Fern Bower Track
Round Walk Lookout
Leura Cascades
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Cascades Round Walk (NE)
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Creek Service Trail
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Cliff Drive Bush track
The Rock
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
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Photo Gallery

 
coming down from the road
 
coming down from the road +
 
Track from Carringotn Park to Cliff Rd
 
Track from Carringotn Park to Cliff Rd +
 
Sign along track
 
Sign along track +

 
The Jamison Valley
 
The Jamison Valley +
 
Bridal Veil Falls
 
Bridal Veil Falls +
 
Prince Henry Cliff Walk
 
Prince Henry Cliff Walk +

 
A view of the falls from above
 
A view of the falls from above +
 
Bridal View Lookout
 
Bridal View Lookout +
 
Leura Cascades Sign
 
Leura Cascades Sign +

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 View Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Carrington Park to Bridal View Lookout bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Carrington Park to Bridal View Lookout 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 3.3km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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
800m of this walk has short steep hills and another 600m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (250m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
1.2km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 290m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (150m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 1.4km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 230m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 1.2km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 430m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 1.5km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 170m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 890m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 750m 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 Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 276 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 5 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.
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 Int of Cliff Drive and Fossil Rock Track
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 52 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -6 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.

(0.33 km) Int of Cliff Drive and Fossil Rock Track to Fossil Rock
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 23 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -10 m
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 Bridal Veil Lookout Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 52 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 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.
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'.

(0.4 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Bridal Veil Lookout Track to Bridal Veil Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 43 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -14 m
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'.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

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.

(0.4 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Bridal Veil Lookout Track to Int of Leura Cascades Round Walk and Fern Bower Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 298 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -46 m
Turn left: Keeping the signposted 'Bridal Veil Lookout' track to the right, this walk follows the track winding around the top edge of the valley and down a metal staircase, continuing along a fenced, wooden footbridge and down the side of the hill via wooden and metal steps, to the sign pointing back along the 'Prince Henrey Walk' to 'Echo Point'.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows 'Round Walk - Leura Cascades' sign along the lower track. The track gently heads down the hill for a short while before winding down the stairs to come to a four-way intersection and a sign pointing back up to 'Round Walk - Echo Point'.

(0.7 km) Int of Leura Cascades Round Walk and Fern Bower Track to Round Walk Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 20 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -18 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Leura Cascades' sign up the steps. The track then heads along a fenced cliff ledge (with great valley views) to then head down two metal staircases, coming to a fenced (unsignposted) lookout.

(0.72 km) Round Walk Lookout to Leura Cascades
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 88 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 30 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the lookout, this walk heads down the metal staircase. The walk then turns right (at the cave with the old bench seat) and heads down the steps as they wind down the hill to another fenced (unsignposted) lookout at the top of Bridal Veil Falls.
From this lookout, the walk follows the dirt track, keeping the handrail and creek to the right. The walk then heads up the steps to cross a bridge and come to an intersection (with another bridge) at the base of Leura Cascades.

Leura Cascades Alt = 878 m
Leura Cascades is a lovely set of waterfalls with some bridges just below, allowing walkers to get up close to the creek. The area has a nice feel about it and is quite cool in summer. Much of the track near the cascades has handrails and the bridges are fenced. Allow some time to enjoy life among the cascades and fern trees in this valley. One bridge leads to a sandstone cave next to the pool and falls, a great place to enjoy the small section of canyon.

(0.81 km) Leura Cascades to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Cliff Drive Bush Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 458 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 30 m Descent = -5 m
Continue straight: From the bottom of the Leura Cascades, this walk heads up the timber steps to a rock platform at the top of the falls, and more nice cascades.
From these cascades, the walk follows the steps upstream (keep the creek on the left). The walk heads up some timber stairs and then along a track, with glimpses down to the creek. The track then comes to an intersection with the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk' just before the footbridge.
Turn sharp right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk To Gordon Falls' sign up the timber steps. The walk continues along the bush track that steadily climbs to the top of the gentle hill, where it comes to an intersection with the Cliff Drive bush track.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the bush track heading around the side of the hill, winding through the bush until it comes to the intersection of the short bush track to Cliff Drive.

(1.27 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Cliff Drive Bush track to The Rock
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 69 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track winding around the valley down to the right for a short while, before coming to 'The Rock' lookout just off the track on the right.

The Rock Alt = 898 m
The Rock is a small, partially-fenced lookout, about 10 metres from the Prince Henry Cliff Walk near Bridal Veil Falls. The old timber fence only partially covers the cliff line and the walk to the lookout can be slippery. The view from the lookout includes close-up views of the crowns of several trees. There is no view of Bridal Veil Falls, but the view does extend across to the cliffs at Bridal View Lookout.

(1.34 km) The Rock to Bridal Veil View lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 302 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -19 m
Turn left: From the lookout, this walk follows the bush track winding around the valley, down to the right, heading under a large rock overhang and continuing steadily up the long rocky hill to the signposted intersection of the Bridal View Lookout.
Veer right: 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.

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

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Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
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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

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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 View Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Carrington Park to Bridal View Lookout
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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 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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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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