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Echo Point to Leura Cascades
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.8 km SSE of Katoomba
Length: 3.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 3.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 204 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 204 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: One way
Track: Moderate

Starting at Australia's most popular lookout and passing one of the most beautiful sets of waterfalls in this part of the park, this is one of the most breathtaking cliff walks around Katoomba. Signposted as part of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, this walk passes stunning lookouts including Copelands, Burrabarroo and Honeymoon lookouts. Each of these offers surprise after surprise in their magnificence. (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 Leura Cascades

Map of Walk

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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 and Honeymoon Lookout Tracks
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
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Burrabarroo Lookout Tracks
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
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 Cascades Picnic Area Track
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

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Photo Gallery

 
Information Center at Echo point
 
Information Center at Echo point +
 
The archway exit from Echo Point
 
The archway exit from Echo Point +
 
Following the path to the Three Sisters
 
Following the path to the Three Sisters +

 
Passing a nice lookout
 
Passing a nice lookout +
 
Lady Carrington Lookout
 
Lady Carrington Lookout +
 
Millamurra Lookout
 
Millamurra Lookout +

 
Crossing at the Banksia streamlet
 
Crossing at the Banksia streamlet +
 
The view of the Valley before going down to Leura Falls
 
The view of the Valley before going down to Leura Falls +
 
The Jamison Valley from Barrabaroo Lookout
 
The Jamison Valley from Barrabaroo Lookout +

 
Coming down from Carington Park
 
Coming down from Carington Park +
 
Solitary Restaurant
 
Solitary Restaurant +
 
Copelands Lookout track
 
Copelands Lookout track +

 
Copelands Lookout
 
Copelands Lookout +
 
Bridal Veil lookout
 
Bridal Veil lookout +
 
Short walkways in Blue Mountains NP
 
Short walkways in Blue Mountains NP +

 
Metal staircase near Leura Cascades
 
Metal staircase near Leura Cascades +
 
Leura Cascades Walkway
 
Leura Cascades Walkway +
 
Leura Falls
 
Leura Falls +

 
Leura Creek Walkway
 
Leura Creek Walkway +
 
Stairs on Round Walk track
 
Stairs on Round Walk track +
 
Leura Park
 
Leura Park +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Echo Point to Leura Cascades bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Echo Point to Leura Cascades bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Echo Point to Leura Cascades bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Echo Point to Leura Cascades 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 3.2km
Time 1 hr 45 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
2.1km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 600m has short steep hills. The remaining (520m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
2.4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 640m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (180m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 3km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 250m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 2.4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 880m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 3.1km 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 2.7km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 560m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


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)
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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 Track and the Three Sisters Pathway
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 296 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -19 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].

(0.33 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Track and the Three Sisters Footpath to Int of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Lady Game Bushtrack
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 48 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -6 m
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.

(0.38 km) Int of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Lady Game Bushtrack to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Lady Carrington Lookout Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 263 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = -18 m
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 Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Honeymoon Lookout Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 387 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 26 m Descent = -26 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.

(1.26 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Honeymoon Lookout Tracks to Honeymoon Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 27 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk heads up the short hill to the concrete platform just off Cliff Drive, signposted as 'Honeymoon Lookout'.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Honeymoon Lookout Alt = 931 m
Honeymoon Lookout is a fenced lookout on Cliff Drive, just north of Katoomba High School. There is a short track that links this lookout to Prince Henry Cliff Walk. There is a bus stop at the lookout. The area is shaded by a few trees and provides views out to Sublime Point and Kings Tableland.

(1.26 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Honeymoon Lookout Tracks to Honeymoon Point
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 102 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -16 m
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
Optional sidetrip: 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.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

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.

(1.95 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Burrabarroo Lookout Tracks to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Echo Tree Lookout track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 429 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 29 m Descent = -24 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Leura Cascades' sign, climbing up the wooden steps and continuing along the bush track that winds through the forest, until coming to the intersection with the Carrington Park track.
Continue straight: 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.

(2.38 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.)

(2.38 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

(2.39 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.

(2.45 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.

(2.47 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.

(2.51 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.

(2.51 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Copelands Lookout Track to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Bridal Veil Lookout Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 12 m Time =
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 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'.

(2.52 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.

(2.52 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Bridal Veil Lookout Track to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and the Leura Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Cascades Round Walk (SW)
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 225 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -26 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'.

(2.75 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and the Leura Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Cascades Round Walk (SW) to Int of Leura Cascades Round Walk and Fern Bower Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 73 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -20 m
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'.

(2.82 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.

(2.84 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.

(2.93 km) Leura Cascades to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Park Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,duckboard
Length = 197 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -2 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.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk crosses the footbridge to come to a three-way intersection with a sign pointing back to 'Leura Cascades'.

(3.12 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Cascades Picnic Area Track to Leura Cascades Picnic Area
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 115 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Picnic Area' sign up the gentle hill, keeping the handrail and creek on the right. The track soon comes to a stone wall with a view of some cascades and Chelmsford Bridge.
From the view of Chelmsford Bridge, this walk heads up the steps, following the path past an information board, toilet and under the arch to come to Leura Cascades Picnic Area.

Leura Cascades Picnic Area Alt = 899 m
Leura Cascades Picnic area is a open picnic area beside Cliff Drive, with Leura Cascades Creek running through the middle. There are a number of small cascades in the park, along with toilets and picnic tables. There are a few information signs and maps of the area. The park is well remembered for the artificial caves and arches that have been built to provide shelter and a sense of place. A small road runs through the park, providing access and parking, and garbage facilities are provided. There is also plenty of shade from some large pine trees.

Catch the bus from Leura Cascades Picnic Area
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 Leura Cascades Picnic Area
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
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)
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 Leura Cascades.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Echo Point to Leura Cascades
Click to re-center search
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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