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Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.2 km S of Katoomba
Length: 6.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 6.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 575 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 575 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

Going from Katoomba to Leura, this walk covers the top of the cliff line and most of the major lookouts. With brilliant vistas all along the way, the views of the Jamison Valley are truly amazing. Time should be set aside to dawdle along the cliffs and soak up the serenity of the cliffs. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
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Location

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Scenic World
End of wooden footbridge
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Katoomba Falls Round Walk
Int of Katoomba Kiosk Track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Int of Katoomba Kiosk Track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Reids Plateau loop
Int of Solitary Lookout track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Kedumba River lookout
Katoomba Cascades
Katoomba Falls Park
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and the eastern Skyway steps
Cliff View Lookout
Wollumai Lookout
Allambie Lookout
Lady Darley Lookout
Kedumba View
Int of Echo Point and Queen Elizabeth Lookout tracks
Echo Point
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
Tallawarra Lookout
Millamurra Lookout
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Honeymoon Lookout Tracks
Honeymoon Point
Banksia Streamlet
Lomandra Lookout
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 Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Int of Cliff Drive and Fossil Rock Track
Fossil Rock
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Copelands Lookout Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Bridal Veil Lookout Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and the Leura Int of Prince Henry Cliff and Cascades Round Walk (SW)
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Majestic Lookout Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Park Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Cascades Round Walk (NE)
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Creek Service Trail
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Cliff Drive Bush track
The Rock
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Bridal Veil Lookout Track
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk Tarpeian Rock Track
Olympian Lookout
Elysian Lookout
Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Gordon Falls Lookout Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Scenic World

