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Leura Park to Copelands Lookout
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3 km SE of Katoomba
Length: 1.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 99 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 99 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 There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

The walk out to Copelands Lookout and back is a walk with some variety. The track winds down past some cascades, then past some views into the Jamison Valley and then another view of the cascades. This walk is capped off with the view from Copelands Lookout before returning to Leura Park. (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 Leura Park to Copelands Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of Leura Park to Copelands Lookout bushwalking tracknotes
Map of Leura Park to Copelands Lookout
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Leura Cascades Picnic Area
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Park Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Majestic Lookout Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and the Leura Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Cascades Round Walk (SW)
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 Copelands Lookout Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Cascades Picnic Area Track

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series NSW-six-foot-track 
 Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89301S 
 Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 

Photo Gallery

 
Sign at the start of walk
 
Sign at the start of walk +
 
The bridge across the creek
 
The bridge across the creek +
 
Leura Cascades
 
Leura Cascades +

 
Prince Henry Cliff Walk
 
Prince Henry Cliff Walk +
 
View along track
 
View along track +
 
Bridal Veil Falls
 
Bridal Veil Falls +

 
Track to Copelands Lookout
 
Track to Copelands Lookout +
 
View from Copelands Lookout
 
View from Copelands Lookout +
 
Copelands Lookout
 
Copelands 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 Leura Park to Copelands Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Leura Park to Copelands Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Leura Park to Copelands Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Leura Park to Copelands 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 1.5km
Time 1 Hr
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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 Clearly signposted (1/6)
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
590m of this walk has short steep hills and another 130m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (45m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 590m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 170m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 760m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 400m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 360m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 760m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 510m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 250m 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 train to Katoomba Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Katoomba Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus to Leura Cascades Picnic Area
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 Leura Cascades Picnic Area
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|

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.

(0 km) Leura Cascades Picnic Area to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Majestic Lookout Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 306 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -20 m
From cave-like shelters in Leura Cascades Picnic Area, this walk heads along the footpath, passing under the arch. Passing the toilet block, the path comes to the information board, from where the walk follows the 'Leura Cascades Track' sign down the steps. The path soon leads to a small stone wall with a view of some cascades and Chelmsford Bridge.
From the view of Chelmsford Bridge, this walk follows track downhill, keeping the handrail and creek to the left, soon coming to an intersection with 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk' just before a footbridge.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Echo Point' sign up the timber steps (away from the handrail) until the walk flattens out and gently winds around the side of the hill, steadily climbing. After passing a sandstone overhang with a bench-seat, the track comes to an intersection at a rocky outcrop.

(0.31 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Majestic Lookout Track to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Bridal Veil Lookout Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 270 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 33 m Descent = -6 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the track, keeping the rocky outcrop on the right and heading away from the waterfall. The track heads around the side of the hill (keeping the valley to the left), to soon come to a signposted intersection with the Round Walk track (on the left).
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Echo Point' sign along the 'Prince Henrey Walk', winding around the side of the hill, passing two picnic seats under a rock overhang and continuing up the side of the hill. The walk climbs up the steep slope via metal and wooden steps, until it flattens out at a fenced boardwalk, which it crosses, continuing up another metal staircase to a bush track, which it follows around the side of the hill to the signposted intersection of the Bridal Veil Lookout track.

(0.58 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
Continue straight: 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 turn left 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.

(0.58 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Bridal Veil Lookout Track to Copelands Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 182 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -32 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the track, keeping the cliffs and the valley down to the left, soon coming to the signposted 'Copelands Lookout'.
Turn left: 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.

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.

Catch the train from Katoomba Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Katoomba Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
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
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


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 1.1 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 1.3 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 28.2 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 32.8 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 Leura Park to Copelands Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Leura Park to Copelands Lookout
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 28 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 33 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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