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Federal Pass
Time: 3 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3 km SE of Katoomba
Length: 4.4 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.4 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 433 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 433 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: Hard

The Federal Pass is an excellent track that guides you past much of Katoomba's iconic scenery. The walk starts from Cliff Drive, in Leura, and winds into the Jamison Valley, exploring Leura Forest and passing the base of the Three Sisters. The walk follows the historic Federal Pass beneath Katoomba Falls, before you catch the Scenic Railway out of the valley (the last train up is at 4:50pm). (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 Federal Pass

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Federal Pass
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Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Echo Tree Lookout track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Forest Track
Int of Federal Pass and Jamieson Lookout Tracks
Int of Federal Pass and Jamieson Lookout Tracks
Fern Bower
Int of Federal Pass and the Amphitheatre track
Lila Falls crossing
Marguerite Cascades
Lower Linda Creek Falls
Leura Forest (Int of Federal Pass and Dardenelles Tracks)
Int of Federal Pass, Scenic Railway and Dardenelles Tracks
Cooks Crossing
Int of Furber Steps and Scenic Railway Track
Int of Furber Steps and Vera's Grotto Track
Furber Lookout
Int of Furber Steps and Lynes Point Track
Queen Victoria Lookout
Int of Furber Steps and Katoomba Falls Lookout Track
Rainforest Lookout
Int of Katoomba Falls Round Walk and Furber Steps
Int of Katoomba Falls Round Walk and Juliets Balcony Track
Vanimans Lookout
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Katoomba Falls Round Walk
End of wooden footbridge
Int of Furber Steps and Scenic Railway Track
Scenic Railway (Bottom Platform)
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk

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

 
Track away from the road at Solitary Kiosk
 
Track away from the road at Solitary Kiosk +
 
Near the Fern Bower Intersection
 
Near the Fern Bower Intersection +
 
Top of steps at cliff drive
 
Top of steps at cliff drive +

 
Federal Pass sign
 
Federal Pass sign +
 
Chair on walk
 
Chair on walk +
 
Shady chair of Federal pass above Fern Bower
 
Shady chair of Federal pass above Fern Bower +

 
Stair case on Federal pass bellow Jameison Lookout
 
Stair case on Federal pass bellow Jameison Lookout +
 
Stairs on Federal Pass
 
Stairs on Federal Pass +
 
Top of Fern Bower
 
Top of Fern Bower +

 
Fern Bower
 
Fern Bower +
 
Stairs down from Fern Bower
 
Stairs down from Fern Bower +
 
Federal Pass track abot Lila Falls
 
Federal Pass track abot Lila Falls +

 
Infrastructure through the temperate rainforest
 
Infrastructure through the temperate rainforest +
 
Federal Pass, heading under the cliff
 
Federal Pass, heading under the cliff +
 
Federal pass track above Marguerite Cascades
 
Federal pass track above Marguerite Cascades +

 
Marguerite Cascades
 
Marguerite Cascades +
 
Three Sisters
 
Three Sisters +
 
Track under rock overhang
 
Track under rock overhang +

 
Federal Pass sign
 
Federal Pass sign +
 
Bottom Platform of the Scenic Railway
 
Bottom Platform of the Scenic Railway +
 
Scenic Railway, going up
 
Scenic Railway, going up +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Federal Pass bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Federal Pass bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Federal Pass bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Federal Pass 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 4.4km
Time 3 hrs 45 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*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
3.1km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.1km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 380m is flat with no steps and the remaining 200m is very steep.

Quality of track
4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 410m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 300m follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 20m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 3.8km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 910m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 4.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 4.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 4.7km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
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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Drive to Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
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.
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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 km) Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Int of Federal Pass and Jamieson Lookout Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 135 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -6 m
From Cliff Drive, opposite the car park behind Solitary Restaurant, this walk follows the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Federal Pass' sign, down the short set of wooden steps to the intersection with the Echo Tree Lookout track.
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk heads along the bush track, away from the Echo Tree Lookout, winding along the well-defined bush track for a short while before coming to the signposted intersection of the track to Leura Forest.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Leura Forest' sign along the bush track, winding down the hill for a short while before dropping down a set of wooden steps, to the signposted intersection with the 'Jamieson Lookout' track.

(0.14 km) Int of Federal Pass and Jamieson Lookout Tracks to Jamieson Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 19 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
Turn sharp left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Jamieson Lookout' sign along the short bush track to the rock shelf at the Jamieson Lookout.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

Jamieson Lookout Alt = 922 m
Jamieson Lookout is a fenced lookout at the east end of the Federal Pass track, and just off Prince Henry Cliff Walk. The lookout has a bench seat and provides great views up the Jamison Valley, along Kings Tableland escarpment and past Mount Solitary. The lookout is perched up on a large rock buttress, giving views unobscured by trees.

