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Echo Point to Barrabaroo Lookout
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.8 km SSE of Katoomba
Length: 4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 258 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 258 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

Following the cliffs, this track is primarily a lookout track with frequent, fantastic views of the Jamison Valley. These lookouts can be accessed directly from the track, without the frequent side trips (and thus backtracking) of other Katoomba cliff walks. On reaching Barrabaroo Lookout, the trail heads back along the cliffs to the extremely popular Echo Point. (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 Echo Point to Barrabaroo Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Echo Point to Barrabaroo Lookout
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Echo Point Information Center
Echo Point Archway Intersection
Int of the Three Sisters Pathway and Spooners Lookout path
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Track and the Three Sisters Footpath
Int of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Lady Game Bushtrack
Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks
Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks
Tallawarra Lookout
Millamurra Lookout
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Honeymoon Lookout Tracks
Honeymoon Point
Honeymoon Point
Banksia Streamlet
Lomandra Lookout
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Burrabarroo Lookout Tracks
Starting point for this hiking track: Echo Point Information Center

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

 
View of the Three Sisters from Echo Point
 
View of the Three Sisters from Echo Point +
 
Jamison Valley from Echo Point
 
Jamison Valley from Echo Point +
 
Lady Carrington Lookout
 
Lady Carrington Lookout +

 
The Prince Henry Cliff Track
 
The Prince Henry Cliff Track +
 
The view from Lomandra Lookout
 
The view from Lomandra Lookout +
 
The view from Honeymoon Point
 
The view from Honeymoon Point +

 
Going down to Banksia Lookout
 
Going down to Banksia Lookout +
 
The view from Banksia Lookout
 
The view from Banksia Lookout +
 
Crossing Banksia Streamlet
 
Crossing Banksia Streamlet +

 
The view from Barrabaroo Lookout
 
The view from Barrabaroo Lookout +
 
Going down to Barrabarroo Lookout
 
Going down to Barrabarroo Lookout +
 
The Jamison Valley from Barrabaroo Lookout
 
The Jamison Valley from Barrabaroo 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 Echo Point to Barrabaroo Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Echo Point to Barrabaroo Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Echo Point to Barrabaroo Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Echo Point to Barrabaroo 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 4km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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
Around 1.6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 440m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 1.4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 640m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 1.8km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 190m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 1.5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 500m requires some bushwalking experience.

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

Infrastructure
Around 1.7km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 310m 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.
Drive to Echo Point Information Center
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk Parking fees apply in the area.
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|

Catch the bus to Echo Point Information Center
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|
Echo Point Alt = 929 m
Echo Point is the Blue Mountains' most famous and popular lookout, home to one of the best photo opportunities for the Three Sisters[1]. Visited by over two million tourists each year, this popular spot also serves as the starting point for many great walks in the area. The lookout is well fenced[2], has information signs[3][4] and stunning views across the valley to the Three Sisters[5] and Mount Solitary[6]. There are mounted binoculars and seats nearby.

Echo Point Information Centre Alt = 947 m
This modern building at Echo Point is a great source of information. It is open daily from 9am-5pm (except Christmas Day). There is a large range of books, maps and information about the area (and ice creams). There are toilets opposite the entrance[fac=8015], and mobility parking opposite[fac=8014]. For more information, phone 1300 653 408. More info

(0 km) Echo Point Information Center to Echo Point Archway Intersection
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 31 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
From the front of the visitor center[7], this walk heads gently uphill, following the 'Three Sister walk' sign[8]. The walk soon passes the toilet block[fac=8015][9] and veers right to pass under the stone archway[10] and come to an intersection[11] with a path (on the right) just past the 'Blue Mountains National Park' sign[12].

(0.03 km) Echo Point Archway Intersection to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks
Track: Moderate - footpath,servicetrail,bushtrack
Length = 607 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 25 m Descent = -43 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads along the 'Three Sisters walkway'[13] footpath, initially keeping the metal fence to the right. The smooth concrete path leads up and over a rise then leads gently downhill for about 80m to a signposted three-way intersection[14].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Three Sisters 400m' arrow[15] downhill along the concrete path, keeping the valley to the right. After about 15m the walk leads past a stone seat[fac=8018] (on the left), with a blue tongue lizard sculpture[16]. The walk continues gently downhill for another 60m to pass another sandstone seat (on the left)[fac=8019]. From here the path winds gently downhill for another 70m to find yet another sandstone seat (on the left)[fac=8020]. The path continues downhill for another 45m to find a clear intersection marked with a large 'Three Sisters Walk' sign[17]. On the right is a small flat loose gravel area with two seats[fac=8021].
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the track winding up the hill and through the bush, away from the cliffs and the valley, for about 50m before coming to the intersection of the Lady Game track.
Turn left : From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Leura Cascades' sign along the bush track, winding around through the bush and following the cliffs (further down the hill to the right) around the valley until coming to the intersection with the Lady Carrington Lookout track.