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Photo Gallery

 
Following the hardened dirt track
 
Following the hardened dirt track +
 
Katoomba Kiosk park
 
Katoomba Kiosk park +
 
Katoomba Kiosk
 
Katoomba Kiosk +

 
Heading down towards Reids Plateau
 
Heading down towards Reids Plateau +
 
View of the Scenic Skyway from the Kedumba River Lookout
 
View of the Scenic Skyway from the Kedumba River Lookout +
 
Winding through the forest
 
Winding through the forest +

 
Katoomba Cascades
 
Katoomba Cascades +
 
Start of the Cliff View Lookout path
 
Start of the Cliff View Lookout path +
 
Following the path to the Cliff View Lookout
 
Following the path to the Cliff View Lookout +

 
Border of National Park looking at Cliff View Lookout
 
Border of National Park looking at Cliff View Lookout +
 
Wollumai Lookout
 
Wollumai Lookout +
 
Staircase Looking up to the Lady Darley Lookout from the west
 
Staircase Looking up to the Lady Darley Lookout from the west +

 
The Lady Darley Lokout
 
The Lady Darley Lokout +
 
Following the path north of  Echo Point
 
Following the path north of Echo Point +
 
Intersection of Echo Point and Queen Elizabeth Lookout tracks
 
Intersection of Echo Point and Queen Elizabeth Lookout tracks +

 
View of the Three Sisters from Echo Point
 
View of the Three Sisters from Echo Point +
 
Echo Point toilets
 
Echo Point toilets +
 
Following the path to the Three Sisters
 
Following the path to the Three Sisters +

 
Passing a nice lookout
 
Passing a nice lookout +
 
Continuing along the side of the hill
 
Continuing along the side of the hill +
 
Lady Carrington Lookout
 
Lady Carrington Lookout +

 
Walking tracks on Prince Henry Cliff walk
 
Walking tracks on Prince Henry Cliff walk +
 
Following the track past Honeymoon Point
 
Following the track past Honeymoon Point +
 
Crossing at the Banksia streamlet
 
Crossing at the Banksia streamlet +

 
Lomandra Lookout
 
Lomandra Lookout +
 
Climbing up the fern lined track
 
Climbing up the fern lined track +
 
The track to Burrabarroo Lookout
 
The track to Burrabarroo Lookout +

 
View from Burrabarroo Lookout
 
View from Burrabarroo Lookout +
 
Track through low ferns
 
Track through low ferns +
 
Solitary Point Cafe
 
Solitary Point Cafe +

 
Heading down into the national park
 
Heading down into the national park +
 
Short walkways in Blue Mountains NP
 
Short walkways in Blue Mountains NP +
 
Following the Prince Henry Cliff Walk signs
 
Following the Prince Henry Cliff Walk signs +

 
Crossing the Leura Cascades creek
 
Crossing the Leura Cascades creek +
 
Passing under some shallow rock overhangs
 
Passing under some shallow rock overhangs +
 
Track through Blue Mountains NP
 
Track through Blue Mountains NP +

 
Climbing up to the top of the cliff line
 
Climbing up to the top of the cliff line +
 
Elysian Lookout
 
Elysian Lookout +
 
Climbing up to the Gordon Falls park
 
Climbing up to the Gordon Falls park +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the The Prince Henry Cliff Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the The Prince Henry Cliff Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Prince Henry Cliff Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the The Prince Henry Cliff Walk 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 7km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather 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
4.4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1.5km is flat with no steps. The remaining (960m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
3.5km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 2km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (1.3km) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 4.5km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 2.3km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 980m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 4.8km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 2km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Scenic World
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 Scenic World
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|

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 [1], 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

(0 km) Scenic World to Int of Katoomba Kiosk Track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Track: Moderate - footpath,bushtrack,bushtrack
Length = 431 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -39 m
From the Scenic World main entrance, this walk follows the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk' signs down the concrete steps and around to the back of the building, where it comes to a wooden footbridge that curves around behind the main car park. At the end of the footbridge, this walk comes to an intersection with the Prince Henry Cliff Walk.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track down the gentle hill, winding down some wooden steps as the track bends around to the right. It then arrives at the signposted intersection of the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk' and the track to the base of the Scenic Railway.
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Caravan Park' sign along the bush track that winds along the side of the hill, heading through the forest to the signposted intersection of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk at the back of the park, near the Katoomba Falls Kiosk.

(0.43 km) Int of Katoomba Kiosk Track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Katoomba Falls Kiosk
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 49 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk crosses through the park, passing the large information signs and the water fountain, arriving at the Katoomba Kiosk.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

Katoomba Falls Kiosk Alt = 932 m
The Katoomba Falls Kiosk serves a variety of light and healthy meals including breakfast, lunch and Devonshire teas. A drink enjoyed here will add to the experience of any local bushwalk. For more information, phone (02) 4782-4868. More info

(0.43 km) Int of Katoomba Kiosk Track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Int of Solitary Lookout track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Track: Moderate - footpath,bushtrack
Length = 96 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -18 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Reids Plateau' sign down the concrete stairs, passing a 'Greenspace Project' sign. The walk continues down to the bottom of the stairs and to the intersection of the Katoomba Falls Walk and the Prince Henry Cliff Walk (unsignposted).
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk' signpost down the hardened footpath, winding down some wooden steps to the bottom of the hill, where it flattens out and continues through the forest for a short distance before coming to the intersection of Solitary Lookout track.

(0.53 km) Int of Solitary Lookout track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Kedumba River lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 59 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -18 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the footpath down the gentle hill for a short distance and arrives at the Kedumba River lookout.

Kedumba River lookout Alt = 901 m
This unnamed, fenced lookout is at the bend in the track along Kedumba River, at the top of Katoomba Falls. The lookout gives great views across the valley to Mount Solitary and Narrow Neck. There are also glimpses of the Katoomba Falls as it drops away, far into the valley below.

(0.59 km) Kedumba River lookout to Katoomba Cascades
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 181 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 22 m Descent = -4 m
Veer left: From the lookout, this walk heads north along the bush track, winding along the left-hand side of the gully. The walk comes to the Kedumba River and follows it upstream through the forest, until the track bends down to the river crossing, just downstream of the cascades.

Katoomba Cascades Alt = 919 m
Popular with locals and visitors alike, these picturesque cascades are on the Kedumba River. The cascades are nestled in the bend on Cliff Drive, near Katoomba Park. There are stepping stones across the creek at the bottom of the falls and a bench seat in the shade. There are a few small clearings where visitors can sit and enjoy the falls.