(0.14 km) Int of Federal Pass and Jamieson Lookout Tracks to Fern Bower
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 93 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -36 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the dirt path, heading down the long set of wooden and rocky steps. The walk winds down past a picnic chair under a cliff overhang, and continues down the steps into the valley and through the forest to the Fern Bower information sign.

Fern Bower Alt = 892 m
Fern Bower is an especially pleasant part of the Blue Mountains National Park, protected from heat and providing a great environment for fern trees, bracken ferns and moss to thrive. Fern Bower is a signposted area along the Federal Pass walking track, just below Jamieson Lookout and next to Linda Creek. This is a nice place to stop, rest and enjoy the bird noises.

(0.23 km) Fern Bower to Lila falls crossing
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 343 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -168 m
Continue straight: From the information sign, the walk follows the track down the steps, passing a 'Rich History' information sign before coming down to the signposted intersection with the Amphitheatre track, at the top of a metal staircase.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Federal Pass Leura Forest' sign down the long metal staircase, to cross the bridge over Linda Creek in front of Lila Falls.

Lila Falls Alt = 736 m
Lila Falls is a thin waterfall on Linda Creek. The Federal Pass crosses the creek (on a bridge) in front of these falls, just below the intersection with the amphitheatre. The waterfall is not the most spectacular one in this valley, but it is a nice cool spot to catch your breath.

(0.57 km) Lila Falls crossing to Marguerite Cascades
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 175 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 37 m Descent = -90 m
Continue straight: From the Lila Falls, this walk follows the track heading down the hill, winding down a wooden walkway keeping the creek to the left. The track hugs the rock wall and passes under a shallow overhang. The walk continues down a staircase, then turns back down into the gully where it come to the taller and slender Linda Falls.
After passing Linda Falls the walk follows the wooden steps down through the gulley, crossing the creek again before heading down to the Marguerite Cascades.

Marguerite Cascades Alt = 684 m
Marguerite Cascades are a series of small cascades finishing with a taller waterfall of a few metres height, dropping into a shallow sandy pool. The cascades are on Linda Creek and a small bridge crosses the creek at the base of the falls as part of the Federal Pass walking track. The cascades are a nice place to sit and listen to the water running and the local birds in this cool shady area.

(0.75 km) Marguerite Cascades to Leura Forest
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 321 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 50 m Descent = -14 m
Continue straight: From the 'Marguerite Cascades'[1], this walk follows the timber steps downhill, winding steeply for a short while until coming to an intersection with a faint track, marked with a timber 'Federal Pass' sign[2], just beside a foot bridge[3].
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk crosses Linda Creek just below a pleasant cascade[4] using the foot bridge with a handrail[5]. This walk then continues along the bush track that winds along the valley floor, to the signposted 'Leura Forest'. From here, the walk continues along the wide bush track, passing a few picnic tables, and winding through the forest to an open area with a large gazebo and an information sign at the intersection of the Federal Pass and the Dardenelles tracks.

Leura Forest Alt = 721 m
Leura Forest is a great picnic area in the Jamison Valley at the junction of the Federal Pass and Dardenelles Tracks. This place was home to a popular tea house (also known as 'Lady Carrington Dining Hall') from the late 1800's[6]. Today walkers can still enjoy the historic rotunda and the foundations of the original tea house[7]. The picnic area provides a great rest spot under the shade of the lilli pilli and coachwood forest.

(1.07 km) Leura Forest (Int of Federal Pass and Dardenelles Tracks) to Int of Furber Steps and Scenic Railway Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 3.18 km Time = 1 hr 33 mins
Climb = 317 m Descent = -280 m
Continue straight: From Leura Forest, the walk follows the 'Federal Pass' sign towards 'Scenic Railway'. Shortly after crossing a small creek using a little bridge, the track begins to steadily go downhill then flatten out. The environment surrounding the bush track at this point is quite dense and, while very pretty, it is difficult to see views of the surrounding area, although there are occasional glimpses of Sublime Point Service Trail on the left. After a while, the track begins to steadily climb to a signposted intersection with 'Dardenelles Pass'. There are several signposts and a bench seat.
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Federal Pass' sign towards 'Scenic Railway', keeping the main cliffs on the right. Not long after the intersection, the track passes 'under the sisters' rock formation (signposted[8]). From here, the track turns and continues along a relatively stretch and, at several points, passes some notable rock formations and caves embedded in the cliffs. There are occasional good views that are not shrouded by the trees. The walk continues until coming to the base of Katoomba Falls, crossing these using a metal bridge know as 'Cooks Crossing'. (Just across the bridge, there is a picnic table.)
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads south-west away from Katoomba Falls along the bush track, soon passing the signposted 'Turpentine Tree'. Shortly after this tree, the track comes to an intersection with another bush track and set of stairs (on the right, signposted as 'Furber Steps').