(0.64 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks to Lady Carrington Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 22 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -12 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads out to the cliffs, going down a small flight of stairs and following the metal railing. Shortly after, the walk breaks out onto a fenced-off rockshelf, signposted as Lady Carrington Lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer right to continue along this walk.)

Lady Carrington Lookout Alt = 917 m
Lady (Cecelia) Carrington was wife of Lord (Charles Robert Wynne) Carrington. The couple explored parts of the Blue mountains in the late 1800's and had a number of places named in their honour. Lady Carrington Lookout is long, narrow and fenced (twice). The lookout is perched up on a sandstone block and provides views over Jamison Valley.

(0.64 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks to Tallawarra Lookout
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 170 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -17 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Leura Cascades' sign along the bush track which winds through the forest, gradually climbing up a long gentle hill. The track then flattens out and follows a metal fence-line to the 'Tallawarra Lookout' shortly after (marked on some maps as 'Tallawalla Lookout').

Tallawarra Lookout Alt = 920 m
Tallawarra Lookout[18] is a small, fenced lookout near Silver Mist Picnic Area, along Prince Henry Cliff walk. The lookout provides an excellent view of Sublime Point and Kings Tableland. Leura Falls and Gordon Creek both flow through the valley below. There are a few bench seats just near the lookout. (Note: the lookout is marked as 'Tallawalla Lookout' on some maps.)

(0.81 km) Tallawarra Lookout to Millamurra Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 60 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -3 m
Veer left: From the lookout, this walk follows the 'Leura Cascades' sign along the bush track winding around the edge of the valley for a short while before coming to the fenced-off rock platform signposted as 'Millamurra Lookout'.

Millamurra Lookout Alt = 924 m
Millamurra Lookout is on a fenced, elevated rock platform on the side of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk. There are views of the Jamison Valley, including the Leura Falls Creek and Sublime Point. There is also a great view along the Kings Tableland escarpment to the right.

(0.87 km) Millamurra Lookout to Honeymoon Point
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 489 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 27 m Descent = -42 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track, keeping the valley down to the right, as it continues along for a short while before coming to the Honeymoon Lookout, which is up the hill on the left-hand side of the track. The track passes the lookout and comes to the intersection of the bush track heading up to the lookout straight after.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the bush track, keeping the valley and the cliffs down the hill to the right as it winds through the forest, until it comes to the signposted 'Honeymoon Point', shortly after the metal fence starts of the right.

(1.36 km) Honeymoon Point to Banksia Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 26 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -36 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads out to the cliffs along the track, until coming to an intersection signposted as 'Banksia Lookout'. The view is largely blocked by trees.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer right to continue along this walk.)

Banksia Lookout Alt = 871 m
Banksia Lookout is a fenced lookout along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, down a few steps from Honeymoon Point. The lookout provides views of Sublime Point and Kings Tableland. The clearing for the old sewage treatment plant, down in the valley on the Sublime Point Trail, is still visible from this lookout.

(1.36 km) Honeymoon Point to Banksia Streamlet
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 67 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -4 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track heading away from the lookout, keeping the valley down the hill to the right as it winds down a set of wooden steps to the signposted Banksia Streamlet.

(1.42 km) Banksia Streamlet to Lomandra Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 192 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: Keeping the valley down the hill to the right, the walk crosses the streamlet at the wooden bridge. The track continues up the wooden steps on the other side to the top of the hill, where the track flattens out and continues past a picnic chair and along the side of the hill to the Lomandra Lookout.

Lomandra Lookout Alt = 920 m
Lomandra Lookout is a fenced lookout along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Katoomba. Unlike other lookouts in the area, there are no sweeping distant views, but atop this cliff there is a great close-up view of the canopy of the surrounding bush. There is a bench seat on the rock platform, making a nice place for a rest.

(1.62 km) Lomandra Lookout to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Burrabarroo Lookout Tracks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 334 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 25 m Descent = -23 m
Continue straight: From the Lomandra Lookout, this walk follows the bush track, keeping the valley down to the right, as it winds through thick forest along the side of the hill, winding all the way around and up a set of wooden steps to the signposted intersection of the 'Burrabarroo Lookout' track.

(1.95 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Burrabarroo Lookout Tracks to Burrabarroo Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 51 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -8 m
Turn sharp right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Burrabarroo' sign along the track, passing a picnic seat and climbing up a short set of rock steps to the top of a rock platform. The walk continues down the steps on the other side, around the base of a rock platform and along the bush track for a short while longer, to the Burrabarroo lookout.

Burrabarroo Lookout Alt = 914 m
This small, fenced lookout is just off the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Carrington Park. The view looks over the valley and out to Sublime Point and Kings Tablelands in the distance. The lookout is perched on the top of a rocky buttress at the end of a small point, giving great views.

Catch the bus from Echo Point Information Center
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 Echo Point Information Center
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk Parking fees apply in the area.
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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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 1.8 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 2.2 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 28.9 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 33.5 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 33.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Echo Point to Barrabaroo Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Echo Point to Barrabaroo Lookout
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5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
29 km (to the WNW)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 29 km (to the WNW)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 29 km (to the E)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 30 km (to the NNW)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 35 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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