(0.77 km) Katoomba Cascades to Katoomba Falls Park
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 127 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk crosses to the eastern side of the creek and continues up the wooden steps, winding to the top of the hill. From here, the track bends to the right and continues along through the park for a short while until coming to the intersection of Cliff Drive.

(0.89 km) Katoomba Falls Park to Cliff View Lookout
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 278 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -28 m
Turn right: From the intersection (by the signposted mobility parking bay[fac=8111] on Cliff Drive, about 120m from Katoomba Falls Road), this walk follows the 'Cliff View Lookout 10 mins' sign gently uphill[2] along the stenciled concrete path (with handrails on the right) for about 60m. This walk then meanders along the path gently downhill[3] for about 45m to come to a start of the second handrail(on the left)[4] where this walk becomes a bit steeper downhill. After about 60m this walk flattens[5] and continues gently uphill for about 80m to come to a 3-way intersection[6] with the 'Skyway East Station' staircase[7] (on the left).
Continue straight: From the intersection[8], this walk follows the stenciled concrete path keeping the handrails on the right, almost immediately passing under the cables of the 'Skyway' cable car[9]. This walk continues for about 40m and goes up and over a gentle rise to come to a concrete platform[10] marked by the 'Cliff View Lookout' sign on the fence[11].

Cliff View Lookout Alt = 916 m
This large, fenced wheelchair accessible lookout provides great mountain views[12] of Mt Solitary[13], Kedumba Valley, Narrow Neck[14] and across to Scenic World[15]. There's a bench seat[fac=8110] at the back of the lookout to enjoy the views from. The lookout fence is 1.2m high, the platform is 7.8x5.5m wide.

(1.17 km) Cliff View Lookout to Wollumai Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 235 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 25 m Descent = -29 m
Turn left: Keeping the lookout and the valley to the right, the walk follows the bush track heading up and away from the cliffs, winding through the thick scrub until it passes a picnic bench, and continues along for a short while to Wollumai Lookout.

Wollumai Lookout Alt = 911 m
Wollumai Lookout is a small, fenced lookout on the side of the Prince Henry Cliff Track. The lookout is on a sandstone platform at the base of a cliff, and looks over a much larger drop into the Jamison Valley. There is a bench seat to enjoy the views over the valley, including Mount Solitary, Narrow Neck and glimpses of the Three Sisters.

(1.41 km) Wollumai Lookout to Allambie Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 99 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -13 m
Continue straight: With the lookout and the valley to the right, the walk follows the bush track as it winds along the side of the hill through thick scrub for a short distance, before heading down some concrete steps and continuing through a patch of tall gum trees, until it comes to the Allambie Lookout.

Allambie Lookout Alt = 910 m
Allambie Lookout is a small, fenced lookout on the side of the Prince Henry Cliff Track. The lookout provides an opportunity to enjoy the valley view and the sights of the Three Sisters, Kings Tablelands and Mount Solitary.

(1.51 km) Allambie Lookout to Lady Darley Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 144 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -11 m
Continue straight: From Allambie Lookout, this walk follows the bush track heading east, keeping the lookout and the valley to the right. The walk winds down a few wooden steps and continues along the bottom of a short rock cliff. The track then comes to base of a long set of wooden steps which it climbs to the top, coming to a short metal staircase which leads up to the Lady Darley Lookout.

Lady Darley Lookout Alt = 920 m
Lady Darley Lookout is a moderately-sized, fenced lookout, found on the Prince Henry Cliff Track. The lookout can also be accessed directly by a track from Panorama Drive. There is an information sign describing the view and the traditional naming of the natural features. The panoramic views from the lookout are great, from Kings Tableland on the left to Mount Solitary, Narrow Neck and parts of Scenic World on the far right.

(1.65 km) Lady Darley Lookout to Kedumba View
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 203 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 36 m Descent = -27 m
Veer right: From the lookout, this walk follows the 'Grand Cliff Top Track' sign[16] towards Echo Point, heading down the wooden steps and along the side of the hill. After a short while, the track joins onto a concrete footpath, coming to the Kedumba View at the information sign a short distance later.