(4.24 km) Int of Furber Steps and Scenic Railway Track to Scenic World
Alternate Exit: Track: Hard - bushtrack,footpath ( Show detail)
Length = 702 m Time = 24 mins
Climb = 233 m Descent = -36 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the stairs. After the first section, the walk flattens out slightly as it zigzags up the hill. The track also goes under several large overhangs before coming to an intersection and a 'Vera's Grotto' sign.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Scenic Skyway' sign up the wooden steps and across the short wooden boardwalk to the other side. The track continues with the hand railing on the left, until reaching the base of the Furber Steps. From here, the walk continues up the concrete steps, zigzagging steeply up the side of the cliff, until reaching the Furber Lookout at the base of the last flight of steps.
Continue straight: From the Furber Lookout, this walk heads up the concrete stairs, climbing to the top.
The walk passes the 'Furber Steps' signpost and continues along the bush track, winding up along the side of the hill until coming to the intersection of the Furber Steps and the Lynes Point tracks.
Turn left : From the lookout, this walk follows the bush track, heading down the short metal staircase to the intersection of the Lynes Point bush track at the bottom.
Continue straight: From the lookout, this walk heads up the stairs, climbing to the top. Here it continues along the bush track, winding past a large rock overhang with a bench seat underneath and through the forest for a short while, to the signposted intersection of the 'Underfalls Walk'.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the track follows the bush track heading up the hill, winding up through the forest for a short while. Soon the track bends slightly around to the right and comes to the Rainforest Lookout, at the base of the set of wooden steps.
Turn left : From the Rainforest Lookout, this walk heads up the wooden steps, climbing to the top where it comes to a 'T' intersection with the 'Round Walk' track.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Scenic Skyway' sign down the wooden steps, then flattens out for a short distance before continuing up the other side, climbing up the long, steep set of wooden steps. At the top, the walk comes to the intersection of the Round Walk and the Juliets Balcony track (unsignposted).
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads to the top of the metal stairs. The track then continues steeply up through the bush, climbing to Vanimans Lookout.
Turn left: From Vanimans Lookout, this walk heads up the wooden steps, climbing up the hill through the bush until it comes to the intersection with the Prince Henry Cliff Walk.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the only unsignposted bush track up the gentle hill. It winds up the wooden steps, bending around to the left until it flattens out at the intersection with the Scenic World footbridge.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads along the wooden footbridge that winds around the back of the Scenic World multi-story car park, to the concrete footpath. The walk continues around the main building, climbing up some concrete steps to the main entrance of Scenic World. (End of the alternative exit track)

(4.24 km) Int of Furber Steps and Scenic Railway Track to Scenic Railway (Bottom Platform)
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 167 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -15 m
Continue straight: From the bottom of Furber Steps, this walk follows the 'To base of scenic railway' sign keeping the handrail on the left, and following the flat bush track. This track passes through a small gate over a metal bridge at the bottom of the Scenic Railway.

(4.41 km) Scenic Railway (Bottom Platform) to Scenic World
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - transport
Length = 299 m Time = 26 mins
Climb = 210 m Descent = -8 m
Turn left: From the bottom platform, this walk heads up to the cliff top using the Scenic Railway. Hang on tight! This 415m-long journey is the world's steepest railway. Use of the railway costs $10 for adults and $5 for children one-way. Last train normally at 4:45pm (opens at 9am). More info
Note: The distance and altitude change for this ride is not included in the total for this walk.

Scenic World Alt = 951 m
Scenic World is one of the most renowned tourist attractions of Katoomba and the Blue Mountains. Located on the cliffs of the Jamison Valley [9], visitors can enjoy a ride on the Scenic Railway (the world's steepest incline railway) or the Scenic Cableway, into the Jamison Valley, and explore the Scenic Walkway from the base. Alternatively, the Scenic Skyway offers a bird's eye view over the valley, with a glass floor to enhance the experience. Scenic World also features a revolving restaurant, a cafe and a kiosk, in addition to the documentary theatre and souvenir shop. Rides can be purchased, starting from $16 for adults and $10 for children, and combination or family passes are available. More info

Catch the bus from Scenic World
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)
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Drive from Scenic World
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.
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Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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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 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 1.2 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 28.4 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 33 km
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 30.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Federal Pass.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Federal Pass
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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
°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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Alex - The Best IP:121.211.243.xxx | 2014-04-02 20:35:19
Hi Guys,

Hiking trails in the Blue Mountains Region are the best in Australia. Personally for a Sydneysider, the best form of personal and professional training, for me, is Katoomba.

Forget about the gym or home fitness equipment, such as the treadmill. For some reason, I tend to push myself further, when I hike in the Mountains, and when you've mastered a particular trail, you can improvise and strap on a weight vest; to improve your endurance and strength or just upgrade to a higher level, more difficult terrain.

Truly,

Alex
catt IP:49.181.187.xxx | 2015-02-13 05:29:09
did this walk today, with a storm rolling in above, awesome.
the leeches are out in force at the moment so be prepared if doing this in the next few weeks.
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