(1.85 km) Kedumba View to Echo Point
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 280 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 30 m Descent = -27 m
Turn left: Keeping the Kedumba View to the right, the walk follows the footpath along the side of the hill, winding through the bush until coming to the intersection of the Echo Point and the Queen Elizabeth Lookout paths.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the concrete ramp, climbing up the gentle hill to Echo Point.

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[17]. 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[18], has information signs[19][20] and stunning views across the valley to the Three Sisters[21] and Mount Solitary[22]. There are mounted binoculars and seats nearby.

(2.13 km) Echo Point to Echo Point Information Center
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 85 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 22 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left: From the formal Echo Point Lookout[23], this walk heads away from the view, uphill across the wideopen concrete area[24]. After 30m the walk passes a large concrete seat[fac=8017] (on the right), where the walk continues for another 20m to pass a similar seat[fac=8016] (also on the right). The walk continues up to the the front of the visitor center[25] (on the right) and the mobility parking area[fac=8014] (on the left).

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

(2.22 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
Continue straight: From the front of the visitor center[26], this walk heads gently uphill, following the 'Three Sister walk' sign[27]. The walk soon passes the toilet block[fac=8015][28] and veers right to pass under the stone archway[29] and come to an intersection[30] with a path (on the right) just past the 'Blue Mountains National Park' sign[31].

(2.25 km) Echo Point Archway Intersection to Tallawarra Lookout
Track: Moderate - footpath,servicetrail,bushtrack,bushtrack
Length = 777 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 31 m Descent = -60 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads along the 'Three Sisters walkway'[32] 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[33].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Three Sisters 400m' arrow[34] 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[35]. 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[36]. 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.
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[37] 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.)

(3.03 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.

(3.09 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.

(3.47 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Honeymoon Lookout Tracks to Lomandra Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 361 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 23 m Descent = -26 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.
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.
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.

(3.83 km) Lomandra Lookout to Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 778 m Time = 21 mins
Climb = 57 m Descent = -47 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.
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.
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

(4.61 km) Int of Cliff Drive and Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Fossil Rock
Track: Moderate - road,bushtrack
Length = 75 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -16 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.
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.

(4.69 km) Fossil Rock to Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Park Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 513 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -44 m
Turn left: Keeping the lookout and the valley to the right, the walk follows the bush track winding down the hill for a short while, before coming to the signposted intersection of the 'Copelands Lookout' track.
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the track winding along the side of the hill, keeping the cliffs and the valley down to the right, soon coming to the signposted intersection with the track to 'Bridal Veil Lookout'.
Turn left: Keeping the signposted 'Bridal Veil Lookout' track to the right, this walk follows the track winding around the top edge of the valley and down a metal staircase, continuing along a fenced, wooden footbridge and down the side of the hill via wooden and metal steps, to the sign pointing back along the 'Prince Henrey Walk' to 'Echo Point'.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign along the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk' towards 'Leura Cascades', taking the higher track. The track heads along the side of the hill to come to a three-way intersection, just after passing a rock wall on the left.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk steps up over a few rocks to keep the main rock outcrop on the left (and the valley and waterfall on the right). The track soon passes a small overhang with a bench seat, and gently winds along the side of the hill. After heading down the stairs, the track come to a 'T' intersection, with a handrail and a sign pointing back up to 'Echo Point'.

(5.2 km) Int of Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Leura Park Track to The Rock
Track: Moderate - duckboard,bushtrack,bushtrack,bushtrack
Length = 380 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -9 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Leura Cascades' sign across the footbridge to a 'Y' intersection.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Prince Henry Cliff Walk To Gordon Falls' sign up the timber steps. The walk continues along the bush track that steadily climbs to the top of the gentle hill, where it comes to an intersection with the Cliff Drive bush track.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the bush track heading around the side of the hill, winding through the bush until it comes to the intersection of the short bush track to Cliff Drive.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track winding around the valley down to the right for a short while, before coming to 'The Rock' lookout just off the track on the right.

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

(5.58 km) The Rock to Olympian Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 735 m Time = 22 mins
Climb = 67 m Descent = -75 m
Turn left: From the lookout, this walk follows the bush track winding around the valley, down to the right, heading under a large rock overhang and continuing steadily up the long rocky hill to the signposted intersection of the Bridal View Lookout.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Gordon Falls' sign along the bush track, winding through the dense bush for a short while before gradually climbing up a gentle hill to the signposted intersection of the Tarpeian Rock track.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Gordon Falls' sign down the wooden steps and along the track. Notice the environment change to rainforest as the track winds around the valley down to the right. The walk follows the base of some tall rock overhangs, then climbs up a long set of wooden steps that continue on to rock steps, coming to 'Olympian Rock' lookout.

Olympian Lookout Alt = 885 m
Olympian Lookout is a fenced lookout, just off the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, near Olympian Pde in Leura. The lookout is on a sloped, natural sandstone surface and has some steps cut to help improve access. The lookout is right at the edge of the cliff and provides a great view across the Jamison Valley, out to Mount Solitary. The 'back' of the Three Sisters, and also Narrow Neck, are both visible on the right, and Sublime Point on the left.

(6.32 km) Olympian Lookout to Elysian Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 234 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 75 m Descent = -50 m
Continue straight: From the lookout, this walk follows the bush track past the "Welcome to the Blue Mountains National Park" sign, keeping the valley down the hill to the right as it winds through the bush. The walk comes to a lookout just before the Buttenshaw Bridge, which it then crosses, continuing up the steps to the Elysian Rock Lookout on the other side.

Elysian Rock Alt = 916 m
Elysian Rock is a fenced, small, narrow lookout on a rock buttress. The floor is mostly uneven, natural sandstone and there is a bench seat with no shade. The lookout is right at the edge of the cliff and gives a great view straight across the Jamison Valley and out to Mount Solitary. Narrow Neck and the 'back' of the Three Sisters are visible on the right-hand side, and Sublime Point on the left. The lookout is along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, just west of a concrete bridge spanning a chasm and near the end of Elysian Place, Leura.

(6.55 km) Elysian Lookout to Corner of Olympian Parade and Lone Pine Ave
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 269 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 37 m Descent = -19 m
Veer right: From Elysian Lookout, keeping the valley down to the right, this walk follows the bush track winding through the dense scrub-like forest as it heads up a few wooden steps onto a small platform and continues up the hill to the top, at the intersection of the Gordon Falls Lookout track.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk goes up the steps and into the park, and connects to the corner of Lone Pine Ave and Olympian Pde.

Catch the bus from Corner of Olympian Parade and Lone Pine Ave
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.
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Drive from Corner of Olympian Parade and Lone Pine Ave
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 1.7 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 2 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 30 km
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 30.5 km
Lithgow 4WD Centre 281 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6353 1899 30.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to The Prince Henry Cliff Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from The Prince Henry Cliff Walk
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5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
28 km (to the WNW)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 28 km (to the WNW)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 29 km (to the NNW)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 30 km (to the E)
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
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Wed      27°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu16°|26°Shower or two.
Fri15°|28°Mostly sunny.
Sat12°|22°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Grand Canyon walking track
The Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Wednesday 14 October 2015 to mid-June 2016. The closure is necessary to allow work to continue on improving the walking track. Access for canyoners will be on weekends only. Access from Evans Lookout via Beauchamp Falls to the Grose Valley will remain open. Evans Lookout carpark, Loop carpark, and Neates Glen carpark will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge Walking track. No access to the area is permitted.Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry cliff walk, Leura
Blue Mountains City Council wishes to advise that Prince Henry cliff walk between Majestic lookout and the junction with the Leura Cascades walk is currently closed due to a landslip. Detours will be in place and clearly signposted around the affected area. Access from the Leura picnic area to the cascades is unaffected. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Tourism on 1300 653 408 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Moauntains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Cahills lookout - Katoomba
As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across The Gorge Walking Track. Closed areas include The Gorge Walking Track in the Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The Gorge Walking Track is closed at the entry trackhead however the Waratah Native Gardens Day Use and Picnic Area located off Valley Ridges Road Berambing (west of Bilpin) has now been reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines


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